Thursday, January 10, 2008

My beef with Huckabee explained...

Article 6 Blog has done perhaps the best coverage of religion as an issue in the 2008 race for President.

That is why this post from that blog is worth reading.

The scary thing is that Huckabee may very well succeed in at least knocking Mitt Romney out of the race. Unlike McCain, who has earned some big-time credentials on issues by doing things like supporting the surge when the surge wasn't cool, and backing stuff he believes in despite flak from friends and foes, or Giuliani, who has perhaps the better turn-around and crisis management track record than Romney, Mike Huckabee's not even showing that he is really capable of defending his positions. Instead, his campaign has been on the grounds he is a "Christian leader" and he has literally claimed that Romney's efforts in the past to point out his track record have been unfair.

Hmmm... I don't know about you, but I find something very suspicious about that.

I don't think it is unfair to compare job performance. It is not unfair to bring up a person's track record. But running against a guy's religion is dirty pool. Had this been a real job, rather than a political race, they would face some problems under the Civil rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion.

And therein lies the reason Mike Huckabee is not going to get my vote under any circumstances. He was, for all intents and purposes, a coward. He refused to defend his track record or his positions on fiscal and foreign policy issues. He chose to instead make an issue out of Mitt Romney's religion. A man that dishonorable should not be President of the United States.

1 comment:

SJ Reidhead said...


My whole problem with Huckabee is the fact that he lacked the courage to stand on his convictions on immigration and took up Jim Gilchrist, who is little more than a flim-flam artist. If you can't have the courage of convictions to stand on what you believe, you're right back to sticking you finger in the wind and testing the opinion polls.

Didn't Romney do the same thing? He lost what regard I had when he started wallowing in the same cesspool as Tom Tancredo and Bay Buchanan. What's the difference here?

I think it all leads to a much greater question. When did the far far far out there right reach such a position of power that they are calling the shots and like some black hole, sucking everyone in their direction?

I do believe if this bunch had behaved themselves, we would not be having this problem with either man.

SJ Reidhead
The Pink Flamingo