Saturday, August 13, 2011

Iowa straw poll results: Bachmann and Paul win

Bachmann and Paul win.

Michele Bachmann wins with 4,823 votes.
Ron Paul 2nd with 4,671.
Tim Pawlenty 3rd with 2,293.
Rick Santorum 4th with 1,657.
Herman Cain 5th with 1,456.
Rick Perry (write-in) 6th with 718.
Mitt Romney 7th with 567.
Newt Gingrich 8th with 385.
Jon Huntsman 9th with 69.
And Thaddeus McCotter had 35 votes.

Michelle Malkin » Iowa Straw Poll Winner Announced
Sun, 14 Aug 2011 00:44:38 UTC

First, a great deal of broohaha for an event that produces less than 20,000 votes. And as the native born Iowan, Bachmann would be dismayed not to win.

But in the months ahead, both sides of the political aisle will marginalize Paul and Bachmann. Why? Because the elites are absolutely terrified that either one would actually do something.

And I suspect more than a few of them are deathly afraid that their actions would produce such fantastic results that it would forever change the comfy but impotent dynamics upon which their success depends.

Despite all the media diatribe, no one thinks Paul is 'kooky.' On the contrary, they fear that he is right.

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