Monday, April 14, 2008

What would Huckabee Do???

I came across this article today and I couldn't think of a better way to sum things up right now. What would Mike be doing? He'd be respectful, but truthful. Oh how I wish I had the opportunity to hear him preach a sermon somewhere! I am so sick of hearing about Hillary and Obama.......they are both full of it and need to just step aside. Unfortunately, it's sad for the republican party because we have no race on that side and from the majority of the blogs I've read, people are finally starting to open their eyes and see things more clearly and wish that they could go back and vote all over again. Those who haven't voted yet, you still have the chance. Vote for YOUR choice.......not the choice we are told we have.

What Would Huckabee Do?

Watching John McCain try to capitalize on Sen. Barack Obama's "bitter" comments last week, one can't help but wonder how much better Mike Huckabee would have done.

With Huckabee's pastor's background and his ability to deliver the devastating one-liner, you have to imagine Obama would be sweating right now if he were facing the former Arkansas governor.

Huckabee could say he doesn't know what motivates Obama's church-going, but as former pastor himself he knows bitterness is not what filled the pews at his church. He could say having come from humble beginnings in Hope, Ark., he knows about small-town Americans and understands it's not bitterness but love of hunting, or self-defense, or freedom, that makes them appreciate the Second Amendment.

Luckily for Obama, if he wins Democrats' nomination he will face McCain, who has fumbled for a line of attack to capitalize on Obama's gaffe.

This was his explanation this morning to newspaper executives:

"I think those comments are elitist. I think that anybody who disparages people who are hardworking, honest, dedicated people who have cherished the Second Amendment and the right to hunt and the right to observe that — and their values and their culture that they value and that they've grown up with, and sometimes in the case of generations and saying that's because they're unhappy with their economic conditions — I think that's a fundamental contradiction of what I believe America's all about, that I tried to describe in my remarks."

That underscores something that's become clear — out of all the candidates who ran for the Republican nomination, McCain may be the least ready to capitalize on his opponents' gaffes, excepting when they stumble on foreign policy.

That may turn out to be a good thing for the political debate. McCain has said he wants to keep it a serious policy discussion among friends, not a bitter exchange of insults. But Obama's comments strike me as the sort of thing McCain should want to have a serious discussion on. Those comments give insight into the man — equating belief in God with someone's gun-rights position, or with "anti-immigrant" or "anti-trade" sentiment, sort of tends to tell you how he views religion.

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