July 4th, 2011

Will The Real Romney Supporters Here In Iowa Please Stand Up?

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Written by: TEApublican

So I’m reading about this recent poll where Romney leads Iowa voters a percentage point ahead with 23%.  Bachmann follows with 22% and Cain at 10% with the other candidates following after that.

I go to many political events.  If you were to add up the events, perhaps I attend more than just about anyone here in Iowa, give or take a few entrenched media members or democrat spies.  This is to say I’m involved politically here in Iowa.  Presidential politics is my passion.  No one wanting to lose a bet would argue my involvement or passion.  I also am blessed to have hundreds of friends in Iowa that are political junkies and very interested in politics.

Over the last month I have asked everyone I come into contact with who they would support for President.  I ask about the candidates they are open to voting for, meaning that you can have more than one “likes” in my interview.  Multiple answers of candidates are encouraged.

Not only in Iowa does my quest wonder.  I just came back from my high school reunion in Indiana and I asked there too.   All this to say that I count zero friends, contacts, colleagues or even acquaintances who are set to vote for Mitt Romney, let alone being excited about his campaign.

I have yet to see one facebook post, reposted or shared by anyone about Mitt Romney in a good light… Zip zilch, nada, nil, nope, none.

What’s up with that?  I find that super duper odd.  Is Romney as the presumptive presidential GOP leader really just a ghost-town-Snuffleupagus-SlimShady-fig newton-of-imagination to every person I know?

I spoke to a friend of mine who is part of Iowa government, a person well entrenched in Iowa politics.  He said he knew of six people semi interested in Romney.  I thought well that is a start to finding the 23%, but not a good one.

So I am wondering are there really Romney supporters here in Iowa?  Is the poll even close to being accurate?  Maybe I am asking the wrong people, but surely I could find one person on my own that is a Romney supporter.  Couldn’t I?   Would they even admit it?  I’m not sure.

Maybe its just me.  I may have an anomaly group of friends or maybe they know better and better candidates.

Will the real Romney supporters here in Iowa please stand up?  I’m not asking you in the sense to make a stand, I’m just wondering if there are any out there so you can be counted accurately.

At this point I’m convinced Mitt Romney will not only not fair well in the Iowa Caucus, but he will not place in the top three.  That’s my opinion and I welcome yours, if you’re out there.

Even Snuffleupagus had to prove himself to be believable.

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About the Author


Dave Davidson is the TIR artjournalism storyteller photographer and founder of (polite) presidential paparazzi with manners. He is the author of gobs of books including “Sarah Palin Inspires Me”, “Huckisms” and “You May Be A TEApublican”.

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