Tim Pawlenty Is No Peyton Manning


I was planning to write something explaining why the Iowa Republican Straw Poll was like National Football League Preseason games.


I was going to say that neither has even a mediocre record of predicting success by pointing to the fact that only one winner of the Straw Poll has ever been elected President and that the San Francisco Forty Niners were the NFL Preseason champs last year at 4-0 and finished the regular season 6-10.


2011 Primary Contests


Thursday was the deadline for candidates to file designating petitions for the Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Working Families & Independence Parties.


This year, being a real “off-year” in New York City politics, there are very few potential Primary contests.