Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dick Morris talks about what Mike Huckabee Probably Knows...

...But other Republicans don't. I was checking out this article from Dick Morris about Hillary Clinton's attack mode. While it is Dick Morris talking about her, I was thinking that with Mike Huckabee being from Arkansas and running against people that the Clinton's were working in the background for, it is probably the same thing Mike Huckabee could talk about. Here is some snippets from Dick Morris' article.

  • Hillary Will Attack Rivals

  • As her once-formidable lead in national polls dwindles and Barack Obama moves ahead of her in the all-important Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton will likely intensify her negative campaign against her rivals.

  • The Clintons' political modus operandi has always had a good dose of negative campaigning, especially when the going gets rough. There's no reason to assume that they will alter their game plan now.
  • I remember Bill's race for re-election as Arkansas governor back in 1990, when he found himself falling behind Hal McCrae, his unknown Democratic primary opponent. After Clinton's 10 years as governor, McCrae's attacks — featuring Dali-esque stretched-out clocks tolling the time for him to go — were hitting home.
The opperative word here is "remember". This is something Dick Morris remembers. Probably something Mike Huckabee remembers also. What Republicans running against Mike Huckabee remembers this? I will go out on a limb, and say none of them. Let's see what Mr. Morris remembers.
  • Hillary decided to attend McCrae's next press conference and engage him in a public, impromptu debate about his attacks on her husband. She gave as good as she got, and her foray marked the start of a four-week campaign of negative ads that brought McCrae down.
  • The Clintons used negative ads and attacks in each gubernatorial campaign and, of course, in Bill's two races for president.
Does anyone think that these tactics, along with the way they went about it will change? I don't. After all, like it or not, the dude did win both elections. See here is what is crucial. It's not just that she, meaning Hillary, will attack , but how. Does Mitty, Rudy, John-boy or Fred have first hand knowledge of how? No. Does Mike Huckabee? Yes.
  • Until now, the '08 Democratic contest has been a referendum on Hillary: The basic decision facing voters has been, Would you vote for her? The Clintons need to get people thinking about whether they like her rivals any better.
A special message to my Democrat and/or liberal readers, that is if I have any. I think if liberals or Democrats come to visit my blog, especially regulars, you probably have a thing for Betty Page. Anyhoo, what her, meaning Hillary, message on that would be is that she is excepecting Dems to be Dums. She wants you to see that "she is the lesser of the two evils," basically "politics as usual." I'll have respect for you, the Democrat, if you vote for who you think is truly the right one for the job of President of Unitd States of America. Personally I think that is Mike Huckabee, but that's just me. The reason I bolded the word job is that being president is a job.
It shouldn't be viewed as just some status-symbol-popularity-beauty-contest. Although having met Mike Huckabee twice, and been able to participate in a few of the Mike Huckabee Blogger Calls, I can tell ya that if it were a beauty contest, Mike Huckabee would win Mr. Congeniality.
I will also have respect for you if you vote for Hillary or Obama, on the sole basis of the fact that you think they are the best for the job. Why you would think that is beyond me, but whatever. Just don't, I beg of you, do not vote for them simply because "it would be cool to have a woman president or a black president." Yes, it would be cool. But it must, repeat, must be for the right reasons. If it is not for the right reasons you, yes, you will be giving the misogynists and racists reason for saying, "see I told you that these $@#$#@$ can't do no good," when they mess up. Do you really want that on your hands? No. I didn't think so. If they do mess up, it will be because they are messed up. But some people are numskulls and ya just can't get through to them.
This same message goes to all you Republicans out there. But I won't get into that. At least not right now. I have already gotten so off track already. My point about the Republicans out there is this. Don't vote for someone just because the media of someone told you. I will even be fair and say that even goes for supporting Mike Huckabee. I want everyone who supports Mike Huckabee to be supporting him because he is the right one for the job. Now back to the matter at hand.
  • Historically, such considerations have never deterred the Clintons, who are always ones to anticipate their adversaries' strength rather than to belittle it.
  • How will they do it?
  • Their favored method of getting out negative material about their foes is to hire private investigators to dig up dirt, which they then release through feeds to friendly journalists.
I think Mr. Morris knows even more than just this. Also I am willing to bet my entire Elvis record collection on this that Mike Huckabee knows even more than what has just been stated. Anyways, the article goes on to talk about Bill's little chicky poos and what the Clinton's did to belittle them. But haven't we had enough of that throughout the 90's? Thought so.
OK now back to the rest of the article.

  • The likeliest theme of the Clinton attack will be Obama's inexperience. They'll seek to portray him as naive and way over his head in a world of terrorists and threats. But the risk here is that a woman is normally seen as weakest in the military/national security arena, so Hillary might find it difficult to make the issue work for her.
    A better choice might be to argue that her political experience (i.e., in defeating the GOP "attack machine") makes her the better candidate for the November election. With the Democrats anxious for victory, using Obama's politeness and gentility against him could be an effective strategy.
  • She would, in effect, suggest that he is too nice to beat the Republicans — an accusation she can be confident nobody will ever make about her.
LOL! To read the full article click here.
I can't believe how off track I got. Normally I don't want to waste space talking about Hillary Clinton. At least not during the primary. The time for attacking Hillary is when/if she is the Democrat nominee. Right now we have to pass step one to get to step two. Step one is getting Mike Huckabee to be the Republican nominee and everything will fall in place. There is a reason this posting about the article did fall into place for step one. That is to show how Mike Huckabee is better equipped to beat Hillary in the general election.

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