Carol Platt Liebau: Not Too Hot on Huckabee

Monday, December 17, 2007

Not Too Hot on Huckabee

On Anderson Cooper's show, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council just explained that Mike Huckabee presents a "challenge to some" in the foreign policy and economic wings of the Republican Party. He believes that the fact that Huckabee is unpopular among some in both segments explains why evangelicals haven't embraced him more wholeheartedly -- it's out of courtesy, of a sort, to fellow Republicans.

Perkins could well be right. But it's also worth noting that there are evangelicals who are likewise themselves foreign policy hawks, and who believe in low taxes and small government. And for those, Huckabee is simply unacceptable, given his hopelessly naive kumbaya approach to foreign policy and his tax-happy past.


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