Taking Huckabee Seriously


Now that we're seeing national polls featuring Mike Huckabee surging all the way into second place, it's worth saying that I predicted a Huckabee win in the GOP primary months and months ago at an American Prospect editorial meeting and then stupidly failed to write it down. But other people were there, and I expect them to speak up and back up my story.

All of which is to say that at this point I do think we need to start seriously considering the possibility that winning Iowa would not only collapse the Romney campaign but actually turn Huckabee into a real contender.