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Rush on Huck: Thumbs Down

Wednesday, January 2, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

From Politico’s Jonathan Martin:

“Ladies and gentlemen, Gov. Huckabee, mighty fine man and is a great Christian, is not a conservative, he’s just not,” Limbaugh said. “If you look at his record as governor, he’s got some conservative tendencies on things but he’s certainly not the most conservative of the candidates running on the Republican side.”

Read the whole thing. Then read NRO’s Byron York’s “Has Huck Lost It?” Key graph:

Team Huckabee is trying hard not to appear defensive about the governor’s somewhat odd performance in the last couple of days, a period dominated by his I’m-not-going-to-air-this-negative-ad-but-I-am-going-to-show-it-to-the-press news conference and, later, by a full day of complaining about Romney’s attacks. By the end of those 48 hours, Huckabee seemed in danger of channeling Bob Dole’s famous -and disastrous -“stop lying about my record” moment from 1988.

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