Yglesias

Brooks on Huckabee

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David Brooks’ take on Mike Huckabee is very good and I agree with pretty much everything Brooks says. The trouble, though, is in what Brooks doesn’t say, namely that Huckabee is essentially doomed because he’s alienated both anti-tax fanatics and immigrant-haters and those are key GOP constituencies. A Republican Party without plutocrats or white nationalists would be a more appealing political movement, but it would also be a very different one from the Republican Party we have.