While I abhor most of Huckabee's social policy positions (anti-gay, anti-abortion, pro-evangelical, etc.), I like his position on the flat tax: "The FairTax will replace the Internal Revenue Code with a consumption tax ... All of us will get a monthly rebate that will reimburse us for taxes on purchases up to the poverty line ... That means people below the poverty line won't be taxed at all," says his Web site.
I blogged about this last year (check it out here) and I still think it is a great idea. I wish a sane candidate would support it.
I don't think Huckabee can sustain a campaign for any length of time. He has already done some incredibly stupid things. He produced an attack ad against Mitt Romney, then decided not to air it, but played it for journalists, anyway. (How many sides of a position can you take?) Then he appeared on the first Tonight Show after it came back on without writers, essentially crossing a picket line. Then he said he supports the Hollywood writers' strike. Huckebee also campaigned at a casino in Burlington, Iowa, despite his opposition to gambling. And, oh yes, he has been campaigned with Chuck Norris (remember, I've blogged about him, too). This guy is not completely glued together properly!