For those who have said repeatedly ......"I will worry about the Straw Poll when it gets closer to August".............I say to you "It is almost August!!!". The Straw Poll is one month away, and there is a huge buzz in the air. The outcome of this straw poll in Ames will undoubtedly affect the outcome of the Iowa Caucus, as well as the national front-runners. There is still a twist: McCain and Giuliani aren't going. McCain is legitimately too broke to fund a run at the Straw poll, however Giuliani has a ton of money and yet he still doesn't want to participate. Three observations:
1. McCain is struggling financially, and thus is not going to attend the straw poll. Rightfully so. He should not bother attending any other caucuses either because the money isn;t there. And as much as we try to ignore the money factor, it is still one of the biggest indicators of popularity. If people like you, they donate to your election campaign. Simply put. And I think after August 11th, we may see McCain consider to pay off the rest of his campaign debts and walk away.
2. Giuliani has plenty of money and still doesn't want to go to the straw poll. He is leaning on McCain's excuse that the straw poll is too expensive to attend. We don't buy that excuse here in Iowa. Straw poll ticket and registration money goes to support the Iowa Republican party, and we need that money more than ever to get our state offices back into the Republicans hands.
3. Romney is committed to Iowa as well as this nation! He is sticking to the straw poll when he could have followed the other two candidates and skipped it. He has been supporting Iowa since the last mid-term election thru support of his commonwealth PAC and the Republican Governors association. Romney recognizes that Iowans invest their time to sift thru the candidates, and in turn help to find the best candidate to lead our country. We actually take the time to care about politics and the difference we can make in the USA.
So now is the time to make your mark on the direction this country goes in the next 4 to 8 years! Sign up to attend the straw poll right away! If you would like to attend for free, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get your info on to the HQ in Iowa. It's not too late to sign up, but don't wait too much longer!