Wednesday, August 17, 2005

For What It's Worth

Poll says Iowans like Rice in '08

DES MOINES -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a surprising top choice for president among Iowa Republicans, according to a poll to be released today -- more than two years before the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Among 400 Republicans who said they are likely to attend the 2008 caucuses, Rice received the backing of 30.3 percent. U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona was second in the survey with 16 percent, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received support from 15.3 percent. Roughly 20 percent were undecided.

At this juncture, I'd recommend taking the results of any such any presidential poll with a grain of salt the size of Mayor Menino's ego. But, the entertainment value of a Condi Rice nomination alone (watching Al Sharpton's skull implode on network TV) would make it all worthwhile.