Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has taken upon himself on many occasions to directly attack the libertarian wing of the Republican Party.
For example, in the aftermath of his failed bid for the 2008 GOP nomination Huckabee, had this to say:
The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it’s this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it’s a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says “look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don’t get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and healthcare, so be it.” Well, that might be a quote pure economic conservative message, but it’s not an American message. It doesn’t fly.
In November 2008, he came out with a book in which he continued gunning for the libertarian wing of the GOP:
The real threat to the Republican Party is something we saw a lot of this past election cycle: libertarianism masked as conservatism. And it threatens to not only split the Republican Party, but render it as irrelevant as the Whig Party.
Now, on Saturday’s edition of Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, Huckabee continued firing at libertarians while refusing to discuss to his plans for 2012:
Hey Huckster, it’s on.