Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Huckabee Can't Close The Deal

Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee would seem to be the answer to the prayers of Christian conservatives in Iowa.

Even though the former Baptist minister, is leading in the Republican polls in Iowa, Huckabee can't close the deal:

Perhaps, that's due in part to the negative TV commercials Romney is airing.

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Huckabee is spending time responding to criticism from Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who has flooded people's mailboxes, telephones and televisions with negative information about the former Arkansas governor's record on immigration and other issues. Romney has spent millions of dollars pumping up his own profile and organizing supporters.
Those negative "contrast" ads work and are taking a toll.

On the other hand, Huckabee has said a lot of things that give conservatives pause. There is the way Huckabee played the religion card. I think he will “scare the living daylights” out of moderates of both parties. Then there is Huckabee's warm and fuzzy Christmas greeting.

After Romney defeats him in Iowa, the Huckabee campaign will implode.

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