Behold the power

Pajamas Media rethinks their ill-considered notion to fix the vote:

The tenth week of the PAJAMAS MEDIA PRESIDENTIAL STRAW POLL has officially begun. Rudy Giuliani and Bill Richardson were again winners in the ninth week. Barack Obama continued as runner-up to Richardson on the Democratic side, but Newt Gingrich (trending upwards) once more moved past Mitt Romney for the Republicans.

Fred Thompson 1445 37.3%
Ron Paul 906 23.4%
Rudy Giuliani 532 13.7%
Newt Gingrich 294 7.6%
Mitt Romney 281 7.2%

Yeah, people just LOVE the lisper, don’t they. Of course, Pajamas will probably spin this as a DRAFT THOMPSON mass movement. Note that the speech-banner is already sinking out of sight and the sacred-undies guy can’t even maintain his top three position against two guys who aren’t running.

I have no idea if they did this in response to my critical column, but regardless of why they did the right thing, I’m pleased that they have done so.

Just to let them know there’s no hard feelings, I’ve even registered VP as one of their 300+ Internet precincts. Check the right sidebar if you want to vote in the Pajamas Media straw poll. The ability to see the results of a single precinct is a really nice feature, actually, and I have to admit that I’m kind of curious to see if some of those 2004 Bush voters have moved to the right in the last three years.