Sunday, August 2, 2009

Huckabee, you've found your calling!




by David Alvord

I have watched Huckabee's self-titled show on Fox News several times. I have to say, it is actually very heart-warming! I can't believe I am finding myself liking the man who was the hardest on my candidate, Mitt Romney. Just a few months ago, I hated this guy!

I think Huckabee has found his calling. He is a very likeable and heart-warming speaker. He has tremendous skill with timing and eye-contact. He seems so down to earth and presents conservative views with grace and a sense of peace. Contrast that to Glenn Beck's approach, "the sky is falling". I also like Glenn, but after watching him I feel scared. After watching Huck, I feel warm and fuzzy. And then he gets up and plays the bass-guitar for the grand finale! Tonight's show had a song "If ten percent is good enough for Jesus, why isn't it enough for Uncle Sam?". That's good stuff.

During the Republican primaries, Huckabee was the perfect anti-Romney. And Romney was the perfect anti-Huckabee. Where Romney lacked in personality, the Huckster was dripping with it. Where Huckabee lacked in intelligence, Romney answered with his dual-Harvard degree brains. Romney's religion was in the minority, while Huckabee's was in the majority. Huckabee had style while Romney had substance.

I give it as my opinion that those two, Romney and Huckabee, cancelled each other out and left McCain with the victory. Of course, there was Fred Thompson and Guiliani. But those guys didn't show up until after the first states had been decided. The momentum had been established. Huck stayed in the race just long enough to make sure McCain won. He was the Romney antidote and the best friend to the McCain campaign.

Then along came Obama who, as a candidate, had more style than McCain, Huckabee, and Romney combined. The cult of personality had arrived. McCain knew he needed style and so he threw a hail-mary and put in the unvetted and inexperienced Palin. The election became style vs. style...and Obama had boat-loads more of it. America confused the presidential race for "American Idol" and gave it to the ticket they liked the most and who "had the best story", instead of voting for the ticket that was most qualified. McCain had a hard time getting conservative passion...because he had been a "maverick". Well, conservatives held their noses (me included) and voted for McCain, but some stayed home. And a few wrote in Ralph Paul...I mean Ron Nader...and viola, we have President Obama.

I really think that Huck has found his calling. He is the perfect conservative/christain talk-show host. But he dosn't have the brains to pull-off being president with the current problems we face.

I give it as my opinion that if the economy isn't better in the next two years, America will choose substance over style. So PLEASE PLEASE, Huck, STAY ON FOXNEWS! I'll keep watching...

8 comments:

ColoredOpinions said...

Great to read a Mitt supporter can write a gracefull article on Mike.

chukmaty said...

Hah, definitely don't think Huckabee lacks in intelligence, I believe his two and a half terms as Governor show that. I am no anti Romney guy, but Huckabee was no dummy and should be taken seriously by both his supporters and his opponents. You do not scratch yourself up from literally nowhere as a dummy.

Anonymous said...

Huck's not a dummy, he just doesn't have the level of intelligence or administrative skill necessary to tackle the incredibly complex problems this country is facing. That's no knock on Huck. In fact 99% of the population doesn't have the brains to be President of the United States. Mitt Romney just happens to be in the 1% that does--and that's why I'm voting for him.

Cold Leftovers said...

Hate him. I will never forgive him for his treatment (the lies, lies lies) of Mitt in the primaries.

I have seen his show a few times (my dad watches it), and I still think he's a fraud and a phony.

I do agree with you that I hope he stays on Fox. He has a loyal audience and fanbase of really good people. I hope he stays on Fox, and off the ballot!!

Anonymous said...

I watched his show first time last week too. It was sweet. But I felt sorry for him.

I've said many times that Huck is great in media, mediocre in politics. Show biz and sound bites are definitely his thing.

Justin Other Smith said...

Well, just for the record, so to say....Everyone seems to agree that Obama is really, really, really bright...and he's really, really, really doing a bang-up job! Well, ain't he? Oh, I guess maybe not so bang-up after all...
Jimmy Carter (WHO?) was a really (3) bright guy also 'n he gets to go down in history as one of the worst Prez ever...(beginning to look as tho' he might come in 2nd to Obama)....maybe a common-sense guy like Huckabee might be just what the Dr. ordered....

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McCrevasse said...

It's quite amusing to watch the uninformed, clueless,lemmingdom flock to the side of Mitt simply because he is a mormon....Sorry,I meant moron.Romney is slimebag, snake in the grass.He is a member of the CFR....His so called church has been hosting "Matricula Card" giveaways all over the country for the last three years.He is aiding and abetting ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS from mejico to bypass our immigration policies,and get access to funds and free programs intended for legal citizens of the U.S. This is called "treason". He is nothing but more of the same CORRUPT DEVISIVE crap that has permeated our government.A dangerous,lying crook,and no less.