Will, in great form, takes on Huckabee's and Edwards' populist appeals in his syndicated column. A sample:
Huckabee told heavily subsidized Iowa that Americans striving to rise are “pushed down every time they try by their own government." Edwards, synthetic candidate of theatrical bitterness on behalf of America's crushed, groaning majority, says the rich have an “iron-fisted grip" on democracy and a “stranglehold" on the economy. Strangely, these fists have imposed a tax code that makes the top 1 percent of earners pay 39 percent of all income tax revenues, the top 5 percent pay 60 percent, and the bottom 50 percent pay only 3 percent.
According to Edwards, the North Carolina of his youth resembled Chechnya today - “I had to fight to survive. I mean really. Literally."
And I'll clip one more shot at Huckabee:
Huckabee says “only one explanation" fits his Iowa success “and it's not a human one. It's the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of 5,000 people." God so loves Huckabee's politics that He worked a Midwest miracle on his behalf? Should someone so delusional control nuclear weapons?