Iowa State Fair Features Pigs, Politicians, And Foods On A Stick | All In | MSNBC

Iowa State Fair Features Pigs, Politicians, And Foods On A Stick | All In | MSNBC


>>>THING 1 TONIGHT.>>>THING 1 TONIGHT. THE IOWA STATE FAIR KICKS OFF THE IOWA STATE FAIR KICKS OFF TODAY, AN ANNUAL TRADITION TODAY, AN ANNUAL TRADITION DATING BACK TO 1854 THAT DATING BACK TO 1854 THAT ATTRACTS MORE THAN A MILLION ATTRACTS MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE FAIR IS KNOWN FOR A LOT OF THE FAIR IS KNOWN FOR A LOT OF THINGS LIKE AGRICULTURAL THINGS LIKE AGRICULTURAL CONTESTS. CONTESTS. THEY’VE ALREADY CROWNED THIS THEY’VE ALREADY CROWNED THIS YEAR’S PRIZE WINNING BIG BOAR. YEAR’S PRIZE WINNING BIG BOAR. HIS NAME IS CAPTAIN. HIS NAME IS CAPTAIN. HE WEIGHS IN AT 1,254 POUNDS. HE WEIGHS IN AT 1,254 POUNDS. HE IS NOT FERAL. HE IS NOT FERAL. AND ACCORDING TO HIS CARETAKER, AND ACCORDING TO HIS CARETAKER, HE LIKES TO HAVE A SHOT OF HE LIKES TO HAVE A SHOT OF CAPTAIN MORGAN IN THE EVENINGS CAPTAIN MORGAN IN THE EVENINGS TO MELLOW OUT. TO MELLOW OUT. THE STATE FAIR FOODS AN ENORMOUS THE STATE FAIR FOODS AN ENORMOUS DRAW, ESPECIALLY THINGS ON A DRAW, ESPECIALLY THINGS ON A STICK. STICK. MORE THAN 70 THIS YEAR, MORE THAN 70 THIS YEAR, INCLUDING BACON WRAPPED DEEP INCLUDING BACON WRAPPED DEEP FRIED ITALIAN SAUSAGE, DEEP FRIED ITALIAN SAUSAGE, DEEP FRIED TWINKIES AND A SALAD? FRIED TWINKIES AND A SALAD? BUT THE BUTTER COW FITS THE BUT THE BUTTER COW FITS THE BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE THEME BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE THEME AND A COLLECTION OF “SESAME AND A COLLECTION OF “SESAME STREET” CHARACTER FRIENDS. STREET” CHARACTER FRIENDS. THE IOWA STATE FAIR IS ALSO A THE IOWA STATE FAIR IS ALSO A MAJOR POLITICAL LOCATION. MAJOR POLITICAL LOCATION. CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN STUMPING AT CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN STUMPING AT THE EVENT FOR DECADES, SOME WITH>>>THE IOWA STATE FAIR IS A>>>THE IOWA STATE FAIR IS A CRUCIAL STOP FOR CANDIDATES. CRUCIAL STOP FOR CANDIDATES. IT’S BEEN DESCRIBED AS SORT OF IT’S BEEN DESCRIBED AS SORT OF STATIONS OF THE CROSS. STATIONS OF THE CROSS. THEY GIVE A SOAPBOX SPEECH, EAT THEY GIVE A SOAPBOX SPEECH, EAT SOME OF THE FRIED FOODS, SOME OF THE FRIED FOODS, INTERACT WITH THE REGULAR FOLKS, INTERACT WITH THE REGULAR FOLKS, MAYBE GET ON A RIDE OR TWO. MAYBE GET ON A RIDE OR TWO. AND THERE ARE RULES. AND THERE ARE RULES. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHATEVER YOU MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHATEVER YOU DO, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT DO, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT GET PHOTOGRAPHED EATING A CORN GET PHOTOGRAPHED EATING A CORN DOG. DOG. SOME NAVIGATE IT BETTER THAN SOME NAVIGATE IT BETTER THAN OTHERS. OTHERS. MITT ROMNEY ATE PORKCHOPS, MITT ROMNEY ATE PORKCHOPS, INFAMOUSLY DROPPING ONE ON THE INFAMOUSLY DROPPING ONE ON THE GROUND. GROUND. AND REMEMBERDELIVERING THIS MEMO AND REMEMBERDELIVERING THIS MEMO LINE ON THE SOAPBOX. LINE ON THE SOAPBOX.>>CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE, MY>>CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE, MY FRIENDS. FRIENDS. EVERYTHING CORPORATIONS EVERYTHING CORPORATIONS ULTIMATELY GOES TO PEOPLE. ULTIMATELY GOES TO PEOPLE. [ LAUGHTER ] [ LAUGHTER ]>>FRED THOMPSON SHOWED UP IN>>FRED THOMPSON SHOWED UP IN DRESS LOAFERS AND GOT AROUND BY DRESS LOAFERS AND GOT AROUND BY CHAUFFEURED GOLF CART WHICH CHAUFFEURED GOLF CART WHICH DIDN’T GO AROUND SO WELL. DIDN’T GO AROUND SO WELL. OBAMA WARMED HEARTS WITH AN OBAMA WARMED HEARTS WITH AN ADORABLE BUMPER CAR RIDE WITH ADORABLE BUMPER CAR RIDE WITH HIS DAUGHTER SASHA. HIS DAUGHTER SASHA. JUST LAST YEAR JOHN DELANEY JUST LAST YEAR JOHN DELANEY PROVED HE WAS BRAVE ENOUGH TO PROVED HE WAS BRAVE ENOUGH TO GET ON THE GIANT SLIDE, ALTHOUGH GET ON THE GIANT SLIDE, ALTHOUGH I’M NOT SURE HOW MUCH HE ENJOYED I’M NOT SURE HOW MUCH HE ENJOYED IT. IT. THIS YEAR MORE THAN 20 THIS YEAR MORE THAN 20 CANDIDATES ARE SCHEDULED TO MAKE CANDIDATES ARE SCHEDULED TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE AND DELIVER A AN APPEARANCE AND DELIVER A SPEECH. SPEECH. HERE’S HOPING THEY LEARNED FROM HERE’S HOPING THEY LEARNED FROM OTHERS’ MISTAKES, BUT I’M NOT OTHERS’ MISTAKES, BUT I’M NOT HOLDING MY BREATH. HOLDING MY BREATH.>>WE CHOOSE UNITY OVER>>WE CHOOSE UNITY OVER DIVISION.

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