There is an article worth checking out on the Real Clear Politics website (link). Morris says that Huckabee has reached 2nd place in Iowa, commanding 19 percent of the vote. This puts him within striking distance of Romney. Morris also cites Thompson’s steady decline in the polls. That makes me wonder if what I wrote about last night is happening, i.e. Thompson supporters jumping ship and swimming to over to the U.S.S. Huckabee.
Morris also mentions that Huckabee has broken 10% in a national CNN/Opinion Dynamics poll. This is great news for the Governor because it shows that his candidacy is picking up momentum not just in primary states, but across the country. It is also nice because Bill O’Reilly now has to eat some humble pie and buy Morris dinner.
You can’t ignore Huckabee now. Yes, he still does not have a lot of money, but that has not stopped him from becoming a viable candidate. If he continues to attract more people to his cause, his fund raising situation can only improve. In the mean time, it will be the grass roots movement that continues to carry his momentum to parts of the country where he has not had a chance to actively campaign, thus extending his rise in the polls.