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Thursday, June 07, 2007
Raw Politics: No show for Iowa
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- CNN's Tom Foreman has the raw politics -- candidates backing out of the Iowa straw poll and Fred Thompson's new Web site. (Click image at left to play video)
Posted By CNN: 10:07 AM ET
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Is the straw poll really that important? I think that this Presidential election has already been hijacked by states deciding to have their primaries early no matter if the rest of the country agrees or not. So the candidates have the right to sort of push back a little. It would not be smart for Guiliana and McCain to be in this poll anyway, so why do it? So that the media can then say that they are no longer viable candidates because they didn't do well in a straw poll? Yeah, they made the right choice.
Posted By Cecilia Houston,Tx : 10:49 AM ET
Being a former (and soon to be again) Iowan, I'm glad they decided not to participate.

It means less money spent in the state for advertising to people that more than likely already have their minds made up. And less commercials I have to get assaulted by when I watch TV.
Posted By MB Columbia, SC : 7:01 PM ET
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