Perhaps, but I think this is a good listing of why it may be hard to up end him. To that list I would add: 1) The argument that his judgement is too tightly bound up with and skewed by his faith is not available to Romney and not one other rivals are willing to make. 2) The holiday week works to his favor when combined with the caucus and primary calendar- freezing others’ attacks and giving him a break until Jan. 3. 3) The Speech really did not help, but rather elevated the faith issue. Even if Iowa voters are not anti-Mormon the faith issue is a winner for Huckabee. The more talk the better as far as he is concerned. 4) He is running as a “conviction”( no pun, please) candidate– against the convictionless Romney and the so far not very engaged Thompson– which is what the base was looking for. 5) The Club for Growth attacks had the effect of amplifying the David vs. Goliath battle which might not have occured had one of his opponents made the same argument. I make these observations regarding Iowa. Huckabee’s appeal elsewhere is still much in doubt.
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