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Huckabee Surge

I’m pretty ho-hum about Mike Huckabee surging forward in the GOP primary.  Marshall Manson talks about his feelings on Governor Huckabee, which echo a lot of my own.  Here’s what he says in the article about Fred Thompson:

Like many conservatives, I had high hopes for Senator Thompson. Unfortunately, his campaign just hasn’t taken off. That’s in spite of the fact that he has presented some of the best policy proposals of any candidate in the race. I confess that I haven’t heard the Senator in person. But the collapse in support for his candidacy in Iowa and New Hampshire suggest that he hasn’t been particularly effective in communicating his message, either in person or through media. I was also disappointed in Thompson’s late summer staff purge, where he eliminated many of the minds behind innovative campaign that he seemed to be developing last spring. Instead, he’s embraced a fairly traditional campaign, but given his late start, he needed to do more, and his campaign now looks to be in trouble. I would be glad if Thompson recovered and made himself a factor for the nomination, but I’m not especially hopeful.

I’m pretty much feeling the same way.  My understanding is that Fred is free falling in the polls, which is sorely disappointing.  Except for a few areas, Thompson is about as good a candidate as I could hope for from the Republicans.

With Fred fizzling, and the Democratic primary increasingly looking like a race between Obama and Hillary, my registration as an independent is looking like it will stay in place for yet another primary cycle.   I’m still waiting, Republicans and Democrats, for someone worth voting for.

3 Responses to “Huckabee Surge”

  1. Robb Allen says:

    Don’t discount Fred too much. Look at what is happening with all the forerunners – Roodie is on top, everyone pays closer attention to him, he drops like a rock. Romney takes the top spot and the spot light causes him to wither. Same with Huck. Now people are going to start going over his history with a fine tooth comb. He’ll sink a few notches there too.

    I have a sneaky suspicion that Fred is simply staying low key. If it works or not, we’ll see, but I’m still supporting him at this time.

    Huck’s not my favorite by a long shot, but he’s not repulsive like Romney or Julie Ann.

  2. I’m probably going to get a lot of crap for saying this, but the 2A is WAY down on my list of important issues for President — Congress (and state elections) WAY up at the top, but President, no. Separation of powers and all that. About the only Republican who gets nominated that I would not vote for is Huckabee. He’s slicker than Willie.

  3. dwlawson says:

    Apparently Fred is using the Southern State strategy. It involves ceding Iowa and NH and focusing on the southern states.

    We will know its effectiveness in time, I suppose.

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