Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Huckabee speaks to supporters

Huckabee just wrapped up a speech in front of ebullient supporters in Little Rock. For the past several weeks, the media has told us that the GOP contest is a two-man race, he told supporters, referring to the contention by Mitt Romney that the contest is effectively between John McCain and himself.

"Maybe it is," Huckabee said to cheers.

This former Baptist minister wrapped his speech in biblical language:

"Sometimes, one small, smooth stone is even more effective than a whole lot of armor ... the widow's mite has more effectiveness than all the gold in the world," he said.

"We're getting there, folks, we're getting there."

When Huckabee took the stage, only two states had been called for him. But he could win four others before the night is over.

Huckabee may end up being the tortoise to the frontrunners' hare by the time we reach St. Paul.