GOP horserace blogging

As the Huckernaut continues its explosive rise in the polls there only seems to be one thing standing in the way of the candidacy of the other man from Hope. The support of Joe Lieberman.

Just kidding!

Seriously, though, the conventional wisdom is that no matter how many votes he gets, Mike Huckabee can't possibly win the GOP nomination. The thinking is that Huckabee's insufficient orthodoxy in matters of voodoo economics means he'll never win the support of the big donors and so won't be able to build an organization capable of running a viable campaign.

Well, I don't know. Huckabee has amply demonstrated a generalized incompetence that should allow him to go to those big donors, hat in hand, and explain that any heresies he might have uttered had merely to do with the fact that he didn't know what the aich eee double hockey sticks he was talking about and golly would he be happy to take a no tax pledge if only he could get some of that dope stupid cheddar.

Besides, what's the alternative for the money men? Romney? Well, I guess we all know that he can be bought. What we don't know, and what would bother me if I were a plutocrat, is what it would take for Romney to stay bought. Also, suppose that you were a forward looking GOP strategist and had resigned yourself to the loss of the presidency in 2008. In that case, you'd have to be asking yourself what you could do now to repair your coalition for the 2010 and 2012 campaigns. The answer isn't going to be, "Nominate a Mormon."

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