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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Huckabee isn't lkeaving; thinks he can win a brokered convention

HT to Allah at Hot Air for this one. You know, most conservatives in the base would rather have the Huckster drop out. He doesn't have a shot to win in the general election, and he knows it. He can't compete with either Barack or Hillary, so why bother sticking around? Because he believes that he can win Texas, Ohio, and a brokered convention:

In an interview with 1200 WOAI news during his swing through Texas, longshot Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee outlined a strategy which has him not winning the GOP nomination outright, but pushing the nomination to the September Republican National Convention, which he says will turn to him as the most ‘conservative alternative.’

The ‘brokered convention’ plan is in stark contrast to Huckabee’s previous sunny predictions of a sweep to victory in the primaries and caucuses on the shoulders of adoring family values conservatives.

Huckabee said his ‘brokered convention’ strategy is predicated on a victory in Texas, the country’s largest Republican state.

“We think Texas is an important state,” Huckabee told me. “We know how important it is to win Texas.”

Huckabee says with an upset win in Texas, and a win in the Ohio Republican primary the same day, Huckabee could deny front runner John McCain the nomination in the primaries.

“If we win Texas, I think it changes the dynamics of this race. It could well go all the way to the convention. If the convention delegates pick the president, chances are they would pick the most conservative. I would be the one they would end up picking, if that’s the criteria.”

Huckabee also called for more debates with McCain. "I think we ought to have debates. I think it's not Republcian and not American to shut off the debate and the process of the election."

The Huckster is beyond a long-shot to win a brokered convention, and it's evident he's buying into the whole "never say die" mantra that he and his campaign people have been pushing for quite some time now. While he has done a decent job of virtually sweeping the south, he's yet to take a single state up north. Furthermore, McCain is soundly mudstomping him in delegates. If he forces a brokered convention, those delegates will likely back the man who has been the frontrunner for some time now.

Give it up, Huck. You can't win.

Publius II


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