code word VERTICAL?

Huckabee’s talking “vertical politics.”
“Vertical.” Now, that seems like a strange word to use if you’re talking (as he says he is) about discussing issues and sharing information about his position’s broadly.
“Vertical” means Situated at the vertex or highest point; directly overhead.
Hmm: “highest point.” Isn’t that, like, what/how/where fundamentalists think “god” is?
I’ll bet that Josh Marshall got it right., noting that
A few other readers suggest there’s some crypto-evangelical code wording going on with it too. And it seems like they’re definitely on to something here. Here’s one example, another and another.

BEWARE VERTICAL POLITICS

[and thanks to b!X for the tip}