Wednesday, October 24, 2007

He's Huckalicious

David Brooks wrote about Mike Huckabee yesterday, who he describes as "the one candidate acceptable to all factions." Except, presumably, those who want to hold the White House in 2008.

I'm joking, mostly. Huckabee has some strengths and some weaknesses. He's definitely a solid Christian conservative, and they will turn out for him. Which I suppose is his real strength - with the Christian Conservatives clamoring against Guiliani, McCain and Romney, he's a breath of fresh air.

But, as referenced above, his foreign policy would be, perhaps, softer towards Europe. But he would continue the degradation of Civil Rights begun under Bush and he would continue the policy of preemptive war that has worked so well in Iraq.

It's hard to know what people are going to want in 2008, but it doesn't seem likely that they are going to want more of the Bush Madness. And if Huckabee predicates his campaign on that, well, Clinton's "return to normalcy" campaign might be very attractive.

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