You know from the previous post that I caught some of the 2.10.2008 talking heads. I also got to hear Mike Huckabee describe how he isn’t pulling anytime soon, if only because in part Republican’s believe that competition fosters excellence.
Tonight I got proof that he will be in longer than some anticipated.
Earlier today I got an auto-call from John McCain. Surprisingly, he did not respond to any of my questions.
Tonight I got a call from the Huckabee campaign. A lady with a lovely accent (she later said she was from Birmingham, AL) called to tell me that Governor Huckabee is a wonderful man, she hoped I would back him, could she answer questions, etc. Very personable and friendly, and I had the thought that Huck is being backed by some genuinely good folks.
Then I took a gander at the caller ID. This lady, who had identified herself by name, had called me from home. This was not a robo-call, or a phone bank here in Virginia or someplace. This lady believes in Huckabee enough to give up her evening to make calls and to foot the cost for the calls.
Candidates who have this kind of backing don’t drop out easily-if only because they don’t want to hurt those backing them.
Huckabee may not make it to the convention, but he is will be in for a while.
And don’t forget this…huckabee is only 51. He will easily be in range in 2016 to run for the GOP nod, or even in 2012. He may not win this year, but he ain’t leaving quietly this year, and he ain’t going away for a long time.