Huckabee is For Real
By John McIntyre
It is not about Iowa only any more. Mike Huckabee has a real shot to be the Republican nominee.
Intrade now has Huckabee at 55.1 and Romney at 38.0. Those markets are correctly pricing the race. Romney is now the underdog in Iowa.
An important signal to watch for over the next month will be whether Huckabee overtakes Romney in the national polls leading up to Iowa. If that were to happen concurrently with Huckabee continuing to head toward a win in Iowa that would be an important tell that Republican voters are moving toward ultimately a Huckabee vs. Giuliani showdown.
Giuliani remains the favorite, but at 10-1 odds that would be a showdown that Mike Huckabee might just be able to win.