Thursday, January 3, 2008

who's suckering whom?

Candidates will have spent $50 million dollars on television ads in Iowa before day's end. And this during a time of the year when only farmers and relatives would dare venture outside or visit the place. Couple that with the amount spent by the press and the campaign workers and you have a tourism campaign that would make Coloradians proud.

Since only 300,000 Iowans are expected to caucus, the tv ads alone amount to $167 per caucus-goer. Wouldn't the state (and the nation) be better off if we gave them all a gift card to Farm Tractor Supply instead?

Iowa is also big on another boondoggle, ethanol production, so we suggest a new tourism slogan for the state.
Iowa, land of ethanol and the caucus, where boondoggles come true.

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