Huckabee at Appomattox

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Huh. Never thought I'd see this: the Club for Growth's Nachama "bane of Mike Huckabee" Soloveichik interviewing Mike "bane of the Club for Growth" Huckabee.

It's a bit ironic, because the signature accomplishment of the Club in 2007 was the pre-emptive pummelling of Huckabee's reputation, the effort to rule him out, forever, as a presidential or vice presidential nominee. Soloveichik is awfully comfortable asking Huckabee about–ha, ha!–who McCain should pick as a running mate.

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  1. McCain should pick the loser of the Democratic primary, either Hillary or Obama…that ticket would win the election in a walkover.

  2. Sounds fair to me… ask him who he likes, then stay the hell away from anybody he names 🙂

  3. Weird. Huck ran as the so-con, econ-lefty Republican. He was arguably the most anti-libertarian candidate in the race.

  4. Huckabee scared the hell out of me with his theocratic fair tax socialism.

  5. TallDave-I dunno. Other than Paul, he was the most anti-war Republican running (more precisely, the least pro-war Republican, other than Paul, who was actively anti-war). If there’s one thing that is anti-libertarian, it’s being gung-ho about the Iraq war (like McCain is).

  6. You guys only think you didn’t like him because you don’t remember how “charming” he was. I mean, he cracked some good jokes, talked about religion, and even played bass guitar! What’s not to love?

  7. If you can’t beat ’em….

  8. …ignorant hillbilly whackjob preacher…

    I’ve no comment really. I just figured this might be my last chance to post it for a long while.

  9. Hitchens said it best.

    I will on no account vote for a smirking hick like Mike Huckabee, who is an unusually stupid primate but who does not have the elementary intelligence to recognize the fact that this is what he is.

  10. Warty-
    I disagree. I am reminded of Dolly Parton’s saying, ‘it takes a lot of money to look this trashy.’

    Plus, like Bill Clinton said, he’s one of the few in the arena today that can give a speech or tell a joke.

    Nontheless, I still fully agree with J sub D’s maxim.

  11. What the hell are you nitpickers talking about? Huckabee was easily the funniest candidate during the primaries. McCain should pick our darling Huckster pronto; Americans could certainly use a few occasional laughs in the hell (at least for libertarians) that’s sure to follow the election.

  12. If there’s one thing that is anti-libertarian, it’s being gung-ho about the Iraq war (like McCain is).

    That depends almost entirely on whether you think “liberty” is something Iraqis ought to have too.

    Did anyone else think Huck looked a lot like Kevin Spacey?

  13. Did anyone else think Huck looked a lot like Kevin Spacey?

    Personally I thought he was the long lost twin of that chef guy in the Campbell’s Soup commercials.

  14. That depends almost entirely on whether you think “liberty” is something Iraqis ought to have too.

    As it happens, I do think that. However, I’m pretty sure “liberty” is not a condition you can reach while a foreign army patrols your streets.

  15. You fowl mouth people on this comment section could sure use a moral leader like Mike Huckabee to help turn the country around and hopefully you will have children who have better manners than you. It is disgraceful that you would get on here and talk so harshly of Governor Huckabee. A finer politician does not exist. The Fair Tax is going through. It is getting national attention and if you would educate yourselves on it you would agree it is the singlemost thing that will improve the economy. It is a longterm fix, not a bandaid for the economy problem….Senator McCain should be graveling at Huckabee’s feet begging him on the ticket. There is no-one who can excite the party like Huckabee. You guys must be democrats….

  16. Fowl mouth? You’re despicable!

  17. Hay! I resemble that remark!

    AT LEAST EDWEIIIRRRDDDOOO HAS AN AMUSING NEW PERSONA!

  18. Mike Huckabee would make a great VP- Americans really missed out on a great President in him, but sadly many people don’t know how to think for themselves and instead just parrott whatever the media tells them.

    It is common knowledge that Romney and his goons made hefty contributions to the Club for Growth to tarnish Mike Huckabee. Funny enough neither The Club for Growth nor conservative talk radio (Hannity, Rush,Ingraham etc) discussed Romney’s poor business/economic record in Massachusetts. But then, when Romney’s company Bain Capital was in the process of taking over Clear Channel (home of all the above) they weren’t about to jeopardize their multi-million dollar radio contracts.

  19. I sort of wish that Huck would have won so that history could have finally written the last chapter on theo-conservatism.

  20. However, I’m pretty sure “liberty” is not a condition you can reach while a foreign army patrols your streets.

    So there, Japan!

  21. However, I’m pretty sure “liberty” is not a condition you can reach while a foreign army patrols your streets.

    See the movie The Monitors.

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