Larison On Huckabee

A GOP uniter? Ahem:

"Except the economic conservatives, restrictionists, libertarians and conservative opponents of the war. Other than that, he’s golden."

Reihan comments here; Ross here. Larison unpacks his thoughts at greater length here. (Serious issue: Ross likes Gary Bauer! I watched him at the FRC shindig. Shudder.) I can see the problems with the fair tax. But some kind of radical simplification of our insane tax system is overdue. At least Huckabee is raising the issue. He is, alas, a big government Christianist. But unlike the big government Christianists in the Bush administration, he actually paid for his paternalist largess in Arkansas with ... taxes. I thought the current GOP argument is that the Lord will provide.