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]