Tom Steyer

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Des Moines
Bird Dogs: Shari Hrdina

Tom Steyer speaks at the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair on a rainy Sunday morning.

Shari Hrdina reports: “I knew almost nothing about Tom Steyer other than he was rich, and at one point put his money behind the climate crisis, then impeach Trump, and now running for president.  When I heard him at the Iowa State Fair, I was impressed with his grasp of the climate situation.  He seems to deeply understand what is going on.

“As his handlers were rushing him away after talking on the soapbox, he was not answering questions as he walked.  As he was zig-zagged through the crowd, at one point he was headed right in front of me, and I shouted if he would participate in a climate debate.  He nodded in my direction.”