You can't compare a POS RINO AR Gov with two conservatives. I see no populism or schmaltzy folk-isms from Bachmann or Santorum.
In '08, my most sensible choice in the Primaries was Mittens compared to the other garbage running. There was no Obamacare and McLame was to the left of Mittens in that field. Now Mittens is to the far left of the other candidates like McLame was to those candidates. There are some other questionable calls. Guiliani is a straight up pro choice RINO. Not really a good match up with a God fearing Perry. Also I don't see a match-up for Newt at all. So many things are different, like you point out, that there are few comparisons that can be made.
I’m not saying they’re the same in all respects.
I’m saying that the Huck slot, the socon slot, could be filled by Bachmann and Santorum. They’re both closely affiliated with the Social Conservatives, the Evangelicals. And that’s who Huckabee appealed to.
Giuliani = Perry because - 1) Both were pumped up by the elites for no real apparent reason. 2) Perry endorsed Giuliani in 2008. 3) Perry and Giuliani worked on business deals together.
McCain = Newt because “the most famous one” “the gold watch” “lifetime achievement award”