Mike Huckabee Does Well In Iowa

Posted: 08/12/2007 by that's Elbert in GOP, Mike Huckabee, Politics, Rants/Opinions, Republican

From The Washington Times:

Mitt Romney won yesterday’s Iowa Republican Party straw poll, but the best showing went to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose strong second-place finish gives him a much-needed boost going forward.

I’m glad to see that Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, did well. I know Dave over at First State Politics is pretty happy that Mitt won, but I understand that Romney spent some serious cash out there while Huckabee didn’t have much to spend but pulled off #2. Personally I think Mike Huckabee is a stronger conservative candidate, but I guess time will tell what will happen. I still think that electing a northern candidate is going to be hard. Huckabee is from the south and has 10 years of leadership under his belt in a largely Democrat state.

The numbers from Iowa:

Mitt Romney — 4516 (31.5%)
Mike Huckabee — 2587 (18.1%)
Sam Brownback — 2192 (15.3%)
Tom Tancredo — 1961 (13.7%)
Ron Paul — 1305 (9.1%)
Tommy Thompson — 1039 (7.3%)
Fred Thompson — 203 (1.4%)
Rudy Giuliani — 183 (1.3%)
Duncan Hunter — 174 (1.2%)
John McCain — 101 (1%)
John Cox — 41 (0.1%)

(Bold and red emphasis is mine.)

  1. swampcritter2 says:

    The Wall St. Journal attributes Huck’s high numbers to his advocacy of the Fair Tax. This tax plan would put our nation’s economy on steroids.