It is undeniable that the better funded and better organized candidates stand to do the best there . . . but, it is also undeniable that no one can win without actually turning out Iowan supporters (meaning you actually need supporters . . . i.e. money alone is not enough). Let anyone you know in Iowa that might be a potential Romney supporter to plan on the date (Aug 11th) and contact the campaign about going.
A more serious take on the straw poll was in today's Des Moines Register. That piece included this gem:
The results also show that Mitt Romney leads among people planning to attend the straw poll. The former Massachusetts governor, who leads the GOP field in the most recent Iowa Poll, frequently mentions the straw poll while campaigning in Iowa.
According to the poll, 34 percent of likely straw poll attendees support Romney, reflecting his overall support among Iowa Republicans.
Now the expectations are high. Let's help Romney deliver!