American Research Group, Iowa Poll, November 10-14
Prediction: Within two weeks, Mike Huckabee, at zero percent in March, one percent in July, and four percent as late as September, will take over the lead in some Iowa polls. The man is red-hot; his message is connecting; people are seeing him as the conservative with vision and values that can do a whole lot with a little bit (money) and despite the skepticism of people who ought to be jumping onboard (and you know who you are).
Yes, I know it’s one poll, and some of the others don’t have him as close (although all of them have him second). But three months ago, would anybody, anybody outside of a few of us believers, have given him a chance to win Iowa? He’s the hot candidate; he can win Iowa; in fact, I’m going to say it right here:
The No-Kool-Aid Zone now projects Mike Huckabee to be the winner of the Iowa caucuses.
By doing so, that’ll get me on record as being ahead of the networks and the other pundits. You heard it here first. Winning Iowa won’t make him the front-runner (yet), but the boost it’ll give him will be enormous. And people who keep singing the “I’d support him, but he can’t win the nomination” or “I’d support him, but he can’t win the election” song are going to feel a little silly…
Game on, boys, game on.