Huckabee will be a great pick. People will like him because he's so gosh-darn genial, but Obama or (especially) Clinton will tear him to pieces in the debates.
Sounds like Huck can count on the Mars Hill vote.
Is anybody suprised by this?????????
Here's my bet...
Huckabee vs. Clinton = Huckabee
Huckabee vs. Obama = Obama
(While Romney loses to either.)
...and Rudy beats either.
There is a good scene from The West Wing where Martin Sheen gets pissed at this conservative reading of that scripture passage, claiming that when read in the proper context, husbands and wives must be subject to each other
but yeah, the economic repubs are really pissed at the evangelicals, i find it hard to imagine Huckabee winning in NH, but SC seems relatively easy.
@4 Huckabee seems to channel some of Bill's backwoods charisma, but none of his politics
Hilary channels his politics but none of his charisma
in a rational system this would be a no-brainer. this election just gets scarier and scarier, because i think i can guess how America would vote in this match-up
On behalf of my mother, my grandmother, my fiance, and myself, I'd like to give a big "fuck you" to the 1998 SBC, Mike Huckabee, and our local pastor Mark Driscoll. Thanks for fuck-all, guys. Way to do Jesus proud.
but he's sooooo nice.
This shit only helps him out in the primaries....just hoping it won't be forgotten for the general.
Where's the Karl Rove for the Dems?
Where did Jesus say the thing about wives submitting graciously to their husbands? Probably in the same book where he said anything at all about homosexuality... you know, the book made up by evangelicals...
Since Jesus is dead and all and isn't directly, or indirectly, communicating with his followers, how exactly do they submit to him?
Psh. He's got my vote.
Why won't people shut up about this crap? Let the man at least get nominated first.
Sounds like a real man who knows how to treat his bitch!
I feel bad though since I still find myself having sexual fantasies about him. It's so wrong but yet it feels so right!
Romney's a Mormon, Giuliani's pro-choice, McCain is only pretending to like Bush, Fred Thompson's campaign is so half-assed one wonders if it's a joke like Colbert--finally, the fundies have found someone they can like. But will anyone else vote for him?
he's so scary and my independent liberal-leaning minister brother supports him because he's a minister. creepy shit! i need to send this link, thanks for posting it!
and @4, as much as i'm a hillary-loving feminist, you hit the nail on the head. i'm terrified of a hillary v. huckabee campaign. the only way she could win that is with gore as her vp. but that would just be silly.
sounds charming! perfect for the dumbasses that put our current mouth breather in office.
Huckabee?? he's baptist right? you may as well elect a woman or a black...same dif.
that gentleman on law and order is still in it. right? he seems nicer than that pow guy from the last election.
There is no fucking way this asshole is going to be elected. Its too much. This guy thinks he's living in Palestine circa 30 B.C. The religious love him, but they're mentally ill.
I'm scared. Hold me.
Separation of church and state should mean a minister can't be president.
Should. Apparently doesn't.
@21: "I'm scared. Hold me."
if by "scared" you mean frightfully indignant...then maybe you need to seek professional help;
but if by "hold me" you mean, put on lube laden nuclear/chemical/or biological protective gear and sit down to a game of parcheesi as we listen to moog synth salsa punctuated by horror film soundtracks shreiks and chainsaws and eat opium filled Gefilte fish, followed by Tang and nyquil shooters, then sure I'm in, you really need to be held, my pequino munchkin.
Huckabee's going to be the GOP nominee, and that's bad for the rest of us. The good news is that he doesn't have much money compared to the previous frontrunners.
As for match-ups, it's hard to say. Huckabee has a populist appeal that's probably best countered by Edwards. Obama's appeal is less populist and more directed at non-voting populations (particularly young voters), so hoping that he could get enough of them to make up for Huckabee's appeal to Reagan Democrats is a bit of a long-shot. Clinton's chances against him are harder to figure. She knows Arkansas politics and so knows him, which is an advantage. But she'll come off looking like the status quo while he'll look like the anti-Washington outsider. That's bad. In terms of electability, Hillary Clinton is the best choice against Giuliani, Romney, McCain, or Thompson. She'd kick any of their asses. But against Huckabee? I'll take Edwards.
That's the unique thing about the election this time around. Each party's decision depends upon the decision of the other party, as there's not a clear front-runner to strategize a general election choice around. The last wide-open election primary in both parties was, what, 1952? And it wasn't nearly this wide open.
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