The space between one's thumb and one's forefinger.
Such was Mike Huckabee's characterization of how close he got to becoming president. In his own words: "I don't think [my parents] could've ever imagined that that better life would have included running for president and getting this close to getting there." Look, I know the guy ran miles beyond expectation, never had any money in his coffers, and generally equipped himself well on the late-night comedy show circuit, but when you lose the delegate count 1260 to 270, isn't that, like, a blood bath? Not even Stretch Armstrong's anatomically capable of expresing that margin. Shit, even Romney has more delegates and he retired to his chateau weeks ago. Anyway, Huckabee may be stupider than our current President. I thought this should be noted for posterity.