Al tiempo que la prensa liberal lo mima, parece que desde los medios más afines a la derecha, empiezan a articular el caso contra Mike Huckabee. Advertencias a los votantes republicanos sobre los supuestos riesgos de su nominación, siembra de dudas sobre su elegibilidad.... recuerda en algo a la campaña de descrédito que lanzó la prensa más afín a los demócratas contra Howard Dean hace cuatro años para parar su candidatura y nominar a alguien más -teóricamente- "competitivo". Rich Lowry, editor de National Review abre fuego. Huckacide
(...) The ghost of Howard Dean haunts the pundit class. As soon as a candidate of either party spikes up in the polls, he is compared with Dean, who had a spectacular boomlet in the second half of 2003 only to deflate as soon as people began to vote in early 2004.
After many false prophecies, Dean circa 2008 has finally arrived. He is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Not because he will inevitably blow himself up in Iowa. But because, like Dean, his nomination would represent an act of suicide by his party.
Like Dean, Huckabee is an under-vetted former governor who is manifestly unprepared to be president of the United States. Like Dean, he is rising toward the top of polls in a crowded field based on his appeal to a particular niche of his party. As with Dean, his vulnerabilities in a general election are so screamingly obvious that it's hard to believe that primary voters, once they focus seriously on their choice, will nominate him. (...)