January 3, 2008

Mike Huckabee's attack ad runs anyway.

After all that.

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15 comments:

AJ Lynch said...

I could never vote for a priest, or a minister or a rabbi.

Huckabee, a onetime minister, is a fanatic and he could make me vote for the Hildebeast, the less scary option of the two.

Kirby Olson said...

Everyone is religious in some way or another. I think attacks are fine, because we have to find out the truth, and we can't do that if everyone's too nice to say anything unpleasant.

The elections should be a verbal war.

I see nothing wrong with it, as long as there is an attempt to remain within the truth as the candidates see it.

Palladian said...

"The elections should be a verbal war."

I'd prefer the elections be an intellectual war, with the best ideas the victor. But alas.

cokaygne said...

I would prefer a nonreligious candidate. Sadly, no such candidate would be electable. Putting into the presidency a man who does not believe in evolution is pretty scary. Huck will probably win Iowa because it is one of the stupider states - yes, it has a lot of competition, but then where does he go? Same with Edwards on the Democratic side. Watch for Hillary and Giuliani to make Iowa a footnote on February 5th.

hdhouse said...

as long as everyone tells the truth....we should have learned that lesson in the last two elections.

if attack ads are accurate then that's that. if not, then thats bad.

reader_iam said...

Hypothetical question: If you're really, really opposed to Huckabee, more than to any other serious candidate, is it better to participate in the Republican caucus and vote for someone else, however lukewarmly, or to participate in the Democratic caucus and vote, however lukewarmly, for whoever you think would have the best chance of beating Huckabee should he--and I'm not saying he will--manage to get the GOP nod?

reader_iam said...

OK, so it's only partly hypothetical.

jeyne said...

Huck's opponents' records? What about his-- does he even have AND PLAY Nillson Shmillson and It's a Beautiful Day?

Records matter.

titus08 said...

I love Huck, not sure if I am going to vote for him but anyone who compares me to a necrophiliac has a soft spot in my heart.

Hi Palladian, how are you tonight? Hee hee.

JohnAnnArbor said...

Huckabee. What a putz.

Freeman Hunt said...

I don't know what our poor state does to its politicians, but Huckabee has been awfully Clinton-esque lately. He even played bass with the Tonight Show band last night.

Revenant said...

Pat Robertson placed second in the 1988 Iowa caucus, ahead of then-VP George H. W. Bush. Iowa has something of a soft spot for religious hucksters, but it doesn't necessarily carry on into the larger Presidential race.

If Huckabee does well in Iowa, my suspicion is that it will be -- as it was for Robertson -- the high point of his campaign.

Freeman Hunt said...

If Huckabee does well in Iowa, my suspicion is that it will be -- as it was for Robertson -- the high point of his campaign.

I like that. Please, oh please, let it be true.

jeff said...

Always remember, Iowa is the place that has kept Tom Harkin employed for the past 33 years or so.

Balfegor said...

Hypothetical question: If you're really, really opposed to Huckabee, more than to any other serious candidate, is it better to participate in the Republican caucus and vote for someone else, however lukewarmly, or to participate in the Democratic caucus and vote, however lukewarmly, for whoever you think would have the best chance of beating Huckabee should he--and I'm not saying he will--manage to get the GOP nod?

Probably the Republican. Because honestly, can you see Huckabee winning a national election against any of the Democrats? Except maybe Kucinich. Evangelicals are a huge voting bloc, but they're not a majority by any stretch of the imagination. And Huckabee has already gone to some lengths to alienate every other constituency of the Republican coalition.