Romney Thinks He Can Buy Victory in Iowa

News & Politics
This post, written by Oliver Willis, originally appeared on Like Kyptonite to Stupid

My main takeaway from this story about Mitt Romney's ridiculous spending on the Ames, Iowa straw poll is that he kind of screwed himself. If Romney wins, as is likely, that's going to be expected - he's spent the most, organized the most, and none of the other serious contenders are competing there with him. But if he loses, or it's close, doesn't he look really stupid and weak?

This is, I think, why Mitt Romney has to keep shoveling so much of his own vast personal wealth into his campaign - he's not very smart about managing money. He's spent millions on ads, and has been unable to move the needle nationally, while in some polls he's been left as an also-ran by Hollywood actor Fred Thompson's not-yet real campaign.

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