A few days ago, Mike Huckabee told David Brody,
There is a level of elitism that has existed, the chattering class if you will who lives in that corridor between Washington and Wall Street and they sort of live in their protected world, and frankly for a number of years many of them thought of people like me – whether it was because we were evangelicals or because maybe we were out from the middle of America. They were polite to us. They were more than happy for us to come to the rallies and stand in lines for hours to cheer on the candidates, appreciated us putting up the yard signs, going out and putting out the cards on peoples doors and making phone calls to the phone banks and – really appreciated all of our votes. But when they got elected, behind closed doors, they would laugh at us and speak with scorn and derision that we were, as one article I think once said “the easily led.” So there’s been almost this sort of, it’s okay if you guys get a seat on the bus, but don’t ever think about telling us where the bus is going to go.
Clearly, it’s the conservative pundits who have been freaking out about his rise to poll preeminence that Huck has in mind here. But Keven Drum extends the critique to “Republican elites” generally. That would include, of course, the White House officials whom David Kuo outed last year in his book on life in Faith-Based Initiative. But the most interesting of those elites are the putative leaders of the Religious Right themselves, the Robertsons and the Dobsons and the Joneses and the Presslers and the Lands, who have been so notably chilly to Huckabee this campaign season. It would be nice to hear Huck’s analysis of them.