Monday, December 31, 2007

Pig in a Poke: Mike Huckabee's Weakness on the Issues Goes Unchallenged in the Media

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

Mike Huckabee is a salesman, not a leader. Like a used car salesman, he pitches his weaknesses as if they were strengths. Huckabee is weak, very weak, on the issues, issues which will be of increasing concern to Americans in 2008. This is a vulnerability in his campaign which is not being criticized as it should be by the media, who are instead promoting this huckster in Iowa, and affording him the opportunity to try to explain away his deficiencies without contradicting his sophistry.

Have a look at the following interviews in Time

Mike Huckabee: Front Runner Q&A

Since Huckabee has no comprehensive set of policies, he paints this terrible failure as if it were a strength and claims that it makes him a "leader" instead of a "manager". What this shows is that he is a disingenuous con man, and that the media are not doing their job. People on the internet should seize on this opportunity to show both the weakness and hollowness of Huckabee, and the failure of the media to challenge Huckabee.

Huckabee's message is not "vote for me because I have a clear vision for America and here it is", but rather, "trust me, this car is a cream puff. . . Look at the cross on my neck. . . I swear to you this car is a cream puff. Would I lie to you? There's no need to look under the hood. Trust me, I'm smarter than you and have your best interests at heart. Now sign here. . ."

Huckabee is prostituting his religion. He is the televangelist of politicians and reminds me of Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard and John Hagee. He has no real campaign so he hawks the cross and asks for donations.