Monday, November 19, 2007

Giuliani and Huckabee in '08?

I missed this a few days ago, but it is interesting. Chris at Mason Conservative floats an idea of a Rudy Giuliani/Mike Huckabee ticket in 2008, mostly based upon the fact that Giuliani and Huckabee have a bit of an unspoken agreement that is based at overcoming Mitt Romney in Iowa come January 3rd.

If you think about it, that's not a bad ticket. Rudy is doing a good job of reaching out to conservatives that normally would not support him in a primary. Rudy has been my "2nd choice" for a while, just because I agree more with Fred Thompson ideologically. However, Rudy is showing more and more conservative stances on key issues with me and is starting to draw my attention.

Anyway, Rudy is the "top dog" right now in the primaries and appeals mostly to moderates. Huckabee is a steadily-rising candidate who attracts a lot of social conservatives and, as Hunter Golden put it so well, comes across more as a likeable "grandpa" kind of guy instead of a preacher in the pulpit.

If Rudy can pull the moderates/pro-defense field, and Huckabee rallies the social conservatives, you might have a pretty good ticket come November of next year.

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