Mike Huckabee’s petty ego gave us McCain in 08, now Akin in 12 if we let him
As someone reminded me of on a phone call last night, Huckabee stayed in long after he had any shot in 2008. When it came down to Romney versus McCain, the base wanted Romney. Huckabee didn’t. It may have resulted in Sarah Palin being selected as VP – but it didn’t get us the presidency, and now it’s resulted in Obamacare, along with a lot of other bad things. It’s time this nearly irrelevant hack and failing radio talk show host Mike Huckabee became totally irrelevant to GOP politics.
Social conservatives who still latch onto him better clue up. Huckabee is and always has been out for himself and most of the conservative base is sick of it. He’s been a consistent loser on the national stage, with liberal policies couched beneath a social conservative veneer. In short, he’s a phony as a conservative, or a false prophet, if you prefer. His propping up Akin is just the latest of his self-satisfied and treacherous acts to the conservative cause.
Mike Huckabee rallied hundreds of Southern Baptists on a conference call Friday night in support of Todd Akin, offering advice about how they can help the embattled Missouri Senate candidate stay in the race — while acknowledging Akin still may have to bow out.
“This could be a Mount Carmel moment,” said the former Arkansas governor, referring to the holy battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in the book of Kings. “You know, you bring your gods. We’ll bring ours. We’ll see whose God answers the prayers and brings fire from heaven. That’s kind of where I’m praying: that there will be fire from heaven, and we’ll see it clearly, and everyone else will to.”