There are some things to remember when the importance of Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames straw poll Saturday. They had not a registered voter a ballot only one Iowa resident over 18 years in a ticket of $ 30 and a pulse is emitted.
Or, as Iowans campaigns bused from all over the country, she spoke with a list-band, fed treats them as “hot beef sundae”, advance tickets in a hurry hand, if they do not, and Bachmann is well-oiled campaign, drove the bus in the voting booth in a golf cart.
It was a snapshot of the first run, like the United States of America elects a president in 2011. But the results of a Conservative-Palooza on Saturday, the carnival on the campus of Iowa State University has been of limited use for the Republicans in California.
The results should show which campaigns are the organizational strength to compete in the top group of candidates, and Bachmann are expected to have a financial boost in the short term.
The native of Iowa who have worked tirelessly campaigning in Iowa for weeks, won 28.5 percent of the vote slightly ahead of Ron Paul, R-Texas, who held 27.6 percent. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty in third place with 13.5 percent.
Leading early elections, the former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former U. S. Jon Huntsman ambassador to China, was on the ballot, but hardly fighting. Romney received 567, while Newt Gingrich and Huntsman received only 385 votes against 69.