A Newsweek poll released this afternoon shows Mike Huckabee surging ahead of Mitt Romney in Iowa. It’s now 39% for Huckabee vs. 17% for Romney. Or, depending on one’s point of view, Romney is tanking. I’d have been open to either interpretation before yesterday, but since this comes just one day after Romney’s “I’m a Morman but … ” speech, I have to think there is a connection. That speech is backfiring.
I just read my first Hugh Hewitt commentary at Townhall.com. Why? Temporary insanity, I suppose. I usually avoid names revered by my most conservative acquaintances.
However, I was browsing through comments about Mitt Romney’s “I Am Mormon” speech and there was the Hewitt byline. Morbid curiosity got the best of me and after the first few paragraphs, bemusement took over. Hewitt was effusive, called it a “great, great” day, and declared the speech an “extraordinary success.”
If enough Republicans share Hewitt’s over-the-top enthusiasm, the Democrats can’t lose next year.