Ron Paul Actually Soundly Defeated Bachmann and the Rest.
With the Iowa straw poll over we get the results highly hyped by the media as a victory for Michele Bachmann. Bachmann won by 152 votes. But consider this.
Bachmann outspent Ron Paul by a factor of about 10. Spending 10 times as much included about $180,000 for providing free tickets to a Randy Travis concert with one catch. The recipient of the free ticket must vote in the Straw Poll first to obtain the ticket. She gave out something over 6,000 tickets so a victory over Paul of 152 votes seems meaningless in actual terms of how the people really feel.
Sort of reminds me of the political rally in the movie “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” complete with a midget in a cowboy outfit.
It is my understanding the Bachmann spent around $1 Million dollars on this media circus. This process is reminding me more and more of Rome near the end of its run. See the link below.
How Michele Bachmann Bought the Ames Straw Poll | Unelected.org