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Only Huck Is Surging

In the latest studies, Huck has passed Romney in the national poll and moved into a tie for second in Iowa. The other candidates, including or especially Giuliani, are stagnating. Listen, I’m not endorsing Huckabee and have, in fact, questioned the very plausibility of his candidacy. But he is smart and eloquent, and I really do think any credible outsider deserves a very close and sympathetic look in a time when the Republican establishment seems so tired and unpopular. Here’s a pretty convincing refutation of John Fund’s hit-job allegation that Huckabee was a fiscally irresponsible governor. (Of course, fiscal conservatism is still not his strength. His strength, in fact, would be his ability to reunite the Wall Street and Main
Street wings of the party.) At this point, a Huck win in Iowa must be regarded as possible, one that might knock Romney out of the race. If he were to absorb Mitt’s supporters, then... If I weren’t so lazy, I could also post articles about his fundraising picking up, largely because of his endorsement by Chuck Norris.

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John Fund isn't the only one who is skeptical of Huck's fiscal conservative cred. Here's the Club for Growth's take:

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2007/01/a_report_on_mike_huckabees_fis.php

About time, now people are starting to join the bandwagon! He's going all the way!

I really do think any credible outsider deserves a very close and sympathetic look in a time when the Republican establishment seems so tired and unpopular

The trouble is that Huckabee is in exactly the same (unpopular) place on all the key issues as the rest of the establishment.

The GOP's problem is that it has taken a lot of unpopular stances which infuriate its base. Finding a candidate with a better smile is not going to paper that over. The party needs to repent of it's sins. Instead it's doubling down.

Tom, the Club for War is a bunch of hacks.

Want to support that, Red? I volunteered for Pat Toomey's campaign in PA, and he seemed anything but a hack.

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