Yes, I know that most of you did not know about the Illinois Straw Poll and I must confess, neither did I. But, there was one for Republican Day at the Illinois state fair http://cnn.com, and former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, won with ease.
Mr. Romney had over 40% of the vote. No question that Mr. Romney got this from the win last Saturday in the Iowa Straw Poll.
It will be these kind of victories that may not seem much at the time, but will be key points in this death march to the Republican presidential nomination.
Remember that a win is a win and we who support Mr. Romney know that where there are more of these the wins, the polling numbers will go up and he will get that much closer to the current front runner, former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani.