Paul Weyrich gave an overview of the field of GOP Presidential candidates. On Mitt Romney he said:

"Governor Romney is going to make an attempt to sound like us," say Weyrich. "[But] I don’t think he is; I don’t think he’s the genuine article. And I think he really ought to be closely examined, especially for the flip-flops he now claims he’s done on abortion, on same-sex marriage, on any number of issues — including hate crimes, by the way."

Weyrich really likes Huckabee:

"He is dynamic, he is exciting, he believes in all the right things," says Weyrich in describing the Arkansas governor. "I think that if conservatives really got behind him, that they would bump him up to be a first-tier candidate."

That said, the Club for Growth has made the argument that Huckabee is not acceptable as an economic conservative. Romney’s pitch is still going to be that he’s the best anti-McCain who is both a credible social conservative and economic conservative. But you wonder. As Steve Chapman said about Romney:

So, as a pro-lifer, I know Mitt Romney is now firmly on my side of this critical issue. And I have complete confidence that he will be there until he isn’t.


sparticus · December 29, 2006 at 4:53 PM

Actions speak louder than words. Romney’s record is completely conservative. His words may have been politically loaded in previous races but there’s no question about his conservative beliefs. » More buzz on Huckabee · January 3, 2007 at 8:31 AM

[…] I recently noted that Paul Weyrich likes Huckabee. And another leading conservative leader was telling people at a New Years party yesterday that he thought Huckabee was the guy (and had some nasty, nasty things to say about Romney. The "Mormon issue" was alive and well with this guy and what he said would make the hair on your neck stand up) […]

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