Huckacide

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  1. KenH

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    Huckacide

    By Rich Lowry
    Editor, National Review

    The ghost of Howard Dean haunts the pundit class. As soon as a candidate of either party spikes up in the polls, he is compared with Dean, who had a spectacular boomlet in the second half of 2003 only to deflate as soon as people began to vote in early 2004.

    After many false prophecies, Dean circa 2008 has finally arrived. He is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Not because he will inevitably blow himself up in Iowa. But because, like Dean, his nomination would represent an act of suicide by his party.

    Like Dean, Huckabee is an under-vetted former governor who is manifestly unprepared to be president of the United States. Like Dean, he is rising toward the top of polls in a crowded field based on his appeal to a particular niche of his party. As with Dean, his vulnerabilities in a general election are so screamingly obvious that it's hard to believe that primary voters, once they focus seriously on their choice, will nominate him.

    - rest at www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/12/huckacide.html
     
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    And unlike Dean, he will win the presidency!!!
     
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    I think Huckabee would have a tough time getting even 45% of the vote in the general election.
     
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    I agree. Despite the attacks, Huckabee is taking all the states one by one.

    See how it is happening. Click here to see the map
     
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    Leading in a bunch of polls does not mean that Huckabee will win the GOP presidential nomination.

    Winning the GOP presidential nomination does not mean that Huckabee will win presidency.

    I think you are about to receive a big time education in real world politics in 2008, faithcontender. I just hope that it won't cause you to reject being politically active for the rest of your life.
     
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    Not at all. Remember the recent poll in Arkansas between Hillary and Huckabee. Both politicians are influential there aside from the fact that it's a Democratic state. Still Mike wins over Hillary. He got 48% while Hillary is just 42%.
     
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    Do you have any idea how long it is before the general election, faithcontender? Do you have any experience in electoral politics at all? If you don't, then you need to understand that a mere week can seem like an eternity in politics. The race to win the presidency is a marathon, not a sprint.
     
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    Win or loss I don't regret it. I'm just happy to support Huckabee and enjoy his surge in the polls. I also don't put my complete trust in man even in Huckabee. He is just a human who is prone to commit sin.

    But since we are to vote our values, particularly with regards to what matters most with God, I found no other candidate which I can agree more than Huckabee. :thumbs:
     
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    I am ready...

    And I say... Let's bring it ON!!!!!

    I love election yr politics.
    As it seems Ken does too...

    This is going to be FUN!!!

    And when it is all over, we can still rest assured that God chose the one He wanted...
    And America will never be changed behind the oval desk, but from behind the Holy Desk...
     

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