Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been trying to bolster his flagging campaign by spreading the word that a vote for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is actually a vote for Arizona Sen. John McCain, but wouldn't that work the other way, as well?
Consider, Huckabee is running well in many of the states in which voting will take place Tuesday and is considered a much more accessible, less self-serving candidate than Romney. So wouldn't it be just as simple for conservatives to rally around Huckabee, who isn't a johnny come lately to conservative viewpoints like Romney, and who has shown an ability to connect with voters without throwing millions of dollars of his own money into his campaign.
Romney's a desperate candidate who realizes this is his one shot at the presidency and it's slipping away from him. He also is the scariest of the candidates remaining in the 2008 presidential race.
An addition: Fox News Channel just showed the national poll results which have McCain leading by a sizable margin with 34 percent over Romney at 21.6 and Huckabee at 19.8. In other words, Huckabee is in a statistical tie with Romney when the margin of error is considered, but FNC's Carl Castle kept hammering on the idea that Huckabee was taking votes away from Romney and made Huckabee sound like some kind of villain for remaining in the race. At the same time, Castle estimated that Romney has spent $50 million of his vast fortune on the race and he can't pull away from Huckabee. Sounds like a fiscal conservative to me.