Rachel Maddow's Refresher Course on Ames Straw Poll: "It's a Racket"

 In case you broke a mild sweat over Bachmann's first-ring emergence from the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, let Rachel Maddow comfort you with the reminder that it has no actual bearing on the endgame--it's just around so Iowa Republicans can fill up their coffers.

Last night, Maddow gave a helpful refresher course on the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, which resulted in Pawlenty's withdrawal and drummed up the heat between Michele Bachmann and Ames-absent Rick Perry. “The sort of refreshing thing about the Ames Straw Poll is that the people making money off this racket, the Iowa Republican Party, fully admit that it is a racket that is just designed to make them money,” she said. Watch the video below, via Raw Story


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AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at August 16, 2011, 4:25am

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