Huckabee still standing?
2/8/2008 7:46:18 AM - Mike Gallagher
Gov. Mike Huckabee's folks tell us that the withdrawal of Mitt Romney is a "blessing" for them and that they are "in it for the long haul", which will make the next few weeks quite interesting, eh?
I can't say that I blame them. Frankly, I appreciate reading the tea leaves and realizing that getting a ton of delegates is an almost-impossible task - but if I spent millions of my own dollars, as Gov. Romney has done, and invested a non-stop, round-the-clock effort for months and months to campaign for president, I really think I'd have to stay in it until the bitter end.
Many will say that Gov. Romney did a noble thing in falling on the sword and doing what he feels is best for the Republican Party. However, you didn't find much of that appreciation at the CPAC convention when he bowed out. Shock, disappointment, sadness and even anger were the moods expressed by these terrific conservative Republicans.
I'm sure the odds are terrifically against Mike Huckabee getting the nomination -- but kudos to him for staying in the race. No sense in packing your tent until you actually have to!