This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Two more outtakes from Ames. First, the walk over to Duncan Hunter's tent and the sighting of his much-photographed Elvis impersonator. Probably my favorite example of the utter randomness, insanity, and disconnect from "things that make people want to vote for you" of the Straw Poll.
James Kotecki interviewed Elvis and Duncan Hunter right after this. I was… elsewhere.
Also, here's stage-left view of when the Straw Poll results came in. Note the enormous throng of Romney supporters and the room-filling giggle when McCain comes in 10th place.
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