by Max Brantley
Does it really matter? (Though it's probably true that The Huckster helped prevent any Iowa toehold for Brownback. That and he was a dour, unimpressive candidate in nearly every respect.) Brownback couldn't raise any money.
Huckabee, by the way, who only outraised Brownback by $200,000 in the last quarter, is complaining today in New Hampshire that there's some kind of conspiracy that leads the media to conclude there are only three major candidates in the Republican race. He also thinks all rules should be off on fund-raising -- no limits of any sort -- but with instant reporting. How that would help somebody who can't raise much of any sort he doesn't explain.