The recent surge in Mike Huckabee’s stock has been nothing short of phenomenal. There’s no doubt about it. Is it Divine Providence? Several months ago, Huckabee, like Senator Brownback, was considered a long shot. But that has changed dramatically.
Who could have forseen a couple of months ago that in December, Huck would be leading Mittens in Iowa a staggering 39% to 23%? Giuliani, at a meager 8%, is virtually a non-factor like nutjob Ron Paul. He’s way down where many expected Huck and Brownback to be. Incredible.
In South Carolina, another primary state, Huckabee has shot past his rivals to take the top spot. Again, totally unexpected. Unprecedented even. Just what’s going on here? Is this the hand of G-d, tipping the scales to the leader that He, in his infinite wisdom, wants to lead the free world? If so, it’s best not to argue with Him.
I think all of us at Blogs 4 Brownback knew that it was only a matter of time before Republican primary voters got serious and finally realized that the frontrunners, especially Romney and Giuliani, were unacceptable RINOs and that when the time came, they would turn to a real Christian conservative. And they have begun to do that with only a short time to the primaries. In the nick of time, as it were.
We at B4B suspected that this would benefit Sam Brownback. And it likely would have if he’d only have stayed in the race. Sadly he bowed out too early, and this has given Huckabee the lion’s share of serious and thoughtful Republican voters. If only Sam had hung on a little longer, he’d probably be surging in the polls now as well as or instead of Huck. Ah, what could have been.
Huckabee is getting more attention now, a lot of it negative, as he is being seen as a serious threat by the RINO supporters, the media and the power elite. He’s been taking a beating from political sites like Race 4 2008 and from hacks and morons like Rich Lowry. But despite a couple weeks of relentless attacks Huck continues to soar. He flies like a mighty eagle while continuing to take flak and small arms fire.
And now he’s actually starting to get more money from donors and the support of professional politicos and GOP insiders like the brilliant Republican strategist Ed Rollins. Huck may well be the nominee, thanks in part to Sam Brownback exiting the race. And I guess, for that, more power to him. At least he’s a good Christian with executive and leadership experience.
Good luck, Huck. But watch out for the coming Sam Brownback write-in campaign. We aren’t going to just let you walk away with it. But it looks like you just might pull it off. What an amazing campaign season this has been so far. I think we can all agree on that.
Have a good weekend, everybody!
Update: For those of you who don’t know who Ed Rollins is and how his joining Huckabee’s team is significant:
A veteran Republican strategist considered by many the architect of Ronald Reagan’s 1984 landslide election victory is set to take the helm of Mike Huckabee’s surging presidential bid, CNN has learned.
Update 2: In addition to leading in Iowa and South Carolina, Huckabee also leads in Florida at 27%. Will there be a Huckasweep?