One of the great things about the American political system is the amount of time it gives us to think about corn.
Oh, sure, there’s national security and taxes, but you’d be talking about them even if we were living in a monarchy. Corn only comes up in the weeks immediately before the Iowa caucuses. The issue is our federal ethanol program, which requires gasoline to be laced with biofuel, usually corn-based.
Quick quiz: How do you personally feel about ethanol?
A) If it’s good for the farmers, it’s good for the country.
B) Look, I’ve already got the trade pact and Glass-Steagall on my plate. There’s a limit.
C) How come the corn growers get all the fun? Why can’t we have the first voting in my state so I get some attention for a change?