Monday, December 31, 2007

Vintage Huckabee Falls Flat

Two posts down I wrote about how Mike Huckabee has a Clinton-like ability to play the snow-white victim, even while fighting hard and dirty. It looks like the national media is not falling for his schtick. His press conference in which he announced that he would not run his attack ads on Romney was greeted with the incredulity it deserved. Almost everything I talked about concerning Huckabee two posts down was on full display. Here is some video of the press conference.

I earlier reported that he gave a copy of the ad to the media, on re-hearing the tape after a prompt from C.B. I now understand that he did NOT give them a copy. It was played on a big screen in a room full of cameras though.

In a way, this is not good for my chosen candidate, Ron Paul. Paul needs Huckabee to win in Iowa in order to help keep Romney from building overwhelming early momentum. The longer this goes on, the better Paul will look and the more time the truth will have to come out. A longer race is a better race for candidates who are the real deal. Media creations who are phony conservatives want it to be over quick before folks get a good look at their actual records.

9 Comments:

Anonymous c.b. said...

Mark,
You missed the "Mark"(no pun intended) here on a couple of points.
You link to the Huffington Post?? Hardly a mainstream or credible outlet.
Also, he didn't provide anybody with a copy, but instead specifically told them they would not get one and would only see it ONCE, then never again and only to prove he really spent $30,000 to have one made.

This must be the most brilliant political move in years. Just yesterday I had convinced myself that no candidate could overcome the overwhelming odds that he faces; opponants with millions, the entire establishment of the party and virtually every conservative pundit, talking head, and radio host. But after this I wonder if he may just pull it off, and nothing makes me wish it more so than that it would be in the face of all those in the list I just mentioned!

7:13 PM, December 31, 2007  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I trust the Huffington post more than the NYT, but regardless many outlets are giving essentially the same story.

I did miss the mark on whether he gave a copy to the media- I see now he did not and corrected the record.

I agree Huckabee is making a brilliant move. He can't defend his record on some things, so now he is trying to make talking about the other guy's record "negative campaigning". What are the other guys supposed to do when a candidate grossly misrepresents himself and the media shows no interest in calling him on it?

That is what happens to Republicans cycle after cycle. The media won't do its job, so the GOP candidate has to point out the truth about the other guy's record, then they both jump all over the GOP candidate for being "negative". Up till recently, MH had this kind of honeymoon with the media, but it seems to be over.

9:58 PM, December 31, 2007  
Anonymous c.b. said...

Mark,
I have something I wanted to run by you;
My former pastor is worked up about an issue I am not aware of. He claims to have info that provisions for a national ID card were slipped in as an earmark on some defense appropriations bill & that the deadline for implementation is this coming May 08.
Do you know anything about this?

2:06 AM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you do not support the national ID card and/or a North American Union, Ron Paul is your candidate.

The other candidates, with the exception of Duncan Hunter, are CFR stooges.

9:23 AM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Ron Paul has been talking about this for some time. It is one of the top ten items on his ISSUES section.

http://www.ronpaul2008.com/issues/privacy-and-personal-liberty/

I am telling you C.B., Paul is the real deal.

9:37 AM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Bush and the CFR guy's idea of security is to continue to leave the borders open, but monitor the every move of law abiding citizens.

9:48 AM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Mark!

10:08 AM, January 01, 2008  
Anonymous c.b. said...

Mark,
No doubt you are correct and this is one more thing they would love to do, but what I wasn't aware of is this supposed imminent date in May. I was under the impression that it was still a concept(albeit of the CFR types), not already passed, aproved, and ready to be implemented. I would have thought we would be hearing more ruckus about it.

10:21 AM, January 01, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Fox News is banning the one guy willing to talk about it from the debate Jan. 6th, and the GOP establishment is trying to shout him down with cries of "kook" even as the things he warns us about become reality before our eyes.

11:39 AM, January 01, 2008  

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