While the winner of Saturdays Value Voters’ Members 2008 POTUS polling might be debatable – the biggest losers in the poll were not in question. One winner was Mitt Romney in the overall polling (which was a total of onsite kiosk voting + mail-in voting + Internet voting), barely edging out Mike Huckabee by thirty votes – 1595 to 1565 votes. The next closest in the overall voting was Ron Paul, with 865votes. Mike Huckabee won the onsite-only voting by a landslide. In what is a Republican dominated coalition/conference that had an attendance of around 2000 people there were 952 votes cast, of which Mike Huckabee received 488 votes with Mitt Romney coming in a very distant second with 99 votes. The biggest losers were three of the Big4 leading Republican candidates – Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain – all with a a poor showing among the votes tallied. And though the fourth member of the Big4 club, Romney, won the overall voting, it is clear that second-tier candidate Mike Huckabee evenly matched his popularity in the overall choice and was clearly the overwhelming choice of those members that made the physical effort to attend the conference. In fact after reading many of the online articles and blogs about the conference, they signaled that the crowd on hand was enthusiastically rallying behind Huckabee and his talking points. That has to be somewhat crushing for all of the Big4 Republicans that were hoping that the conference would help make them the clear leader of the Christian and Family voting coalition. Instead the result is that it probably made the contest tighter as it showed Huckabee as belonging among the first-tier contenders. There is also suggestion that there is some Democrat crossover voting for him. My guess is part of that is the Hillary Clinton runaway train towards winning the Democrat Primary. The conference results should help boost Huckabee, who like Ron Paul is already an Internet favorite, get more recognition from the media that has been giving him the oh!-are-you-still-there? in the debates and media exposure.