Sunday, 12 August 2007


Washington Redskins won their game - 14 to 6, but only snatched it in the last three minutes of the game (With only 3 minutes 3 seconds on the clock the Redskins were trailing 14-0!!!). Full stats are available at http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/live/NFL_20070811_WAS@TEN

The other big result overnight (in British terms) was the Romney win in the Republican Straw poll in Iowa. The former Massachussets Governor is claiming a great victory, but

* the big guns did not participate - Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson & John McCain stayed away
* Romney outspent everyone else - bigtime
* only 14,302 votes were cast, compared to almost 24,000 when the poll was last taken in 1999

The significant result was that right wing conservative, Senator Brownback, was forced into third position.

You can read more about the straw poll at
(Boston Globe) http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/08/12/romney_trounces_gop_field_in_iowa_straw_poll/?page=2
(Kansas City Star) http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics/story/228416.html
(Daily Kos)http://www.dailykos.com/
(Huffington Post) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20070811/iowa-straw-poll/
(Romney) http://www.mittromney.com/News/Press-Releases/Ames_Victory
(Huckabee) http://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Blogs.View&Blog_id=274
(Brownback) http://www.brownback.com/s/Home/tabid/127/Default.aspx