Ames Straw Poll

John McCain, the GOP's nominee in 2008, and onetime favorite Rudy Giuliani opted not to compete for the straw poll, turned
Unfortunately, in practice this type of straw poll simply shows which candidate is willing to spend more on pleasing straw
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.
A report by Swenson and fellow ISU economist Liesl Eathington from 2007 (PDF) showed that starting in 1993, Iowa saw a rapid
The MSNBC host said the results of the straw poll had no predictive power because the poll's two front runners bought their
Perry was mobbed by dozens of reporters at the Lincoln Day dinner, his first appearance as a candidate in the leadoff caucus
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.
Penny Reid, a 67-year old antiques dealer from Des Moines, voted for Bachmann and stood in a group of Bachmann supporters
With the exception of Ron Paul's radical pacifism and laissez faire attitude on regulation of drugs, and except for Jon Huntsman's
Romney, Gingrich and Huntsman didn't not actively campaign for support in the straw poll despite their names appearing on
"A lot of things can happen. A person can go out and say one thing that gets blown up. So part of it is just staying on your
"Let's see what my orchestra can do," Cain said, before starting to sing. "Give me that chord." That "orchestra" included
"I appreciate the weather cooperating," he said, referring to the gorgeous, mid-80's day. "The answer was brilliant," he
AMES, IOWA -- Politicians don't like the press. Republican politicians like the press even less. Richard Nixon put reporters
"The government is here to protect us from ourselves but we want a government that will protect our liberties." There is