There’s no way I’m calling it this early, but that’s what CNN is reporting. Huck is about 10% ahead of Romney, and that’s because 60% of the GOP voters who came out tonight were evangelicals. Big, big night for Huckabee and a big disappointment for Romney.
Surprise of the night? Fred Thompson, followed closely by McCain and Ron Paul. Not taking 3rd would be a pretty big disappointment for Ron Paul followers, but if 3rd place is essentially a 3-way tie, that could set him and McCain up for a showdown next week in New Hampshire.
But do note how CNN doesn’t even mention that Ron Paul is running right behind McCain…
With 25 percent of precincts reporting, Huckabee had the support of 35 percent of voters, compared to 24 percent for Mitt Romney. Fred Thompson had 14 percent and John McCain had 12.
Come on guys…do you really want the Paulites calling you biased? Paul is at 11% right now. Get with the program.
NBC is now projecting Huckabee as the winner too. Wow, what a story. This is bad, bad, bad news for Romney.