Eventually, every Fox News-paid pundit will have run for president.
No. Don't. Stop.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who turned his stunning victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses into a thriving talk show career, is reconnecting with activists and enlisting staff to position himself in a growing field of potential Republican presidential candidates.
Mike Huckabee's previous theoretical claim on the presidency was that he was a "reasonable" Republican, someone who could both spout Republican policies and not
look like he was about to bite the head off a squirrel. That was, you may recall, considered a novel trait back then. If he were to enter the race this time around it would be as far-far-right radio talk show host Mike Huckabee, serial squirrel decapitator, and a man who would be positioning himself as farther right than any of the other far-right candidates.
Huckabee’s newly formed non-profit advocacy group, America Takes Action, has begun to serve as an employment perch for his political team, recently bringing on a number of experienced campaign operatives.
Nonprofit! Do-gooders for the sake of doing good! We're helping, America!
In January, Huckabee will publish “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy,” his latest manifesto on politics and culture.
Oh God, he's putting gravy on the squirrels now.
Make no mistake, a Huckabee run would be a remarkable thing to watch. He can no longer hide under a flag of supposed moderation or reasonable middlingness; unlike other potential contenders, Huckabee now has an extensive tape library of things he's said that would make most Americans' skin crawl. On a presidential debate stage, opening that vault would be like opening the Ark of the Covenant. He'd also pull the rest of the Republican field right along with him, making a party-humiliating mess of the primaries and damaging the eventual victor, who would certainly not be him.
In other words, this is wonderful news and we should all encourage Godly Rush Limbaugh to join the race. The sooner the better.