Considering his positions and actions as governor of Arkansas, it's hard to believe that he has as much 'poll' support as is claimed now that his positions should be filtering into Iowa. I realize that 'evangelical' voters are pretty 1-issue people, but you would think that if they don't give a rat's ass about conservatism, they'd already be democrats and would be voting for Obama by now.
The truth is that violent crime was higher at the end of his term than when he took office, and he raised taxes more than he cut them.FactCheck.orgSummaryIn the run-up to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Huckabee is running a TV ad featuring graphics that claim he was "tough on crime" and "brought Arkansas' crime rate down," and that he "cut taxes over 90 times as governor."
In fact, the violent crime rate was higher at the end of his tenure than it was the year he took office. And the tax cuts he claims credit for were minor compared with the large increases he approved, which included an increase in the state sales tax.
tag: evangelical, liberal, presidential campaign, Iowa, Huckabee, Verlin Martin, Lord Nazh