The NYT tells us why a candidate shouldn't rush to tell someone what he thinks they want to hear.
“Who is your favorite author?” Aleya Deatsch, 7, of West Des Moines
asked Mr. Huckabee in one of those posing-like-a-shopping-mall-Santa
Mr. Huckabee paused, then said his favorite author was Dr.
In an interview afterward with the news media, Aleya said she was
somewhat surprised. She thought the candidate would be reading at a higher
“My favorite author is C. S. Lewis,” she said.