At first blush, Mike Huckabee's rant about Oscar winner Natalie Portman seems a reprise of Dan Quayle's quixotic battle with the TV character Murphy Brown. Huckabee's comments have nothing to do with Portman and everything to do with Sarah Palin.
My source in Huckabee's campaign said, "Huckabee knows that the only chance he has of winning is if there is only one social conservative running in the presidential primaries. His comments about Portman are a warning shot to Sarah Palin to stay out of the race or he will make her daughter Bristol's pregnancy as a unwed mother a campaign issue. He is reminding social conservatives that Bristol did not marry her child's father and that he is the true social conservative."
In politics, nothing is as it seems.