The Huckabee Debate

The Huckabee Debate

The Huckabee Debate

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Nov. 28 2007 1:46 PM

The Huckabee Debate

The Republican presidential debates are starting to look like Lost , in which each character gets his own episode. First there was the Thompson debate , with all eyes on Fred. Then came the Hillary debate , in which her name was invoked more than  40 times .

So you'd think, given the recent emergence of Mike Huckabee as a front-runner in Iowa and Ron Paul as a major fund-raiser, that those two candidates might dominate tonight's discussion. But if that’s the case, CNN’s podium lineup (exclusive!) doesn’t reflect it:

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Tancredo
Huckabee
Romney
Giuliani
Thompson
McCain
Paul
Hunter

Shouldn't Huckabee, the guy statistically tied for first in Iowa, get a better position than McCain, the guy polling third in New Hampshire and invisible in Iowa? Maybe it would just be too sad a statement to take McCain out of the Middle Four.