Here's Jim Pinkerton talking to a baffled David Corn making the case that his new boss Mike Huckabee can win votes from working class Democrats:

One interesting point here is that Pinkerton seems to think that "non-citizens" and "illegal immigrants" refer to the same group of people. The other point to make, of course, is that while in principle I think Huckabee-esque populist positioning could work for the GOP, thus far Huckabee seems to have almost no appeal outside the group of white evangelicals (see, e.g., his apparent problem with Catholic voters) so the problem remains pretty theoretical. In the 2004 exit polls, white evangelicals were only 23 percent of the population.

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