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Let's talk some politics all eyes now turning to Iowa -- GOP White House hopefuls former governor Tim Pawlenty and representative Michelle Bachmann.
Are taking jabs at President Obama.
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What isn't the standard and Boras didn't wanna see you are out -- -- Meanwhile Ron Paul who of course has a history of finishing very strong and straw polls.
Looks like He could be the front runner ahead in of this week's event in -- chief political correspondent Carl Cameron is live in Mason City -- walk.
So Carl the first big box debate -- the first debate in Iowa is tomorrow night tell us what's at stake.
Well it's really gonna set the stage that straw poll and the debate itself.
Comes at an absolutely critical time with the Dow down now some 300 points.
The debt crisis growing the debt downgrade.
Continuing to perplexed of the country in the world for the United States.
It really is particularly significant in this tremendous amount riding on it.
Ron Paul courses -- to do fairly well in the straw -- he's actually campaigning with his son Rand Paul the Kentucky senator who many think is sort of positioning for a future run himself.
Ron Paul's presence in the straw poll vs Michelle -- his role in all of this really kind of profoundly different most to a sort of competing for top position.
For Michelle Bachmann is a tremendous amount at -- she has been incessantly criticized by the mainstream liberal press the last few weeks despite.
Her strong performances in the last debate and her tremendous buzz on the ground here in Iowa home of the leadoff caucus.
The Ron Paul Michelle -- battled the top of the ticket is followed very closely by Tim Pawlenty.
Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota has been really struggling for traction in national polls but in this state more than any -- -- spent a tremendous amount of time.
Retail politicking hand to hand.
Grip and grin politicking.
In very small towns and villages and small -- with small crowds.
And that ultimately is how in the past the straw poll and the Iowa caucus have been one social plenty this is a big opportunity to make the top three.
The historical cliche in Iowa politics is there's three tickets out of a caucus state on to New Hampshire and South Carolina the rest of the nomination battle.
So it's important for Pawlenty to make it into the top three.
There's a big question about Rick Santorum the former Pennsylvania senator and whether or not.
He can make odd number four in the upcoming straw poll and what He will be doing in the in the debate as well.
The debate tomorrow coming as it does.
Really becomes crucial will be the third debate in the process thus far the first one in which Jon Huntsman -- former Utah governor early participating so.
Much much to unfold.
Aren't going to be an exciting night -- -- thanks so much for previewing at four.
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