"A Republican in Arkansas feels about as out of place as Michael Vick at the Westminister Dog Show.
"I can't buy you. I don't have the money. I can't even rent you. But today, the straw poll is a day that change all of that. The straw poll is not about electing a straw man. It's giving the voters of Iowa a chance to prove that they are mature voters.... who understand that they are buying the cereal, not just the box."
Biggest applause line: "We need to go to a fair tax that is so simple a seven year old running a lemonade stand could understand it."
Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.