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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Back Roads to the White House: Huckabee has his 'moments'

Excerpted from this post at Back Roads to the White House

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has reason for some optimism going
into this weekend's symbolic Iowa straw poll. The latest Iowa
Republican poll shows him tied with Sen. John McCain for fourth place
in the Iowa polls -- behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,
former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Tennessee Sen.
Fred Thompson. But he knows the history of the symbolic straw poll.
It's a make-or-break moment for all the candidates. Right? Here's what
he told us in Boone, Iowa, on Wednesday: "You know, for us it's all
part of the long haul. I mean, I think a lot of people are saying this
is sort of the seminal moment, period. It's not for us, although we
think it's a pivotal moment not a seminal moment if that makes any
sense." What?

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