Don Rasmussen: If Ron Paul does poorly in the Iowa straw poll, he's through. If he does well [and he will do very well], so what? Yawn. To be expected. Nothing to see here. Move along.
In fact, an Ames victory will propel Ron to far more.
UPDATE from Tom Woods:
Rasmussen is way off base to say a strong Ron Paul showing would simply indicate his strength in packing the poll with supporters from around the country. You have to be an Iowa resident or college student to vote in the straw poll.