Byron York on NationalReview.com posts the latest spin coming from the Romney Campaign. It seems like there is a close relationship between the Romney campaign and NationalReview.com columnists because they seem to stick up for Romney every time something negative comes against him.
My Thoughts: Frankly what difference does it make. Gov. Romney won by 30 votes overall. There were 5775 total votes and like Byron York says 2500 people registered for the conference. That leaves us with 3275 extra online voters. Couldn't the 30 extra voters come from them?
I still believe there was a definite blow out in support of Mike Huckabee among the on-site voters. It might not have been as high as the stats say but I think Gov. Huckabee got at least 40 percent with Mitt Romney at 25%. Romney's support might be even lower if we factor in Fred Thompson's supporters as well.
Let me put a spin the results as well. If most of the voters placed their vote before even hearing Giuliani and Huckabee then that means they didn't give a fair chance to hear all candidates. Can't we assume that if those delegates who voted early had heard Gov. Huckabee a day earlier they would've changed their vote? There was a report about a voter who switched his support from Thompson to Huckabee after hearing Huckabee's speech.
We can spin this thing however we want. The main point is that Gov. Huckabee needs to be placed in the first-tier. Romney spent millions and millions (including 10+ million of his own) and Huckabee spent virtually less than 1/10th. He's closely competing with Romney in Iowa and in every straw poll Huckabee seems to steal the thunder away from Romney. I hope many in the mainstream notice this and stop belittling Gov. Huckabee.