The big news last night was that Michele Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll, edging out RuPaul, which really elevates her campaign.
Personally, I was about to write off the straw poll this weekend, knowing Paul's history with these things, that he was going to get his zombie followers to show up and put him in first place. But it didn't happen.
A big surprise is that Texas Governor Rick Perry, who officially announced his candidacy yesterday, finished ahead of the "front-runner" Mitt Romney, as a write-in candidate.
What this shows, I think, is that people in 2012 are really looking for someone who stands up for what they believe in, have principles, and are passionate about them.