CNN reports on an exciting new addition to the Huckabee campaign:
A veteran Republican strategist considered by many the architect of Ronald Reagan's 1984 landslide election victory is set to take the helm of Mike Huckabee's surging presidential bid, CNN has learned.Townhall has some good commentary on a recent attack piece in the Washington Post:
Ed Rollins — the longtime GOP strategist who worked in the Reagan White House, ran former Sen. Jack Kemp's 1988 White House run, and played a key role in Ross Perot's 1992 presidential bid — will be formally named Huckabee's national campaign chairman later Friday at an event in New Hampshire.
Rollins told CNN's John King that over the last several months he has become "more and more impressed by the day" with Huckabee.
"I had given up the profession and felt this was probably my last campaign and I wanted to help," Rollins said. "Mike is someone with great communications skills and a very approachable message and that is why you see his support growing not just in Iowa but across the country."
Liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson has an attack op-ed up today on Mike Huckabee. Based on my reading, it seems Robinson dislikes Huckabee because he believes Huckabee really means the things he says.Don't miss this great column by Michael Reagan at Newsmax:
Robinson is less worried about Rudy Giuliani, because:
... Giuliani, when pressed, admits to harboring fairly cosmopolitan and enlightened views on domestic issues such as abortion, immigration and gun control.
And he's not afraid of Mitt Romney, because:
... Romney's pandering still hasn't managed to dispel the notion that, beneath the rhetoric, he's probably a pretty reasonable guy.
So Robinson dislikes Huckabee because he thinks that, unlike Rudy and Romney, Huckabee might actually govern -- not just campaign -- as a conservative?
Here's the money quote:
... Much is made, and rightly so, of Huckabee's vocation as a Baptist minister and his promise that his actions as president would be in accord with his fundamentalist beliefs. "My faith is my life -- it defines me. I don't separate my faith from my personal and professional lives," he says on his campaign Web site.
... Somebody go check Jefferson's grave; he's spinning again.
The more secular liberals bash Huckabee, the better he will do.
What is now going on is what’s been going on for decades in presidential primaries — you have all of these leakers leaking information, such as the Drudge Report’s contention that the Democrats want Mike Huckabee to win the GOP nomination because they believe he’d be the easiest Republican to beat in the general election.Read the whole article...
Translated, that means that Huckabee really scares the pants off the Democrats, who hope they can prevent him from being the GOP nominee by persuading Republican voters from voting for someone else because Huckabee is a sure loser.
The reality here is that Americans have been electing governors to the presidency for a long time — such men as Roosevelt, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush; and guess what, there are only two former governors running in the GOP primaries, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.
Huck just made the cover of the Dec. 22 issue of WORLD Magazine:
Out from the Shadows: Huckabee's surgeMikeHuckabee.com is now the #1 most visited website among Democrats and Republicans. Read it about it here, or watch a video from CNN.
The campaign trailblazer from Hope, Ark., is former Baptist pastor Mike Huckabee, whose sudden rise in polls has shaken the GOP. But as Iowa caucuses approach, the questions will become tougher and the spotlight brighter