I think we have a frontrunner. Seeing Giuliani drop to second in Florida polling should probably make him wonder just why he thought his strategy of letting Paul beat him in all these early states was the way to go.
Geez, Huckabee should've tried the ol' "phone poll about McCain's black illegitimate child" trick.
How you uh, how you comin' on that novel you're working on? Huh? Gotta a big, uh, big stack of papers there? Gotta, gotta nice litte story you're working on there? Your big novel you've been working on for 3 years? Huh? Gotta, gotta compelling protaganist? Yeah? Gotta obstacle for him to overcome? Huh? Gotta story brewing there? Working on, working on that for quite some time? Huh? Yea, talking about that 3 years ago. Been working on that the whole time? Nice little narrative? Beginning, middle, and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends? At the end your main character is richer from the experience? Yeah? Yeah?
Grimis is right but my two cents. A VAT would only penalize you for spending. The rich spend more. End of story. Exclude food and so much on vehicles and you have a winner. Plus if you watch your pennies you aren't hit.