DES MOINES—The soapbox at the Iowa State Fair is a place where candidates rarely make news. Rick Perry on Wednesday was no exception. But for Perry, that’s a problem.
Tales from the Trail
Now that the excitement of the first debate is over, the buzz is shifting to Iowa. The presidential candidates are making their quadrennial pilgrimage to the Iowa State Fair, where they will speechify amid the butter-sculpting and grocery-bagging contests over the course of the next week.