Huck: Doing the Right Thing?
Huckabee's new tell-all book, Do The Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America, debuts tomorrow. The title is a bit self aggrandizing, but if pre-release excerpts are to be believed, not entirely accurate. Here's why.
Huckabee spends much of the book describing the success of his campaign, thanking his supporters, and describing his proposal for the future of the GOP. But in doing so, he also includes scathing commentaries on nearly everyone involved with the party: the neocons who hijacked the party; the paleo-libertarians that represent the formeost "threat" to the GOP, the leaders of the relgious right who put political viability ahead of principle, the list goes on. He is particularly harsh toward Mitt Romney, whom Huckabee regards as a political shapeshifter.
Now, you don't have to tell me about the need for intrapartisan reform. It's been one of our foremost concerns here at RFO for two years now, and even longer than that for many of us individually. But does promoting intrapartisan reform (or "do[ing] the right thing," as Huckabee refers to it) really necessitate tearing down everyone in your own party? Hmm. Color me skeptical.