May 13, 2008

Just No.

I've made my peace with the McCain candidacy, despite his rather colorful past with respect to the Bill of Rights.

But if Huckabee is added to the ticket, all bets are off. And I will join AllahP and write Hillary in. Gladly.


UPDATE: Sean Hackbarth, wearing his political consultant / stupid grownup hat, concedes that he's unenthusiastic about the prospect, but points out that "politically, it’s not a horrible idea," and talks about the energy, optimism, and web-savvy the Hucksters might bring to the McCain campaign.

All I know is that as economic conservative, civil liberties nut and populism-hater, I would be livid. After all, the GOP has already told me to "fuck off" once in this election cycle; I don't really care to hear it twice. And the idea that I might ever—even theoretically, even if McCain were Certified Immortal—hear the phrase "President Huckabee" scares me down to my size-five shoes.

Furthermore: (1) I doubt I'm the only one who feels this way. Also, (2) the Immigration Militants make me look like a softy.

If the Republicans want people to stay home on Election Day, they are making all the right moves.

And I ain't even the base. Not by a long shot.

Posted by Attila Girl at May 13, 2008 07:03 AM | TrackBack
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After McCain's global warming speech, if he doesn't add some one with a lick of sense on the subject--like Fred Thompson--I may just join you.

Hey John, some say werewolves, chubracabras, and vampires are impervious to our current weapons. Why don't we spend $Trillions making everything silver based? Makes about as much sense.

Posted by: Darrell at May 13, 2008 01:52 PM


Oh, come now. Having Huckabee on the ticket would provide the most amusing moment of the election evening, as we watched Utah, who went over 80% for George Bush in 2004 and hasn't been won by a Democrat since the New Deal, go overwhelmingly for Obama.

If they were to put Huckabee on the ticket, I could relax and enjoy the show as the Republican Party marginalizes itself into insignificance, because _I_ would no longer have any political views in common with the Republicans, therefore would not be bothered to see them go the way of the Whigs.

David

Posted by: David at May 14, 2008 03:07 AM


We just have to see how much the "anybody but Obama" factor figures into this.

Posted by: John at May 14, 2008 04:14 AM


David: it would be a lot more amusing if there weren't a war going on.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 14, 2008 10:18 AM


That is true, and I do agree it is an issue. But it is hard to get excited about this when the person supposedly the best on the war, John McCain, spends all his freakin' time worried about sideshows like global warming and campaign finance reform. Also, taking the VERY long view, if the cold war is any indicator, we are likely to see the end of this in our lifetimes, but shit like McCain Feingold and Global Warming caps and trades are going to have a greater impact. Think about it: At the end of the day, what was the legacy of FDR that had a greater impact on our day-to-day lives -- the way they fought WWII? Or social security? The Republicans in general and McCain and Huckabee in particular seem to be intent on foisting things on the American people that will have repercussions for generations. So, I am prepared to just wave them good-bye and take enjoyment as the go down in flames.

David

Posted by: David at May 14, 2008 04:55 PM




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