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Thursday, January 11, 2007



Besides being gimmicky, those subjects explain why Huckabee probably won't get a lot of traction in the presidential race. Under different circumstances, his "new evangelical" views -- traditional conservative stances on abortion and gays, combined with support for environmental protection, welcoming immigration policies, reforming convicts and public health initiatives (all grounded in his Christian beliefs) -- might have been able to unite moderate and conservative Republicans. However, in a contest where the three leading Republican contenders, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, all face skepticism from conservatives, there isn't much room for another candidate whose conservative bonafides are in doubt. This is why South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, whose conservatism is doubted by no one, really should make a run for it.

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