Posts Tagged ‘Straw poll’
 

 

Carson Continues to Impress in Iowa

Saturday, August 8th was supposed to be the day of the Iowa Straw Poll. It was supposed to be the day when the all the Republican candidates rolled out the red carpet in Boone for potential caucus goers in an attempt to display...
by Craig Robinson

 
 

Back in the Saddle Again – The Weekly Roundup

For the past week or so I was in California for my brother’s wedding. Good times were had by all, but, boy, did I miss some fireworks! Regardless, it is good to be back. Thank you to the candidates who provided me with op-eds...
by Craig Robinson

 
 

Life Without the Straw Poll Might Not Be As Bad As You Think

There is little doubt that the absence of the 2015 Iowa Straw Poll will have an impact on how the 2016 Republican presidential candidates campaign here in Iowa. The Iowa Straw Poll used to signify the halfway point in a caucus ...
by Craig Robinson

 

 

Walker Feeling the Heat from Iowa GOP

It was the best of times… Over the weekend the Des Moines Register released its latest Iowa Poll in conjunction with Bloomberg Politics. Once again, the poll shows Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker leading the large and talente...
by Craig Robinson

 
 

Perry’s Ride – A Post Memorial Day Round Up

It is often said that Labor Day signifies the point in a general election where voters really begin to focus on the upcoming election, and so the campaigns really seem to ratchet up. For Republican caucus campaigns in Iowa, I h...
by Craig Robinson

 

 

Cloud of Uncertainty over Iowa Straw Poll

Like many Iowa Republicans, some of my greatest political memories are associated with the Iowa Straw Poll. I worked my first Straw Poll at the age of 22 in 1999. It was terrifying waiting for my buses full of Steve Forbes’ s...
by Craig Robinson