I've been a Mike Huckabee critic for literally years.
But even I am surprised at the level of animadversion he has received in the past week from other campaigns, reporters, and bloggers.
Sure, you could argue that when you're in the big leagues, as he now is, you have to be ready to hit fast balls. But much of the recent criticism seems a bit petty to me. I'm all for attacking him for being a fiscal liberal, but much of the criticism this week has not been on the issues, but rather on somewhat contrived stories.
It also seems a bit transparent and "convenient" that Huckabee was generally well-liked until he became perceived as a threat to the other candidates.