...for not making an endorsement in the NY-23 race.
One name is notably absent from the list of prominent conservatives who have lined up against the GOP nominee in the Nov. 3 New York special election: former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Even as other past and prospective Republican presidential candidates have offered their endorsements, Huckabee has conspicuously declined to officially support Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, a decision that has left bewildered many of the social conservatives whom he assiduously courted in his 2008 bid.
Some of my fellow Bible-thumpers get on me for not being a Huckabee fan. I tell them he is as slippery, theologically and politically as Rick Warren. I hold Huckabee responsible for giving us the McCain presidential campaign. He stayed in that race long after he had no chance to win in order to drain votes from Romney in hopes of being McCain's VP pick. I offer as proof his whining about Sarah Palin.
Why are you bewildered, social conservatives? I'm not. Huckabee can't commit on NY-23 because he doesn't yet know whose fanny he will have to kiss to get on the 2012 GOP presidential ticket.