#rsrh Romney to skip Ames poll.

Wait.  What?

Mitt Romney will skip a key early test for Republican presidential candidates by forgoing the Iowa straw poll in mid-August, a decision that could recast the contest in the nation’s first presidential nominating state.

This is roughly like competing at the Olympics, only you’ve just publicly announced that you’ll be blowing off the opening ceremonies.  The Ames straw poll is when the GOP Presidential primaries start: you don’t have to win it to get the nomination, but it’s… the Ames straw poll.  Weird.

Moe Lane

PS: You know who this helps?  Mitt Romney Tim Pawlenty: this is just the latest break that the former governor of Minnesota has gotten in this contest.  Although if Rick Perry changes his mind about staying out of the race…

1 Comment

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    Yeah, if Rick jumps in, all the oxygen gets sucked out of the room.

    But between him and T-Paw, we’d (seriously) change from (seemingly) WTF? to an embarrassment of riches for the nomination.

    Could we have a P/P (take your pick) ticket? If so, I wouldn’t bet against it.

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