I certainly wouldn’t call him the worst candidate, but does anyone else in American politics today so perfectly embody the welfare-warfare ethos as Mike Huckabee? I mean, sure, some of the other candidates want to be the FÃ¼hrer, but Huckabee seems as if he’s really running for secretary of health and human services in the Fourth Reich.
â€œNational security isnâ€™t going to mean much if we have a generation of kids so physically incapacitated [by obesity] they canâ€™t go to war.â€
Never mind that he unthinkingly equates “national security” with going to war; I’m more concerned that he’s committing a grave political blunder. Huck should forget the Atkins Diet vs. al-Qaeda angle and offer all those young James Tarantos out there what they really want: perpetual war for perpetual pizza.