The news networks are looking pretty prescient right about now.
“Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week” and “FOX News Sunday” had all booked Rep. Michele Bachmann as a guest tomorrow. At 5:41CT this evening, Bachmann was declared the winner of the Iowa straw poll.
The cable news networks carried the live announcement of Bachmann winning with 4,823 votes. Rep. Ron Paul came in second, and Tim Pawlenty came in third.
Bret Baier and a panel including Chris Wallace anchored on Fox News; Chuck Todd hosted a special edition of “The Daily Rundown” with Andrea Mitchell from Iowa on MSNBC and Don Lemon anchored on CNN along with Candy Crowley, who will host “State of the Union” from Iowa tomorrow morning.
In addition to Bachmann, ABC”s “This Week” talks with former Gov. Pawlenty, with Jake Tapper filling in for Christiane Amanpour. And Norah O’Donnell (below, prepping today) hosts CBS’s “Face the Nation” from Iowa. In addition to Bachmann, DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) will be O’Donnell’s guest.