So Christian conservatives ARE rallying around one of their own, Mike Huckabee, who has now lapped Mitt Romney in Iowa. Polls show him leading in that state with 39%, compared to Romney’s 17%.
Now that he is the frontrunner in Iowa, the tone of his media coverage has changed from appreciative condescension to fear that one of “them” might get into power. Hardcore economic and libertarian conservatives do not like him for having raised taxes, being generous with immigrants, and holding to some nanny-state convictions. But hardcore conservatism may be a political liability now. Might his combination of moral conservatism with “compassionate” moderation become a winning formula? Do you think he could actually win the nomination? Or the election?