A bit lost in my case for Mitt Romney was my offhand comparison of Mike Huckabee to Greg Stillson. But it is worth saying that Huckabee, though an amusing sideshow as a sideshow, is also a frightening prospect to contemplate as a potential nationwide political force. And, frankly, it just gets worse. Check out, for example, new Huckabee advisor Jim Pinkerton's explain to David Corn that we ought to put a cop in front of every mosque in America:

I also saw on TV last night that Huckabee's going beyond his new restrictionist line on illegal immigration to start talking about a broader crackdown on immigration in general, another Pinkerton signature. Plus Huckabee wants to change the constitution to make it accord more closely with the Bible. It's scary stuff.

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