A Straw Romney Twists In The Winds Of Iowa

After months of effort and millions of dollars Mitt Romney won the Iowa straw poll, according to an AP story by Kevin Freking.

It only cost him about $400 a vote against weak competition to win 31.5 percent of the votes cast. The number two finisher, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, spent a hundred grand to pick up 18 percent of the vote, more than half Romney’s total vote.

Of course the Mitten is harumphing his anemic showing as the greatest thing since George Bush. Really.

“I got a higher percentage even than the president got eight years ago,’ Romney said. “It was a warm day and, actually, it was difficult turning people out.”

Ya think maybe because they figured out what a phony you are, Mitten?

The Mitten also puffed himself up with this comment, speaking of Rudy Giuliani and John McCain:

“I think if they thought they could have won, they would have been here,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday. “If you can’t compete in the heartland, if you can’t compete in Iowa in August, how are you going to compete in January when the caucuses are held, and how are you going to compete in November of ’08?”

Ummm, Mitten, against an incredibly weak field you not only did not get even a third of the votes, the poll drew almost ten thousand fewer voters than eight years ago. All that excitement you generated among the voters must have made them too giddy and weak to make it to the polls.

If  McCain and Giuliani had entered the straw poll the Mitten’s numbers would be even weaker. But as pathetic as those two guys are, they are apparently smart enough to know that the Iowa voters are smart enough to have seen right through them, and that’s why they stayed away. It kind of looks like they saw through the Mitten, doesn’t it?

At $400 a vote, I doubt that even the Mitten’s got enough money to buy the nomination.


One Response

  1. It’s also pretty telling that so many of Huckabee’s votes came from people he didn’t even pay for to get in. Wonder where all those voters who didn’t dance with the guy who brung them came from. Perhaps Multiple Choice Mitt?


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