Friday, January 11, 2008


In the Republican race to "see who the strongest is in foreign policy", which unfortunately equates to talking shit about foreign countries (I blame the voters, not the candidates for liking this, but whatever), Gov. Mike Huckabee has found time during the most recent debates to emphasize just how strong he can/could be on such a foreign policy:

"Be prepared, first, to put your sights on the American vessel. And then be prepared that the next thing you see will be the gates of Hell, because that
is exactly what you will see after that."

Very strong words for Tehran whom I'm sure is enjoying the PR spin they are having to do with this all(and lets be honest here, they have no business playing into Bush's hands by being anywhere near those ships, regardless of whether it was their territory or not).

It is interesting though to see Huckabee finally deviate a bit from the compassionate conservative mold that he has crafted very well for his campaign. As far as his campaigns concerned, this could be his "Hillary crying" moment, where he shows that no matter how genuine he comes off as caring about people and issues, he is ready to let loose the "Dogs of War" should he need to in a very decisive and forceful way (something us Americans love, not that we're compensating for anything...).

Will be especialy interesting to see if this jars loose some wishy washy McCain fans that are realy only backing him because he is viewed as the safest candidate with as little baggage as possible, but also because he has the best foreign policy and really any experience of any of them, outside of executive experience that is.

The next Primary should be most telling as to whether we are looking at a McCain resurgence and a possible real candidate, or if perhaps NH was really a sign of Huckabee just hitting a speed bump on his way to the southern primaries and their wealth of evangelicals!

Quick Update Latest Polls in SC (by way of AP):

John McCain, 25 percent
Mike Huckabee, 18 percent
Mitt Romney, 17 percent
Fred Thompson, 9 percent
Rudy Giuliani, 5 percent
Ron Paul, 5 percent

1 comment:

Kim said...

Aren't his dimples cute? ;)