The EFM Feature

Many people are asking about the straw poll at CPAC this year, and whether I think the Governor can win.
In a word, no. After seeing all of the Ron Paul folks in the audience, I have confidence that Ron Paul will win after their strategic planning to get so many fans there. (Kudos to them for always being able to motivate their people!)
However, I hope Gov. Romney does well. U.S. News and World Report has an article today about the CPAC straw poll:
The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual ritual for the American right, an opportunity to network, talk policy, and throw a three-day celebration of all things conservative in the nation’s capital. Appearances at the gathering have become de rigueur for high-profile Republicans, and the approaching 2012 presidential race has lent particular importance to this year’s conference, which kicked off Thursday. More than a dozen of the many potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates are making appearances at CPAC 2011, and they are all doubtless eagerly awaiting the results of the CPAC straw poll. But a glance at past straw poll winners and even runners-up shows that the results are generally not predictive of presidential primary success. Below are the politicians who performed the best in the last five CPACs.
In other words, the thing that interesting about Gov. Romney is that he has consistently been at the top. Will he be today when the results are announced? We’ll see.
Go, Mitt!

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