"All politics is local," said the venerable "Tip" O'Neill, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Massachusetts congressman par excellence. Arkansas (Huckabee) is a lot more local to Iowa than the Harvard Business School and Belmont Hill, MA (Romney). The roles will reverse when the campaign trail winds through Michigan - Romney's stompin' grounds. Viewed Huckabee at the PBS-sponsored GOP debate at "historically black" Morgan State University (the college's own description as indicated by debate moderator Tavis Smiley). Do not agree with Huckabee's politics but his telegenic personality, witty and responsive style came right through the tube as did his earnest committment to the issues. Compare with Romney's empty suit, on stage persona and carefully scripted answers. In addition to his flip-flops, of course. Also, Huckabee has emerged as the fave of the evangelical Christian crowd and they constitute a high percentage of Republican caucus goers. If Willard pulls it off, attribute his bucks (advertising) and buses (transporting his supporters to the caucus sites as was done in the August Iowa Straw Poll).