Saturday, June 06, 2015

GOP prez hopefuls participate in biker rally and pork roast

The Democrats are incapable of holding an event such as the one a freshman GOP senator did today--a motorcyle rally and pig roast. The former part of the event would be offensive to its environmentalist radicals and the latter would anger its Muslim constituency.

It's easier--and much more fun--to be a Republican.

From ABC News:
Seven Republican presidential hopefuls came to Iowa on Saturday for an unusual political event -- half-motorcycle ride, half-pork roast, the full-day gathering was a chance for the candidates to start their engines in the all-important early caucus state.

The day was also major moment for Sen. Joni Ernst, the freshman U.S. senator from Iowa who rode into power with a campaign ad that touted her experiencing castrating hogs. She organized the inaugural "Roast and Ride," which in addition to serving as a testing ground for presidential candidates, doubled as a fundraiser for the senator's political action committee.

The candidates and potential candidates on hand for the event were: Former neurosurgeon and conservative activist Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. All have formally announced their presidential bids except Walker.

Ernst, a Harley-Davidson enthusiast, started the day with a 39-mile motorcycle ride from Des Moines to Boone, Iowa that took roughly 300 riders past Camp Dodge where Ernst serves as a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. They arrived at the Central Iowa Expo (also the venue for the Iowa Straw Poll this August) where a pork roast and outdoor games (think cornhole and horseshoes) awaited.

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