Mitt Romney, with 29 percent, is running exactly where he was in May in Iowa polling. The much-ballyhooed (look it up, Don) Fred Thompson, who seems to be running well merely because he is not named Romney or Giuliani, is running second with 18 percent. Fair enough.
But guess who is now THIRD in Iowa?
Ahead of Rudy Giuliani. Nicely ahead of Senator McCain. Moving up from the second tier is the candidate with integrity, gravitas, good humor, substance, and solid conservative credentials. Months ago I began talking about Mike Huckabee as the clear choice for the Republican nomination, a guy that can beat Mrs. Bill Clinton. He was a huge longshot.
He is still a longshot.
But by any reasonable standard, he is making a move, and if conservatives would unite behind this well-qualified man for president, instead of sacrificing principle for pragmatism so early in the campaign, this man could be the next president.
UPDATE: Here is Mike Huckabee giving us one huge reason why he is the man for the job; he has the guts to say what most of the other Republican candidates will not, and what none of the Democrats would dream of saying: scrap the IRS!!!