Since I'm no great fan of Mike Huckabee I've had to find the positive in the probable nomination of John McCain. Of course, there are issues where I agree with him completely, like the war, reducing spending and lowering taxes. The other stuff is basically off the table, so why dwell on it?
Here's what I'm thinking. McCain has the ability to get Independents and Democrats to vote for him. Does he have the ability to get them to think of themselves as Republicans? I have no idea. But I know that people don't like to be wrong. If someone votes for McCain and he loses, they may end up disliking who beat him just by default. Then after four years of the Democrats screwing things up they will be much more likely to vote against a Democrat. If he wins, they will feel the need to justify their vote, and maybe re-think their political philosophy.
All I'm saying is, if McCain can bring people over to our side, maybe they will stay there.