Huckabee Continues Forward
The so-called conventional wisdom of the country club elites is creating another fine mess for the republican party. In typical good old boy zeal to coronate John McCain they are suggesting that Mike Huckabee drop out of the race fearing his presence could hinder the party’s ability to unify behind the front-runner. Yeah, right. The only people I can detect asking for a Huckabee pullout is McCain backers.
“With Romney out of the race, Huckabee became a repository for the anti-McCain vote. I think for conservatives, it doesn’t hurt for a while here to make sure Senator McCain and his folks understand that the fissures that conservatives have with Senator McCain didn’t happen overnight, and are not going to be resolved overnight,” said Greg Mueller, a conservative Republican consultant. “One of the reasons Huckabee is staying in is to give a voice to conservatives so that we are a very strong presence going into the convention.”
Against overwhelming odds, Mike Huckabee continues to move forward while brushing off calls to drop his presidential bid. It’s easy to appreciate this because at least it gives republican voters a choice. Much better than falling into lock step because it’s somehow good for the party.