Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Huckabee, the False Conservative"

I am a Mitt Romney guy, but Robert Novak certainly can't be accused of that. Novak says this about Mike Huckabee:

"Who would respond to criticism from the Club for Growth by calling the conservative, free-market campaign organization the "Club for Greed"? That sounds like Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich or John Edwards, all Democrats preaching the class struggle. In fact, the rejoinder comes from Mike Huckabee, who has broken out of the pack of second-tier Republican presidential candidates to become a serious contender -- definitely in Iowa and perhaps nationally.

"Huckabee is campaigning as a conservative, but serious Republicans know that he is a high-tax, protectionist, big-government advocate of a strong hand in the Oval Office directing the lives of Americans. Until now, they did not bother to expose the former governor of Arkansas as a false conservative because he seemed an underfunded, unknown nuisance candidate. Now that he has pulled even with Mitt Romney for the Iowa caucuses with the possibility of more progress, the beleaguered Republican Party has a frightening problem on its hands."

Read the whole thing.


Anonymous Patience said...

It seems to me that George W. Bush could easily be chararacterized as a high-deficit, protectionist (just start by looking at steel), big-government (NCLB, civil liberties) president, so I don't know why Novak should find it so surprising that Huckabee is catching fire-- he seems to be promising the same agenda as Bush, with the veneer of paying for it.

Friday, November 30, 2007 8:13:00 AM  

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