Skip to comments.The Republican Running Against Donald Trump Took His Message To The Iowa State Fair. Few Listened.
Posted on 08/12/2019 1:29:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
DES MOINES Democratic presidential candidates descended on Iowa in a flurry of activity this weekend, attending the annual Wing Ding dinner and speaking at the Iowa State Fair, meeting as many voters as they could and kicking off the primary season in earnest. Top-tier candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders attracted huge crowds who followed their every move as they ate corn dogs and looked at the cow made of butter. And then, more quietly, there was Bill Weld.
Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, arrived at the fair Sunday morning as a drizzly rain started to pick up. In 2016, Weld ran on the Libertarian presidential ticket as Gary Johnsons running mate. This time, Weld is mounting a primary challenge to President Donald Trump as a Republican. Weld is the quintessential never-Trump Republican; he believes, essentially, that the Republican Party has been hijacked by Trump and twisted beyond recognition, and that with the right candidate and some momentum, everything could go back to normal. Patrician is a word that has often been applied to Weld. During a gaggle after his speech at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox, a reporter asked what he planned to eat at the fair; I expected Weld to mention Iowa State Fair staples like pork chops on a stick or corn dogs, but instead he said that he generally wanted to eat something fried, and asked if the fair had fried dough.
Other Republicans names came up early this year as possible primary contenders to Trump in 2020, centrist moderates like Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and former Ohio governor John Kasich. But only Weld has actually gone through with it. He represents a different time, a different era of his party....
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Bush League Republicans aren’t very popular anymore.
That’s why Flimsey Grahamnesty is using camouflage.
Fried dough? Does this snob mean a doughnut?
Who amongst us does not enjoy the NASCARs and fried dough.
What a maroon
Will we even need to have a convention? Take the money that would have been used on one to embarrass the the heck out of the dems.
Where can I get me a huntin’ license?
Its bread or (pizza dough) stretched out thinly, then fried, drained, and covered with sugar.
Gross looking-I’ll have a pork chop, thank you-it certainly doesn’t look very “patrician”-more like leftover dough from making bread-is that a new word for “RINO”?
At 3% in the corn poll, I think he's the one being mounted.
Fried dough is a country fair staple. Can’t believe you’ve never heard of it. Where the heck do you live?
Its actually very good......crispy and sweet......and
Fried dough is a favorite in the country fairs around here, sprinkled with cinnamon or powdered sugar.
What do they eat in Texas? Fried cow chips?
So now a Libertarian wants to hijack the Republican party? No thanks, I am going to stick with President Trump!
Not working for the RINOs. The better get Egg McMuffin.
Aka: Fry Bread. Very popular. Can be sweet or savory. With savory filling/topping, further North, known as ‘Indian Tacos”
Navajos have something similar.
I make it when the weather turns cold. We crave that sort of thing in winter. Trick is to stretch the dough really thin and have oil really hot. Quite good.
Too humid right now in the Midwest for this sort of food, IMO.
I guess that really went to her thighs.
My cousins (Yurok) made Indian tacos for my aunt’s birthday. I loved them.
“...with the right candidate and some momentum, everything could go back to normal.”
Back to R’s playing Charlie Brown to Lucy’s football. Back to being the tax collectors for the welfare state. Back to apologizing everytime the NYTimes invents another racist scandal?
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