12/13/2007 11:57 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huckabee's Boom May Be About Ready to Bust

Mike Huckabee is having his moment, if you haven't heard. The folksy, witty Baptist preacher with the Gomer Pyle face deserves it, if for nothing other than giving the U.S. presidential debates a touch of humanity.

He really is a compassionate conservative, the kind who drives the low-tax, small-government wing of his party insane. Don't the Christian conservatives realize they are the foot soldiers of the Republican party, not its candidates?

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