Saturday, August 13, 2011

Michele Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll

Ooops. The Republican good old boys are in a whole lot of trouble:

“We did this together,” Mrs. Bachmann said, standing outside her campaign bus after she was declared the winner. “This is the very first step toward taking the White House in 2012.”


AMES, Iowa — The line to get inside Michele Bachmann’s tent was nearly two hours long. By 1 p.m., her campaign had given out its 4,000th ticket. By 3 p.m., its 6,000th. On stage, the congresswoman was dancing in her heels. Confetti cannons were firing.

And as Bachmann led a golf-cart caravan to the voting stations, across the grounds of Iowa State University here, Tim Pawlenty’s half-empty tent was tinged with the aroma of barbecue and desperation.

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