Yeah, I know the headline is Huckabee's near-victory in the Christianist straw-poll. It's also pretty amazing how poorly Giuliani did. But it's staggering to me that Ron Paul did so well:

1.  Mitt Romney  ... 27.62 %
2.  Mike Huckabee ... 27.10 %
3.  Ron Paul                ... 14.98%
4.  Fred Thompson ... 9.77 %
5.  Sam Brownback ... 5.14 %
6.  Duncan Hunter ... 2.42 %
7.  Tom Tancredo ... 2.30 %
8.  Rudy Giuliani  ... 1.85 %
9.  John McCain ... 1.40 %

I'd say that these results show that the Christianists are far less concerned about the war on terror than the culture war. If Thompson can't beat Huckabee, the entire point of his candidacy is moot. You need a Southern Christianist? You've already got one, guys. Oh, and: They really hate McCain, don't they?

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