Poll Position

POLLING AT A HISTORIC LOW, DEMOCRATS LOOK BACK AT BAD YEAR FOR CONGRESS
Story notes “Handed control of Congress last year after making promises to end the war in Iraq, restore fiscal discipline in Washington and check President Bush's powers, Democrats instead closed the first session of the 110th Congress yesterday with House votes that sent Bush $70 billion in war funding, with no strings attached, and a $50 billion alternative-minimum-tax measure that shattered their pledge not to add to the federal budget deficit.” (Washington Post)

And the far left base is not happy. Washington Times :(

But they got their load of pork. (NY Times)

POLL: ROMNEY CATCHES GIULIANI NATIONWIDE, HILLARY FADING
Followed closely by Huckabee, then McCain. (FOX News)

Huckabee leads in South Carolina. (CBS News)

From Victor Davis Hansen on Hillary: Hillary’s campaign is so stalled that her advisers have tried dredging up Obama’s kindergarten essays and his admitted drug use. And now they’re resorting to flying in Bill Clinton to save the day. Some polls and conventional wisdom suggest he may yet restore his wife’s fortunes. But Bill’s not exactly a fireman. He may instead throw gasoline on the fire. (NRO)

From Hugh Hewitt on Huckabee: A year ago the MSM story was John McCain --frontrunner, even though he wasn't. Six months ago the MSM story was Fred's groundswell --except, it wasn't. Three month's ago, the MSM swooned over Newt --for a weekend. In the past month, the MSM has been booming the Huckaboom, even though it is already a Huckabust. Never have so many pundits been so wrong about so much. (Townhall)

From Novak on Huckabee: More than personality explains why not all his Baptist brethren have signed on the dotted line for Huckabee. He did not join the "Conservative Resurgence" that successfully rebelled against liberals in the Southern Baptist Convention a generation ago. (Townhall)