Spend a little time roaming the halls of any high school and you will see it. You know what I’m talking about. That look that young couples give off when they are smitten with someone. For us old farts, it can sometimes want to make us projectile vomit, but as Huey Lewis and the News once sang, “That’s the power of Love.”
This sort of affection isn’t just experienced by young people, it happens to people of all ages. As we saw in last night’s debate, it can also happen in politics. After watching the debate, I think it’s safe to say that Terry Branstad has eyes for Rod Roberts. Numerous times, Branstad complimented Roberts for his answers and ideas.
Now whether or not Robert will be Branstad’s runningmate is a different story. Only time will tell if Branstad will ask Roberts to go steady. I do think it’s obvious that Branstad would like to ask him out on a date. Maybe they can rent a movie and watch it at Branstad’s cabin near Boone. They could roast marshmallows over the fire at the end of the night.
Roberts would make an awful lot of sense for Branstad should he win the nomination. Roberts is well respected by fiscal and social conservatives. His temperament is perfect for a runningmate, he will not steal the limelight and Robert’s has created a lot of good will by traveling the state.
Roberts would be the safest pick Branstad could make, and it would be a darn good one.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Branstad first needs to win the primary before focusing too much on who his Lt. Governor nominee would be.
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