If You Build It Yourself, Without Any Government Assistance, He Will Come

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (C) tours a corn field with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (R)  and farmer Lemar Koethe on August 8, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa. Mitt Romney is campaigning in Iowa before traveling to New Jersey and New York for fundraising events.
Corn. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Mitt Romney took what seems like a gratuitous walk through an Iowa corn field today. The AP reports that on the way to the airport, Romney "stopped to visit a corn field and talk with a farmer about the severe drought gripping much of the nation." Only now, after personally inspecting these corn stalks, does Romney truly understand that drought is bad for plants.