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  •  She was? (2+ / 0-)
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    I remember she made a big buy in the Ames straw poll, but I don't remember Bachmann EVER being the leading candidate.

    There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. --Mark Twain

    by stlkaper on Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 08:39:15 AM PST

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      Michele Bachmann wins Iowa Straw Poll

      (It doesn't matter if the straw poll is esentially meaningless.  Her winning it was enough for the media to catapult her to front-runner status...)

      •  That only means (0+ / 0-)

        she was able to buy enough supporters to show up. The Ames straw poll is not essentially meaningless, it's totally meaningless. Here "win" there sure doesn't count as front-runner status, even though the media hyped it. That's bought-and-paid-for "support." To attain front-runner status even ephemerally briefly, she'd have needed to come in first in at least one real, scientific poll. She never did.

        There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. --Mark Twain

        by stlkaper on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 03:40:06 PM PST

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