by Max Brantley
STRUMMING THE BASE: The Huckster made a stop in NW Ark. Friday. Naturally, since that's where most votes will be cast in the Republican primary. Judging by the Stephens Media account, he placed his major emphasis on abortion. Yes, no doubt about it. With a recession looming, war continuing, millions without jobs and healthy care, abortion is on the top of the list in this year's election.
MARGINALIZED: Speaking of Huck's slavish devotion to the Religious Right, The LA Times, in endorsing John McCain, comments:
Mike Huckabee, meanwhile, is a good-natured man with an admirable record as governor of Arkansas, but his Christian fundamentalism so infuses his secular views that he has drifted to the margins of the campaign and become increasingly irrelevant.