Mike Huckabee speaks at AFP.

He starts with populism. "Getting the economy moving for everyone." But then he switches to talking about the defects with the tax code. He is so interesting. This is anti-government populism.

"The average American is more afraid of an audit by the IRS than getting mugged."

He wants more transparency. Every single transaction.

Then he pivots to Hillary and healthcare. He talks about 75% of the costs going to chronic disease. 70% of the people needing exercise.

It is so interesting to hear the combination of anti-government populism and economic populism. Rhetorically, there is a way to make it work. It is pretty remarkable.

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Volunteer Voters » Anti-Government Populism? · October 5, 2007 at 5:10 PM

[…] Soren Dayton finds Mike Huckabee’s weaving together of populism and conservatism very intriguing: It is so interesting to hear the combination of anti-government populism and economic populism. Rhetorically, there is a way to make it work. It is pretty remarkable. […]

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