Worst thing about Ames Straw Poll: More Iowa Bashing:
Iowa Republicans, in other words, end up having a power that no other state, not even New Hampshire, is granted: two separate opportunities to cull the GOP presidential field. Indeed, we are getting close to the point where no candidate can survive a disappointing showing in Ames, because the media horde will suddenly have only one question: “Are you dropping out?”The phrase, as the departed David Yepsen used to say, is "two bites at the apple."
Best thing about Ames Straw Poll: More Republican Infighting.
Plus: Two cases that Debt War was an Obama win.