Haley Barbour’s Success Rate a Plus, Insider Status a Question

Few Republicans have proven themselves better at getting things done than Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who shepherded his state through Hurricane Katrina five years ago, rid it of a $720 million deficit without raising taxes and runs it this fiscal year on less money than it took two years ago.

It’s a success rate that not only CEOs aspire to in their own companies, but the chief executive officer of the United States is expected to achieve for the nation — and one reason why many conservatives say Barbour is a real contender for promotion to the White House.

“When I was elected governor, I ran on an agenda, and I followed that agenda,” Barbour told Fox News. “Everybody knew that I feel that raising taxes is the enemy of controling spending.”

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12 in 2012