August 14, 2011
So, what about Santorum, Cain, Huntsman and McCotter?
Pawlenty Drops Out of Presidential Race After Disappointing Straw Poll Finish
As a parting gift I will give props to T-Paw for one of the great lines of the primary season: "We know what America needs but unfortunately, Barack Obama has absolutely no clue. He is like a manure spreader in a windstorm."
Maybe it's only because I've used a manure spreader and can imagine doing it in a windstorm but I think that line should be co-opted by the rest of the field - at least in rural states.
Posted by JohnGalt at August 14, 2011 11:33 AM
The Iowa straw poll is the pre-season football to an election. We all tune in to watch, but when the playoffs come around, nobody remembers or cares.
The trouble for T-Paw is that he went all in. He spent a million dollars and all month to get clocked. Rick Perry announces the same day, is not on the ballot, and gets 1/3 of his vote total. Ow.
I remain undeterred in the Gov Jon Huntsman juggernaut. The Iowa GOP is too socially conservative for my candidate's finely nuanced positions on gay rights. On to New Hampshire!