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Meantime Republican candidates hoping to win America's confidence in Iowa this -- and this weekend's straw -- and down congresswoman Michelle Bachmann taking the top spot governor Tim Pawlenty dropping out of the race after He was a distant third.
Rich -- still -- an Iowa City, Iowa with some of the next steps -- Well governor Rick Perry is in former governor Tim Pawlenty is out and -- it's all basically because of -- here to explain a professor Tim a good University of Iowa.
Political -- department thanks so much for joining us.
In Iowa it's all focused on I know why.
Are we focused on Iowa what happens here how -- is it so consequential.
In part just because we have the first caucuses and of course the straw poll which was just this last weekend and straw poll in particular provides that first organizational test for candidate -- they've been out here for -- most of them.
And have had that opportunity to meet the voters.
Hone their message do that retail grassroots politics sort of thing.
Can they put it together bring their people to -- on a pleasant Saturday afternoon if they can't do -- in the have to serve reevaluate their message reevaluating -- their campaign.
Let's see out Perry and how does that change lancet.
What seems to change -- quite a bit Perry did have a third place finish but because -- so far back you decided it was time to fold its tents.
-- jumping in May seem to take their place that sort of the the folks that weren't comfortable with Romney more comfortable Bachman He may pick up that pick up a lot of those -- exporters.
Governor Mitt Romney is.
Presumably the Republican front runner nationally.
Is seeing her.
Making a mistake by basically skipping Iowa and the beginning.
Well not so much in the beginning because He had one this is the straw poll for years ago He has a name recognition any -- the organizational capability even if he's not exercising at this time.
But I think that once Governor Huckabee decided not to run this time I would have liked to have seen Romney come in and probably then win the -- full.
But he's decided to put his emphasis on New Hampshire this time around although He has said He is going to compete in the caucuses.
That's it in hagel University of Iowa thanks so much not done here not react governor Rick Perry now in the race.
He'll be doing a couple of events at the Iowa state fair and comes here to I was city later this afternoon.
They gonna -- back to you all right rich.
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