DECEMBER 14, 2007
Psst: He's Loaded!
[Liz Sidoti, Associated
Press]: "Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson
have begun casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as a
scion of the upper class, contrasting him with their more humble roots in hopes
of undermining the richest candidate in a well-off group."
Luckily, Chuck Norris
Fixed It [Michael Luo, The
New York Times]: "The Huckabee campaign was crippled for about 24
hours by a massive e-mail breakdown that began just after Wednesday’s
Republican debate and stymied its communications just as media attention on it
There's Gotta Be a
Word for That [Ross Douthat, The
Atlantic]: "Huckenfreude (n): Pleasure derived from the
outrage of prominent conservative pundits over the rising poll numbers of Mike
The First GOP
Casualty? [Daniel Larison, Eunomia]:
"I have never given Fred Thompson much of a break this year, and from
the beginning I thought the enthusiasm for him was an irrational outburst,
a kind of mania that revealed despair among Republicans. Simply put,
it never made any sense."
Make Up Their Minds [Todd Beeton, MyDD]: "It
was always expected that independents would break for Obama whose above the
partisan fray message was presumed to appeal to them. That finally appears to
Two More Polls [Hotline,
Research 2000]. New Iowa
numbers. Hotline: Democrats: Clinton
27 percent, Obama 27, Edwards 22. Republicans: Huckabee 36 percent, Romney 23,
Giuliani 12, Thompson 8, McCain 5, Paul 5. Research
2000: Democrats: Obama 33 percent, Clinton 24, Edwards 24. Republicans:
Huckabee 31 percent, Romney 22, Giuliani 9, Thompson 9, McCain 7, Paul 7.