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The Secret of Mike Huckabees’s Success

by | 21st, December 2007

THE Secret of Mike Huckabees’s success:

The miracle birth of the Republican candidate with the four-word name Mike Huckabee Iowa Front-runner has as much to do with social class as religion. There is nothing subtle about Huckabee’s celebration of his humble roots: He gleefully told 150 supporters (some more accurately described as acolytes) in Marshalltown Thursday morning that a “Republican muckety-muck” had recently declared that Huckabee was unelectable because he had a “hick last name.”

Then, a few minutes later, Huckabee returned to his obsession with the name game. “I didn’t grow up with a name that

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