Are the presidential candidates spending your campaign donations wisely? When it comes to their hotel bills, the answer is “no” according to a nifty new site from Holiday Inn Express.
The page calculates each candidate’s lodging bill for the 2008 campaign and how much they could have saved by staying at a budget hotel like Holiday Inn Express. It’s enlightening.
Hillary Clinton spent $502,932 — a waste of $136,105.
John McCain spent $360,784 — a waste of $138,230.
Barack Obama spent $833,247 — a waste of $364,952.
Mitt Romney spent $708,189 — a waste of $284,060.
The site doesn’t take itself that seriously. “We gotta admit, we’re not pollsters, political scientists or even economists,” it warns. “Heck, we’re not even very good at math.”
No matter. The point is taken — the candidates might consider spending our campaign donations more smartly.