A lot has changed since Mike Huckabee last ran for President eight years ago, and so has the Republican Party. Huckabee has adapted along with the GOP from the compassionate conservatism of the Bush era to the fits and spasms of anti-Obamaism that has taken the place of explicit policy positions. If Huckabee stands a chance to win Iowa as he did in 2008, he will have to synthesize an argument that has room for government control on social issues and a libertarian outlook on others. This new conservatism à la carte is a two-step most GOP hopefuls will be forced into, but Huckabee will have the added task of having to debate his former self. .