Is It Possible Huckabee Could Pull Off an Underdog Victory and Win the GOP Nomination? - A Whittle Bit of Commentary 4/21/15

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee plans to announce he’s running for President on May 5th. Is it possible this time that Huckabee could pull off an underdog victory and win the GOP nomination? As the NY Times reported on Monday, Huckabee is planning to appeal to and gain the support of conservative Christians to win the nomination. The NYTimes reports that “Evangelical Christians make up 49 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners, according to a Pew Research polarization data set from 2014 consisting of 10,000 interviews.” It’s no doubt that Christians are the GOP base, but will that be enough to allow him to make a move to Washington D.C.? In order to win, he’ll have to take Christian support away from Senator Ted Cruz and Scott Walker. Huckabee will also run into trouble with Tea Partiers, talk radio and fiscal conservatives that are not on board with him. In order to win, he’ll have to bring some of them over as well. With America wanting a fresh face, Huckabee has an uphill climb to the nomination. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary. 

Background Material:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/upshot/mike-huckabee-would-be-a-more-important-candidate-than-you-might-think.html?abt=0002&abg=0

 

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Posted on April 20, 2015 .