Saturday, January 30, 2016

Iowa: Day 2

Working on a campaign is a young person's sport. After a day of knocking on doors followed by a bit of data entry, I am beyond exhausted. When I left the campaign office at 7:30, the young people there (about 30 to 40 of them) were still as amped as could be. Then again, my food choices today were far from optimal.

Breakfasts here are a little different. They use slices of American cheese everywhere. There's a slice in that Denver omelet. I was offered a slice on top of the hash browns. I demurred. The potatoes were actually pretty good. The waitress proudly told me that she grated them fresh earlier this morning.

The diner was next door to Martin O'Malley's campaign office. It was sad to see just two guys in there, sitting on the couch, sullen and hopeless.

I knocked on 64 doors today. That was a lot of walking. It got up to 46 degrees this afternoon, which was quite balmy. After every couple of hours, I would drive to a local gas station for a bottle of water and to take a piss. I came across this 1986 VW Quantum Syncro on my way to a gas station break. That's a steep price tag.

For lunch, I tried Maid Rite loose meat sandwiches. I ordered way too much. One sandwich was enough. I also got deep fried mushrooms with ranch dressing. And that huge Pepsi. After an entire afternoon, I only drank 20% of it.

They serve the sandwich with a spoon.

I took this picture on the way back to the hotel. Tomorrow, Sanders will be here. The caucus is on Monday at 7 p.m. A huge storm that will bring 18 inches of snow is coming Tuesday morning. If it shows up early, the caucus will be chaotic.

1 comment:

Christopher Diamond said...

Cockta has the weirdest aftertaste. Had some of it in BiH and HR ... never again.