McCain vs Huckabee

McCain vs Huckabee

01-16-2008

Mike Huckabee says he's going to win South Carolina. John McCain says he's going to win South Carolina. The Brody File has a prediction:

One of them will be wrong. You can take that to the bank.

The Brody File is curious as to who you're pulling for in South Carolina. Leave your thoughts and reasoning here. There's been a lot of talk about how Evangelicals will rally around Huckabee. While I'm sure that will happen to some degree, the question really is will it be enough to give him the victory? Don't count McCain out on this front. Everybody likes to pigeon-hole evangelicals as people who care only about the life and marriage issue. But national security is a huge deal too. That's where McCain can make a big dent.

Oh yeah, and don't forget about Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney but that's another blog.

Read below from The Associated Press on McCain predicting victory in South Carolina:

Republican presidential candidate John McCain said on Thursday that despite his second-place finish in Michigan's GOP primary he intends to win this state's first-in-the-South contest. The Arizona senator told supporters he would prevail in the state that eight years ago derailed his candidacy.

"Tonight, my friends, we congratulate another candidate's campaign but tomorrow we get up and fight," said the Arizona senator, who flew here late Tuesday evening to await the Michigan returns.

After a victory in last week's New Hampshire primary, McCain had led in national polls. But the Michigan victory for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney further scrambled the dynamics.

McCain got 30 percent of the vote, to 39 percent for Romney.

Earlier, McCain told The Associated Press he had just talked to Romney to congratulate him on his victory. "Starting tomorrow, we're going to win South Carolina, and we're going to go on and win the nomination," he said.

"I congratulate him on that Michigan welcomed their native son with their support," McCain added. Romney was raised in Michigan and his father, George Romney, was governor and a 1968 presidential contender.

"I said we would win in New Hampshire. We will win in South Carolina," McCain said.

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