February 2008


Go McCain (and Mike)

Things are not looking pretty on the Democratic side of the presidential election.

Two decent candidates are amassing enough votes to guarantee a quagmire come convention time in August. I hope that things clear up soon and that the Democrats can unify behind one good candidate. I suspect that they are unifying behind the one I trust less, but that’s ok.

Happily things over on the Republican side seem to be in a peculiar self destructive crash—despite the fact that it is, apparently, mathematically impossible for anybody but John McCain to win. All because Pat Buchanan Mike Huckabee isn’t going to quit.

What a glorious day for the Republican Party. They have an authentic religious nutcase running for president who is winning primaries and suing over those he doesn’t.

My faith is my life – it defines me. I don’t separate my faith from my personal and professional lives.


No other candidate has supported traditional marriage more consistently and steadfastly than I have. While Massachusetts was allowing homosexuals to marry, I got a constitutional amendment passed in Arkansas in 2002 defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I got Arkansas to become only the third state to adopt “covenant” marriage. My wife Janet and I upgraded our vows on Valentine’s Day, 2005. Today, many churches in Arkansas will perform only covenant marriages, so I’m hoping we’ll see a decline in our divorce rates.

He hates me.

The great thing about the fact that he is doing well is that he will have a huge say in who McCain picks as vice-president and McCain’s choice is incredibly important because McCain is incredibly old: 71. The man or woman he chooses as a running mate is going to be evaluated more than a horse at the market—and since Huckabee is going to have a large say in the VP, it could end up alienating anybody who thinks.

So while I hope the Democrats can find some common ground relatively soon, I hope Huckabee retains his strength and continues to hurt McCain.

9 comments to Go McCain (and Mike)

  • We can only hope that Huckabee keeps things stirred up on the Republican side. If they rally behind McCain, the Democrats are screwed unless the party leadership can get Hillary and Barack to stop fighting.

    The only good thing Reagan ever did was to say, “Do no harm to Republicans” because it solidified his party. The Democrats need to learn that lesson and stop beating the crap out of each other, because all they are doing is filling up the Republican mud barrel for the general election cycle.

  • Samee

    Separation of church and state……..
    Read: separation of crazy, narrow-minded, bigoted, self-serving beliefs and legal decision-making!!! Why is it so hard???? Adam: I hope whoever-wins-the-presidency’s relationship with Jesus is kept out of policy. As God intended. Ha. Perhaps.

  • koko

    it’s always a choice between a douche and a turd.

    democracy works well in this country. we elect crap for any office and are happy with it. the crap we elect is fine with the job done by the bigger crap in the white house. very few complain but even less do something about it.

    half the people can’t stand the idea of a black in office while the other half cannot stand a woman in office.

    the other side will take our country to god and do the will of god. most of the people in this country are all about that.

    unfortunately i feel like the democrats running are on a down hill race to not having a chance in hell to get in the white house.

    i mean…c’mon bush stayed in office for a second term. this country isn’t ready for a real president.

    i wouldn’t be surprised in the least if mccain won. but if that happens we will be at war with iran and will likely start investigating swizterland for WMD. hello draft.

    i’m a pessimist i guess. i just don’t see the USA being lucky enough to change for the better. it’s going to be a long and sickening road ahead if this country votes in another republican.


  • disenchanted

    That covenant marriage thing was supposed to help their child poverty rates. {SNORT} It will all sort itself out eventually. It’s actually rather exciting to have two viable candidates. I don’t think that the Dems will lose to McCain because the conservatives will just stay home in November. Let’s wait and see what happens in March. So far, Hillary and Barack really haven’t gotten “midevil” on each other. It’s been rather civil as far as campaigns go. And as long as the Republicans are also screwed up, we’re okay.

    However, it certainly makes you think that maybe the US is ready for a third party, centrist option.

  • @CQ: I hope the Democrats can figure it out; just remember though that Reagan went after Ford in ’76.

    @Samee: JFK had to tell the world he wouldn’t take orders from the Pope. Huck thinks he needs to tell the world he will take orders from the Bible.

    @koko: if anybody can take an easy election and make it impossible, it’s the democrats.:-(

    @disenchanted: Isn’t McCain centerist? At least that’s what Rush and Anne keep telling us.

  • Disenchanted

    McCain, a centrist? He might appear to be a centrist when compared to that whack job Huckabee, but he’s certainly too hawkish for my taste. And his attitudes about tax cuts for the rich have changed. Plus, he’s pandering too much to the Right. He is no centrist.

  • disenchanted

    Of course, that pandering hasn’t really worked out too well. 😛

  • @disenchanted: Really.. I don’t think McCain is centerist–I was only echoing Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh. McCain is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  • disenchanted

    I think I’ve lost my sense of humor. Where the hell did it go? {LOL} Must stop watching CNN, Must stop watching CNN …