Someone, who appears to be nameless at this point (Giuliani campaign, Thompson campaign, Romney campaign, etc…) released this video on YouTube showing Governor Mike Huckabee sounding a bit friendly to tax increases:
The video appears to originate from a fairly new blog, started July ’07, called the Arkansas Journal but who knows. The YouTube account it was uploaded from was created Monday, November 12, 2007 and this, suspiciously, is their only video. The writer of the blog, Henry Reardon, claims to be “Arkansas’s #1 Conservative Blog”. Browsing through past posts yields a lot of anti-Huckabee rhetoric. I emailed the author just for his comment on the issue, I’ll update with his response, if any.
Doesn’t really speak for Huckabee’s record. However, I think Marc Ambinder from The Atlantic has it correct:
It’s not so much whether the context is right or whether Huckabee is or isn’t a solid fiscal conservative — it’s about whether this video is used by an opponent in a television ad and whether the Iowa media, at some point in December, runs the clip over-and-over.
Giuliani and Romney have both been victims of their own words coming back to haunt them in the form of a YouTube video from a newly created account.