Iowa GOP Debates Fate Of Its Famed Straw Poll... Actually Branstad Wants It Done Away With Before Rand Paul Wins In A LandslideSubmitted by AnAppealToHeavenWash on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 07:20
The 2011 Iowa straw poll told the national Republican Party that Mitt Flip Flopp'n Romney was no good for them.
But the establishment didn't listen to Iowans and now they are blaming the straw poll participants for not selecting the their biggest loser nominee of all time? But isn't that a good thing that Romney lost there? Doesn't this give the poll credibility... "Like see I told ya so!"
In this respect the Iowa Straw Poll was a complete success and should be used to easily catapult Rand Paul to the top in 2016 given his father's name recognition and top finish in 2012.
Isn't this what Governor Branstad and other establishment types are really afraid of, why don't they just say it, and why is the establishment wanting to retire their old mainstay magic trick (The Iowa Straw Poll, the poll that put W. Bush in power) before the next big election rolls around?
THE THREAT... THIS, THE LARGEST STRAW POLL, WILL MAKE RAND PAUL THE TOP CANDIDATE IN 2016 BECAUSE OUR PEOPLE OWN IT BY WAY OF A.J. SPIKER, THE STATE PARTY CHAIR IS OUR GUY, RON's FORMER CAMPAIGN MANAGER! HA HA! TAKE THAT FOX NEWS!
'Still, other top Iowa Republicans bristled at Mr. Branstad's suggestion that the sun had set on Ames.
"Gov. Branstad is wrong, and this is not a decision he will make, anyway," said A.J. Spiker, chairman of the state GOP. "It is a decision the party and the candidates will make."
Mr. Branstad pointed to Ms. Bachmann's rapid rise and fall in 2011 as Exhibit A for why the straw poll no longer makes sense. Her campaign invested heavily in the one-day event, busing in thousands of supporters from around the state and hiring singers such as Randy Travis to entertain them in a huge tent.
She beat Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) by 150 votes in the straw poll but never caught fire among the broader set of GOP voters in Iowa, placing sixth in the January caucuses.'
WSJ is of course owned by News Corp parent of Fox News. They are going all out to shut the Iowa Straw Poll down now that it is not controlled by the lackeys of Carl Rove and the establishment.
Ron Paul people now own the Iowa Republican Party top down. With that we own its famous straw poll, and the establishment is now going into all out damage control and fits of rage, even 3 years before the next big event, in hopes of discrediting the outcome that they can no longer fix and to discredit what they can not control. This is the first time in decades that they will not be able to screw with the result and they a scared.
The pee is running down their legs now.
RAND PAUL / RON PAUL 2016