Other than the remote possibility of a brokered convention bringing us a completely different candidate (Newt?), I see little upside to voting for Huckabee. Romney cannot carry the south by himself — but he can with a VP like Thompson.
Gonna have to respectfully disagree here, Jim. Neither Huckabee nor Romney is particularly conservative, both are better than McCain — but only one of the two has an actual shot at beating McCain.
Because I respect you — I will consider your position further ... but I’m leaning against you at this point.
Not that it matters much — I don’t get to vote until March (Texas).
“Gonna have to respectfully disagree here, Jim. Neither Huckabee nor Romney is particularly conservative, both are better than McCain but only one of the two has an actual shot at beating McCain.”
I am not conviced of that at all. The way this campaign has been going any one still running on the GOP ticket has a chance to beat McCain. The convention requires a majority vote to win the nomination, not a plurality. That means that the nominee has to have 50% plus, at least, 1 vote. Any one not getting over 50% does not get nominated. In Florida the other day McCain won with 36 or 37%, Romney had 31%. That means that a full 1/3 of GOP voters did not like either candidate. That is probably more typical than most people realize. Has there been any state other than Wyoming where a candidate actually won over 50% of the vote?