Carol Platt Liebau: The Problem with Huckabee

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Problem with Huckabee

Here, EJ Dionne argues that many in the Republican Party are hostile to Huckabee because he is an economic populist -- but that an increasing percentage of the GOP base is composed of "big government conservatives."

Well, my opposition to Huckabee stems not only from his big government (and nanny-state) tendencies, but also because of the questions that have been raised about his ethics -- and his willingness to use sectarian religious beliefs as a way to score political points (as I discuss in more detail here).

After years of inveighing against the evils of any religious overtones in political debate, the left is strangely approving of Huckabee. Is it because their affection for big government outweighs their mistrust of religion, or because they know that Huckabee will be the easiest candidate for Obama or Clinton to defeat?

1 Comments:

Blogger O Pechanga said...

It seems with Huckabee, it's a case of "there is no there, there."

9:32 AM  

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