No Huckaboom in New Hampshire but one seems to be happening nationwide

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Dec 05, 2007 4:03 PM
Rasmussen's daily tracking has Huckabee in the lead by 3%.   20% represents the highest Mike Huckabee has ever been in the daily tracking poll.   Giuliani's 17% is the lowest for the former Mayor since Rasmussen began collecting data in July.

20% Huckabee
17% Giuliani
13% McCain
13% Romney
10% Thompson

Don't misunderstand.  As things sit right now, it's not a good thing....

On Monday, Patrick Ruffini had this to say:

Giuliani and Huckabee are the ying and yang of the GOP field. One is strong on fiscal issues and weak on social ones. The other is... the opposite. Unlike discerning minute differences in the shades of gray between Clinton and Obama, a Giuliani-Huckabee final would give Republican voters a real choice about the future direction of the party. (emphasis mine)
A good choice?  Real choices? -- or just different choices?

Is that what we're headed for? ... a battle-royale between two candidates  -- "one is strong on fiscal issues and weak on social ones. The other is... the opposite."

Is a candidate going to present himself as a credible choice for people who want both sides of the conservative coalition in ONE person?