Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Doubts about the two Republican front runners keep growing. Rudy and Mitt keep attacking each other and trying to outdo each other in changing their positions. Romney was for government-supported health care before he was against it. Giuliani was for gun control before he was against it. Etc., etc., etc.

Into this moral void former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is filling some of the empty space. He is rising in the polls and being attacked by fiscal conservatives for having raised taxes while he was governor. Things have changed in the Republican landscape.

We are beginning to see changes among the Democratic candidates as well. Some people find Mrs. Clinton too scripted. They are not as sure as they were a few months ago that she has the nomination sewed up. If Hillary is knocked out of first place, most people assume that she will be replaced by one of her closest rivals. Right now Barack Obama is ahead of her in Iowa. On the national scene some people see a candidate from the back of the pack moving up, someone perhaps like Dr. Carl Perrin. For some people, Perrin is the perfect solution for voters who are fed up with all those professional politicians. Perrin: a man of the people, and the people’s choice.

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