Since Dec 20, 2005
“He destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, and left the Republican Party in shambles.” - Phyllis Schlafly
“Mike has always sought the validation of elites.” - Pastor Rick Scarborough, head of Vision America (who is a Huckabee supporter)
“I know of no conservative he [Huckabee] appointed while he headed the Arkansas Baptist Convention.” - Paul Pressler, a former Texas judge who led the conservative Southern Baptist revolt.
“On illegal immigration, Huckabee makes George Bush sound like Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO). Huckabee has compared illegal aliens to slaves brought here in chains from Africa, saying, ‘I think, frankly, the Lord is giving us a second chance to do better than we did before.’” - Ann Coulter
“By the end of his second term he had raised sales taxes 37 percent, fuel taxes 16 percent, and cigarettes taxes 103 percent, leading to a jump in total tax revenues from $3.9 billion to $6.8 billion. The Cato Institute gave him a failing grade of ‘F’ on its fiscal report card for 2006 and an only marginally better but still embarrassing ‘D’ for his entire term.” - Jennifer Rubin at the National Review
“He has been a habitual tax-hiker while in office...He also opposes school choice, and spends money like a drunken sailor (he increased spending 65.3% from 1996 to 2004).” - The Club for Growth