This is Barkley.

This son of Munnings broke his maiden at first asking, at age two, easily. He returned to the main track at Emerald Downs a month later, outgaming Gold Rush Dancer down the stretch to win the Emerald Express Stakes.  He spent the rest of his two year old year at the farm, pondering what was best for America.

He returned at three: better, faster, and stronger.  In his first race back, he beat a strong field of three-year-olds, keeping his undefeated record intact.  In his next, he made it four-for-four with a gutsy win in the Auburn Handicap.  He returned in the Coca-Cola Stakes, and again in the Seattle Slew Stakes.  The going got tougher, but Barkley has proven up to the challenge.

He has shown he can run on the dirt.  Barkley is also running for president.

The campaign got tiring quickly, with candidates lying to America, or talking themselves into ever more absurd corners.  No one needs fibs, and no one needs clowns.

We need a president ready, willing, and able to serve.

We need a president who can unite us.

We need a president who does things the right way, and not the easy way, a president who plans for the long haul, and knows how to act in time.

We need a president who sticks his nose where it does belong.

Even more than that, we need a president who will make sure that his nose gets where it needs to be.

To find that president, we need to look to Washington — Washington State.  Barkley is back at Emerald Downs as of Iowa Caucus day, and stronger than ever.  And yet, with all this promise, he still knows how to work toward his goals wisely, as opposed to quickly.

We need Barkley: Cute Noses Now.

Friends of Barkley for President:

Over at Emerald Downs, Barkley’s home track, Ed the Thoroughbred has declared his support for Barkley for President!

Hilary Hutchison also has an assortment of shirts and prints for sale, which will help you show your support for Barkley for President!

The author, wearing a “Barkley 2016: The Stable Candidate” t-shirt.

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