Well yesterday, as a Wiccan, I observed the Full Moon. A full moon can effect everything from ocean tides to the Iowa GOP Straw Poll. At the end of the day, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann came in first with 28% of the over four thousand votes cast. Texas Congressman Ron Paul came in a close second with 27% of the vote. I think a few people, including myself were a little surprised that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich did not participate. Kind of a dumb move I thought. Granted, we are still fifteen months out, but this is a great way for everyone to kind of get a snapshot of just where the candidates stand at this point.
The heavy turnout of Ron Paul supporters was expected. It is usually heavy for such gatherings as these. But I also think that Michele Bachmann's victory is surprising for the Chris Matthews-es of the world because before yesterday, I don't think they took her candidacy seriously at all. Last week's "Newsweek" cover is enough proof of that.
See, I think the Democrats have kind of a entitlement mentality when it comes to the first African-American candidate/President, the first female candidate, etc. If Michele Bachmann continues to do well, perhaps even win the nomination, it makes Liberals sweat. That is not how it is supposed to be!