Huckabee's race to lose
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 10:50:18 AM EST
The BushCo media is in full-tilt to Romney now, with Chris "I heard greatness" Mathews leading the way. In tandem they will go after Huckabee for being intolerant of those that belong to the Mormon cult. Romney is basically trying the pivot the low tolerance prevalent among Christians and Catholics towards Mormons, into a us vs. them against the secularist members of society. Good luck with that. The NRO conservatives like to mock Huckabee for his religious views almost as much so some of the secular bloggers. Good luck with that too. I thought Romney looked like a robotic salesperson without any life, and the site of the Bush's behind him made me cringe.
This wasn't only a moment for Romney to talk about his being a Mormon without actually ever mentioning that he's a Mormon, it was also the coming out moment for the Bush clan to signify who they have anointed among the Republicans. I can't imagine that his becoming the de facto choice of the Bush clan is a good thing for Romney to have in his favor right now either. The recent SV poll of Republican Iowans showed only 6% see George W. Bush as a conservative Republican in the mode of Ronald Reagan. The Bush name is mud even among Republicans.
We should hope for Romney. Huckabee is dangerous because he can win. The deaths of women killed by a convicted rapist in the DuMond case has been deftly handled by Romney:
Huckabee 48 Clinton 42
Huckabee 54 Obama 35Huckabee's taken the lead in Iowa, pretty solidly, and I doubt that's going to change, even Romney's folks sense that, Geraghty:
There's 28 days to go. Is Huckabee peaking at exactly the right moment or too early? Given that polls are now coming out showing that he can also win in the general election against either Clinton or Obama, I'd guess that he's going to be a little tested in the coming weeks. If he weathers that storm with a win in Iowa and then follows that up with a win in South Carolina, he's got the nomination wrapped up.
There's a lot of '06 hubris out there among Democrats that believe we already have the '08 election locked up for President. That in large part explains why so many Democrats want to make this upcoming election even bigger, by making it a historical statement. More polls like that one coming out of Arkansas ought to at least sober up that viewpoint. I'm not saying that Edwards is the answer (you know who I thought could win), just that we will not walk away with the '08 race against Huckabee- he will be very difficult to defeat.