His Southern streak is remarkable. And it's only a few hundred votes in Missouri. Wow. The core of the GOP base is not prepared to give in to the front-runner, as Republicans often do, and they're clearly not enamored of Romney. Tonight, it seems to me Huckabee is gaining considerable leverage in the party.

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