The annual Values Voter Summit, run by the Family Research Council and a coalition of "pro-family" groups, is happening this weekend. It used to be the lone conservative mega-event of the fall; this year it comes after Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally and the 9/12 rally. But there is no apparent fall-off in attendance, and FRC Chairman Tony Perkins said that more than 2000 people had signed up.
The immediate theme so far: Delight over Christine O'Donnell's victory in Delaware, which was mentioned by the emcee to huge applause. In an interview with Politico, Mike Huckabee hit on a theme I don't think we've heard the end of -- that
to "be who she is." In his speech, on comfortable turf, Huckabee linked the record high poverty rate to the collapse of "the integrity of the family." One-liners? Oh, he had 'em. On the results in November: "Maybe Jeremiah Wright will look out his window and finally see those chickens come home to roost."