A member of Congress who voted to send the U. S. into default is Iowa’s choice for the country’s next president as Michele Bachmann narrowly wins the state’s straw poll over Ron Paul, who would take the government out of everything, with Tim Pawlenty running a distant third.

The non-binding nonsensical balloting will nonetheless be parsed for political meaning in the coming days as lesser candidates like Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and even Pawlenty have to wonder about their fund-raising and rethink their chances in next year’s primaries .

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ROBERT STEIN
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Allen
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Allen
5 years 1 month ago

The Lunatic and the Bean Counter, both one step closer to the nuclear holocaust button. I think I’ll go pray for awhile.

Allen
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Allen
5 years 1 month ago

Ok I prayed. He said Bachman’s the new messiah and I should go vote for her. Maybe I ought to stop using that online prayer site…damn Kansas flatheads.

JSpencer
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JSpencer
5 years 1 month ago

I can almost understand the Ron Paul, but Bachmann? What is the matter with Iowans?

Barky
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5 years 1 month ago

In a race amongst madmen, no one wins.

PJBFan
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PJBFan
5 years 1 month ago
Let’s remember that, except in years where an incumbent is running, the winner of the Iowa Straw Poll does not always go on to get the nomination. In 2007, it was Romney that won. In 1999, it was Dubya, in 1995, it was a tie between Bob Dole, the eventual nominee, and Phil Gramm, who never went anywhere. In 1987, it was Pat Robertson, and in 1979, it was George H.W. Bush. With Dubya, and the tie by Dole, only 2 of the 5 straw polls, or 40%, of the time, did a winner go on and become the nominee.… Read more »
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