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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Monday, December 17, 2007

What the Huck is going on?

Everywhere you turn, there he is: the former governor of Arkansas, the man from Hope, now lined up in the sights of every Republican presidential candidate.

No. not that one. The other one.

Gosh, it's gotten so desperate for Mitt Romney that he is now uttering that which no Republican dares to speak.

No, not that. The name of George Bush.

With just days to go until the pre-Christmas campaign black out Mike Huckabee is all the rage. While Myth may feel the need to defend the indefensible to capture a key segment of the wingnut vote, the Huckster is all the rage withe the home-schooling crowd. And with the operatives of the other GOP candidates who are looking for fresh attacks.

The Huckster is feeling the heat too -- why else would he bash the Bush approach a week or so after declaring "I may not be the expert that some people are on foreign policy, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night. "

All in all, this will be a bleak Christmas for our man Myth. Slipping in the polls despite the injection of $17 million of his own cash (and despite saying that self-financing would be "akin to a nightmare.")

The Flip-Flop Express may be heading off the rails, especially when, as usual, he tries to have it both ways:

Romney has also at times criticized US policy in Iraq. On "Meet The Press" yesterday, host Tim Russert read aloud a quote from September in which Romney said that Iraq "is a mess."

"That's no reflection on George Bush?" Russert asked.

Romney said it was not the same as Huckabee's criticism, which the former Massachusetts governor said went over the line.

"I've been saying for months, and I think all the Republican candidates, in fact, have been saying for months, if not years, that, that following the collapse of Saddam Hussein our policy was, was unprepared, unplanned, understaffed, under-managed," Romney said. "But it's very different to point out the mistakes that have been made - and the president's pointed out the mistakes as well - and then to say that the Bush administration, our president, is arrogant with a bunker mentality."

Yeah, the difference is called the truth. Republicans should try it sometimes.

As for me, the Romney campaign's current path means Santa may be getting me exactly what I want. I better not be naughty.

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