Eat it off the stick, Rick!
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?
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?
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?
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