The Campaign Spot

Is Romney Beating Huckabee for the Perception of Victory at FRC?

A strategist for a campaign that is neither Romney’s nor Huckabee’s: “How did Mike Huckabee’s media team let headlines get out that said, ‘Romney Wins FRC Straw Poll’? (A good collection of those headlines can be found here.) This guy won almost all of the votes that were available on the floor. He’s the much more compelling story coming out of the straw poll. His team ought to be trying to get the ‘Huckabee’s the real winner’ story out there. If he had a realistic press shop, they could be pushing it was a really huge story.’

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