average JoeOhio Tour cont: We were told the Circleville Pumpkin Festival outdraws the Ohio State Fair. So, of course, this was our next stop. There were pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream (yuk), pumpkin cup cakes… The winning pumpkin in the size category was: 1,508 lbs. Steroids? After going through the heart of the festival passing out campaign flyers, I came across part of the parade route, which was lined with chairs. It was a couple hours before the parade, but some people were already seated. So I walked up the street passing out more cards and telling them I was “…the early part of the parade.” See, we don’t even need a highly-paid campaign strategist, or anything. Note: A front page story in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette today noted that my campaign was, in part, focused on global warming, world-wide poverty, and the decay of American’s inner cities.