January 21, 2008

TO RUDY'S CREDIT...:

Mike Huckabee: McCain-lover, Mitt-killer (Jonathan Martin, Jan 21, 2008, Politico)

The former Arkansas governor threw air kisses on primary night to winner John McCain, praising him for “running a civil and a good and a decent campaign.”

He also signaled clearly that he is staying in the race, despite losing three straight states. Exit polls in South Carolina indicated — as they had in the previous three contests — that Huckabee did virtually nil with voters beyond his base of conservative evangelicals, raising doubts that he has a plausible path to the GOP nomination.

But as long as Huckabee is campaigning vigorously, he is likely to draw a sizable bloc of social conservatives—and deny former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the direct one-on-one contest he is hoping for against McCain.

Huckabee did not mention Romney in his concession statement Saturday. But Huckabee and his aides have barely disguised their disdain for Romney, whose chameleon-like stance on issues and free-spending negative ad campaign have made him the most unpopular candidate among his GOP rivals.


...he did stick to the anti-human policies that made him unnominatable in the GOP, unlike Mitt, whose transparently false conversions made him unnominatable.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 21, 2008 8:16 AM
Comments

Yes, hooray for Huckabee for paving the way to the nomination for McCain who will look like Bob Dole '96 by October and the GOP gets smashed.

Posted by: AWW at January 21, 2008 7:18 PM
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