Now former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has announced that he too is running for president. The former Baptist minister has impeccable credentials for social conservatives, though financial conservatives will never forgive him for once raising taxes. But what sets Huckabee apart from the crowd is that he is also a populist, championing the cause of working-class Americans.
He had perhaps the best line of the last presidential primary election, saying that he reminds people of the guy they work with, whereas Mitt Romney reminds them of the guy who lays them off. Political reporter Chris Cillizza says, after the jump, that Republicans should be glad Huckabee is in the race because he is one of the few candidates who can credibly reach blue collar voters.
Would he be a good president? Does he have a chance? [Read more…]