've been saying this for the last 6 months, first with Fred Thompson, and now with Mike Huckabee. A surge in the polls results in increased scrutiny. Some candidates can withstand it, some can't. How many areas of scandal are people going to put up with in regards to this guy? First he takes over 100K in gifts, uses the state emergency funds to destroy hard drives, has questionable judgment in regards to the prison system, endorses the biggest regressive tax ever, has a terrible record in regard to immigration.Good point Jay . . . I, unfortunately have limited time and with the media cycles revolving around Huckabee (and him being the only threat in Iowa to Romney) I've been drawn to those stories.
Prediction - this isn't the end of the scandal.
The GOP has an image problem guys! The majority of the scandals since Bill and Monica have been REPUBLICAN scandals.
Mitt Romney solves the image problem instantly, he's clean as a whistle.
The GOP has a fiscal image problem. All the major spending since Clinton was in office has been a result of Republicans!
Mitt Romney is the best budget balancer of his generation.
The GOP has a competency problem. Hurricane Katrina did not happen under Clinton's watch.
Everything Mitt Romney touches goes well. He's got the midas touch.
Jeff - how about some posts about this stuff? Huckabee will hang himself. Let's remind our readers why Mitt Romney is better.
For the first year of this blog there was almost no criticizing of other candidates, it was all about how great Romney is/was. Readers are welcome to browse through our previous entries to see all the pro-Romney stuff. I'll make a more concerted effort to highlight some of these stories. Good point Big Jay and thank you.
Some of my favoite Romney articles are here, here, here, here, here, and here. Anybody else's favorites are welcome in the comments section.
And then, for comic relief, Zeus King of the Gods wants someone in Iowa to dress up in a Haz-Mat suits at Huckabee's Iowa events (hey, Romney's had Flipper the Dolphin show up at all of his events):
I just got the funniest idea ever! Too bad that I don't live in Iowa, and I actually have a day job. But wouldn't it be classic if somebody would start showing up to all of Mike Up-Chuck-abee's events in something that looks like a HAZ-MAT suit, and whenever anybody asked he could say that his name was "HAZ-MAT HUCK" and that since the government refused to quarantine people with HIV and AIDS that he was just making sure that he didn't get HIV by standing next to anybody in the audience.Thoughts/Comments?
This kind of political maneuver is actually very effective. The Flip-Flops that followed John Kerry or the Flipper dolphin that one candidate went off on a few years ago and basically lost because of it. Usually College Republicans are pretty good at pulling this kind of stuff off.
Now, when John Edwards came to campaign here in Arizona back in 2004, I got everybody dressed as doctors in medical gowns with surgeon masks and make-shift handcuffs, and we had great fun with our: "Vote Ambulance Chaser!", "Ambulance Chaser Rules!", and my personal favorite "Sue Your Doctor Today!" chants.
I won't even feel bad when somebody else takes all of the credit for this if they can actually pull this one off. But "HAZ-MAT HUCK" has winner written all over it!