Skip to comments.Romney Wins Iowa Straw Poll As Expected
Posted on 08/11/2007 7:40:59 PM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
AMES, Iowa - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won an easy and expected victory in a high-profile Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll on Saturday, claiming nearly twice as many votes as his nearest rival.
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How did the MSM favorite McCain do?
McCain finished next-to-last.
He got 101 votes. I suspect I probably could have gotten 101 votes.
I figure that last-place finisher, John Cox, spent about 50 grand apiece for his 41 votes.
McCain is a looser, as in cannon.
102. I’m for you!
You’re sleeping on the job.
Ol’John got 101 votes,time for him to pack it in.
This “fundraiser” for the Iowa GOP netted them a cool $1 million. But, Romney, alone, spent $5 million so the State Party could make $1 million. What’s wrong with this picture?
Well, look at the bright side; it’s always good for the economy to get money into circulation.
How did the MSM favorite McCain do?He fought a hard battle against the FR favorite Duncan Hunter, but he just wasn't able to close the gap.
Was there a vote tally for Hunter? Did I miss it??
1. Gov Mitt Romney 4516 votes 31%.
2. Gov. Mike Huckabee 2587 votes 18.1%
3. Sen. Sam Brownback 2192 votes 15.3%
4. Tom Tancredo 1961 votes 13.7%
5. Ron Paul 1305 votes 9.1%
6. Tommy Thompson 1,009 votes 7.3%
7. Fred Thomson 231 votes
8. Rudy Giuliani 183 votes
9. Duncan Hunter 174 votes
10. John McCain 101 votes
11. John Cox 41 votes
Iowa state auditor David Vaudt unofficially certified the results.
14,203 ballots were cast.
Interesting Ames facts:
Mitt romney spent more money than all of the other Iowa participants combined.
Number of votes cast at Ames in 2007: 14,302.
Number of votes cast at Ames in 1999: 23,685.
Results of Saturday's Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll.
Candidate Votes Percent
Mitt Romney 4,516 31.5
Mike Huckabee 2,587 18.1
Sam Brownback 2,192 15.3
Tom Tancredo 1,961 13.7
Ron Paul 1,305 9.1
Tommy Thompson 1,039 7.3
Fred Thompson 203 1.4
Rudy Giuliani 183 1.3
Duncan Hunter 174 1.2
John McCain 101 1.0
John Cox 41 less than 1
It would be interesting to know how much Slick Willard actually spent per vote. No doubt it is astronomical, especially for an electorally meaningless straw vote.
Morale victory for Tancredo.
Romney is a Mormon (like Reid) don’t cha’know.
I was in the hall today.
One of the most notable things to me was the behavior of the Romney supporters in their yellow shirts.
Normally, a Republican crowd listening to a cast of candidates like this will applaud pretty vigorously on good applause lines even for candidates they’re not supporting. Or at least, clap politely.
I watched the Romney supporters in the stands, and they, en masse, overwhelmingly kept their hands firmly in their laps, even for things that should make any conservative, or any Republican, applaud.
You can draw your own conclusions about what that means. I know I have.
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