The crown prince of the GOP establishment insiders club won in Iowa by 8 votes. But after spending the better part of a decade wooing Iowa voters with millions of bushels of
corn cash, he failed to win as many votes in 2012 as won in 2008, missing the mark by 6 votes:
Romney 2008: 30,021
Romney 2012: 30,015
Santorum 2012: 30,007
Rick Santorum -- who trailed by a mere 8 votes in the initial tally -- actually beat Romney by 34 votes, according to the certified vote totals.