Friday, October 26, 2007

Divided We Fail

John McCain and Mike Huckabee participated in what was supposed to be a debate held by the AARP. But the six other candidates were no shows. so it was more of a Town Hall between the two who did show up. Both were civil to each other. There was even this conversation;

  • It was so friendly, the question had to be asked: Would these two men make a good Republican ticket?
    “I’d be happy to have Senator McCain as my Vice President!” Huckabee quipped.
    “I knew you’d say that,” McCain followed up with laughter. “I knew he’d get that line in before me!”

Check out these two articles about the event

  • Huckabee and McCain share AARP stage
  • ABC News' Bret Hovell reports: Two presidential candidates, vying for the nomination of the same party, shared a battleground-state stage Thursday not as rivals, but as friends and colleagues, leaving behind the personal attacks and snappy one-liners that have characterized much of this cycle’s race for the White House.
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and Arizona Senator John McCain came together in Sioux City, IA, to discuss issues of healthcare and social security at a forum sponsored by the AARP. [Read the rest here.]
  • Huckabee hits it
    Go ahead and start the “You’re just a Huckabee flack” replies. But the winner of the GOP “debate”, OK forum, concluded 80 minutes ago in Sioux City tonight was Mike Huckabee. While John McCain didn’t have any misstatements in the 90-minute session, Huckabee performed well. He got off the most applause lines, and while both guys drew some laughs in what was an event devoid of tension (or high stakes), Huckabee had a few more chucklers. Most importantly, he was ripping off lines that shows he was well prepared for the forum on health care and financial security issues. [Read the rest here.]

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