An open letter to Michael Bloomberg:
I rarely speak about politics, but when I heard you said in 2016, “I could teach anybody ... to be a farmer,” it stirred a fire within me.
Being a farmer takes a great talent and a special breed of person. As a presidential candidate, I would expect better from you. As the wife of a farmer, I am appalled that you would speak about an issue without researching it. If you can’t take time to know your subject matter before opening your mouth, I wouldn’t want you to be our president. I couldn’t trust you to execute the laws of the land — not to mention the nightmares I would have with you in charge of our armed forces.
How could anyone trust you with the issues when you don’t know what it takes to get food from the field to the plate?
You will not be getting my vote, nor those of the vast majority of American farmers, I would bet. Think of this the next time you cut into your steak: You have insulted everyone who puts food into your mouth. - Kelly Harms, Cole Camp, Missouri