Fox News Announces the Establishment’s Leading 2012 GOP Candidates

This morning Fox News announced who the establishment’s three leading 2012 GOP candidates are in light of last week’s Republican debate and straw poll in Ames, Iowa.

Fox News’s top three are: 1. Michele Bachmann, who won the straw poll by as little as 0.91% or 152 votes, 2. Mitt Romney, who did not even compete in the straw poll, and 3. Rick Perry, who participated neither in the debate or the straw poll.

No mention was made of Ron Paul, who overwhelmingly won the debate (even according to Fox News’s own post-debate poll) and scored a close second at the straw poll with 4,671 votes, except to lump him in with Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Herman Cain as an also-ran.