My Week in Review (Thus Far)
Like everything else in life, a presidential campaign has its ups and downs. When it’s up, you want to stay up, and when it’s down, you want to get up and stay up. When one is down, one can either wait for a break or create an opportunity. I have chosen the latter and will explain why I am currently in Massachusetts despite not planning on being here later in this entry.
Sunday – Ames Iowa: I was looking for a place to talk a little bit about politics while watching football. I was a bit scared at first about the bar near my hotel. I wanted to root for the Broncos, but the bar was decked out in black-and-gold and had a lot of football stuff. I thought at first it was a Steelers’ bar until I saw a bartender wearing a Tim Tebow jersey. I saw a few patrons walk in wearing black and gold shirts, but they had “IOWA” on the chest with a hawkeye underneath. It turns out that the University of Iowa’s football team and the Pittsburgh Steelers have the same colors and that Iowa adopted the Steelers’ colors in the 1970s to look more llike a championship.
Monday – I was in an antique store in Iowa City when a young woman came up to me asking for my autograph. I happily obliged. She looked disappointed. I asked her what was wrong. She said she thought I was running for President. I told her I was running for President and gave her my web address. She then said she thought I was Vermin Supreme.
Tuesday – I went to cemeteries, morgues, and libraries through Des Moines campaigning to the deceased. I didn’t hear any objections from the cemeteries or libraries, but the morgue said I was getting in the way of autopsies.
Wednesday – Flew from Des Moines to Manchester, New Hampshire (via Chicago, Boston, and St.Louis). Too tired to do anything by the time I got to Manchester at 11:30PM
Thursday – rented a car and drove to Dixville Notch. I normally like it when I leave an impression on people and they remember me the next time I see them. Most of the people didn’t remember me from my visit in 2010, but unfortunately, a few did. Another person thought I was Vermin Supreme and wanted a pony.
It occurred to me that the South Carolina primary is next Saturday and not this Saturday. I have also learned that they don’t allow write-in candidates in primaries. And Manchester is not too far from Boston (or specifically, Foxboro). I drove to Foxboro this morning looking for people who have tickets to tomorrow’s game between the Patriots and the Broncos. I couldn’t find anybody with tickets. (I don’t want tickets, I just wanted people to hold signs that can be shown on TV.) I’m now at Logan Airport awaiting for my flight home.
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