Former New York Gov. George Pataki told Iowa State Fairgoers they should vote for him because his background is vastly different than anyone else’s in the race.
And by that, he meant he’s a farmer.
“I have three tractors,” the Republican candidate for president told the crowd at the The Des Moines Register Political Soapbox. “In fact, I was out on a tractor last week moving hay. I’m on the only candidate in this entire race who was actually born and raised on a farm.”
Growing up on a farm, he said, teaches people there are no shortcuts in life. Pataki said if anyone cuts corners on farms, it’ll come back to bite them because there’s no getting around doing the job well.