“I Like Mike”

Even Mitt Romney admits that, and the audience seems to agree.

Huck puts up a damn good first showing, answering a question about whether he gave tuition breaks to children of illegal immigrants. The money line—”We’re not going to punish a child because their parent committed a crime”—gets applause.

Mitt, seeing a looming shape in the rear view mirror, pounces: “Mike, that’s not your money. That’s the taxpayer’s money.” Nice to see they put Mitt and Huck next to each other—it lets you watch the battle for Iowa in a single frame.

Also, notice how Huckabee declines to attack Romney on the illegal gardeners question. No wonder he likes Mike.