C-SPAN’s coverage makes it clear that he brought lots and lots of kids to the straw poll.
Sam Brownback starts with tying together families with terrorism. Huckabee did that in his own way.
He really talks about abortion differently than the others.
He talked about "reviving the economy." Republicans don’t talk that way. Then he goes on to talk about growth.
He also talked about a political solution in Iraq much more than the other candidates. I am not sure that legislation makes sense as a mechanism, but he talked about it and sounded lukewarm.
His Mother Teresa story could do quite well with uncommitted evangelicals.
I am struck more than anything else by the size of the crowd that he brought.