Ding Dong. The Iowa Straw Polls Dies. Good Riddance.

    I have come here to bury the Iowa Straw Poll, not to praise it. The evil that straw polls do is remembered after their deaths, but the good is often buried with them. It might as well be the same with the Iowa Straw Poll. It brought many captives to Iowa whose ransoms brought wealth to the Iowa GOP. Today, at least it has died. | Read More »

    Iowa GOP doubles down on pay-to-play

    The Iowa GOP is rather flustered that they are bleeding support for their pay-to-play system, more colloquially known as the Iowa Straw Poll. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 90%, Jeb Bush, and Mike Huckabee have all said they won’t be spending money there, and others have said they weren’t sure. The straw poll hasn’t been a great source of accuracy when it comes | Read More »

    No One Wants To Be the Winner of the Iowa Straw Poll

    The Iowa GOP decided to move its straw poll to the weekend of the RedState Gathering. We had been working with them to make sure the two would not conflict, but they chose otherwise. Consequently, we have worked on our end to make sure the candidates can get to the Gathering and then to the Iowa Straw Poll. However, in trying to put a bigger | Read More »

    2016 is NOT here yet… it’s only getting closer

    FINAL UPDATE [2013-01-01 1700UTC] #TSR2C** with twelve votes for another four. Even Hitler had it kinda’ figured out fourteen months ago… and now there is only twenty-nine months to go. The GOP’s nominee will NOT be Christie, however Hillary may very well be Madame President. *NOW with an aggregate POLL* RESULTS announced on 1st FRIDAYS* Who is your top contender for the 2016 GOP Presidential | Read More »

    Illinois Straw Poll Results In Continued Failure

    This past week, the Illinois GOP has been running their online straw poll to determine who the Illinois Republican voters like in the GOP primary for President.  Yesterday, November 5th, the Illinois GOP also had multiple locations in Illinois where people could walk in and vote in the straw poll as well.  To cast a ballot, a voter only had to provide a minimum $5 | Read More »

    What Herman Cain’s Stunning Victory Really Means

    Herman Cain pulled off a major upset by winning the Florida Presidency 5 Straw Poll, doing so in a very convincing manner. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO captured 37 percent of the vote, while Perry took 15 percent and Romney took 14 percent. I can make the claim that I accurately predicted the top three finish well before the totals were announce, except for one | Read More »

    Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll.

    By a significant amount: [Herman] Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza who charmed the three-day Republican conference’s delegates, took 37.1 percent of the vote, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry second with 15.4 percent. The rest of the results: Mitt Romney, 14 percent; Rick Santorum, 10. 9 percent; Ron Paul, 10.4 percent; Newt Gingrich, 8.4 percent; Jon Huntsman, 2.3 percent; and Michele Bachmann 1.5 percent. | Read More »

    Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll.

    By a significant amount: [Herman] Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza who charmed the three-day Republican conference’s delegates, took 37.1 percent of the vote, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry second with 15.4 percent. The rest of the results: Mitt Romney, 14 percent; Rick Santorum, 10. 9 percent; Ron Paul, 10.4 percent; Newt Gingrich, 8.4 percent; Jon Huntsman, 2.3 percent; and Michele Bachmann 1.5 percent. | Read More »

    A realistic assessment of Ron Paul’s CPAC straw poll victory

    There has been much discussion and debate on the overall meaning of Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s success at the CPAC straw poll this year. CPAC, as you know, is the “Conservative Political Action Conference,” yet there are some who seek to rebrand CPAC into a more libertarian event. Undoubtedly, this is not necessarily the type of rebranding that folks like David Keene and the Board | Read More »

    McCain’s VP: An IRV Straw Poll

    Rank your top ten preferences for McCain’s running mate.http://www.choiceranker.com/election.php?eid=211This is a self-selected, non-scientific straw poll that showcases the virtues of ranked choice/instant runoff voting.Previous polls have been swarmed by Huckabee supporters, leading to a solid first round victory. Duncan Hunter and New Gingrich were the next-ranked choices by depth of support, Mitt Romney by plurality.