The certainty I had 10 days ago about a win for Huck in Iowa has now evaporated, given recent polling which shows him neck-and-neck with Flip Flopney for the win. It’ll still be a tremendous accomplishment, given Flopney’s massive spending advantage, for Huck to pull off a close second, but a win, which looks to be about a 50/50 affair at this point, would be a tremendous boost. Huck continues to run second now to Rudy nationally, and I still believe that this race will come down to Rudy versus one conservative, but I have to candidly confess that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto throws foreign policy to an even more prominent role, and boosts John McCain’s stock to the point where I have to admit I might have written him off prematurely. His campaign has been re-energized, that’s for sure. And he is, for all his faults, much preferable to Rudy Giuliani.
But Huck, who has been hit repeatedly now that his candidacy is seen as viable, continues to hold strong, and it should be a very interesting 6-8 weeks, that’s for sure.