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Saturday, August 11, 2007
Ames straw poll and the fortunes of "Huckaback": Romney won, of course, but, at 31%, not by a margin sufficient to shake off the others who competed. These include second-place finisher Mike Huckabee. Huck may be destined to be the social-con standard-bearer going into the real Iowa caucuses; but he, in turn, did not shake off the third-placer -- my guy, Sam Brownback -- scoring only 18.1% to Brownback's 15.3%.

The fact is, Huckabee and Brownback are splitting the pro-life, not-too-fussed-about-immigration vote. Together, "Huckaback" scored 33.4% -- beating Romney!