Unlike ARG which shows a narrowing lead for Huckabee in Iowa, the LAT/Bloomberg poll shows Huckabee with a healthy 14 pt lead. However, the same poll also shows Romney maintaining his NH lead. (My undisclosed vacation location has iffy access so I apologize for the lack of links for a couple of days.) Do check out Jonathan Martin’s savvy take at Politico.com on why Romney can’t seem to get a clear shot at McCain. On the tragic events today in Pakistan it seems once again that voters are reminded that it really matters terribly who is president and whether that individual has experience and judgment. I caught Romney on CNN saying something to the effect that compared to the events today the presidential campaign pales by comparison in importance. I think this is exactly wrong. The assassination makes clear that the choices we make in the next few weeks are crucial for both the US and the world and we should think twice before electing a candidate — Huckbee or Obama — who seems naive in the extreme or one –Romney — whose entire experience consists of briefings by experts in the last year. Bob Novak seems to think it’s McCain’s moment. Could be but Thompson and Rudy may also find this the opportune moment to remind voters of the importance of sober, hard headed foreign policy judgment by folks who know their way around the international stage.
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