Coronation Interrupted

Mike Huckabee wins Kansas decisively. Of course as we've learned from Thomas Frank and Kathleen Sebelius, the Kansas GOP activist class has become unusually wingnutty in recent years so it's not exactly a huge surprised. Still, base resistance to John McCain remains striking. Meawhile, it's a reminder that a candidate launched into the mainstream by his strong showing in Iowa isn't quite the Dixie regional candidate he's sometimes portrayed as.