"they waded into the corn field, Field of Dreams style and emerged to find the press corps moved closer to observe. "Oh HELLO," Romney said"
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) August 8, 2012
From Opposing Views
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently toured a cornfield in Des Moines, Iowa, to see the effects of the Midwest drought.
Romney's guide was corn and soybean farmer LeMar Koethe, who wants the government to stay out of farming, except for the multimillion dollar farm bill, which includes subsidies for farmers.
Koethe told the Des Moines Register: “The people know what to do on their own. Just let them do it.”
Koethe did not say exactly how the government was preventing people from farming.
The Des Moines Register reports that Koethe owns 54 farms and EWG Farm Subsidies reports that Koethe received $133,000 in subsidies from 1995-2001.
Old Mitt-Donald Visits A Farm by Vita Brevis on Daily Kos
Farmer's full of dough.
So Mittens, in another attempt to prove his regular Joe bona-fides, decides to visit an Iowa farm. With so many farmers suffering from this year's drought ( that of course isn't caused by any global climate change) RMoney had to show that he cares. They installed a brand new empathy chip just for the occasion.
Of course, Romney being Romney couldn't visit just any old farm.
Romney Visits Iowa "Farmer" Who Is Also A Millionaire Real Estate Mogul With A Spaceship House And Personal Car Wash
But really, Romney? Out of the hundreds of thousands of farmers being impacted by the drought — many of them family farmers struggling to keep their heads above water — you had to meet the millionaire real estate mogul who lives in a spaceship house with an underground car wash and recreation center?
~ Think Progress
. . . to Romney, and apparently to his clueless advisers, Lemar Koethe probably rates as a typical farmer. And getting out there in his khakis between the stunted rows of corn probably convinced him he was getting the real story about just how hard some Americans have it.
~ Meteor Blades on Daily Kos
Oh come on . . . What real farmer doesn't have a jacuzzi in every room, a latte maker in each barn, and a full time horse braiding staff? /snark
~ comment by kovie on Daily Kos
Romney needs a clue-by-four upside his head
~ comment by Senor Unoball on Daily Kos
Just add his farm photo op to the myriad of other botched attempts to look normal. Just think "Hardware Store, Grocery Store, Nascar, Laundry (in Mom jeans), etc., etc. and another etc. for for future photo ops beginning tomorrow.
~ comment by pamelabrown on Daily Kos
~ comment by Orange County Liberal on Daily Kos
Mitt Romney took what seems like a gratuitous walk through an Iowa corn field today.
~ New York Magazine
Speaking at the local Children of the Corn chapter, I presume.
~ comment by TallRobert in New York Magazine
field of schemes
~ comment by SoSoNice in New York Magazine
"Hmmm, so when plants don't receive dihydrogen monoxide they die. Just like huma...just like me...and you...like us people."
~ "Editor's Choice" comment by Mingusahum in New York Magazine
He owns 54 Iowa farms at an average size of 160 acres, that is 8,640 acres * $10,000/acre= $86.4 Million dollars of farmland. The guy is pretty wealthy!!!!!!!!!!!
~ comment by Richard W. in the Des Moines Register
Romney has no references to agriculture or farming on his campaign website, has no mention of the farm bill in his 59-point plan for jobs and economic growth and is opposing the wind production tax credit. During the Iowa caucuses, he refused to take a position on the farm bill, and he said himself in Council Bluffs that he doesn’t know a lot about agriculture, specifically corn.
~ Obama Spokesperson, Erin Seidler,in the Des Moines Register
#NextDemocratCampaignAdEver since Romney secured the nomination.. parts of the US have been in a drought? Conincidence? Dead corn= Romney
— Bitterly Clinging(@hoosierclinger) August 10, 2012
Here's a photo of Mitt Romney wading through a corn field. Caption it! huff.to/PH0h1K
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) August 9, 2012
"Just the right height!" MT
@huffpostpol: Mitt Romney wading through a corn field. Caption it! huff.to/PH0h1K #RomneyPhotoCaptions
— Brian Stewart (@brianstewart) August 9, 2012
"This is some very tall 'green stuff' you have here," says presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney (PHOTO) huff.to/RCVxk2 via
— TrueBlue Liberal (@TrueBlueLiberal) August 9, 2012
#romneyphotocaptions "I know those tax returns are around here somewhere..."
— CarpeNutella (@CarpeNutella) August 9, 2012
I know about corn my friends.
— Marcus Aurelius (@Trigga_Trey) August 9, 2012
Mitt Romney is beating Barack Obama by 1 jar of corn at the Iowa State Fair: facebook.com/photo.php?fbid…
— Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) August 9, 2012
"Friends, Mormons, countrymen, lend me your ears."
#RomneyPhotoCaptions @huffpostpol huff.to/PH0h1K
— Linda (@TheLastLinda) August 9, 2012
@bagnewsnotes: Romney looks as if he'd never seen a corn knob in his whole life. bit.ly/N6rbpw
— Ricardo Acuna (@drakezhard) August 9, 2012