Now this is a shock.
When I attended the Iowa GOP straw poll in Ames, the folks who support the "fair tax" (Americans For A Fair Taxation) were a huge presence--they even sponsored a Ferris wheel. Mike Huckabee drew much attention by endorsing the fair tax and by his strong finish.
Any organization that has passion and can drive people to the polls is a welcome ally for any candidate. But now Marc Ambinder reports that the organization is in fiscal trouble and has basically shut down its Iowa operations.
That's not just bad news for Mike--but bad news for consumption tax folks like me, who believe a national sales tax deserves serious discussion within the presidential campaign.