Wednesday, February 20, 2008

the primary leaderboard

Here are the numbers so far:

Two obvious questions:

(1) Why is Huckabee staying in the race? What does he hope to accomplish, other than continuing to assert himself as "the conservative choice?"

(2) Does Clinton have some type of extra strategy? If she continues to lose, especially in the big Texas/Ohio primaries, what will she do?

1 comment:

  1. Why is Huckabee staying in the race? Well, if McCain stumbles, Huckabee can say, "Here I am." And McCain's campaign has hit a couple of bumps. Read the New York Times story implying marital infidelity on his part, the read the Blue Indiana blog asserting McCain's Indiana campaign workers failed to achieve the requirement that 500 registered voters in each congressional district have to sign a petition for his candicacy. If McCain is kicked off the ballot in Indiana, does that assure a Huckabee win in Indiana? To tell the truth, I wouldn't be surprised if Huckabee did well in Indiana, regardless of McCain's status.

    Should McCain prevail, because of his age, a second run in 2012 is not a sure thing. So as long as Huckabee is in the race in 2008, he gains valuable exposure as a viable candidate in 2012.

    If the Democrats win, he can lay claim as being a viable candidate in 2012.

    Besides, what else can Huckabee do? He's not currently in political office. Could his campaign make him a hot commodity on the speaker circuit once the campaign is over.