January 29, 2007

Sure Loser

My newest AmSpec column is going to look pretty silly if Mike Huckabee is our next president, isn't it?

Posted by John Tabin at January 29, 2007 01:11 AM

Your new american spec column is trash. Huck has a network of supporters. Your like of foresight and analysis is mind-boggling.

Posted by: Conservative at January 29, 2007 10:56 AM

after looking at that other comment, maybe conservatives arent so perfect.

oddly enough i have been watching huckabee's interviews. he is almost entirely from what i can tell a folksy social conservative with some charm. his original claim to fame is that he lost 100 lbs.

i didnt know you interviewed him. he is actually quite bright but he of course has no chance to win and i think he is running for vp.

i predict mccain, then romney, then rudy. i am not happy with any of them but compared to alternatives, they are ronald reagan.


Posted by: lee tabin at January 29, 2007 02:32 PM

McCain is defined in the eyes of most voters. About one half of the GOP likes him and he will implode with the surge. Giuliani will never get more than 1/3 of the party, and when details of his personal life and liberal stances surface among the masses, the goodwill he has from 9-11 will wear thin. Romney has largely been proven to be a fraud declaring that he "would do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy" and will rile up charges of being a flip-flopper, something us Republicans have a real problem with if I remember correctly. Brownback's negatives are too high and he lacks serious charisma.

Huckabee's heart is sincere and good. He is an authentic conservative and has always been that way. The governor is a flat-taxer and accomplished great things even though he inherited a House in Arkansas that had 89 Democrats and only 11 Republicans. Huckabee is a solid pro-lifer and is the only candidate addressing the major health crisis in this country. He offers the politics of optimism that people thirst for, but never without honesty. A former Baptist minister, he's remarkable at not being "preachy". He truly is a "compassionate conservative" and couples humor with charisma.

Americans will turn to this underdog and little known Governor from Hope, Arkansas to carry the GOP banner against Hillary. Huckabee is Ronald Reagan and we'll settle for no less!

Posted by: Conservative at January 29, 2007 04:06 PM

Funny how you're the only one from this "network of supporters" who registered any objections to either of two harsh-on-Huckabee AmSpec items from yesterday, Conservative. You wouldn't happen to be on Huckabee's payroll, would you?

Posted by: John Tabin at January 30, 2007 01:26 PM

Actually I'm the only non-family member to comment on your blog. So that makes 100% of the feedback you received negative.

I'm on no one's payroll. I am just an average Joe my friend.

Posted by: Conservative at January 31, 2007 10:12 AM

I get feedback outside of comments. Heard of this new thing called "email?" All of it was positive.

Care to make a wager on whether Huckabee will win a single primary or caucus? Name your stakes.

Posted by: John Tabin at January 31, 2007 12:55 PM

He'll win Iowa and South Carolina, which will propel him to victory. Besides personal attacks, do you have any reply to my analysis?

Posted by: Conservative at January 31, 2007 05:01 PM

Given your opening post, you're hardly in a position to lecture about tone. Huckabee is a tax-hiker, a nanny-state busybody, and a fairly dim bulb. He won't win anything.

I'm absolutely serious about betting. I can tell by your IP address that you're in Northern Virginia, which is close enough to drive; I'll gladly meet you and and pay up if you're right. How much are you willing to lay on the line?

Posted by: John Tabin at January 31, 2007 06:08 PM

mr. con,

may i have a piece of the bet too?

Posted by: ltabin at February 1, 2007 07:41 AM