Mike Huckabee: Answers and questions

A recent spate of good press has properly highlighted the qualities that could make Huckabee a winning candidate in 2012. Absent, though, have been the lingering causes for concern.

David Frum

That was a surprisingly positive profile of Mike Huckabee in the New Yorker last week. For instance:

Huckabee had more executive experience than any other candidate, Republican or Democratic, in the 2008 campaign (with the exception of Tommy Thompson, who dropped out of the race after the Iowa straw poll). “And yet you didn’t hear a Chris Matthews saying, ‘Governor, I want to talk to you about your education policy; you did some innovative things,’” he said. “No. It was, ‘O.K., you were a Baptist preacher. Let’s talk about evolution.’ It’s, like, ‘Are you an idiot? Is that the only thing you can ask me?’”

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