Huckabee's Cut and Paste Immigration Policy

No one denies that Mike Huckabee, the former Baptist Preacher, is a great communicator on the stump. His down home demeanor and wit have rocketed him into second place in most national polls.But Huckabee is not running for Preacher in Chief. He is running for President of the United States. And what becomes apparent when scratching the surface of his candidacy is that he really hasn't thought very much about what kinds of policies he would seek to enact as president:Huckabee needed to come up with an immigration plan in a hurry last month. He was beginning his remarkable ascent in opinion polls, but was under attack from GOP rivals for a "liberal" position on immigration while governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. His record in Arkansas, supporting tuition breaks for illegal immigrants and opposing a federal roundup of undocumented workers, made him vulnerable to criticism from the right. When the campaign announced the governor's nine-point immigration plan on Dec. 6, it...(Read Full Post)

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