Daily Archives: August 14, 2011

Quote of the Day – the field narrows…

“I wish it would have been different. But obviously the pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist so we are going to end the campaign.”

– Tim Pawlenty commenting on his decision to leave the Republican nominee race.

Why is Ames, Iowa, the new Comedy Capital of the World?

Because…

Michele Bachmann won a straw poll of Iowa Republicans Saturday, confirming her status as the front runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in the state that kicks off the real voting next winter.

“Bachmann, a U.S. representative from Minnesota, edged out Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota finished a distant third, a disappointment for a man who freely invested time and money in search of a strong showing to boost his flagging campaign.”

The rest of the nation looks on with astonishment.