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Carson, whose routine is to shoot a game of pool before GOP debates, decided to accept my skee-ball challenge after a morning town hall at Fort Frenzy, an arcade in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Carson, who predicted he would lose the game, won by a landslide with a score of 31,000 to 18,000.
“I like it, this is good,” Carson said as he was winning the game. “This is getting me fired up for the rest of the day.”
His trick to the win? The follow through.
“I like this game,” Carson said, after sinking both a 5,000- and 4,000-point shot. “I’ll tell you the key; follow through, follow through.”
Carson, who is polling in 4th place at 7 percent in Iowa, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released today, will make three more campaign stops today in the state.
“The strategy is very much what we’re doing here today,” Carson, 64, said of his strategy for trying to win the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. “Getting out in front of people, letting them hear you and, you know, what it’s all about is getting to know the candidates.”