Video: "We're fighting a radical religion in Islam," says Huck's Iowa campaign manager

Nothing gets by Eagle Eye Finkelstein. A dilemma for Huck: Issue the obvious clarification that Vander Plaats meant radical Islam or just sort of … leave it hanging? The Dems will bludgeon him with it in the general, but he can always clarify then. In the meantime, this might earn him some extra votes in the primary.

The Islam/radical Islam distinction might be a simple case of misspeaking but the part about Huckabee allegedly having some unique insight into the war because of his pastoral background is not. Huck’s made that point himself. I’ve always thought Fred, Rudy, and McCain had a pretty solid handle on the nature of the enemy and the stakes involved, but then what do I know? I’m an atheist.