Republican presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan says George W. Bush is”perverting” the Ames Strawpoll. A Bush campaign memo sent to Washington,D.C. lobbyists and organizations asks the powerbrokers to line-up Iowans toattend the Strawpoll in August, an event which Bush has vowed to win.Buchanan says it’s just another example of how the “establishment” wants tocrown Bush as the G.O.P. presidential nominee.Buchanan says the move is backfiring with some Iowans as it seems as if Bushis “marching mercenaries into battle.”In 1995, Buchanan turned out about two-thousand supporters to the Strawpoll.
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