A BIG STRAW-POLL WIN FOR MIKE HUCKABEE. But reportedly, Rudy was well-received too. More on Rudy here.

Our podcast interview with Huckabee can be found here. I found him quite straightforward and likable, notwithstanding our disagreements on social issues. We haven’t interviewed Rudy yet, but we’d like to.

UPDATE: Rob Port says that conservatives shouldn’t back Huckabee because he’s a nanny-stater. Yep. That’s why libertarians don’t, too.

More nanny-state related criticism of Huckabee can be found here: “There’s little doubt that Huckabee is a ‘big government’ guy when it comes to taxes.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: More on Rudy from Jennifer Rubin.

MORE: Heh.