The Governor of my home State, “Tax ‘em” Ted Strickland has said he likes “Tax Hike” Mike Huckabee.

But he’s the kind of combination of conservative views in some ways, but very, almost liberal views in other ways. He’s a very socially compassionate man who obviously has concern for the poor and the working middle class, while at the same time, having rather conservative views when it comes to a matter like abortion or gay marriage. … I think of all the Republican candidates, Mr. Huckabee would be my personal choice.

It is no surprise that one proponent of a big-government nanny state would support another proponent of a big-government nanny state — liberals stick together.