Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Pulpit vs. Boardroom

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler and Elizabeth Holmes that the Republican presidential race in Iowa has come down to a stark choice:

It's the pulpit vs. the boardroom, poverty vs. privilege, passion vs. preparedness.

Mike Huckabee loves homespun tales and self-deprecating jokes. Mitt Romney basks in PowerPoint slides and statistics. Mr. Huckabee, a firefighter's son, is a Southerner born and bred. Mr. Romney, son of a CEO-turned-governor, roamed from Michigan to Massachusetts to Utah.

They embody two wings of the Republican Party -- social conservatives and economic conservatives -- that sometimes sit uneasily.
Between these two candidates I'll take the competence of Romney over the overt religiosity of Huckabee. Unlike Huckabee, Romney can close a deal.

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