Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Ole Huck and Mitt campaign

Michael Huckabee will make a lot of great press. He is not the establishment candidate and it is not the non-Democratic party's manner to nominate someone not in the establishment. It would be extremely fun watching Ole Huck being the candidate. The man actually believes in somethings and he can speak fine english without an affected accent, unlike the wretch who was that party's candidate the last two go rounds.
  • "You don't like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag. ... If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we'd tell them what to do with the pole. That's what we'd do," ― campaign rally in Myrtle Beach, Carolina del Sur, Thursday, 1 17 08.
  • "I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God, and that's what we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family." What is he alluding to? and how many times?
  • "I'm pretty sure there will be duck-hunting in heaven and I can't wait!", spoken to the NRA .
The Council of Conservative Citizens had a conference in 1993, in Memphis, Tennessee. Lt. Governor Mike Huckabee was to speak, but since the then governor was out of state, law obliged Ole Huck to remain in Arkansas. Huckabee sent a videotape speech. The next year the conference was in Little Rock, but another speaker, that year, would have made it politically unwise for Ole Huck to be there. This was a successor organ of the White Citizens Councils, which were the civic representatives of the klan.

Ole Huck is going for the vote that Tom Watson of Georgia used to get, the populism of the klan against the moneyed interests of the establishment. The confederate flag, the NRA, visiting John Hagee, the anti-Brownback secret campaign in Iowa, ties together the redneck, white sheet constituency of the Republican party.

At the photo opportunity, or "the media availability", in lieu of press coverage, 1 17 08, at a national chain, office supply store in Columbia, South Carolina, a little drama occurred :
Romney: "... I don't have lobbyists running my campaign. I don't have lobbyists that are tied to my --"

Glen Johnson (Associated Press): "That's not true governor. That is not true. Ron Kaufman's a lobbyist. How can you say that you don't have lobbyists?"

Romney: "Did you hear what I said? Did you hear what I said Glen?"

Glen Johnson: "That you don't have lobbyists running your campaign."

Romney: "I said I don't have lobbyists running my campaign and he's not running my campaign."

Glen Johnson: "He's one of your senior advisers." ...

... Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom: "Don't be argumentative with the candidate".
The reporter spoke in an upset and almost whiny tone, but asked a real question and an unwanted interview broke out, that had no place in the programme. Romney fully aware, the camera was rolling, continued to smile while holding in a pique of anger, and he wanted to win the point. He was not expecting to be called on a statement, "Did you hear what I said? Did you hear what I said Glen?" The body language and the words together sternly conveyed outrage on being contradicted and exposed. Later Fehrnstrom reminded the reporter his proper place. This might, very well, be an emblematic foretaste, of things yet to be, if Romney were to gain the throne.

Fred Thompson may go back to work as a television actor soon. Ron Paul won't get much more in votes or press. Paul has a belief in the Bill of Rights, that the current regime cannot stomach. There is some more play with Rudy "9/11", but he has too many skeletons and dresses in the closet. He may have a rosary in some old dresser drawer too, and that is not acceptable for his party's core, even an embarrassing, non -observant Catholic is too much. The only acceptable Catholic is a non-Catholic. Hunter is gone and few noticed he was there. So there is John McCain, the Republican that non-Republicans like. McCain is against torture, he doesn't hate chicanos, he has spoken to Teddy Kennedy. McCain is not even fascist friendly, he is no "chicken hawk." He has some gravitas, but Ole Huck has a better sense of humor.

The Democracy has a blonde woman who was married to the last elected president, a tall bi-racial man with a spirit and an enthusiasm that people associated with Jack and Bobby Kennedy. They also have a handsome candidate in John Edwards, who the moneyed interests hate as much as they do the marginalized and minimalized Dennis Kucinich.

The anti-Democrats ought to be disqualified for the miserable rule they, have illegitimately, foisted upon the country and the unsuspecting world. But the US does not discredit powerful scoundrels and the country loves circuses.

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