The sizzlin' Iowa Republican Straw Poll is underway here in Ames. No, that's not an editorial. It's all about the weather, baby. I think the temp has gone up 10 degrees since I got here around 7am.
I don't know how this will affect the voting tonight, but Ron Paul's people are everywhere. Although, I still haven't met anyone here who's actually from Iowa. I'm sure they're here somewhere. I just haven't met them. Of course, only Iowans can vote.
"I want to welcome you to Iowa's edition of America Idol". Those were the words of Laura Ingraham, the Master of Ceremonies. Remember how much flak Jim Nussle got when he said something similar on WHO-TV one morning a few months back?