Five Things Mike Huckabee Doesn't Want You to Know About Him 

The latest Iowa presidential polls have former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee leading the Republican pack. So can the Huckster really earn the nomination? AlterNet's John Gorenfeld says not so fast:

"Look who's the dark horse now: Not Fred Thompson, the Law & Order actor whose get-off-my-lawn glower was initially mistaken by the media for Reaganesque magic, but Mike Huckabee, the ex-Arkansas governor with the beady stare and steely proclamations about the Iraq war. You might remember him from the Fox News Channel debate in September, when he reproached Ron Paul by appealing to the "honor" of the Republicans as a reason to keep occupying Baghdad -- winning both applause and comparisons to Star Trek's Klingons.

"Suddenly, heading into the primary season, it's Huckabee who is making moves, polling at 24 points in the crucial primary state of Iowa. (Thompson: three points.) His ratings, as his campaign is gloating, put him within striking distance of Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachussetts

"So who is he ... "

To get Gorenfeld's take, check out AlterNet.com.

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