Entries Tagged as 'Iowa Caucus'

The Straw Poll Scam

August 14th, 2011 at 12:10 pm 74 Comments

Why doesn’t the national Republican Party discourage the presidential hopefuls from participating in the Ames Straw Poll? While the benefits of this event to the Iowa GOP are perfectly clear, I don’t see any benefits to the party as a whole, and there may even be some harm.

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Pawlenty and Bachmann Spar in Iowa Debate

August 11th, 2011 at 8:11 pm 77 Comments

A spirited debate tonight on Fox News, but one where the winner ultimately turned about to be someone who said the least substantively.

Frontrunner and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney escaped unscathed – no one seriously challenged him, and with expectations that he would be targeted, this alone makes him the winner.

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Can Bachmann Count?

August 11th, 2011 at 7:57 am 32 Comments

Will Iowa voters challenge Michele Bachmann to clarify her incoherent fiscal views? On the one hand, capsule she adamantly opposed raising the debt ceiling and is now demanding a balanced budget this year. On the other hand, thumb she voted for the Ryan Budget.

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