I wonder if he'll get more sympathy along these lines:
Huckabee's biggest obstacle isn't Democrats, it's the corporatist Republican establishment that has been in control of the government for the past seven years. Life has been grand for these fatcats under the Bush regime. There is no way they're going to quietly cede power to a yahoo Christian nationalist populist like Huckabee.
The Club for Growth, along with Grover Norquist and his gang - with its direct connection to Karl Rove - are among the leading shills of the corporatist wing of the Republican Party.