Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) won the 2011 Iowa straw poll with 28.55 percent of the vote, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) finished second with 27.65 percent and former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty finished a distant third 13.57 percent. From the Wall Street Journal: None of the 16,892 votes filed at Iowa State University in Ames will [...]
Normally I’d greet the news that Ron Paul had won the Republican Leadership Conference straw poll with a yawn and an eye roll… You might say his victory was a forgone conclusion, I can’t remember the last time he didn’t win a CPAC or RLC straw poll. The real shocker here is Jon Huntsman’s second [...]
Poll Question: If the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary were being held today who would you vote for?
I’m not crazy about Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee so they’re not even on my short list. I love Sarah Palin but I think she’s been to damaged by partisan attacks to be viable candidate… Ditto for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, he’s to much of a lighting rod. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana [...]