I know that Romney and Huckabee seem to be dominating Iowa and the conventional wisdom is that Thompson and McCain are fighting for a third-place finish but for a minute let's ignore Iowa and look at what the national numbers look like. Rasmussen's poll yesterday had McCain (17%) Huckabee (16%) Romney (16%) Giuliani (15%) Thompson (12%) and Ron Paul at 7%. 17% undecided tied for the lead?
At least five viable candidates but none of them have come close to closing the sale -- especially among conservatives.
With conservatives spread out across so many campaigns, I want to put the "second choice" concept to work on the Republican side.
Who's your first choice? But more importantly, who is your second choice and why?