For months, Quin was writing on this blog that we should all watch out for Mike Huckabee, because Quin witnessed the slick politician working his magic up close in Arkansas for years. I was always dismissive, because I never thought Huckabee would take off, and figured even if he had a surge, it would be short-lived once people found out about his atrocious fiscal record, shallow understanding of foreign policy, ethical violations, clemency record, and overall big government impulses.
Yet no matter how many reality checks there are about how disengenous he is about his time as governor, nothing seems to stick. He won in Iowa, had a strong showing in New Hampshire, and is poised to do well in Michigan and perhaps even win South Carolina. At this point, I feel like a video tape could emerge of Huckabee chopping a child’s head off with a machete, he’d go on TV and say that the media is just attacking him because he’s a true Christian leader, and it wouldn’t have any impact on his poll numbers. Heck, he’d probably get a post-beheading bounce out of it.