Monday, December 17, 2007

A Word About Huckabee and Thompson, as Iowa Looms

Much is being written about the ascendancy of Mike Huckabee as a Republican presidential candidate.

And the demise of Fred Thompson.

It may all unfold as it now appers. Be that as it may, I want to add my two cents worth:

Mike Huckabee would be a disaster to his party if nominated for either president or VP. I concur with Steven Stark that he's the new Jimmy Carter, I also concur with Bryan Preston at HotAir on his position on clemency and Rick Warren's influence on his so-called purpose driven model for leadership as governor of Arkansas.

As a southern evangelical, let me cut to the chase: Mike Huckabee would ruin any chances of a Republican winning the presidency in 2008. He needs to stay in the pulpit and the private sector and out of the White House. He will never win, no matter how he shows in Iowa in two weeks and beyond.

On the other hand, Fred Thompson who appears to be in trouble, is just the man this country needs, as President or VP, to hang tough and stand firm on the most pressing issues facing America today: homeland security, tight borders, the war on terror, free trade and opening up new markets, objective verses subjective Constitutional interpretation and appointing judges, to name a few.

One final note: for the first time in two years, I think The Clintons may have jumped the shark and be forever on the decline. And it's about time. It couldn't happen to a nicer couple. American Digest has memories of their times together in the days of drugs, sex, rock and roll in the late, late 60s (1971).

Dick Morris agrees The Clintons don't have a clue how to win the White House back now. Interesting, since Dick declared earlier this year that Hillary would certainly be the next President of the United States.

1 comment:

mRed said...

Bravo! Well said, and thank you for putting it so well.

He may be bright, but I feel the need for a shower everytime I see or hear Dick Morris.