Iowa Straw Poll

Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Straw Poll at Iowa State University on Aug. 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

T-Paw: Why Is Iowa Really This Powerful?

It only took two thousand Iowans to derail the Presidential campaign of someone who was considered a very real GOP contender when he entered the race.


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Longmont Republican Heads To Iowa With Presidential Dreams

He admits its a longshot, but a Longmont man is heading to Iowa this weekend to run for president.


AMES, IA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman shake hands after participating in a two-hour Republican presidential debate in the Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University August 11, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. This is the first Republican presidential debate in the state ahead of Saturday's all important Iowa Straw Poll. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Real Questions For The GOP Contenders

All of the other issues pale in comparison at this point in the campaign. There will be plenty of time to contemplate illegal immigration, how to handle Iran and our growing deficit. But right now, the real issues to consider for the GOP are winnability, fundraising and winnability.


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