The Wall Street Journal said that Tuesday was a good day for Fred Thompson:
Another winner yesterday was Fred Thompson, who is competitive in South Carolina and is running as the conservative who can unite the GOP's fractious wings. The former Tennessee Senator has laid out an impressive policy map, but he's suffered in early contests because his heart and energy didn't seem to be in the race. That has changed in recent weeks, especially with his pungent, quick-witted debate performances. If he can do better than Messrs. Romney and Huckabee among conservatives, he could surprise in the Palmetto State and give himself a genuine chance at the nomination.
None of that explains why Huckleberry was a winner on Tuesday. Perhaps he had "12 points behind Huckabee" in the office pool.