I find Mike Huckabee’s rise towards the Presidency only mildly encouraging because I believe ultimately he may be browbeaten towards doing the right (conservative) thing. Part of his rightward shift is this Tancredo-like move.

Gov. Mike Huckabee yesterday continued to move to the right on immigration during this year’s presidential campaign, signing a pledge to enforce immigration laws and to make all illegal aliens go home.

The pledge, offered by immigration control advocacy group Numbers USA, commits Mr. Huckabee to oppose a new path to citizenship for current illegal aliens and to cut the number of illegal aliens already in the country through attrition by law enforcement — something Mr. Huckabee said he will achieve through his nine-point immigration plan.

“Some would say it’s a tough plan. It is, but it’s also fair and reasonable,” Mr. Huckabee said.

John McCain isn’t doing so well on that front, as people putting pressure on him for immigration policies, which included cuddling with Ted Kennedy in all the wrong ways. Further problems come from

charges from a group called Vietnam Veterans Against McCain.

The McCain campaign said the veterans group is circulating fliers that say Mr. McCain turned his back on fellow prisoners of war in order to receive special treatment while in captivity in Vietnam.

That sounds almost like a conspiracy theory to me, but I do not know the facts or the truth.