Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bye Bye Mike Huckabee

So, Mike Huckabee won't be seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012.  Why am I not surprised?  Why should he?   He's got a great gig going with Fox News and a sphere of influence there that is big enough to keep him happy.  He made the announcement on his show last night saying
“I can’t know or predict the future, but I know for now, my answer is clear and firm: I will not seek the Republican nomination for president this year.”
Huckabee may be going with his heart, but  I bet it was  his brain that told him that giving up a cushy media gig for the uncertainties of a political campaign against a Democratic President whom he probably cannot win against was not a good career move. Frankly, I don't blame him. He's right. I like Mike Huckabee-- don't agree with him on much-- but think he is a guy with high morals and good intentions which is more than you can say for most of the rest of the potential Republican field for 2012.  I wouldn't want him for President, but as evangelical Christians go, he's a pretty stand up guy  whose moral positions reflect his genuine beliefs and not political expediency.... well, except for that brief foray into Birtherville where he talked about President Obama growing up in Kenya.  Maybe that was stupidity and not misguided guile.  Whatever.  It isn't typical.

So snicker away everybody.  Huck had it right and while he puts it all in rather mealymouthed, sweet-Jesus terms, he has made a wise choice-- and a shrewd one as well. ( Notice that he leaves the door open for a draft ) 

When you are dealing with a field that potentially includes narcissistic whackos like Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachman, and possibly even, La Palin ( because who knows what she will do next)  the smart money stays on the sidelines and makes money as a talking head on Fox News.

Good thinking, Huck. Now I want to know who you are going to endorse, or are you just sitting on the sidelines and waiting for a popular draft?

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