I’ve made no apologies for my support of Rudy Giuliani – even though it has raised the eyebrows of some of my more conservative brethren. He is not doing as well as I hoped and is actually running under someone I liked at first glance, but thought would never make it, Mike Huckabee.
As Huckabee has slowly risen in the polls, so has the rancor against him. No, I’m not talking about CNN or any other liberal media titan; the most vitriolic of the attacks have come from Republican bluebloods.
I would really like to know why.
Any modest examination of Huckabee’s record reveals positions and statements that most in the party would disagree with. But it’s okay to oppose without bashing.
I have trouble with many of Huckabee’s proposals: a national ban on smoking and mandatory health care for children, to name two. He definitely has his warts, but so does Romney (who is too ready to say what people want to hear), McCain (who is too cozy with the liberals and moderates), and Rudy (who is has several disturbingly liberal policies).