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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Preachin' Politics pt. 2

Mike Huckabee. Who? The 'other' Republican. You know, the one not named McCain or Giuliani.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, not to be confused with Huckleberry Hound, though there is some resemblance, launched a 'Presidential Campaign Exploritory Committee' last month. They may as well be exploring if anyone outside of Arkansas has ever heard of the man.

Poking around his website you learn quite a bit about him (contrasting that with the website of Barrack Obama I searched last week - where I failed to learn anything about the man or what he's passionate about).

He gives a very clear statement on his site, for instance, concerning his view of abortion and Roe v. Wade. Then he makes sure to include that the rest of the possible Republican candidates are waffling on that issue. He also includes a strong statement of his position on the Second Ammendment, complete with a picture of him killing something. PETA members won't be voting for him - but then again, doesn't everyone who lives in Arkansas kill their supper?

Huckabee is a Baptist minister. He speaks freely of his faith in Jesus Christ. He has deep ties with Evangelical groups and causes. He speaks very clearly of family values, "We've gone from 'Leave It To Beaver' to 'Beavis & Butthead'."

I'm afraid that Arkansas Mike has about as much a chance of becoming President as Huckleberry Hound. He's got the big three strikes against him: (1) no name-recognition; (2) speaks what he believes - rather than what polls tell him he should believe; (3) he's a real friend of Jesus Christ.

But wait, this just in... the former Governor from Arkansas plays music! Hasn't that been successful in the past? Now that might just help his cause. Look for the Huckster to show up on SNL or David Lettermen, sitting in and slapping his bass, and you just might have a darkhorse contender.

Next up: Hillary (so cool when a candidate really only needs one name)

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