I'm supporting your run, Governor, so I offer this advice: you can't pussyfoot around the issue of Ethanol. The whole idea is a disaster on several levels, and the ethanol subsidies need to go away, soon. Your statement that "it's a mature industry" and can have it's corporate welfare shifted to tax abatement instead of direct dollar support is just the sort of wishy-washy answer you don't need out in front of you at this point.
If you start off wishy-washy, you will have a real hard time shucking THAT ear of corn.
Just ask John Effing Kerry.
BTW, I don't give a rat's patootie if you packed heat at the Iowa State Fair. Even better that it rankles the local police chiefs that you might have been. I have a long memory, and I remember that those local police chiefs all lined up to fawn all over O'Bumble when he campaigned there in 07-08, and the police union put their biggest guys on stage with O'Bumble, striking intimidating poses with their steroid-looking physiques and union tee-shirts.