He has an undescribed “medical condition,” and even feeds himself by sucking up a food substitute through a straw under his mask.
Peter Beinart on why the front-runner should pass on his party's first primary, not just August's straw Poll.
However, two top 2016 contenders were excluded from CPAC but not from the straw poll.
It was nearly impossible in Arizona to bring a case against a straw purchaser.
After a public forum and a straw poll, it settled on J.D. Winteregg, a 32-year-old teacher from Troy, Ohio.
I can give them some money, and they will then manage to get me out on straw bail.
To these were fixed horizontal beams, the whole covered with mud and straw.
The figures were of straw, and no wonder yielded so readily to the spear.
Here was a vacant stall, except that it was half-filled with straw.
He gave the information carelessly, as though it did not matter to him a straw.
Old English streaw "stems or stalks of certain cereals," literally "that which is scattered or strewn," related to streowian (see strew), from Proto-Germanic *strawam "that which is scattered" (cf. Old Norse stra, Danish straa, Swedish strå, Old Frisian stre, Old Dutch, Old High German stro, German Stroh "straw"), from PIE *stere- "to spread" (see structure (n.)). The notion is of dried grain stalks strewn on a floor as carpeting or bedding. As a type of what is trifling or unimportant, attested from late 13c. Meaning "hollow tube through which a drink is sucked" is recorded from 1851.
To draw straws as a means of deciding something is recorded from 1832. The last straw is from the proverb of the camel. Straw poll is from 1932; earlier straw vote (1866). Straw hat first attested mid-15c. To clutch (or grasp or catch) at straws (1748) is what a drowning man proverbially would do.
To make a final, desperate effort: “The candidate made a few last attempts to discredit his opponent, but it was clear he was just grasping at straws.”