published Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Rep. Bachmann's Iowa straw poll win

Iowa traditionally has the nation's first caucus -- similar to a primary -- to help pick presidential nominees. So U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota surely is rejoicing that she topped the field of Republican presidential aspirants in Iowa's much-watched straw poll on Saturday, a few months prior to the caucus.

The conservative congresswoman got 29 percent of the votes in the poll, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas hot on her heels with 28 percent and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty a distant third, with only 14 percent. That prompted Pawlenty to drop out.

Other prominent Republicans hoping to live in the White House include Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and perhaps Sarah Palin. But the hopes of some will undoubtedly grow dim in coming weeks as perhaps just two or three prove themselves able to rev up voters.

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hambone said...

The news I saw said Bachmann's campaign paid for 6000 tickets for the straw poll.

But she only got 4300 or so votes?

August 16, 2011 at 12:41 a.m.
EaTn said...

I thought they were scraping the bottom of the barrel when Michele won the straw poll, then Perry crawled out from under the barrel.

August 16, 2011 at 7:35 a.m.
Livn4life said...

With all due respect to US Rep Michelle Bachmann, if anyone thinks she has a chance of unseating the current President, they need to think and look again. There are three things quite clear to me at this time politically, 1)President Obama is incapabale of uniting this nation regardless of what the national media present, 2)Republicans do not show any strong opponents to him, so look for a dawdlishous quest for the nomination, 3)There is currently no one anywhere on the political landscape who has the ability or guts to unite us and get us back on track. CONCLUSION: More of same with perhaps some changes in the Senate but DUH MAN who currently resides there going back with his self-proclaimed mandate to stay a course which only he and few others in this country truly believe in. Congratulations to Rep. Bachmann however she won the straw Iowa poll at least she did win.

August 16, 2011 at 9:28 a.m.
EaTn said...

The only thing worse than having a divided Legislation in Washington is having a united one.

August 16, 2011 at 11:53 a.m.

BO's at 39%. Yep, he's got it in the bag!

August 16, 2011 at 2:26 p.m.
EaTn said...

From the google graph, the right-wing godfather Reagan was also about 40% approval rating two years into his presidency.

August 16, 2011 at 6:23 p.m.
hambone said...

She's got Elvis's vote!!!

August 16, 2011 at 6:52 p.m.
fairmon said...

I agree with EaTN, grid lock is good we need to keep it that way.

August 16, 2011 at 9 p.m.
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