Eat it off the stick, Rick!

August 16, 2011

Blog Guy, when Michele Bachmann came out ahead in that Iowa straw poll thing you did a pithy analysis attributing the success to eating a corn dog in public. So where does that leave the newest candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry, who didn’t compete in the Iowa event? Is he home free?

Hardly. He had to race to Iowa yesterday for some serious catch-up.

Heh, heh, heh. You mean Ketchup?

Stop punning with my punditry. The fact remains, no candidate has ever not won the nomination without not eating an Iowa State Fair corn dog.

Can you repeat that?

I’d be surprised if I could.

Does it really have to be from the Iowa State Fair, or will any state fair corn dog do?

Are you serious? You don’t remember the corn dog debacle when Senator John Kerry was the Democratic nominee in 2004?

No! What happened?

He got cocky and tried to make do with a Minnesota State Fair corn dog. He even bet he could eat it while tickling his nose. The photos of that sneeze cost him the election, and I believe he had to replace a few cameras, too.

Hey, isn’t Bachmann from Minnesota?

Yep. Makes  you think, doesn’t it?

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Top: Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry eats a corn dog at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

Left: Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann eats a corn dog at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Acker

Right: Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Senator John Kerry eats a corn dog at the Minnesota State Fair in Saint Paul, Minnesota August 26, 2004. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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it was the ketchup on the corn dog that ended Kerry’s chance at president. I’m guessing his wife was responsible for that :)

once you get to double digit birthdays, it’s time to stop putting ketchup on a hotdog. I may need a Chicago style dog for lunch today.

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Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I would eat this thing from the side, not as pictured above, just in case a Reuters photographer’s around with a camera at the ready. You never know when the desire to be POTUS hits you.

All I’d need is a genuine birth certificate then…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Jalapeno Poppers got me interested… 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Ol’ Rick’s getting in touch with his roots seeing’s how the Corny Dog was invented at the Texas State Fair. Getting near time for it here in Big D. Another month or so to go and the smell of deep-fried anything will be wafting over the fairgrounds.

As I’ve said before, just another politician on a schtick.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

That’s what’s wrong with the world today – too much online cornography!
All those Republicans releasing cornographic videos and pictures – it just ain’t right I tells ya.

Just ask John Kerry about what happened when his wife found out about his cornographic tendencies.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

LOL @Nosmo – cornography!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

As far as Tricky Ricky’s frequent and loud reminders that he’s a born again Christian, like my daddy used to say “it’s the guilty dog that always barks the loudest”.

Posted by deepcorndog | Report as abusive

Good one Nosmo hehe 😉

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive