Hearting Huckabee

As seen below, Krugman really has the goods on me here: “I gather that the press corps really likes Mike Huckabee. This in itself should scare you: in 2000 they really liked George W. Bush, too (and hated Al Gore.)” Indeed. The crux of the matter is that Huckabee 2008, even more so than Bush 2000, talks like someone who wants to build a different kind of Republican Party. And as with Bush, there are even small elements of his tenure as governor on which one can hang that narrative. But in terms of policy proposals, Huckabee’s got nothing but a bad, regressive tax plan.