The post-Ames bump has evaporated. Huckabee is showing surprising strength. I bet you Huckabee surprises a lot of people in the new year. If you're a Christianist, why would you not want one of your own as the candidate? Especially when he helps debunk the idea that every political evangelical has to be a total asshole. Then there's the simple fact: The GOP now is a big government religious movement. Why would they not pick a big government religious candidate?

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