In Mitchell, South Dakota, our seven-year-old Jonathan and I went downtown on a Saturday morning. We went to Jitters Coffee Shop first, where we stumped with some people there. While passing on a campaign card to the owner, she said: “You’re running for president of the United States?” I replied: “Well, somebody has to do it.” She laughed… There were some political debates slated for today at the “One and Only Corn Palace” in Mitchell. Jonathan and I left Jitters and headed to the front of the Corn Palace (big spires on the top of the building that look like ears of corn, the whole thing) where we passed out more campaign cards to a lot of people wearing various campaign buttons, etc. I ended up in a conversation with Steve Sibby, who is running for South Dakota Senate as an independent candidate. He said he was running because he was concerned big business had taken over both big political parties. His campaign motto: “Making YOU the citizen bigger.” That would have been ours too, if Mr. Sibby hadn’t thought of it first… We then went into the “One and Only Corn Palace” and sat in on a debate abut a Smoke Free South Dakota. A woman from the Cancer Society said those in South Dakota deserve a smoke free environment because, for one reason (or rather for ’60’ reasons), second hand smoke has 60 known carcinogens in it. Note: George McGovern was in the audience this day. He is a former senator and former Democratic nominee for president. What’s more, he was appointed by John F. Kennedy to be the director of the Food for Peace Program.