This week is very important for Republican presentational candidates because of the Ames Straw Poll of 2011, which takes place in Ames Iowa this Saturday. It gives an early indication as to who can draw the most support from the Republican/ Tea Part base. Tea Part is the New World Order of the Republican Party.
The following six candidates are actively campaigning in the event: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.), U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). Three additional GOP contenders who are not aggressively seeking to lock up support in the straw poll will appear on the ballot: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
Meanwhile, following this weekend, President Obama will be in Iowa as a part of his Bus tour. The White House says its Presidential "stuff", but we can confirm Barack Obama will be campaigning and promoting his Obama'12 message.
The Democratic National Committee is rolling out an "Extreme Aims" campaign ahead of Saturday's straw poll in Iowa.
"In the run up to Thursday’s Republican debate in Iowa and Saturday’s Ames straw poll, we’re launching a new project that will help voters better understand the positions of the 2012 Republican field. These candidates have been overtaken by the Tea Party and are pushing an agenda that would end Medicare as we know it, give millionaires the tax cuts they don’t deserve, and dismantle programs critical for education and economic growth." As a part they released this Youtube ad: