Is judicial independence the newest partisan football? Speaking to a group of Iowa conservatives Sunday, Former Gov. and current Fox talking head Mike Huckabee expressed hope that Iowans had started a national movement by voting out three judges who agreed to strike a ban on gay marriage. Huckabee was in the state courting the evangelicals who won him the Iowa caucuses during his failed 2008 presidential bid, as speculation about the 2012 presidential race heats up.

Can we expect more policy stances like this from Huckabee and other conservative pols?