Sunday, February 10, 2008


Mike Huckabee has won the Louisiana Primary by a narrow margin after winning Kansas early yesterday. Although John McCain "won" the Washington Caucus by an extremely narrow margin over Mike Huckabee, candidates that were no longer in the race received a greater combined percentage of the vote than McCain.

And this is our "presumptive nominee!"

A few more nights like last night for Barack Obama and Hillary might as well get out of this before her political capital is entirely spent. I would also prefer she get out of the race before I start having un-Christian levels of enjoyment watching her humiliation.



At Sunday, February 10, 2008 9:09:00 PM, Blogger Matt Daley said...

I really don't know what I find more ridiculously funny...

The fact that people have deluded themselves into thinking that Huckabee really has a chance at denying McCain the nomination, or...

The fact that people won't accept the fact that Huckabee's insistence on remaining in the race will draw away resources from McCain and will serve only to make him look bad going into the general election.

Let's examine, for instance, Huckabee's two "wins" yesterday...

The Kansas victory comes in a state that is struggling with the question of whether or not to teach evolution over creationism in the science classrooms. This is so ridiculously stupid -- even if one personally believes in creationism -- that it just defies all logic. But the marriage of Huckabee and Kansas makes sense in that regard, since Huckabee doesn't believe in evolution either.

The Louisiana victory comes in a state that is largely evangelical. It also comes in a state that has a HORRIBLE history of electing poor performing, racist, or downright criminal candidates to public office. Do the names David Duke and Kathleen Blanco not mean anything??

Living in Louisiana for many years gave me quite an insight into the state that certain others couldn't possibly have. And let me say, unequivocally, that winning Louisiana is nothing to shout about.

Anyway, the Maryland, Virginia, and DC primaries should all expose this race for what it really is -- over. Recent polls in those states have McCain up by 20% points, so there's absolutely no reason to think that Huckabee will do anything there.

Maybe after Tuesday night, he'll finally get a clue and do what's right for his Party instead of selfishly continuing with his campaign. At least Mitt Romney could read the writing on the wall, was gracious, and did what's best for everyone -- not himself.

Of course, I should actually be rooting for Huckabee at this point. The longer he stays in, the more the Republicans tinkle away the general election advantage they've been handed. And the more they do that, the more likely it will be for the Democrats to win in the fall.

And that will certainly please true, non-sell-out conservatives such as myself.


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