January 18, 2007

A Dark Horse's War Edge -- By E. J. Dionne Jr.

From the Washington Post:
Mike Huckabee, who just stepped down as Arkansas governor, is the brightest star among Republican presidential dark horses.
[I]t's not only because he is mastering a conservative form of triangulation blending religious conservatism with policy pragmatism.
Huckabee, if he chooses to run for president in 2008, has another asset: While front-runners John McCain and Rudy Giuliani have placed large bets on the success of President Bush's Iraq policy, Huckabee has maintained what you might call loyal distance.
And that's why a faithful Republican with no ties to Bush's Iraq policy could be very popular come 2008.
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TomCat said...

Watching the GOP trying to find a candidate in 2008 should prove interesting. I think you make a good point. An outsider would have the best chance, because the insiders are corrupt and bear the mark of the shrub.

two crows said...

I think no GOP'er will stand a chance in 08.
whoever they run will be a moot point.

Larry said...

Huckabee was on Imus last week promoting his book.

He is boring, says we don't need to fix healthcare, we need to fix health and I don't think stands a chance.

Watch out for Romney. He is a right winger in sheeps clothing.

two crows said...

??? we don't need to fix health care. we need to fix health???
what does that MEAN?
no one will ever get sick again!
that's the ticket!

two crows said...

well, so long as Romney, Huckabee, whoever else they want to send up keeps talkin Republicaneze it's fine with me.
people will listen to what they have to say, upchuck, and go vote for the other one.

TomCat said...

TC, I think you're absolutely right that the GOP has no real chance in 2008, as long as the Dems don't shoot themselves in the foot by some means too extreme to imagine. If the Dems put up a retarded chimpanzee with terminal flatulence, America would probably elect the monkey.