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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Descision '08 -- the Scorecard

MSNBC has a story up about Mike Huckabee announcing his bid for the Repubican nomination in 2008. It's a good introduction for anyone who, like me, knows practically nothing about the guy. The article says he's a "staunch conservative," opposing abortion rights and gay marriage, but it also notes that he backed tax increases for school funding, expanded state insurance and, and opposed barring illegals from receiving state services. Of course, to an AP writer, anyone to the left of Chairman Mao is a "staunch conservative," so let's take our labels with a grain of salt.

The article also helpfully lists who has declared their candidacies for Democrat and Republican nominees:

John Edwards
Chris Dodd
Tom Vilsack
Dennis Kucinich
Barack Obama
Hillary! Clinton
(the list omits Bill Richardson)

Sam Brownback
Jim Gilmore
Rudy Giuliani
John McCain
Mitt Romney
Tommy Thompson
Duncan Hunter
Ron Paul
Tom Tancredo
(and Huckabee, of course)