Dubuque, Iowa — When Michelle Obama asked her husband on Wednesday if he’d eaten a fried Twinkie at the Iowa State Fair, President Obama leaned into the microphone to boast: “Pork chop
“He’s so pleased with himself,” the first lady shot back, rolling her eyes to the crowd.
He sure seemed to be. Across Iowa over the past three days, Obama talked about wind power and drought relief and middle-class taxes. But what he really seemed excited about was beer. He bought a round of beers at the fair. He told coffee shop patrons about one of the latest features at the White House: a home brewery. He spoke longingly of the beer he planned to quaff on the bus at the end of the day.
The crowds drank it up. They cheered at every mention, chanting: “Four more beers!”