Friday, August 12, 2011

Ames Straw Poll Predictions

Michele Bachmann will win by a small margin

Ron Paul will come in second or third.  He is an expert at getting people to vote in straw polls

Mitt Romney will do better than most people think. 

Herman Cain will place in the top 6, but it will not be enough to give him the momentum he needs to raise his profile and much needed cash

Pawlenty really hurt himself the other night and he fill finish very poorly and will be dropping out of the race before the real vote is cast

Gingrich will finish close to the bottom, he won't be too far behind Pawlenty in calling it a day

Huntsman won't even register

Rick Perry will have a very good showing even though he is a write in

Sarah Palin will do remarkably well for someone who has not announced her candidacy

Santorum I think will do better than originally predicted, he had a good showing at the debate last night, he is also beloved by social conservatives for his strong and outspoken voice for the voiceless on abortion

McCotter may actually have a bit of an impact in the poll.  He has a wonderful dry sense of humor and is a Midwesterner  Some votes of his are suspect, but overall a good solid conservative

I read in the paper today what the candidates are serving in their tents - i.e Cain is serving Godfather Pizza of course, Bachmann is doing B-B-Q and Funnel Cake, Paul wouldn't announce what he was serving, but the funniest part is that almost every candidate is having Mike Huckabee playing his bass.  He will be making the rounds for the party tomorrow in Ames - I suppose he need to fill his one hour show on Fox

Who do you think will win? 


Soloman said...

I saw a graphic that showed the winner of this straw poll, except for GW Bush, hasn't won the nomination going all the way back to when GHW Bush won it in '79.

Having said that, I expect you're correct about Bachmann & Romney and Ron Paul - he will likely be 2nd. I didn't think Paul was batshitcrazy until last night when I heard him discuss Iran and nukes. Whoa. Generally great on fiscal policy, but a danger to security.

Just a conservative girl said...

My main issue with Paul is his followers. Some of them are batshitcrazy. I have been blocking them on twitter and facebook for months now.

It is pretty funny, I said almost the same thing about his answer on Iran on my post at potluck. Great minds..........

Teresa said...

My predictions are pretty much in line with yours, Just a conservative girl. I agree that Ron Paul is batshitcrazy. His thinking that a nuclear Iran wouldn't be a threat? What universe does Ron Paul live in? He needs a reality check.

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