First Mike Huckabee's de facto VP candidate Chuck Norris calls John McCain too old and adds that he might not live very long.
I beat his North Vietnamese captors thought the same thing.
Then Mike Huckabee tries and fails to round up the pro-secession vote by bringing up a settled issue over the Confederate Battle Flag ( if you don't know the difference read this Christopher Hitchens article that will be sure to add fuel to the fire) in a blatant appeal to divide people.
Oh, I almost forgot his "this is the negative ad I am not running stunt".
( turns out he was actually running the ad.)
Is it time to put him up there with Romney for the award as running the most negative campaigns?
Many people will point out that other candidates hit hard too. I agree, but the difference is that Mike Huckabee claims he isn't like the rest of them.
John McCain looks older than his age partially because of serious injuries he obtained fighting for our nation. To attack him for his age seems crass. It would have been better to have him as president when he was eight years younger but we got W. instead. Voters will judge if they seem his as fit for the job but raising it as an issue should be above Huckabee's campaign.
I don't see a realistic path to the nomination for Huckabee. John McCain's best hope is that conservatives don't stop him by rallying around one candidate like Mitt Romney. it would almost seem like Thompson and Huckabee are supporting McCain. Do any of you see a way Huckabee pulls this out?
I think the race is now between John McCain, Mitt Romney, and to a lesser degree Rudy Giuliani ( losing delegate race to Ron Paul).
Do you think it is time we start calling Mitt Romney ( most delegates) and John McCain ( higher in polls) front runners? They need to have a battle of ideas for the future of the country without the distractions of marginal candidates.
( Instead of appealing to the worst in people, like believing in bigotry filled e-mails, we should support a candidate that appeals to the best in us.)