could it have been any better?

4 Jan

Obama and Huckabee win. The ultimate victory for change.

Watch the GOP attack dogs try and take down the “Huckster”. Mike Huckabee doesn’t represent the big business Republican wing. He’s a genuine evangelical conservative – someone with Bible-based principles, not just a prick for hire. I don’t like Huckabee’s view on the role of Jesus in politics, but still.

Clinton slipping represents a rejection of political dynasty and the power of ideals (not to mention micro-finance).

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12 Responses to “could it have been any better?”

  1. IanWhickham@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    If the alternative is Mike Huckabee I’d much rather have the “big business Republican wing”.His bizarre ‘FairTax’ alone should make him repellent to any left-liberal (http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/tim_watkin/2007/12/tax_lunacy.html), but it’s his Christian fundamentalism combined with paleolithic and often ignorant social views that worry me more.I’m with you on Barack Obama, on the other hand.

  2. IanWhickham@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    If the alternative is Mike Huckabee I’d much rather have the “big business Republican wing”.His bizarre ‘FairTax’ alone should make him repellent to any left-liberal (http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/tim_watkin/2007/12/tax_lunacy.html), but it’s his Christian fundamentalism combined with paleolithic and often ignorant social views that worry me more.I’m with you on Barack Obama, on the other hand.

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    I see Huckabee as being a dangerous undermining force in the GOP. If you consider the impact the US political/corporate/IMF-World Bank union has had across the developing world, dating back beyond the OPEC crisis, Huckabee’s threat seems worthwhile. Clinton would represent more of the K-Street lovin’ same.

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    I see Huckabee as being a dangerous undermining force in the GOP. If you consider the impact the US political/corporate/IMF-World Bank union has had across the developing world, dating back beyond the OPEC crisis, Huckabee’s threat seems worthwhile. Clinton would represent more of the K-Street lovin’ same.

  5. IanWhickham@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 11:35 am #

    Sorry, can’t see eye to eye with you on that. As an atheist and a scientist, Huckabee is too threatening for that sort of thinking.

  6. IanWhickham@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 11:35 am #

    Sorry, can’t see eye to eye with you on that. As an atheist and a scientist, Huckabee is too threatening for that sort of thinking.

  7. IanWhickham@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    Uh, that last comment was a bit ambiguous. What I meant to say was:”As an atheist and a scientist, and a social liberal (pro-choice, pro-gay rights etc, generally pro-personal freedom), Huckabee’s utterly regressive views are too threatening for the argument you’re making to outweigh them in my thinking.”

  8. IanWhickham@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    Uh, that last comment was a bit ambiguous. What I meant to say was:”As an atheist and a scientist, and a social liberal (pro-choice, pro-gay rights etc, generally pro-personal freedom), Huckabee’s utterly regressive views are too threatening for the argument you’re making to outweigh them in my thinking.”

  9. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    If Huckerbee won the nomination, do you really think he’d stand a hell’s chance of winning a general election?

  10. aaronsheath@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    If Huckerbee won the nomination, do you really think he’d stand a hell’s chance of winning a general election?

  11. IanWhickham@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    I doubt it, but stranger things have happened.

  12. IanWhickham@gmail.com January 4, 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    I doubt it, but stranger things have happened.

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