Mike is FIRST TIER - All doubt has been removed.

Huckabee Campaign Swimming in Good News by Another Chance for Hope

Mike Huckabee must be on cloud nine. But the joys of the present will not compare with what joys may lie ahead.

Today, October 20, 2007, marks the official end of Mike Huckabee as a second tier candidate.

What's this campaign got to be excited about?
1) Rasmussen had Mike as high as 9% nationally last week at one point. That's the highest ever, and represents his support doubling in the last 2 months. All this, and he still is trying to earn name recognition with a lot of folks.
2) A dynamic showing at the Family Research Council's Washington Briefing. Mike finished just 30 votes behind Mitt Romney, a victory largely gained through an intentional Internet voting campaign inside team Mitt. In addition, Huckabee secured a staggering 51% of the vote of onsite voters, compared to a paltry 10% for Romney. This kind of performance is likely to open the door to significant endorsements for Huckabee from prominent Evangelical leaders.
3) It's clear that Fred and McCain don't have any oomph behind their campaigns. Fred is fading fast. VERY FAST. The only thing being said about his last debate performance is that he stayed awake. McCain seems to be doing better as a candidate lately, but there's nothing he's saying that is going to earn him much support. He might pick up some of Fred's defectors, but there's no real danger of McCain winning prominent primaries according to anyone's polling. This is going to be a 3-man race: Rudy, Romney, and Huckabee.
4) Sam has bowed out. Pro-lifers who were behind him must take a hard look at Mike. He's more pro-life than any other candidate, though I must credit Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo for solid records in this area.
5) Last, and certainly not least, Huckabee is seeing fundraising gain steam. The campaign has created a new online, real-time fundraising tracker. They set a goal of $200,000 by October 31, 2007. They are on pace to blister that mark! As of tonight, fundraising will be up to over $150K for the quarter. Expect them to hit closer to $250K with their new momentum helping out big time.