Wallace asks Huck if he is a big government Republican. Huck gives his standard answer. This is almost an exact repeat of an exchange between Wallace and Huck in the last debate. Huck is making a good case (whether accurate or not, which it partly is and partly isn’t) for his performance as governor.
Wallace tees up Thompson to go after Huck. Easy pickings. Thompson cites FACT about Huck on Russert NOT supporting an anti-tax pledge. Then turns subject to his OWN record. Deftly done. Seems like a fair shot at Huck, but doesn’t overdo it. Shows appropriate humility for just being PART of successful GOP Congress. He is doing great tonight.
Huck: Says it was “up to governors” to make welfare reform work. Sounds good. But truth is, it wasn’t hard for governors to make welfare reform work after 1996.