A couple of years back I actually thought that Mike Huckabee was a likeable politician and a decent candidate for higher office -- even though he was a Republican. However, after he retired from office he sold his soul to the Tea Party, and became a highly conservative pundit (despite the loss of brain cells that his conversion indicated).
He further indicated his affiliation and identification with the extreme far right by campaigning in Virginia for Ken "Cooch" Cuccinelli, candidate for governor. Thus, he has gone down further on my estimation scale. It's too bad that Huckabee has been caught in the whirlpoolish trap of Tea Party thinking - I was hoping for better from him. But he's far gone now.