Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Who is Mike Huckabee?

I've been asking myself the same question since his name started rising on the polls - and he is the second candidate we will profile here at La Ventanita.

He is a Republican former governor of the state that gave us former President Bill Clinton - Arkansas. Meet Mike Huckabee - the Republican that has many in the right wing (at least the hard right wing) comparing him to Jimmy Carter.

Going through his website I find it to be a lot of fluff; excellent ideas such as "we will achieve energy independence" but no clear strategy on how this will happen or how we will get there.

Two things I liked - immigration focusing on the businesses and health reform focusing on rising health costs.

I also liked the idea of the FairTax, except I don't really understand how corporations will be taxed and how the government will be able to verify my purchases for the rebate - and he doesn't really explain them very well.

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