Krusty Konservative: Straw Poll - August 11, 2007
Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative
The Republican Party of Iowa has announced that their Straw Poll will once again be held at Hilton Coliseum in Ames on Saturday, August 11, 2007. ... History shows that the Straw Poll grows exponentially every year. If you love politics, the Iowa Straw Poll is defiantly something you will want to attend. While I'm glad to see that RPI has a date and location for the Straw Poll, I just think it stupid that the event will be held in Hilton Coliseum. Hilton will only hold 15,000 people, and the neighboring Stephens Auditorium will hold an additional 2,747, that's only 17,747 people. Yet over 23,685 people voted at the last event. In 1999 the fire marshals closed the doors when the building was at full capacity. With so much at stake, RPI should have at least considered moving the event to a larger venue like the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. However even there the Wells Fargo Arena would only hold 17,000 and Vets would add an additional 7,200 people. I'm scared to think how many people Romney, McCain and the others will turn out in 2007.