David Harsanyi: Mike Huckabee Is the Wrong Candidate for the Wrong Time


Iowa Politics

Sometimes, probably because he's such an affable media presence, I forget why I dislike the political version of Mike Huckabee so much. Maybe it's the aw-shucks populism, which isn't substantively very different from the class conflict rhetoric we hear from so many on the left these days. Or maybe it's his paternalistic attacks on pop culture. Mostly, though, writes David Harsanyi, it's his philosophical outlook. Huckabee is what liberals in the media imagine a strong Republican candidate might look like.