The Avis of political candidates?

    In most political contests, the object is to win.

    In the Iowa straw poll they are fighting to see who finished second.

    Reminds us of the old Avis rent-a-car commercials: “We’re number two…we try harder.”

    Fierce Fight for No. 2 in Straw PollDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rare is the politician who covets a second-place finish, but runner-up looks pretty good right now to Republican presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Sam Brownback…. [Political news from The Associated Press]