Huckabee is still speaking in a language ordinary people understand. He communicates, and his infrastructure project makes sense. Most voters are pretty cynical about the rebates. They welcome them, but don’t think they’ll make a big difference.
Romney’s response was also sensible – infrastructure projects are great, but they’re too long-term. They won’t solve our immediate economic problems.
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–CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider