David Kirpatrick's report on the recent meeting of the Council for National Policy (basically, a kind of conservative meta-organization dominated by Christian gorups) is interesting. Basically, as you'd expect, few are enthusiastic about John "Agents of Intolerance" McCain, Rudy Giuliani, or Multiple Choice Mitt. At the same time, they're reluctant to throw their support behind a Mike Huckabee only to have their choice lose. People forget, but that kind of thing is always a huge factor in interest groups politics. When making a primary endorsement, it's critical to try your best to pick a winner, lest your power wound up exposed as fairly illusory.