Ames, Brownback, and Huckabee
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By Hunter Baker Posted in 2008 — Comments (50) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Mitt Romney won the straw poll in Ames thanks to a well-funded effort and a lot of upfront work in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Of course, the script didn't play out exactly as expected. Sam Brownback was supposed to take second place because he put in a big effort, spent money, and is from Kansas next door.
Mike Huckabee, who had no big Ames operation that anyone knew about, placed second.
This is a post designed to structure debate in the comments section, so here's the question:
Has Mike Huckabee demonstrated that he should carry the banner for social conservatives in the primary and that Sam Brownback should resign from the field? Make your case.