Sunday, August 14, 2011
Iowa Straw Poll Results

Ames Iowa Straw Poll Results, Saturday, August 13, 2011

  Michele Bachmann – 4823 (28.6%)
  Ron Paul – 4671 (27.7%)
  Tim Pawlenty – 2293 (13.6%)
  Rick Santorum – 1657 (9.8%)
  Herman Cain – 1456 (8.6%)
  Rick Perry – 718 (4.3%)
  Mitt Romney – 567 (3.4%)
  Newt Gingrich – 385 (2.3%)
  Others – 162 (1.0%)
  Jon Huntsman – 69 (0.4%)
  Thaddeus McCotter – 35 (0.2%)

16,892 Total Votes
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I don’t know why anyone pays any attention to this, or why Pawlenty saw a third place here and decided to drop out. We all know who got the nomination in 2008… Here’s the results and how the “front runner” did in the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll:

  Mitt Romney:  4,516 / 31.5%
  Mike Huckabee:  2,587 / 18.1%
  Sam Brownback:  2,192 / 15.3%
  Tom Tancredo:  1,961 / 13.7%
  Ron Paul:  1,305 / 9.1%
  Tommy Thompson:  1,039 / 7.3%
  Fred Thompson:  203 / 1.4%
  Rudy Giuliani:  183 / 1.3%
  Duncan Hunter:  174 / 1.2%
  John McCain:  101 / 1.0%
  John Cox:  41 / .1%

14,302 Total Votes

The Quack 09:08 PM | (10) Comments | Email this post | Permalink
Ex-Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty ends White House bid
BRIAN BAKST ― AP

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday, hours after finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa straw poll.

“I wish it would have been different. But obviously the pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist so we are going to end the campaign,” Pawlenty said on ABC’s “This Week” from Iowa shortly after disclosing his plans in a private conference call with supporters.

The low-key Midwesterner and two-term governor had struggled to gain traction in a state he had said he must win and never caught fire nationally with a Republican electorate seemingly craving a charismatic, nonestablishment, rabble-rouser to go up against President Barack Obama.

[...]

Pawlenty had acknowledged that he needed a strong finish to show momentum and quiet concerns that his campaign was faltering. But Bachmann won with 4,823 votes, while Texas Rep. Paul got 4,671. Pawlenty received 2,293.

The Quack 09:04 PM | (0) Comments | Email this post | Permalink
Open Thread - August 14, 2011

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

Pauleen Brewer 04:00 AM | (5) Comments | Email this post | Permalink
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