Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Huckabee's Fiscal Record Is Fine

Check this out from RedState where anteater looks into Mike Huckabee's fiscal record and Club for Growth's attacks on him.

  • Here, I would like to make the case that Mike Huckabee's fiscal record, while not perfect, should be perfectly acceptable to conservatives. Should he receive the nomination, I believe that Huckabee will be able to unite the three major factions of the Republican party, with his acceptable fiscal record, his impeccable social conservatism, and his strong stance against Islamofascism.
  • First, Huckabee was governor of Arkansas for 10.5 years, and lieutenant governor before that. Governors are responsible for running the state and balancing budgets, and thus, Governors Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney (and mayor Rudy Giuliani) should be graded on a totally different curve than Senators John McCain and Fred Thompson when it comes to economic issues. I believe it is much easier to be fiscally conservative as a Senator than as a Governor of a very economically liberal state (Arkansas) with a legislature composed of 86% Democrats.
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