Does he gain the most? Larison notes Huckers' recent statement on Iran:

While there can be no rational dealing with Al Qaeda, Iran is a nation state looking for regional power, it plays the normal power politics that we understand and can skillfully pursue, and we have substantive issues to negotiate with them.

He certainly sounds more clued-in than Romney, Giuliani or McCain. Paul is the exception, again, who proves the rule.

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