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Paul Krugman breaks from the press pack again on a matter you'll be familiar with. From his blog:

I gather that the press corps really likes Mike Huckabee. This in itself should scare you: in 2000 they really liked George W. Bush, too (and hated Al Gore.) But if that doesn’t scare you, this should:

Speaking before a gathering of Christian conservative voters, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said legalized abortion in the United States was a holocaust.

“Sometimes we talk about why we’re importing so many people in our workforce,” the former Arkansas governor said. “It might be for the last 35 years, we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our workforce had we not had the holocaust of liberalized abortion under a flawed Supreme Court ruling in 1973.”

Aside from the equivalence between abortion and Nazi death camps, the idea that Roe v. Wade is responsible for immigration — the mind boggles.

Huckabee still has some ground to cover on familiarity though. A friendly piece in the current Weekly Standard was headlined: "Mark Huckabee may be the real conservative voters are looking for."

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