Monday, February 11, 2008

Huck Hangs Tough in GOP Race

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee isn't giving up in the Republican race for president, despite the fact that he has almost no chance of winning the nomination.

In fact, Huckabee won GOP contests Saturday in Kansas and Louisana, victories that did nothing to help the fall campaign of the probable Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain.

It is worth noting, too, that Huckabee is disputing the results in Washington state, where Huckabee's team has charged that the contest was stopped prematurely, allowing McCain to take the win.

Despite McCain's momentum and his overwhelming numerical advantage in delegates, there's evidence of a serious split in the ranks of hard-line Republicans. Some are learning to love McCain—a man they only recently loathed—while others are sticking with Huckabee or talking about staying home in November.

Will a third-party of conservative true believers emerge? Probably not, but it's a long time until November.

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