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    So Tell Me About Mike Huckabee

    So Tell Me About Mike Huckabee

    This is part of a continuing series in which I ask my readers to inform me as to possible Republican presidential candidates with whom I am not that familiar, or at least not familiar enough to make a judgment. 

    There is, of course, one potential candidate who needs no such introduction, but I am an open-minded person, so please inform me as you did with Tim Pawlenty and Mitch Daniels

    I’m more familiar with Huckabee than I was with Pawlenty and Daniels, because Huckabee is more of a national personality, but I really don’t know that much about him.

    So tell me about Mike Huckabee.

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    I can't stand him. Of all the possible GOP nominees, Huck's the one I'd have the absolute hardest time voting for in the general election, even against Obama. I mean, I'd do it. I think. I hope. But I really, really don't like him.

    I don't like that he's a nanny stater. I don't like that he's creepy. I don't like that he's a Southern Baptist preacher (there are lots and lots of lovely SBs out there, but I'd never belong to an SB church based on their positions regarding women). I don't like the implication (and I'm not sure exactly where I'm getting this vibe from) that as a Evangelical, Huckabee should be my guy.

    I agree with every thing above in terms of substantial reasons I don't like him, but just on a personal, intuitive level, he creeps me out, and I don't like him.

    Ditto most of the previous comments. Creepy, smiling backstabber. As a Christian myself, this quote about the Confederate flag issue doesn't seem particularly preacherly. "You don't like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag," Huckabee said at a Myrtle Beach campaign event. "In fact, if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we'd tell them what to do with the pole, that's what we'd do."

    MathMom | January 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I made my decision about Huck when watching the debates in '08.

    In one debate, Mitt Romney began to talk about the danger of the global caliphate which Islamic radicals are trying to create, and Huck clearly knew nothing about the topic. The only problem I had with Romney's information was that he spoke as if he was reading Goodnight Moon to a grandchild when he brought up the topic. It's deadly serious, and his delivery should have matched that seriousness.

    The next debate, suddenly Huck started talking about the caliphate, in words nearly identical to what Romney had said in the previous debate. Romney looked at him like he wished he could strangle him at that moment.

    I believed then and now that Huck could not have handled a follow-up on that, because he'd just emptied his entire bin of knowledge about the global caliphate. It's like he cribbed answers for a test by looking on someone else's paper.

    I was impressed that Romney had studied Islam deeply enough to see the threat. I believe that Huck just stole it from him, to look smart. I don't need someone who reads the dust jacket of books and pretends to have studied the topic as my next president. I already have one of those.

    Hope, Arkansas, must have a slime content in the water that those raised there cannot wash off.

    My 2 cents.

    He's a phony trying to fool everyone with his self-deprecating, aw-shucks humor. The ONLY good thing about him is his support of the FairTax.

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