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Huckabee Will Leave The Race

According to Fox News, he will exit the race tonight, just ahead of an expected endorsement of John McCain tomorrow by President Bush. In the end, he did not excessively overstay his welcome. He is now a household name and will be a frontrunner in 2012 or 2016. For evangelical conservatives they have an attractive and engaging leader for the future.

To John’s point, it should not escape notice that immigration reform was not the killer issue it was painted to be. Indeed, McCain might credit his victory to those Florida Hispanic voters. So much for political gurus.