Huckabee’s “Win” In Iowa August 12, 2007Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.
FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR CEMENTING HIS SECOND TIER STATUS
FITSNews – August 12, 2007 – Let’s be honest, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee finishing second in an Iowa straw poll where the top three GOP candidates didn’t even bother to participate doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to be the next President of the United States. What it does mean, however, is that “Huckles” is in the race for the long haul, and that straw poll
purchaser winner Mitt Romney had better keep an eye in his rearview as he attempts to break into the top-tier of would-be GOP nominees.
Huckleberry’s surprising second-place finish last night had to disappoint Team Romney by taking attention away from their man, who spent seven figures on the straw poll compared to the paltry $150,000 Huckabee spent. We’re not sure how the cost-per-vote spreadsheet breaks down just yet, but Huckabee clearly got his money’s worth.
And for those of you who think we do nothing but bash on Romney on this website (editor’s note: with good reason), we’d like to point out this isn’t our spin, it’s the Washington Post’s.