by Max Brantley
John Brummett, in his national column that is published in Arkansas on Mondays, wasn't too impressed by Mike Huckabee's high-minded appeal in Japan that Republicans not demonize Barack Obama.
Fox is going to be paying him for deeper insight and more honesty than that, one would think. Republicans have no chance other than to demonize Obama, and Huckabee well knows it.
This was approximately as disingenuous as that day in Iowa when Huckabee called a news conference to declare his moral objection to his own negative television commercial. He pronounced that he would not dare air this commercial, owing to his own high principle.
Then he played the ad for the assembled reporters, just so he could show them what he was too good to show them.