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So, the guy I was supposed to vote for looks like he might be toast

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by beefncheddar, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    According to one of those interweb-who-you-should-vote-for thingies, I should be pulling the lever for Mike Huckabee.

    Ut oh.

  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Does that disqualify one from the republican nomination?
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Wow. To say in the early '90s that AIDS patients should be isolated reveals a level of ignorance about the disease that is frightening.
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I wonder if this will make Jonah Goldberg change his mind about Huckabee's threatening, Socialist-like qualities?

    And this will be a wash, because some people in the hardcore religious right who may have been dissatisfied with Huckabee on other issues (the environment) finally will be won over.
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    And yet many people would like him to be president. Scary.
  6. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Nah, he's toast.

    And the "hardcore religious right" won't be able to do anything about it. As soon as it becomes clear he won't be able to defeat (insert Democratic opponent here), it'll be end of the line.
  7. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Also is a flip-flopper:

    Since becoming a presidential candidate this year, Huckabee has supported increased federal funding for AIDS research through the National Institutes of Health.

    "My administration will be the first to have an overarching strategy for dealing with HIV and AIDS here in the United States, with a partnership between the public and private sectors that will provide necessary financing and a realistic path toward our goals," Huckabee said in a statement posted on his campaign Web site last month.
  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    If you read the article, he's since changed his mind on funding and the whole isolation thing (not sure about his views on gays, to be honest). But by the early '90s, it was known that AIDS wasn't spread by casual contact. There's no reason for his ignorance on the matter at all.
  9. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    You know, I've never understood the problem with a candidate in either party being a "flip-flopper."

    If you're changing your opinion on a daily basis, then yeah, that's pretty bad. But if it's something you've changed your mind on with age, I'd like to think that wouldn't be frowned upon. We do get smarter with age, or so I'd hope.

    This, though, is so out there that it can't possibly qualify.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Huckabee's plan to eliminate the IRS in favor of a national 23 percent sales tax will do him in long before this will.

    It's a wonderful debate line -- not so much a policy that you can defend on the stump. As soon as he starts taking tough questions from the press -- which will happen whenever his numbers flatten out a bit -- that's going to really hurt him.
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I don't disagree. It's just a label that gets tossed out disproportionately among candidates, and a charge that Huck has leveled against his opponents.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Personal intellectual growth is one thing, yes.

    Spinning the captain's wheel out of sheer political expediency -- which is essentially what Romney has done (quite obvious, given the precise timing of his shifts) -- is sheer, unadulterated horseshit.
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