COLUMBUS (TDB) -- Feistiest line in the memo -- don't let the media pick the GOP candidate. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's top aides issued the document aimed at rallying the troops and informed campaign workers that no surrender is anticipated. Ed Rollins and Chip Saltsman foresee a GOP presidential primary race against John McCain in Ohio, and portray Huckabee's refusal to quit as a positive "because vigorous discussion will keep all the media 'oxygen' from migrating over to the Democratic contest." In other words, Obama and Hillary won't get all the headlines.
The complete text of the memo is available here on Nuke Gingrich. The pertinent part for Ohioans:
"So don't let anyone tell you that it's over. In fact, as of today, no fewer than 27 states, districts and territories have not had a chance to vote. That includes such big states as Texas (Chuck Norris' home state, 'nuff said), Ohio and Pennsylvania. All the Republicans and Republican minded independents in those states want to be part of the process, too, and they deserve to have a choice put before them. Folks don't want the Republican Establishment to pick the nominee for them through a premature rush to judgment, and they sure as heck don't want the media to pick the nominee."