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Today on Context Florida: Mike Huckabee, anonymity, Billy Carter and good writing

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Today on Context Florida: Martin Dyckman writes of a Republican running for president who promises unequivocally to “protect Social Security and Medicare … to kill anything that poses a threat to the promises we have made to America’s seniors.” But he’s also calling for a “tax reform” that would bleed seniors as they’ve never been bled before. What do you call such a politician? Huckster, for one. Mike Huckabee, to be specific. Anonymity and pseudonymity have been key threads in the…

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Charlie Cook on Jeb’s national favorability problem

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Ah, brothers. Such an embarrassment sometimes. Jimmy Carter had Billy the beer-swilling redneck, Bill Clinton had Roger the cocaine distributor and Lyndon Johnson had Sam Houston, the other beer-swilling redneck. The conventional wisdom is that Jeb Bush will have something of an albatross around his neck owing to his brother’s relatively unpopular tenure in the White House — so then why is he polling less favorably than George W. Bush among Republican primary voters?, asks Charlie Cook in National Journal: While 86 percent of those who identified themselves as Democratic primary voters said…

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