Originally Posted by stephanie
What's wrong with Huckabee? (I know why the establishment opposed him, supposed economic populism/squishiness on taxes, but you've expressed a lot more economic heresy here than I recall Huckabee doing. The establishment was also extremely inconsistent in how they responded to Palin, who was every bit as problematic as Huckabee if you actually care about records, and I note you seem to like her, although I suspect that's more attitude than policy. Maybe Huckabee is too ingratiating with the liberals? That won't last.)
I have a lot of problems with Huckabee. First, he's a flake, who takes some odd positions on a lot of issues (like pardoning criminals because they've come to Jesus) and then justifying it with some Biblical quotation. Secondly, just like McCain who doesn't really give a damn about anything except Defense and Foreign policy, Huckabee doesn't seem to truly care about anything except Social issues.
Like McCain, Huckabee seems to be guided by political expediency on everything outside his core beliefs. One day he's refusing to sign a "No new taxes pledge" 'cause its "irresponsible", then he takes some heat, and suddenly he wants to get rid of the Income tax and the IRS and substitute a VAT Tax! One day he wants to get rid of the Cuban embargo, then he takes some political heat, and flip-flops and says he only was for lifting because it would help Arkansas Rice farmers. Same with illegal immigration. One day he's for open borders and Amnesty and anyone who disagrees is a "racist" and hates Jesus (He weirdly quotes the "Good Samaritan Story"), then he takes political heat, and suddenly he's in favor of building a "goddamn fence" (Mccain's description)" and draconian border enforcement.
So despite his talking a good game, I don't have the slightest idea what he'd do as President. Unlike Liberals who play by Alinsky's rules, I don't want some nut as POTUS, even if he has (R) after his name.