As this day has worn on and the thought of our Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain possibly seriously entertaining asking the dreadful Rev. Mike Huckabee to be his vice-presidential candidate, more thoughts as to why the Arizona Solon should just say NO come to mind.
Most of the problems I have are on the Rev. Mike's version of Christianity.
Here is one for you, and it is the latest.
According to the latest Robert Novak column http://www.suntimes.com/news/novak/943991,CST-EDT-novak12.article, it appears that some of the Rev's. fervent supporters would rather see the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, Sen. Barack, win the election because that is what America would deserve. And that the United States would turn to the Rev. Mike in 2012. Of course, that would mean Republicans would want to vote for a real Rev. Mike candidacy. And, the Novak article contends that the Rev. Mike may very well be sucking up to Sen. "F--- You" McCain now, while working with these fringe Christians to insure defeat to Sen. Barack in November.
That is disturbing, but not surprising since this is the same man, who with a smile on his face, asked a New York Times reporter whether it was true that according to Mormon doctrine, Jesus Christ and Satan were brothers. A little smear of his rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
But, little reported, was the Rev. Mike defending the indefensible, the "Rev." Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. You know, the church that Sen. Barack attended for 2o years and did not know how radical the "Rev." Wright was.
The Rev. Mike said that the "Rev." Wright had a lot of pain because he was a product of the racist South and that the rest of the United States does not know what life was like when the "Rev." Wright was growing up.
Of course, later the Rev. Mike downplayed that, albeit, wimpy defense of the "Rev." Wright, but it was a defense. From another supposed conservative pastor.
And of course, who can forget the floating cross Christmas television advertisement. That led to a flurry of similar ads. But, the McCain campaign Christmas television ad was the most effective because it was personal, relating to Sen. "F--- You" McCain's time as a POW in North Vietnam as a "guest" at the "Hanoi Hilton."
No, this would mean that Sen. "F--- You" McCain does not want to seriously win the presidency.
Choosing someone like the "Rev." Mike is like asking for the Sen. Barack campaign to spend endless time defining him through the prism of the vice-presidential candidate. It would make potential voters think twice. Do they want someone who has the overall attributes of someone like the Rev. Mike? Does he not turn off more voters, nationwide, than attract? Is the South in that much danger of being ripe for Sen. Barack to pick off? And, if not, where does the Rev. Mike add anything outside the solid South?
I think that this is a trial balloon and that Republicans will say, no way Sen. Juan! We want to win in November and we want this McCain-? ticket to be on offense all the way. The Rev. Mike will be defense to defeat in November.