Mike Huckabee has surged into second place nationally among Republicans and is leading in Iowa. His numbers are up 10 points in one month. This is a tremendous surge considering that just a few months ago, he was way back in the pack with 1-2% poll numbers. And he has managed all this with a tiny percentage of the funding that candidates like Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney have and with Fred Thompson, another conservative favorite, officially entering the race in September.
Why? It's his character and personality. I saw for myself in Arkansas last year, and I knew that once the rest of America got to know the Governor, they would feel the same way. Plus, and I cannot continue to overemphasize this enough, if the Republicans want to win the White House again next year, they will have to take the South as a whole, including Florida and Texas, the way George W. Bush did in 2000 and 2004. Mike Huckabee, as a southern conservative, can do just that.
Now, we just need Mike to come to Pullman and speak!