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With V.P. nominee Paul Ryan energizing the Republican base and Joe Biden trying to rile up … well, everybody, President Obama campaigned for reelection at the Iowa State Fair yesterday, making his case to voters the old-fashioned way:

Giving away free beers at the Budweiser tent.

Barack actually yelled to the crowd, “Hey, everybody who’s over 21, you gotta buy a beer!” Obama then bought 12 – two for himself, 10 for people in line behind him.

Obama’s appearance was a poorly-kept secret, drawing thousands of fans, and creating security nightmares at the Hawkeye State’s popular annual event.

But come on, a free beer from the Prez? Totally worth it.

Watch a couple of videos of his visit after the jump …

 
Obama at Iowa State Fair
Obama at Iowa State Fair