This morning on This Week, host George Stephanopolis notes criticism Mike Huckabee got from his fellow GOP candidates during last night's debate for his Bush "bunker mentality" statement, then grills him on his changing opinion of the surge in Iraq. Huckabee claims he's been for the surge from the very beginning, but George plays a clip from another show where he took a different position. Huckabee didn't get much of a bounce coming out of Iowa, and with the numerous gaffes he's made along the campaign trail, it appears his candidacy is losing some of its luster.
As the primary season moves forward, it's interesting to note how GOP candidates are being forced to rally around President Bush and his failed policies. For the most part, they've tried to distance themselves from him, but when it comes down to the real issues the rabid, far-right base of the party wants to be reassured they'll get more fear, war and religion from their candidate in 2008 and they just can't wriggle free.