Is Wicker the Trippi of '08?

Posted: Dec 31, 2007 1:52 PM
A couple weeks ago, I noticed that one thing missing from the political reporting this cycle was the emergence (and promotion) of a celebrity consultant. 

According to the Wall Street Journal, this year's "celebrity consultant" might just be Huckabee ad man, Bob Wicker:

Every presidential election makes stars out of a few political consultants. In 2004, Joe Trippi won a reputation for harnessing the Internet to help his candidate, Democrat Howard Dean. In 2000, Karl Rove's reputation as a political master was sealed with the election of George W. Bush. Should Mr. Huckabee continue his climb, Mr. Wickers and his team would earn similar reviews.