What to make of Huck’s win?

Andy Matthews

Mike Huckabee's victory in the Iowa caucuses, and the growing possibility that he may capture the Republican nomination, have alarmed a lot of folks on the right for whom limited government and fiscal conservatism are priorities.

It's hard to blame them, given Huckabee's record as governor of Arkansas. This symposium at National Review offers several good analyses of Huckabee's victory and what it means for the party and for the conservative movement generally.

Recent years have seen a drift by the Republican Party away from the fiscal responsibility and limited-government philosophy that have historically been associated with it. Huckabee's rise, if it does indeed result in his securing the nomination, would make a return to those principles harder to achieve.