When you're running for president and one of your opponents is a billionaire blowhard with the ability to soak up more media attention than the rest of the field combined, it takes extra effort to get noticed. Some members of the Republican field have faded quietly into the background in the past few weeks, waiting for Hurricane Trump to blow over. But this weekend former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee made a bid for some attention by criticizing the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran.
The potential criticism of the deal are many and varied. Some believe Iran is negotiating in bad faith, others fear it will touch off a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Still others say it will compromise the security of the United States' strongest ally in the region, Israel.
It was the latter tack that Huckabee took in an interview with the radio program "Breitbart News Saturday," throwing in a Holocaust reference for good measure.
"This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history," Huckabee told Breitbart editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow. "It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."