In politics, as in baseball, having the most money doesn't always guarantee a win, writes María Antonieta Mejía in an editorial this week's El Mensajero.  Mejía notes that no one expected the San Francisco Giants — far from the highest-paid team — to win the World Series. And in today's election, despite the millions of dollars that Republican Meg Whitman has spent, some polls are showing Democrat Jerry Brown in the lead.

If this trend continues and Brown becomes the next governor of California, she writes, it could be a sign for candidates like Whitman that elections can't be bought and that their money may be better spent on other efforts, such as combating poverty.