Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Merry Christmas from Mike Huckabee

When you're running for President there is no such thing as standing back from politics or that there's no political calculus in a statement or ad. So, when Mike put out his little Christmas ad on the eve of the Iowa Caucuses, the question has to be raised -- who is his audience? The answer has to be -- conservative Christians who want one of their own in office. It's understandable, really, but the question is: what's the message?
Here's what Mike had to say in his own defense:
"If we are so politically correct in this country that a person can't say enough of the nonsense with the political attack ads could we pause for a few days and say Merry Christmas to each other then we're really, really in trouble as a country," Huckabee said.
Well, the problem Mike is that you are playing on those "Bill O'Reilly" inflamed "Christmas warriors" who want their President to be not just commander-in-chief but pastor-in-chief. It's not political correctness to question this, but then I'll let you watch and respond.


1 comment:

Aaron said...

Bahhh....Huckabee and his supporters have been using religion as a weapon in this campaign from the beginning. The Chistian Right has married its religion to its politics.

Well guess what? That makes THEIR religion a target as well. And I speak for a number of mainline Protestant Republicans who will never, under any cirumstance, vote for Mike Huckabee. I have never not voted Republican in a presidential election. This may be the first time in 25 years.

There is a very good reason for keeping your religion and your politics apart.