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Really, Republican Party? Really?

In the wake of Michele Bachmann’s pulling out all the stops, including bringing in Travis Tritt and “meat sundaes” to her tent at the Iowa Straw Poll, is it any wonder that, after 17,000 votes were cast, she was pronounced the winner by a slight margin (200 votes or so) over Ron Paul, who also had his “Dump Bernanke” tank and the “dollar slide” AND the best tent position. Add to that Bachmann’s claims to being “a 7th generation Iowan” and it doesn’t seem too surprising that she won the straw poll, which is about as unscientific as you can get and seldom predicts the winner, anyway.

That is why this line from Matt Strawn, Iowa Republican Party chairman, seems disingenuous:  “I think for the first time in a long time, there’s probably more uncertainty over what the ultimate finish will be in Ames.”  My reaction to that: “Ha!” I wrote a piece that appeared yesterday that pointed all the above out and drew the obvious conclusion that Bachmann would do well. She did. What is Matt Strawn smoking or eating over there in Ames?


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  1. Pamela

    I saw Michele Bachman on “Meet the Press” today. David Gregory tried to nail her but she refused to answer his questions. No surprise there. I’m hoping she will be the Republican candidate in 2012 because I don’t think she can win. However, I doubt if she will be the candidate. The Republicans are not that dumb. Or are they???

  2. Bernard Dworkin

    I’d like to hear about bringing the wrong BBQ to rallies. Who did that?

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