David Sirota has catalogued just how petrified the GOP punditocracy is of Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee's populist rhetoric, especially now that it appears to have *gasp* appeal to Republican voters. And he was right, because they're now on the attack:
On Friday's Countdown, Keith spoke to WaPo's EJ Dionne about the rising rhetoric to get Huckabee to toe the party line of indifference to the poor and tax cuts for the very, very wealthy. The press focuses on his appeal to the evangelical voters, ignoring that Huckabee is also saying the things that matter to the average Republican.
What irony. The GOP has spent the last sixty years trying to disenfranchise the common man from feeling like they have any importance on a national platform and reinforcing that corporations supercede the individual citizens, culminating in their perfect Manchurian president GWB and this is the thanks they get? A populist Republican???
Don't look now, but Mike Huckabee looks in line to get a few more delegates today when Wyoming Republicans hold their non-RNC-sanctioned primary.