Could someone throw Mike Huckabee a bone and clue him in? He just sounds so naive when he writes things like this:
Last night, while on Hannity & Colmes I cut Barack Obama some slack on his reference to “lipstick on a pig.” Now I personally don’t think he was referring to Gov. Palin, but if he was he should apologize immediately.
Almost twenty four hours into this new controversy and the accusations are continuing to fly from both campaigns. That’s too bad.
Let’s shift back to the issues. Barack Obama released an education proposal yesterday that has plenty of faults. Lets talk about it instead. Republicans have been arguing correctly for choice in our schools and adding accountability. Lets spend our time and energy focusing on what we stand for. There is plenty to talk about.***
A return to the issues is what the American people expect and it is a mistake to think that our Republican ideas somehow can’t compete with the Democrats. And frankly, if anyone tells you otherwise, that dog won’t hunt.
Mike, Mike, Mike. You just don’t get it, do you? Here is McCain’s campaign:
Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain’s presidential bid, insisted that the presidential race will be decided more over personalities than issues during an interview with Post editors this morning.
“This election is not about issues,” said Davis. “This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.”
Not only will that dog not hunt, Huck, it ain’t even a hunting dog.
*** UPDATE ***
OMG, MIKE HUCKABEE JUST CALLED OBAMA A DOG, WHICH IS CLEARLY RACIST CODE!
I hate to be a spelling troll, but “throw” not “through”
Now you know why Huckabee was not the VP pick….
Osama Von McIntyre
Did Huckabee just refer to Obama as a “dog” ????
Remember when people were discussion universal health care coverage? My god, I miss the innocent and gentle days of the January Primary season.
When I read Huck’s tut-tutting I hear the voice of the hyper-chicken lawyer from Futurama.
Just Some Fuckhead
John, you could do a great service to the world by explaining how this kind of shit was just fine with you prior to sometime in 2005. They didn’t just start these bullshit tactics after you left the building. Was it 2000 or 2004 Republicans sent out a mailer in WV that said the Democratic candidate wanted to ban the Bible or something?
How was it okay with you before but now it’s not? The answer could offer us a clue to get through these meatheads. Or not.
OT, Huckabee seems like a decent guy. My mom was heartbroken when he didn’t get the nom.
Stuck in the Fun House
If your going to run a vicious campaign full of personal attacks and gutter accusations, they should be at least plausible, as do the points your surrogates make. Shorter Huckleberry — I know he didn’t do it, but making him apologize anyway is good for our side. Hucks and the rest of these idiots may as well have that plastered on their foreheads. I guess their grand plan is to turn us all into drooling idjits, so we might get confused and vote for MccPalidan.
Wipes stuff from corner of mouth. Where’s my rag dagnabit.
Uh oh. Carol Fowler, the Dem Party Chair in South Carolina just stepped in it big time. She told some reporter with Politico that Sarah Palin’s sole qualification was that she had not had an abortion. Damn. I’m pro-choice, but that is really, really offensive.
Sexists always defend one another. Duh.
It was 2000.
And it was when I realized they were completely full of shit. I was always ok with a little bullshit in campaigns, provided it was understood it was just the heat of the campaign. When it became clear that all they had was bullshit, I realized that we are all Terri Schiavo.
Huckabee seems like a decent guy. I’m always pre-disposed to dislike him, then he charms me. He seemed genuinely bummed out about the GOP Convention when he was on The Daily Show the other week.
I think, when Obama wins in November, he could do a lot worse than to reach out to Huckabee. I’m not enough of an armchair strategist to know what to do with the guy, but it seems like throwing this guy a bone could pay real dividends.
Maybe it’s unrealistic, but… Just a thought.
Huckabee illustrates the real divide in the Republican party, which is why he never really had a chance to win the nomination. See, he actually believes the Christian side of it, and an unavoidable part of that–if you’re a true believer–is that you’ve got to give a shit about your fellow humans. The people bankrolling the candidates, though, think valuing poor people is like valuing machines that are cheaper to replace than fix, and they can’t have any of that caring bullshit.
Now Huckabee is a loon on some other stuff, especially creationism, but that’s the kind of stuff that the bankrollers can handle. But don’t talk about spending money on poor people–that drives them up the damn wall.
Well, mostly just the folks that believed it, John. And don’t forget, Terri had an excuse.
But don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with anyone who has seen the light, especially if they’ve openly and clearly started speaking out and opposing it.
Huckabee’s clearly a nutty dude, but he’s clearly a decent one as well. He was one of the first, if only, Republicans to defend Obama when the whole Wright stuff blew up.
There were moments when he’d have to drag out a “but the Democrats are worse” security blanket to some new GOP outrage, but you could hear the disillusionment each time he had to do so. Finally he came to the realization that the Democrats couldn’t possibly be worse than the torture excusing, gay bashing, religious nuts who have overrun the modern GOP.
I spend my days tormenting Rod Dreher the same way I did John. Right now I’m needling him concerning elitist Democrats, versus authentic Republicans who can’t be bothered to enlist in the military they love so much.
Hard to defend, especially since he and Jonah Goldberg are both eligible to enlist until 2009 while I’m an ex-soldier who tried to re-enlist at age 49 back in 2003.
So I’d think more Rick Davis’ strategy of making this a contest of personalities if his candidate wasn’t acting like such a complete fuckhead. “Hey, not only do my positions suck, but I’m a much bigger asshole than my opponent!” does not seem like a great way to win an election.
Silly Huckabee, issues are for dirty terrorist lovin’, commie, socialist, no-good, appeasin’, Franco-phile Hippies who don’t wear flag pins.
Huckabee thinks it would’ve been funnier if Obama had made a joke about Palin getting shot. That sort of little quip is always classy.
Mike Huckabee is certainly not a nut. He is one of the most brilliant, multi-talented, multi-faceted and visionary politicians to come around in decades! He manages to make more sense than all these other guys put together and he is actually a decent human being! Check out his speech on youtube Mike Huckabee RNC. It was, by far the best speech of the entire convention, republican or democrat.