Best You Hear It From Mike

Hey Republicans, Mikey says to leave Obama alone. From CNN:

Former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee called Barack Obama’s candidacy “a landmark achievement” Tuesday, and warned fellow Republicans not to demonize Obama.

“Republicans will make a fundamental if not fatal mistake if they seek to win the election by demonizing Barack Obama,” Huckabee told reporters in Tokyo, according to a report by Agence France-Presse.

Full story here.

34 comments

  1. BubbaRich says:

    Y’all aren’t reading closely enough – this is from a FRENCH paper.

    I’ll be in Paris next month, so I’ll mention that they need to stay out of our politics and just keep shipping us those fries, no matter what we call them.

  2. ConservativeCaucus says:

    hehe on Doug and drjay – that’s pretty funny.

    I am sorry you feel that way Harry – as a Huckabee supporter during the past election cycle, I can assure you he is not an empty suit. You may not agree with his policies, but unlike Senator Obama, he does have a clear record and is very precise about what policies that he wants to see move forward.

  3. John Konop says:

    I agree with Icarus this wil backfire. In the GOP primary Huckabee dollar for dollar got more votes than any other candidate. Putting policy aside he has a great ear for people as demonstrated by his successful campaign. Agree or not with him he understood the average voter better than any candidate on the GOP side.

  4. Doug Deal says:

    John Konop,

    For someone who knows a fair amount about economics, you certainly do quote that “dollar for dollar” myth a lot. From your election to Huckabee’s.

    You know about the law of diminishing return, otherwise every Libertarian that every ran would have won the Presidency if they only were able to have a 10th of what the major parties spent.

    Is having all of the commercials on every television broadcast truly better than having just half of them or a quarter? Is sending every voter 20 pieces of mail significantly better than 10?

  5. John Konop says:

    Doug Deal

    The concept of “diminishing return” only works when you hit a major mass. It would be rather ignorant to think my 100k with never being in politics was even close to Tom Price’s north of 2 million he spent as a long term politician and incumbent.

    As far as Huckabee you would also have a hard time finding anyone who does this for living claim Mike Huckabee hit a mass.

    I do this in the real world via products and companies.

    I still like you!

  6. Doug Deal says:

    John,

    You said

    I still like you!

    In a calling a fat man “slim” kind of way?

    Seriously, though, the main point I was trying to make was that the relationship between money spent and votes is not linear. Therefore dividing money spent by voter is a dishonest way of comparing two campaigns.

  7. waterboy says:

    Gee John, sounds like you are fishin’ for a date…but, on another note, Doug makes the better point about campaign finance.

    Oh, and Huckster is still a loser.

  8. John Konop says:

    Waterboy & Spacey

    As a straight guy with two kids who has been married over 17 years I am not homophobic like you guys. If this is an issue for you or Spacey, I would suggest talking to a therapist. I will pray for both of you.

  9. Doug Deal says:

    John,

    The why are you trying to ply the young and impressionable with alcoholic beverages 😉

    Just kidding. But you have to expect those kind of jokes here John. I mean really.

  10. jsm says:

    “Huckabee has something most folks in politics lack-COMMON HORSE SENSE!”

    “HORSE” being the key word. I wonder if the French like fried squirrel?

  11. Icarus says:

    Absolutely.

    To make a big deal about lapel pins, his middle name, go after his wife, etc, only makes him a sympathetic candidate and makes us look like the chumps that had the majority in Congress and The White House for 6 years and never advanced any real reform ideas. Oh wait…. nevermind.

  12. DMZDave says:

    We don’t need to demonize Obama, emphasize his middle name (just stupid) question his patriotism or any of that crap or go on and on about Michelle and her anger. What we need to do to win is to communicate that McCain is the best candidate when it comes to terror, taxes and troops. His Supreme Court nominees will be like Roberts and nothing like Ginsberg. He stood up to Rumsfeld (they hated each other) and he has stood up to the military industrial complex for years which is probably bad news for jobs at Lockheed. In short, McCain is my nominee and he’s ready from Day One to lead – something that was never true about Hillary and is certainly not true about Obama. In November, McCain is my first choice.

  13. benevolus says:

    “terror, taxes, and troops”… is that the same as “fear, deficits, and jingoism” ?

  14. Game Fan says:

    We still need to ignite the Republican base by explaining that Obama is black. Somebody needs to take up this effort where the Clintons left off.

  15. GOPeach says:

    So, Obama is coming to Cobb County Tuesday.

    Don’t you all find it interesting that the Obama Machine found Powder Springs, GA to get VOTES!
    What does this tell you???? The Cobb GOP is weak and not working the 13th Congressional District. They are sleeping on the job. They are not helping their candidates at all. This is very sad… but we knew this already.

  16. Romegaguy says:

    No Peach, it says that Obama’s folks wanted somewhere that they could rent that would serve their needs. It says nothing about your friends in the Cobb GOP.

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