Republican Candidates Jockey for Position

Monday, August 15, 2011

Voters separated wheat from chaff this weekend, at the Iowa straw poll. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won the poll, while former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty made a poor showing and cut his campaign short, removing himself from the GOP roster. Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his candidacy Saturday, and Sarah Palin attracted big crowds at the Iowa State Fair, further shaking up the GOP roster. This week, President Obama is also in the midwest, on a bus tour of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. He's planning to sharpen his messaging against Republicans on the handling of the economy and jobs creation.

Jordan Fabian, political editor at Univision News, joins us to discuss the political news from the weekend and how the GOP primary might play out now that Rick Perry has joined the race.


Jordan Fabian

Produced by:

Posey Gruener

Comments [2]

Jose from California of course

This article forgot the American Favorite Ron Paul. But then again, like last election, the Republocrat/ Democan/ RINO (party of One) can not win and beat Obama without their backing and Rons Voters won't back Anti-american Repub/ RINO's and RINOs wont back Paul = Obama in 2012.

Aug. 15 2011 08:17 PM

Iowa and NH voters are neither morally nor intellectually superior to voters in any other state, so why must they be accorded the exclusive, lifetime privilege of vetting presidential candidates for the other 48 states? When did America vote to make Iowa and NH the official, permanent gatekeepers in the selection of presidential nominees?

The present system of Iowa voting first and New Hampshire voting second is irrational, illogical, unfair, and just plain wrong. The other 48 states must join forces to smash the Iowa / NH stranglehold over the presidential nominating process to smithereens and replace it with a ROTATING, REGIONAL PRIMARY FORMAT.

Aug. 15 2011 07:45 AM

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