It's kind of difficult to make the case for lower taxes when you make speeches like Mike Huckabee did in this short video. It's one thing to go along with something because there is no other choice. But to make it sound like you would be happy to sign a bill that raises taxes on people that are already taxed enough, it's quite another.
He may have just killed any dark horse chance he ever had. Granted, this was awhile back, when he made this plea. But, you never know what lies in the archives of the past and what can surface down the road, when you are in the public eye.
This is precisely why I will never run for anything, to include township trustee. If someone ever found out about that weekend in Tijuana when I woke up on a park bench after a bender, I would never live it down.