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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Good news for Romney, as neither Bachman nor Dean has a chance in hell of getting the nomination. Pawlenty might have pulled it off he had won, but now he's probably toast.
    Just sayin'....

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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Where did Herman Cain and Gingrich finish, and does it really matter at this point?


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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Where did Herman Cain and Gingrich finish, and does it really matter at this point?
    It's a straw poll, they basically buy votes. None of it mattered in the first place.
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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Where did Herman Cain and Gingrich finish, and does it really matter at this point?
    Michele Bachmann: 4823

    Ron Paul: 4671

    Tim Pawlenty: 2293

    Rick Santorum: 1657

    Herman Cain: 1456

    Mitt Romney: 567

    Newt Gingrich: 385

    Jon Huntsman: 69

    Thad McCotter: 35
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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Where did Herman Cain and Gingrich finish, and does it really matter at this point?
    Cain finished fifth and Newt barely registered. Cain previously said that he thought he had to finish in the top three. He's now mulling his options.

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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    For liberals like me, this is all great news. The top two in the poll where the two most fringe element loonies in the republican party.
    For assholes like me, it's even better news -- the Republican with the second-highest entertainment rating gained some ground.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Michele Bachmann: 4823

    Ron Paul: 4671

    Tim Pawlenty: 2293

    Rick Santorum: 1657

    Herman Cain: 1456

    Mitt Romney: 567

    Newt Gingrich: 385

    Jon Huntsman: 69

    Thad McCotter: 35
    Who's Thad McCotter?


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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Who's Thad McCotter?
    US house rep for the Livonia area of Michigan(outskirts of Detroit).
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Let me clarify for you. Paul always does well in informal polls. He took 5th with 9 % last time despite having only been to Iowa 3 or 4 times. He placed second in the Utah GOP convention poll. He also placed second in the Cobb county poll and the NTU. Third in the Illinois straw poll. And do on and so on. He then went on and won a total of 14 delegates in the primaries. His placing second today was pretty much expected and actually a disappointment in that he did not win. He did not exceed expectations.
    I get it, you refuse to believe that your precious media would tell you someone doesn't stand a chance unless that person was actually doomed to failure. Unfortunately, the media is not quite as altruistic as you assume.

    What makes the Iowa Straw poll significant is the extent to which candidates vest resources in it, something that cannot be said for other such straw polls. Bachmann is at the top of the polls in Iowa and won the straw poll. Ron Paul most recently placed a close third in the polls and just barely lost the straw poll. This is a testament to something I noted when this began, Ron Paul's organization and fundraising is starting out from a much better position than the last time around.

    Four years ago the campaign didn't know what to do with the large following it had amassed, but now Paul's campaign is putting that grassroots support to work early on and pushing hard. This also did beat expectations in the sense that some were saying a high turnout would be bad for Ron Paul, but now we see that high turnout was not actually that much of a threat because his organization was just able to get that much support.

    It is a whole different ball-game this time around. Being able to get that many people turned out for a heavily-contested straw poll suggests Ron Paul is going to be able to rally far more people than he did before when the actual caucus takes place.
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    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I get it, you refuse to believe that your precious media would tell you someone doesn't stand a chance unless that person was actually doomed to failure. Unfortunately, the media is not quite as altruistic as you assume.

    What makes the Iowa Straw poll significant is the extent to which candidates vest resources in it, something that cannot be said for other such straw polls. Bachmann is at the top of the polls in Iowa and won the straw poll. Ron Paul most recently placed a close third in the polls and just barely lost the straw poll. This is a testament to something I noted when this began, Ron Paul's organization and fundraising is starting out from a much better position than the last time around.

    Four years ago the campaign didn't know what to do with the large following it had amassed, but now Paul's campaign is putting that grassroots support to work early on and pushing hard. This also did beat expectations in the sense that some were saying a high turnout would be bad for Ron Paul, but now we see that high turnout was not actually that much of a threat because his organization was just able to get that much support.

    It is a whole different ball-game this time around. Being able to get that many people turned out for a heavily-contested straw poll suggests Ron Paul is going to be able to rally far more people than he did before when the actual caucus takes place.
    Yeah...the media told me that. That's it.....

    Look: Paul is a fringe element lunatic who has zero chance, but keep telling yourself otherwise. It will be fun to watch.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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