The math isn’t that tough. Romney won the Ames straw poll, as expected, and has every right to bask in his healthy margin of victory. But the mojo winner, by a mile, is Mike Huckabee. Will his good weekend in Ames translate into checks between now and the end of the 3rd quarter?

From USATODAY:

• Third-place finisher Sam Brownback says he spent about $325,000 to win his 2,192 votes. That’s $148.27 for each vote.
• Second-place finisher Mike Huckabee spent about $150,000 and received 2,587 votes. That’s $57.98 per vote.
• Winner Mitt Romney has not said how much he spent. The reporting in this Washington Post article suggests at least $2 million and possibly more than twice that much. Assuming $2 million for 4,516 votes, that’s $442.87 per vote. But it could top $1,000.

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  • Troy La Mana

    Don’t get Huck angry Mr McGee, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

  • AndDru1

    “The GOP’s decision to tap Huck as VP and the resulting propaganda is so amazingly transparent.”

    Are you kidding me?

    The guy’s not getting hardly any credit for his amazing finish at Ames.

    I haven’t heard anything about it on FNC.

    If he was the GOP’s handpicked VP wouldn’t he have raised more money in the first and second quarter.

    It seems to me that you are either a bitter Brownback supporter, or a liberal who’s scared of The Huck (Hulk, get it).

  • Huck08

    I would love Huck to win the nomination but that’s probably not going to happen. But if he can keep this buzz going he’ll be a GREAT pick for VP!

  • Nate

    As long as Brownbacker looses I dont really care what happens. I dont want a negative person as president.

  • BoruJudasDedrich

    The GOP’s decision to tap Huck as VP and the resulting propaganda is so amazingly transparent.

  • TL

    I like Mike, he could be a great VP!