So Huckabee wins two out of thre contests yesterday, and barely loses the third. Excuse me while I clear my throat, but I think I said something like that would happen. Some people said, oh, it’s over, because Huckabee doesn’t have any money. Excuse me, but he has NEVER had any money, directly, and that didn’t stop him earlier, either. There is a TON of money on the street for him, though; it’s just not being funneled directly through his campaign, but instead through social networks and church networks, etc. The fact is that he has a decent base, and that there is another very solid base of voters who just despise John McCain. Together, those bases equal almost 50 percent in almost every remaining state. And often more than 50%. It’s actually pretty simple math, combined with the simple fact that McCain one-on-one against ANY serious Republican would have a hard time getting a majority anywhere.
Not that this makes me happy — or at least not unless it leads to an open convention that then chooses another nominee altogether — because, to answer Hunter Baker’s humorous remark in the post “Hillyer Kryptonite,” yes, I do consider Huck even worse than McCain. McCain is at least right on Iraq and on defense in general (with a few flagrant exceptions), and he is better against big spending. Plus he’s a hero, despite all of his other manifold character flaws. And Huck? A huckster. A Huckster who will keep doing well in primaries and caucuses from here on out.