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Ron Paul meets Iowans for Tax Relief's criterion

By now you may have read the latest newspaper column detailing Ron Paul's exclusion from the Iowans for Tax Relief forum.  See: http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2007/06/27/ap-state-ia/d8q1ata80.txt

An excerpt [slightly modified for clarity] drew my attention:

"Paul didn't meet the criteria the groups drew up last winter," which Ed Failor Jr., executive vice president of Iowans for Tax Relief said "included having an established exploratory committee and garnering at least 1 percent in a national poll." The groups sent out invitations in March to all "credible" candidates of both parties; all the Democrats declined to attend.

And so, like my last missive on Failure, er, Failor hypocrisy and bold faced ... linked here, I present you with dates of when the candidates announced 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committees (files with FEC) and links to their national poll status from January, 2007 onward. Check whether Paul met this criteria for yourself:

Candidate
Announced
Source
Brownback 1-20-07
Gilmore
12-19-06
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2006/12/19/AR2006121901893.html

Giuliani
11-14-06
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/13/
giuliani.president/index.html

Huckabee
1-28-07
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2060
1087&sid=a1.6Jw6XvL2g&refer=home

Hunter 1-12-07 http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker
/2007/01/hunter-forms-presidential-exploratory.html
McCain
2-28-07
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=John_
McCain:_U.S._presidential_election%2C_2008

Paul
1-11-07
http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker
/2007/01/texas-congressman-files-presidential.html

Romney 2-13-07 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2007/02/13/AR2007021300400.html
Tancredo
4-2-07
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/
04/02/tancredo_enters_2008_presidential_race/

 
Thompson
12-15-06
http://politicalwire.com/archives/2006/12/16/
thompson_creates_exploratory_committee.html

Candidate's name links to their polling data from Jan. to June, 2007. source: http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/2008/candidates/

Note: Mr. Tancredo [date in bold] was a latecomer, who coincidentally has called for Mr. Paul's inclusion in the forum.
One wonders how invitation issued in March, made their way to Mr. Tancredo, since he had not formed an exploratory committee yet? 

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