Ames Straw Poll

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The straw poll "forces them to deal with extremists and you can't help but have
"Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll Saturday, affirming her status as a top-tier candidate in the Republican race
Doctor No wants you to say, “Yes,” and join him on the road to the White House. Emerging from Cotton, a Manchester restaurant
Yes, Texas governor Rick "The Refrigerator" Perry has joined the race to see who can pander to the Tea Party the most. I've animated some of the actual audio from his announcement in South Carolina on Saturday.
The exclusion of Ron Paul from discussions of Republican front-runners is not a sign of the mainstream media's blindness, but rather of their competence in serving, finally, as an adequate filtering mechanism.
"Early states have up to five times the influence of late states, and candidates respond to these differences by funneling
Rachel Maddow trashed the Iowa Straw poll on Monday show, calling it a "racket" and a "paid-to-vote rigged bingo game." The
"We're going to spend a lot of time in Iowa," Perry told reporters. WATERLOO, Iowa — They're competing with each other and
2011-08-14-Screenshot20110814at7.10.22PM.jpg Editor Toby Harnden posted this Michele Bachmann pornographic fantasy he shot himself in a two-fer piece on the Ames Straw Poll and the Iowa State Fair.
You don't still think CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, plus all the others with less familiar initials, are in the News Business, do you? They -- and all of commercial television -- are in the Advertising Business.
After the results of the straw poll were announced, Cain issued a call for campaign cash to supporters in an email. Cain
No one in the top 5 of the Ames Straw Poll has any real chance of leading a 2012 GOP ticket. Iowa is making itself irrelevant in the hard political choice department.
"Romney better strap it on and get on the field," Henry Barbour, an influential Republican consultant and national committee
And here it is: Based on what we heard here in the debate and on the straw poll stage, the GOP has committed itself to a
The outcome is the first indication of what Iowans think of the field of Republicans competing for the chance to challenge
"It may be that some people are a little more positioned and are going to stay in and some who decide that their donor base
The lyrics include lines such as, “Hold on just a little while longer/Everything’s going to be all right.” Huckabee is a
I asked him again. "The answer was brilliant," he said. "They need to focus on what's important in this country," Marcus
Melanie Schwartz, political director of the Texas College Republicans, is an example of that kind of Perry acolyte. AMES
After he finished, Paul's senior campaign adviser Doug Wead, who previously worked as an adviser to both Presidents Bush