Indianola, Iowa-On this picturesque farm field in south central Iowa, six presidential candidates, Iowa's junior senator, and his wife pledged their enthusiastic support for the Yum Yum Farm. That's how we interpreted it anyway. We had a wonderful time at Senator Tom Harkin's 30th annual steak fry (despite our vegetarianism) with 15,000 of our closest friends. Joanna's parents (Pat and Steve, introduced in a previous post) had the opportunity to shake hands with their senator, and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. We thought it would be appropriate to make some mention of the second biggest story in Iowa, and wanted to share a photo of the six candidates with all of you. In all seriousness, we are among the many Iowans that take a great deal of pride and honor in the process of the Iowa Caucuses, and I will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of my first caucus (where I supported the late Illinois Senator Paul Simon--and his bow tie) this January. Or December. From left below: Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton, Ruth Harkin (Mrs. Harkin serves on the Iowa Board of Regents), Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Chris Dodd, former Senator John Edwards, and Senator Joe Biden. We think they should be campaigning at the Yum Yum Farm. If you agree, please let them know your vote depends on it! And we'll be careful what we wish for!