Earlier this week Mitt Romney visited Iowa to get in touch with real, salt-of-the-earth farmers and find out what this drought has meant to them. He wanted to roll up his sleeves, shake some weathered hands, get out there in the sun, learn about the real America.
So he went to this guy’s house.
Think Progress reports that farmer Lemar Koethe, who dramatically told Romney when he stepped out of his motorcade onto Koethe’s ailing cornfield, “we need you like we need oxygen,” actually owns 54 soy and corn farms. He’s also a real estate mogul, former concert promoter, and owner of a 24,000 seat arena.
This is his house. It contains a private car wash, art gallery, and elevator up to the panoramic living room suspended 35 feet in the air.
Not that there’s anything wrong with any of this. But it’s just so Romney to choose this guy as a show of solidarity with the struggles of rural America.
Photo: Debra Jane Seltzer via Think Progress