The Mike Huckabee and Chuck Norris event provided a nice close to a New Year’s Day throughout which, in the words of one of my friends, we have been essentially “mainlining politics.”   Although Huckabee said that about 2,000 folks were present at the event, probably only about 1,250 were there besides the throng of national and international press.   Still, it was an impressive turnout — heavily young and predominantly male — for a New Year’s Night, competing with some good college football.  And, the crowd was perhaps the most genuinely enthusiastic I’ve witnessed here.

Read on the jump for a contrast in the styles of the Iowa front-runners.