Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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I Call Dibs

For getting to use the obvious bon mot, "The Huck Stops Here" when Huckaby hits the wall in New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Michigan or wherever. He’s looking more and more like the Howard Dean of the 2008 race, capturing attention and generating impressive momentum, but likely to flame out as more and more problematic aspects of his record and views are vetted.

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Steven: I understand that the power establishment is afraid that a peoples' conservative might win, but does that really call for embarassingly poor analogy? Dean led the Democratic race for months as the lead dog. He lost momentum in the final month of the campaign and was defeated. Meanwhile, Huckabee spent months as an unknown and dark horse candidate. Now less than a month before the first vote he is surging to the front as people get serious at looking at records. I know that Huckabee is not perfect, but I'll gladly defend his record toe to toe with any other candidate. Pro-choice, pro-gay Romney/Rudy record, Thompson's record of accomplishing nothing and his weakness on abortion and marriage, McCain's campaign finance reform...the list goes on and on.

Huckabee has the best record: one of defending natural rights, protecting life, marriage, religious liberty, while keeping government in its proper role. The people know this, and they like him for it.

You're not calling "dibs," it's more likely that you're owning error.

This Republican field and campaign is untypical. And thus it's not to be unexpected that atypical results occur. Political past is not always prologue.

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