Grassroots Conservatives

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The conservative website is touting its latest survey of “grassroots conservatives,” and what it shows is that this group–how defined I don’t know–likes Huckabee a lot. No surprise there. The most interesting results have to do with the percentage who say they would skip to a third party depending on which GOP candidate were to run against Hillary Clinton. Romney comes in at 15 percent, well below Giuliani and McCain (20 percent) but ahead of Huckabee and Thompson (11 and 12 percent respectively). Evidently it’s easier for a grassroots conservative to vote for a Mormon than for a social non-conservative like Giuliani or an immigration moderate and campaign finance reformer who once insulted social conservatives like McCain.