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Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Politics | 12 comments

Say Goodbye to Michele

A new national poll of Republican voters gives pro-life Texas Gov. Rick Perry a big lead over his GOP presidential competitors despite Michele Bachmann’s victory in the Iowa Straw poll on Saturday.

The survey has Perry with a double digit lead following his entrance into the Republican race Saturday evening after a speech at the Red State gathering of conservative political activists. He now leads both Bachmann and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely Republican primary election voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, who is on his second presidential bid and who, like Perry, did not compete in the Iowa Straw Poll, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who is also pro-life, picks up 13%.

The rest are in the single digits.

InTrade has its own ratings…

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Word on the street (Ed Schultz show) has establishment Republicans pushing Paul Ryan into the race to knock Perry down.

Paul who?

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OOPS!

GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann mistakenly wished Elvis Presley a “happy birthday” today during a campaign event in South Carolina.

Presley — “The King” to music fans everywhere — died 34 years ago on this date.

According to CNN’s Political Ticker, the Minnesota congresswoman asked everyone at her rally in Spartanburg to wish a “happy birthday” to Presley after taking the stage. She had played his song Promised Land at the event


Cross posted from the blog Prairie Weather.
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