With John McCain's victory tonight in Wisconsin, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will undoubtedly receive a renewed barrage of questions about when he's going to drop out of the presidential race. After all, he's trailing McCain by almost 600 delegates. Senator McCain needs to win only about 200 of the remaining delegates in order to get to the magic number of 1,191.
I don't think Huckabee will drop out. He's said many times that until Senator McCain reaches the magic number he's not going to drop out.
To quote Yogi Berra, "It ain't over 'til it's over."
It's highly unlikely that Huckabee could win enough delegates to deny McCain winning the nomination. But that doesn't mean that he should give up, either.
In fact, Mike Huckabee strikes me as a person who finishes what he starts. Anyone who commits to losing over 100 pounds has to have a firm sense of dedication not only to achieve that goal but to continue to do the things day by day that allow him to keep the weight off.
Mike Huckabee won't win the Republican nomination this year. But he will have shown something far greater: the strength of character to finish what he started.