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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Huckabee talking up a win in Texas

Mike Huckabee is getting all excited, like a high school boy eyeing up a Prom date! He said a victory in Texas would change "the discussion and the dynamics of the race." That would be so, I rather think! "It will prove once again that I am winning in the states that really are the Republican, conservative-based states," the former Arkansas governor told supporters in Dallas. If it's all fair and above aboard, he may well do so. The state Republican Party is controlled by those who would tend to support his platform, if not necessarily him as a candidate.

Kelly Shackelford, president of the Free Market Foundation, said Huckabee is the choice for the state's conservatives. "Conservatives across Texas are being encouraged to fold up their values and go home," Shackelford said. "We're saying, 'Don't do it. Stand for what you believe. Vote for your values, vote for Mike.' " Sounds like he may get a good chunk of votes.

The Republican primary has been glossed over a bit. The press has been concentrating on the dress code of the two Democratic contenders. My appreciation of elections is that when the press turn and blink they sometimes miss what's going on. If Huckabee does win Texas they can't be in "I told you so" mode because they never did!

In all this, Ron Paul will come in with a respectable showing that will prove him right in remaining in. The Republican Party high command still has a tough time convincing the rest of us that John McCain is the right guy at the right time.


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