Craig Tufty of Human Events reviewed John Cox's pathetic performance at the Ames Straw Poll:
Wow, he nailed him. It's almost as if he's met him - or worked for him. Except for that "good conservative successful businessman" sop. Truth is, he's likely a pretender in both realms.
John Cox: is a good conservative successful businessman but doesn’t have a clue as to what he’s trying to do. He thinks government should be run like a business. (He’s apparently the new Mory Taylor. What is it with these Illinois businessmen thinking they can be president?) Sorry, Mr. Cox, but Washington is a one industry town and it is “politics.” If you want business go to New York and run the NYSE. Cox seems naïve and egotistical. He had maybe one or two supporters in crowd