but not forgotten. Hopefully Mr. Duncan Hunter will get selected as a VP candidate to get some national exposure before 2012.
Hunter has more results than Rudy, who’s been absolutely pathetic in the polls, considering how much money he’s put out there. To be frank, Hunter didn’t have the money for political ads, but Rudy’s had 3-4 ads out in states. And he’s received zero support. Correction, he’s received negative support, as his poll numbers have been shrinking.
Considering the money he’s spent, his campaign has landed with a giant thud and has done very little moving ever since. Not as much Cloverfield Monster as Statue of Liberty head.
As for Fred, everyone’s saying he’s not out. Now that Hunter’s gone, the person with the next best credentials is… Fred. It’s pretty sad. Fred’s not an uber-conservative, but he’s got tremendous presence. I think he’ll be pleasantly surprised if he sticks it through Feb. 4th at the support he’ll get. And we’ll see just how little support Huckabee has outside of the Bible Belt.
The state to watch is Texas. What? Texas doesn’t decide until March 4th? Jerks.
But it will be crucial for the GOP nomination. My guess is we’ll have a 3 way race by then, with Romney, Huckabee, and either McCain or Thompson. And the big money GOP state of Texas will be a huge indicator of just where the core GOP support is going to go, if it goes anywhere. Technically, Ron Paul is the “favorite son”, but just what is going to happen in Texas will be inherently interesting.
If any trends are an example, Romney will win on Super Tuesday. I’m guessing 1) Romney 2) Fred 3) McCain. I know it’s an upset call, and maybe a little Pie in the Sky, but I’m sure Fred can place second, even if it’s a weak second. It all depends on if he gets it going in the next 2 weeks.