Every election cycle, the drumbeat is the same. All of the candidates and all of the pundits, truck off to that great corn hole, and sit, talking "intelligently," with the coveral clad corn farmer, who has just managed to break through the ice, and drive the two hundred miles to the nearest town with a choke and puke, to have his wisdom heard. Then, if the candidate managed to garner a modicum of attention in this great state that has succeeded in giving us-what? ethanol? pig food? big football players? the candidate gets to move on to New Hampshire, where, as near as I can tell, this is the only event of the entire four years, worthy of any public attention at all, at all.
Please, can anybody explain this phenomenon, or do I just chalk it up as another of those unexplained events, like GW Bush?