The Results/The Spin

The Results/The Spin

The Results/The Spin

Politics and policy.
Aug. 14 1999 10:27 PM

The Results/The Spin

  1. George Bush, 7,418 votes--31.3 percent. A clear victory, but not decisive enough to clear the field.
  2. Steve Forbes, 4,921--20.8 percent. At $500 a vote, disappointing. Can't call it a two-man race.
  3. Elizabeth Dole, 3,410--14.4 percent. Spent an eighth what Forbes did. Stays in with a strong third.
  4. Gary Bauer, 2,114--8.9 percent. Better than expected. The religious right's clear choice.
  5. Pat Buchanan, 1,718--7.3 percent. Good enough to keep him in the GOP for now.
  6. Lamar Alexander, 1,428--6.0 percent. Toast.
  7. Alan Keyes, 1,101--4.6 percent. Pays no attention to results anyhow.
  8. Dan Quayle, 916--3.9 percent. Burnt toast.
  9. Orrin Hatch, 558--2.4 percent. Running for president: a terrible idea.
  10. John McCain, 83--0.4 percent. Ignoring Iowa, he needs to run strong in New Hampshire.
  11. John Kasich, 9--0 percent. Nine people don't know he dropped out already.
  12. Bob Smith, 8--0 percent. Bob who?