We'll see tonight. If he has any chance at the nomination, he must make his move tonight at the CNN debate. He's going to have to take advantage of being on the same stage with Mike Huckabee and convince Huckabee supporters that the race is between Romney and McCain and that a vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain.
It's certainly a risk and could turn off voters quickly -- but he just doesn't have many options. If he doesn't make a strong, direct appeal to Huckabee voters tonight, we'll know he's beat and coasting in for a gracious second place on Super Tuesday.