Friday, December 21, 2007

Huckabee takes the lead in South Carolina

Have Republicans found their candidate?

As of December 18, 2007, Mike Huckabee has surged into the lead in the polls for the South Carolina Republican proesidential primary. Huckabee nows leads the national polls and in two of the three states that hold their nominating elections earliest (Iowa and South Carolina).

As I noted earlier today, much of the United States is about to enter into a week's vacation, and if you consider the fact that New Year's Eve falls on a Monday, then it is unlikely that many folks will be paying much attention to this election for the next eleven days!

Folks, the clock may have just run out on Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani: it may be too late for them to knock Mike Huckabee back down with negative advertising.

1 comment:

AnonymousIsAWoman said...

This is not good. Progressives should not underestimate Huckabee and his folksy charm.

It's interesting that so many conservative GOPers are afraid of him being the nominee. They think he could falter in the general election. And a lot of Democrats are also gleeful at that possibility.

But in addition to his charm, he is hard to pidgeon hole. In some ways he doesn't support some of the traditional pro-business GOP free trade positions. He often sounds like a populist from the right wing. And he was willing to criticize Bush on foreign policy.

All this makes him look like an independent maverick.

Combine all those factors, and we all underestimate the man at our peril.