Today I need to brag to you about how fortunate I feel. I’m an Iowan! As an Iowan I have the unique opportunity to help shape the way a presidential election goes. Saturday I was able to go to Ames and participate in the straw poll.
If you follow politics, you know that the straw poll is a republican event that happens in late summer the year before the Iowa caucus, so you can (correctly) deduce that I am a conservative. Do not fear, I believe very strongly in what my candidate stands for but I wouldn’t dream of pushing those beliefs on other people. I also believe that one of the things that makes this country great is the fact that we don’t have to agree on everything!
Sunday I was exhausted and sunburned, but I treasure the memory of Saturday and the time I spent with my uncle watching a Randy Travis concert,
Eating state fair food, like a beef sundae. Have you ever had one of those? It’s roast beef with a scoop of mashed potatoes on top and then covered in gravy and topped with a cherry…tomato. It was really delish and looked something like this
Most of all I enjoyed making my voice heard.
I was thrilled to be able to talk to different people and see a couple different candidates. Here’s Rick Santorum arriving
Here’s Michele Bachmann going to speak at Hilton Coliseum
If you’re an Iowan, the caucus is coming in 5 short months. I encourage you to take part in shaping the way our country goes by voting in the caucus when it comes around. I wouldn’t dream of pushing my candidate of choice on you, so here are links for many of the different candidates who have their proverbial hat in the ring.
I hope that you’ll check them out and figure out who agrees most with your beliefs and views on the various issues. I know this has been a somewhat serious post and perhaps a little controversial, but I wanted to share. I’ll leave you with one last picture of my uncle and me in the tent after the big event. Such a great day!