|For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 26, 2007
|Contacts: Carrie Giddins/Chris Allen|
Romney Flips Again!
How Important Is the Straw Poll?
“We know you must be tired of reading all these press releases about Mitt Romney’s flip-flops (we are tired of writing them), but Romney is the candidate who just keeps on giving,” said Carrie Giddins, Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director. “First it was vital to win the Straw Poll, now its not that important; if Romney can’t even figure that out, how can he be expected to lead the United States of America?”
April: Romney Pledged to Be the “Ring Leader” of the Straw Poll. “Mitt Romney was all smiles Wednesday as he spoke to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Urbandale. He addressed a comment made on the radio earlier in the day by a Giuliani staff member, who called the Republican Party of Iowa's Aug. 11 straw poll a circus. ‘If there is a circus, we are going to be the ring leader,’ he said.” [IowaPolitics.com, 4/5/07; http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=92765]
July: Romney Hoping for “Top Two or Three” Finish. “Having invested the most time and money in the event, many expect Romney to win, but he was far more modest. ‘I expect to finish in the top two or three,’ he said.” [Associated Press, 6/26/07]
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