Who will have the Howard Dean Moment?

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    Which of the candidates will have the "Howard Dean" moment and see their campaign fall apart in the next few weeks?
     
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    I'm praying it's Hillary :)
     
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    Let's keep in mind that these folks in the media don't care about what is good for the country, they only care about ratings. Therefore they have to make the race interesting. The fact that on the Democratic side Hillary seems to be about to run away with it is not interesting, so the national media is forced to create a tight race. To that end, they build up support for someone and then they tear them down.

    On the Republican side, I think it will be Mike Huckabee.

    On the Democratic side, I think it will be Barak Obama.

    But I could be wrong. I would be much happier with a Obama v. Huckabee race than I would with a Rudy v. Hillary race (which is what I think it will be).
     
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    There's not much doubt who Timmy (2 Timothy 2:1-4) would want it to be! :laugh:
     
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    Considering Mike Huckabee's reputation for having a thin skin when he was the governor of Arkansas, I think that he is the most likely candidate to have a meltdown.
     
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    No way it will be Hillary. Too polished and too much of a machine. Obama's inexperience makes him a great candidate. Romney's "let's ask the lawyers" response to the Iran question during a GOP debate was, to me, close. Huckabee keeps getting more formidable. Thompson is probably not going to fumble.
     
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    Perhaps Hillary has already had it, not in a single moment but a series of missteps.

    In the Philadelphia debate she fumbled badly on the question of drivers licenses for illegal aliens.

    She got caught putting planted questioners and questions in public forums

    Her campaign got caught in dirty tricks against Obama.

    These missteps have snowballed and she is looking at the potential loss of the first four caucuses/primaries. It really does seem that her campaign is in trouble and she has lost the air of inevitability.
     
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    It is not surprising for anyone's campaign to have some stumbles. The campaign is long and there is no perfect campaign, nor candidate.

    The key is how well a candidate recovers/regroups after his/her campaign stumbles.
     
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    I sure hope it is Hillary.
     
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    Very well said. What we need to remember is that Dean's campaign was already in free-fall when he tried to be passionate and came off like he'd just consumed a gallon of Espresso-laden energy drinks. Kerry was surging, and the Dems were trying to find someone they felt was electable. (Reminds me of what the Republicans are doing now).

    Hey Ken...since you want to tank Huck so bad, mix one gallon of Espresso with.....nevermind) ;)
     
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    "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. "

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/RichLowry/2007/12/13/huckacide
     

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