Heroically avoiding capture by staying in Iowa
With props to the above.
Annoyance #1, that for some reason Iowa is said to assume some outsized degree of political importance at this juncture in the cycle.
#2, the commodity farming remnant assumes some iconic importance in Iowa even though 50 years of neoliberal agricultural policcies have reduced it to a tiny percentage.
#3, that iconic status also confers some patriotic status even though the farming remnant has served at a lower rate than the population as a whole (including the patriarch's big leg up via WWII farm deferment), although the lower caste rural lifestyle folks who live alongside them contribute their sons and daughters at a high rate.
But anyway, like Trumpy- the boys are fighting to protect capitalism. He is a capitalist, Ergo.....