Though Paul sounded some standard talking points, Huckabee alluded to the candidate’s maverick status:
“He will probably make some people unhappy and some people uncomfortable” when he is a U.S. senator, and “God bless him when he does.” He said Paul “is not a person who has taken a political poll and decided” what positions to take, like others in Washington.
Here are some pertinent polls: The latest survey for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal found that 71 percent of Republicans call themselves supporters of the tea party. That means 29 percent aren’t ready to embrace it.
In Kentucky, the last Survey USA poll for this newspaper and WHAS-TV showed that 12 percent of those who identified themselves as Republicans were for Conway.