The Washington Post early morning edition yesterday hardly said anything about Mike Huckabee’s victories in Kansas and Louisiana. I can’t help but think that the press would hype victories like that for another candidate, talking about new momentum, surges, and the like. But finally the paper takes notice.These victories came right after Romney dropped out, McCain made nice with the conservatives at their big convention, and the press anointed him as the nominee. Certainly, he has three times the number of delegates as Mike Huckabee. But could it be that rank and file Republicans, no matter what their leaders say, ARE seeing him as the alternative to McCain? After all, the first voters after the call for party unity do not seem to be obeying. Now I know that purist conservatives don’t like Huckabee either. But, I ask those of that company who read this blog (you know who you are) if you consider Huckabee to be better than McCain. (I asked this before, under different circumstances, but I didn’t really get a clear answer.)
UPDATE: Here is evidence of the phenomenon I’m referring to.