In which Mr. Brooks discovers his latest heart-throb, Mike Huckabee.
But Huckabee is something that the party needs. He is a solid conservative who is both temperamentally and substantively different from the conservatives who have led the country over the past few years.
He’s rising in the polls, especially in Iowa. His popularity with the press corps suggests he could catch a free media wave that would put him in the top tier. He deserves to be there.
In other words, he’s nothing at all like George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan, or that other guy.
David Brooks goes through more crushes than a teenaged girl leafing through a copy of Tiger Beat. A couple of weeks ago it was John Edwards. Who’s next; Leif Garrett?