Friday, January 11, 2008

The Huckabee campaign: gone in 60 seconds

In case you missed it Thursday night, Fred Thompson singlehandedly ended Mike Huckabee's campaign with this riff.

On the one hand, you have the Reagan revolution. You have the Reagan coalition of limited government and strong national security. On the other hand, you have the direction that Governor Huckabee would take us in. He would be a Christian leader, but he would also bring about liberal economic policies, liberal foreign policies. He believes we have an arrogant foreign policy and the tradition of, blame America first.

He believes that Guantanamo should be closed down and those enemy combatants brought here to the United States to find their way into the court system eventually. He believes in taxpayer-funded programs for illegals, as he did in Arkansas. He has the endorsement of the National Education Association, and the NEA said it was because of his opposition to vouchers. He said he would sign a bill that would ban smoking nationwide. So much for federalism. So much for states' rights. So much for individual rights. That's not the model of the Reagan coalition, that's the model of the Democratic Party.

No need for applause. This is just a blog.

Update: another good Thompson quip, courtesy Say Anything.

1 comment:

Jim said...

I would like to think that Huckabee is toast but there are a lot of people out there that still think with their heart and not their heads. This was a good start. People can begin to look at the Huck and wonder about him.
I will say that I was yelling for joy when I watched the slap-down.