I hope not. I still believe that his values represent mine. He’s not my perfect candidate. But, when he speaks, I believe him.
He has made two tactical errors that hopefully don’t cost him Iowa. First was the Satan and Jesus are brothers comment that was taken as a slash against Mormons. Despite having stated many times that he doesn’t question anyone else’s faith, this innocent question raises doubts. A presidential candidate has to be extremely cautious not to be drawn into making compromising statements – even if meant to be harmless.
Second, was his frontal attack on Bush’s handling of the war. One of the reasons I support Huckabee is that he holds steadfast to his positions. It’s also a reason I still support GW Bush. He firmly believes in his approach to the war and won’t budge from his belief. I think the war could have been handled better. But, I still support W. And, despite what the polls say, so do many other people (who are mostly republican).
Here’s to hope that Huckabee manages to pull it out. I still support him. But, it is the undecideds that we still need.