The Republican primary season is upon us. The race for the White House in 2012 is beginning to heat up - with voters about to head to the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. Politicians are always looking for new ways to connect to voters and interestingly, one Iowa pizza franchise is proving a great meeting spot between the candidates and the voters.
According to the LA Times, Iowa pizza franchise Pizza Ranch is playing a major role in the campaign. The pizza franchise operates in nearly every town in Iowa, and with its Christian-themed message - its mission is "to glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in" - this pizza franchise has struck a particular chord with Republicans.
"If there's an event at the Pizza Ranch, nine times out of 10 it's a political event," said Craig Robinson, editor of the Iowa Republican, a website. "They all seem more than willing to host any candidate coming through town."
Michelle Bachmann visited Pizza Ranch fourteen times in one week. It's proof that pizza franchises can offer a place for people - and politicians - to converge.