Wait a Minute: Maybe It's Not All About Money
But wait a minute. These same pundits were arguing three weeks ago that you couldn't win in Iowa without a highly oiled (and expensive) organization capable of turning out voters for the arcane caucus process. Now they're almost conceding Iowa to Huckabee.
Huckabee's rise is fueled not by money or organization or even entirely by religious enthusiasm-- mostly it's fueled by a general Republican disinterest in all of the other choices. Thatâ€™s not unique to Iowa. And if the millions already spent on advertising by the other candidates hasn't changed that yet, what's to suggest it'll work in the Feb. 5 states?
And wouldnâ€™t it be nice if it turned out that money wasn't the election end-all and be-all that everyone seems to think it is?<>