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Friday, November 21, 2008

Krusty Konservative: I thought every Republican was a conservative?

Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative

I get a little peeved when I read articles like Mike Glover's AP piece that wonders if Iowa's social conservatives err evangelicals have rendered the Republican Caucuses in Iowa obsolete. Equally frustrating is the Fly Over Boyz recent post on the same topic. The Mike Glovers and Fly Over Boyz of the world still have a hard time comprehending how someone like Huckabee won last January, and instead of learning from that election, they instead seek to discredit it. ... The amazing thing about Mike Huckabee's Iowa victory was the fact that he was left for dead time after time. The Republican politicos in Iowa laughed at his staff and they laughed at him. Yet only the Huckabee campaign went outside of the box to build its support system. Huckabee went out and did what every Democrat candidate does when they campaign in Iowa; identify supporters from all walks of life. The only other candidate who was able to draw new people into the Republican caucuses was Ron Paul. So while the Romney campaign worked the State Party's Caucus Attendees list over and over again, Huckabee who probably couldn't afford the list, went ton to town and said if you like me, vote for me. I believe that a moderate Republican could win the Iowa Caucuses, but to do that they can't limit their campaigns to only those people who have attended caucuses before, or who vote regularly in primaries.

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