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Friday, January 21, 2011

A Huckabee-less Republican field in 2012?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:38 AM

In the wake of a new PPP poll that has Mike Huckabee atop the Republican field in Texas, Joe Klein offers a typical national media take on the Huckster.

...keep an eye on Ole' Huck. He's got skills. He's funny, decent and will, on occasion, violate the lockstep rigors of his party. He probably has the best shot of gaining the support of the massive GOP God-squad

But Klein's colleague at Time, Adam Sorensen, isn't so sure Huckabee's even running, offering as evidence his fat mortgage in Florida and his former campaign manager Chip Saltsman's new job as chief of staff with Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.).

I doubt we'll be so lucky. If Huckabee continues polling near the head of the pack, I'm betting ego wins over financial considerations and Saltsman bails on his new gig (he joked to Politico about having a "Notre Dame clause" in his new contract) or someone else comes in to run the campaign.

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