On that issue - Communist China - Huckabee, frankly, stinks.
Yes, he has been recently making comments about the Communist regime's trade practices, but this is what he told Time about the Communists just six months ago (emphasis added):
The good news is that China is becoming much more a part of the mainstream. In its economic development and even in giving greater liberties to its people.
I'm sorry, but that's the talk of a man who was swallowed the "engagement" Kool-aid, and he's been drinking it for quite some time. Take a look at a letter he co-signed regarding PNTR:
China's accession to the WTO is a vital step in its incorporation into the rules-based multilateral trading system. This move will strengthen the rule of law and accelerate domestic reforms in China. The long-term political and social impacts of China's accession may even exceed the commercial benefits.
Naivete like this has no place in the White House. Huckabee is no better than Giuliani or McCain.
Again, Duncan Hunter remains the best, followed in order by Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson. No one else makes the cut.