POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Huckabee Infighting With Top Adviser Threatens Campaign "Tailspin"

About three weeks ago, Mike Huckabee received an unexpected e-mail message from the veteran political consultant and television commentator Ed Rollins offering help with his unexpectedly surging dark-horse Republican primary campaign. Fifteen minutes later, Mr. Huckabee had signed him up, Mr. Rollins recently recalled....

...Now, just days before the Iowa caucuses, Mr. Huckabee's reliance on -- and then rejection of -- Mr. Rollins's advice to go after his opponent has threatened to throw his campaign into a tailspin, potentially jeopardizing the image of unvarnished "authenticity" that Mr. Huckabee is now making the centerpiece of his closing appeal to Iowa voters.

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