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Romney Spent $18.50 Per Vote For the GOP Nomination

Blowtorch of Reason Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 10:32 AM
Anti-Romney spin: "Romney SPENT more money per vote than any other candidate" Pro-Romney spin: "Romney RAISED more money per vote than any other candidate" That is why the Democrats wanted the Santorum/Anyone but Mitt race to continue, they wanted Mitt to have to keep raising and spending money. They wanted to dry up the GOP funds in the primary. Elections are about money, whoever can raise more will have an advantage. With the current administration there NEEDS to be an investigation on their "Internet contributions". They are circumventing the election rules but funneling millions of un-reported donations via the Internet.
annfan_777 Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 5:03 PM
You are a blithering idiot. The GOP grassroots base wanted anyone but Mitt for good reason - he's a wimpy, milquetoast "moderate". Cain, Perry, etc..... - ALL of them were highly preferable to Mitt for obvious reasons.
Scott H Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 8:39 PM
annfan_666, that doesn't mean Democrats couldn't ALSO have their intentions and wants.
Rick Santorum dropped out of the race a few weeks ago. Newt Gingrich half-dropped out today (and word is that he'll make it more formal next week). Ron Paul soldiers on, but aside from his hardcore (and very vocal) supporters, he has no shot.

What kind of cost did the protracted, sometimes-ugly primary take on both voters and candidates? It's difficult to discern the electoral consequences, but we can look at the financial toll taken.

CNN Money has, and Mitt Romney spent a king's ransom to capture the GOP nod.

Romney spent a...