Tonight in Memphis, the SRLC (Southern Republican Leadership Conference) held it's annual straw poll for President, and Virginia Senator George Allen...didn't win.
All he could do was tie for third with someone who has a 37% approval, and isn't running.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a native son of Tennessee, won. The big "whaaat?" of the night was the fact that Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts...of Massachusetts...and a Mormon, received 2nd place with 14%...at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference...in Tennessee.
George Allen and George W. Bush tied for third with 10% a piece (John McCain told all of his supporters to vote Bush, as a "show of support," but probably so his weakness among Conservatives wouldn't be apparent).
So, the question is, since Allen can't beat Mitt Romney in the South, is his campaign just a lot of talk that won't materialize into anything?
Or, we could help James Webb knock Allen out in 2006, which would be even better than seeing Allen 2008 flop.