As Twitchy reported Friday, former FBI director James Comey posted a photo of himself in Ames, Iowa, posing next to the world’s largest concrete garden gnome. And as everyone in the beltway knows, the only reason to ever go to Iowa (or anywhere in flyover country) is to court voters. Was that photo Comey’s first hint at a 2020 presidential run?
If we assume the answer is “maybe,” then Saturday’s tweet from Iowa really does feel like a solid “testing the waters” post.
So good to see new growth in Iowa and across the country. pic.twitter.com/3UeDofNVaC
— James Comey (@Comey) June 16, 2018
Comey had best not count on Kathy Griffin’s vote: the “comedian in exile” must be among those who believe it was Comey’s October surprise that cost Hillary Clinton the election in 2016.
No one likes you Comey…you have no base…don't waste your time…. https://t.co/I8H1yRU5RU
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 16, 2018
What? Liberals used to love Comey, before they hated him, and then loved him again when his book came out, and now hate him again now that the OIG report is out.
Oh god he’s running. https://t.co/oxtVQznk7y
— James O'Malley (@Psythor) June 16, 2018
* Away from his problems. https://t.co/fUP4VpX6RS
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 16, 2018
His wife is from Iowa. Calm down, people. https://t.co/N64YRd6tKq
— Kevin Powers (@kevinpowers70) June 16, 2018
haven't we been through enough https://t.co/U0f0UgZ7Zt
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) June 16, 2018
Please do some self reflection sir and try to understand the roots of your own behavior. https://t.co/UBKCfyFZ32
— James Scott Ward (@JSWGolden) June 16, 2018
ME. "Twitter, show me the pinnacle of what 'believing your own press' looks like"
— David Hines (@hradzka) June 16, 2018
"Martha, there's some weird tall dude in our field" https://t.co/mbuWftu8yU
— Christine (@cmdeb) June 16, 2018
All thanks to this very effective scarecrow. https://t.co/7GMsZKRFA0
— Florian (@idontgetclowns) June 16, 2018
I'm so sick of this dork https://t.co/DEC4aH5hmT
— UntemperedTelevision (@UntemperedTV) June 16, 2018
Yo man, I can send you some longer shirts. https://t.co/pLzo5ITApI
— sans culottes (@tfletch2) June 16, 2018
Can we talk for just a minute about all of that new growth?
You can't tell, but that corn is actually 4 feet tall. https://t.co/tTUOR3kcPs
— Drew Birling (@actdrewary) June 16, 2018
— Ted Nus ? (@TedNus) June 16, 2018
Genuine question: where do the crops look like that **in mid-June**? https://t.co/xNcjhWMav6
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) June 16, 2018
HE'S RUNNING? No big deal, just James Comey posting a goofy photo from Iowa https://t.co/Vqz90YkSaV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 15, 2018