It have always been of the opinion that the Governor of a state was pretty much responsible for building the strength of his party within that state. Did I perhaps go awry somewhere on this? If that is the case then I would have to ask why in the world is McCain even considering Mike Huckabee of
He was asked if he would perhaps run for the Senate since his term as Governor is up but he says he is not interested. No, he is not interested as he is still posturing for the position of VP which would give him a head start in 2012 on a run for President since McCain will not run for a second term at age 75.
Huckabee is nothing more than a huckster hiding behind the religious far right as a “good ole boy” Baptist minister who would make them a good president since he would certainly make sure that their agenda was on the front burner at all times.GWB played that game for a time and the results have been devastating. Huckabee needs to go back to
If McCain gets serious and selects Huckabee as his VP he can kiss the swing voters, independents, and Democrats who don’t like either Hillary or Obama , goodbye.
The religious right needs to understand that they are no longer in the King maker role in politics. The likes of Jerry Falwell, Dobson, Robinson et al have driven the real GOP into barely a shadow of it’s real form. The GOP was never the party of the religious right until it was hijacked in 1994 and the religious right claimed they turned the tables on the Democrats. They did no such! . The GOP’ers and conservative Democrats of that time were tired of the leftist Democrat rule and would have revolted and won back the Congress with or without the religious right. They just happened to be in the right place at the right time to jump in and claim victory was because of them thus hijacking the party. In 2006 when the mainstream Republican’s, the swing voters and independents grew tired of their constant “three legged stool agenda”, gays flag and abortion. Through their hijacking and constant barrage of their agenda the GOP was rendered useless in gaining any thing of substance in the Congress. Gone was any chance to change Social Security for the better instead now we are faced with raising taxes to keep it afloat for maybe 10 years longer than previously estimated. Gone was any chance of ethics reform when the so called religious right leaders were being carted off to stand trial for corruption and the lefties were laughing at the so called moral majority and family value crowd who couldn’t even maintain the values in their own party much less influence the country. They shaped the party into their own image and evidently forgot the Commandment that they were not to create graven images and serve other gods. Well, maybe they didn’t see themselves as serving another god, but the “other god” was created to serve them. They alienated those who were in line with the old Republican Party—the GOP, as it was known—and drove many of them into the ranks of Independents. There, some became lost in the liberalism of the left leaning wing of the party, and the real GOP was lost in the mix.
It’s time for Huckabee and the rest of his far right wing extremist to move on, get over it and either join the Republican Party and make it the GOP it once stood for or form their own pitiful theocratic party. Perhaps Don Wildmon and Tony Perkins can head it up and they can call it the ATP. American Taliban Party.