Sunday, March 12, 2006

Straw Poll

Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) wins one of the first GOP presidential straw poll.

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in second and President Bush came in third.

The Bloomberg article notes that the poll is reflective of a nominee's organizational ability and less an overall evaluation of a candidate.

Given that it was a poll held in Memphis, in the Senators home state of Tennessee, by the Souther Republican Leadership Conference, Frist's performance is not surprising. Romney, however, is interesting.

Yet what are Frist's qualifications? He is the Senate Majority Leader, but he has acted less as a leader for the Senate and more as the President's Senate whip.

- Murphy

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