"Sometimes we talk about why we're importing so many people in our workforce," the former Arkansas governor said. "It might be for the last 35 years, we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our workforce had we not had the holocaust of liberalized abortion under a flawed Supreme Court ruling in 1973."
Though the claim that Jews are prime targets for Republican conversion is, to my ears, overstated, even if there were a grain of truth to it Huckabee is precisely the sort of candidate who would insure the Jewish vote stays safely Democratic. Strong social conservatism turns off most Jews anyway, but gratuitous Holocaust comparisons (incidentally, "Holocaust" is a proper noun, referring to a specific event, and should thus be capitalized. It is not a generic term to be applied to all genocides -- there are not "holocausts", just the Holocaust) are the fastest way I can think of to earn the ire of American Jews, and fast.
This isn't even the first time Huckabee has made such a "gaffe." Commenting on his noted weight loss, Huckabee remarked last year:
"I have just come from six weeks at a concentration camp held by the Democrat party of Arkansas in an undisclosed location, making a hostage tape. That's why I look that way."
Democrats are Nazis, and Dachau was just a proto-fat camp! Oh Huckabee, you charmer, you.
Seriously, though all props to Huckabee for really make a good push in the GOP field, don't think the Jewish community is going to let this sort of thing lie. If Republicans are serious about attracting our vote, they can't nominate candidates like this. And if they're not serious, well, then don't be surprised when we use whatever leverage we have in the political system to voice our discontent.