Re: Re: Huck's Glass Jaw ...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Dec 14, 2007 11:21 AM
Jim Pinkerton buys Drudge's sourcing, but echoes my thoughts on the "Easy Kill" Drudge story from the other week:

Now I don't doubt Matt Drudge's sourcing for his story. And it's certainly true that the Democratic National Committee has focused its fire on Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. So maybe Huckabee is the weakest Republican candidate, and the Democrats just can't wait to get thrown into his Razorback brier patch.

But it's also possible that the Democrats might have miscalculated the Republican race - certainly plenty of Republicans have done so - and now they are spinning, while reassessing.

It's happened before. Long ago, I worked in Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign. And I well remember Democratic politicos insisting that Reagan was the weakest Republican opponent that Jimmy Carter could face as he sought re-election that year. Was that "psychological warfare" by the Democrats? Or did they really think that the 69-year-old "cowboy" ex-actor - not yet known as "The Great Communicator" - would be the easiest Republican to beat? Probably a little of both.