This inspired me. From the WSJ:
Republican presidential contenders traveling to Iowa for Saturday’s Ames Straw Poll have gone to great lengths to woo former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a favorite among Christian conservatives and winner of the Iowa caucuses in 2008.
Mike Huckabee is busy this weekend. He’s playing bass in a back up band with gigs at the campaign tents of three GOP presidential candidates.
The trend in GOP candidates to pursue Huckabee highlights how similar this Republican nominating circus is to the one that left town with Barack Obama’s ascent in 2008.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a presidential candidate, a big deal because he has money and is conceivably electable. He’s Mitt Romney’s 2008 doppelgänger.
Michele Bachmann is a radical religious conservative the likes of which are unprecedented in American history. In other words, she out-Huckabeed Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Despite their slugfest, 2012 candidate Mitt Romney is 2008 candidate John McCain and the Old Guard Establishment candidate. They both play unfavorably in Iowa and are counting on New Hampshire to revive standing in the election horse race echo chamber.
Something to think about during and after the Ames straw poll, and the officials starting gun for the GOP traveling circus.