Choose Your Own Political Narrative: Iowa State Fair Edition
Imagine going to the state fair and having nearly as many candidates for president walking around as there are rides.
Such is the plight of Iowans during presidential primary season. Over the weekend, most of the Democratic nominee hopefuls took their turn on the “soap box” stage at the Iowa State fair, and made the rounds of food, glad-handing, and trying to win votes. Which, of course, brings plenty of media and campaign marketing attention, and the tried and true content filler of “pulse of the people” interviews.
This clip, from MSNBC, started quite the debate on social media not so much for what was said in the interview, but in how so many folks took different meanings from it all. The lady talks of being a “lifelong conservative” and references working on Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) 1980 Senates campaign nearly 40 years ago, but now likes Sen Kamala Harris, doesn’t like President Trump, but bemoans “there are all these stump speeches but I really don’t know what they believe.” She wrote in the late John McCain in 2016. The man replies he “didn’t vote for anybody I voted against the Democrats” before clarifying he did vote for Donald Trump in the general election, and stating when asked if he could vote for a Democrat this time stated “everyone’s running to the extremes of both sides, so events will probably shape for whom I vote.” The young lady, who is 17 but will be eligible to vote in next years election, says she cannot vote for President Trump before running through several issues, says like her mom she likes Kamala Harris, but finishes with a “I know a lot of my friends like Warren and Sanders but they are a little too far left for me,” with a chuckle.
So…what is your takeaway from the Miller family?
This clip of a conservative mother and daughter explaining why they can't vote for Trump in Iowa should have Republicans scared. pic.twitter.com/Ip0L5syyt8
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 11, 2019