Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty look to the audience before the start of the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.
Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard
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