Politics, Foreign Policy, Current Events and Occasional Outbursts Lacking Couth

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Huckabee and Obama Snag Iowa

Second hand news via Wolf Howling (who I trust to be as accurate as his own sources.)

Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama have apparently won the day in the Iowa caucus vote. I'm not surprised and am actually pleased with the Obama aspect. But the Huckleberry momentum is very much dissatisfying. I've put my own concerns down regarding ole Mike here and here. Howling's latest take:

Apparently there are a very large number of people who do not care about our President's most important job, foreign policy, nor the personal ethics of a nominee, merely the bona fides of Huckabees identity as a Christian conservative.

Yep, that about sums it up.

I'm still pretty well divided between Mitt Romney and John McCain but I can assure you if the Presidential race comes down to Barrack Obama and Mike Huckabee I'll be joining Oprah's bookclub...


The Whited Sepulchre said...

Suby and Munzy,
I'm hoping that Governor Huckabee will fizzle quickly in New Hampshire where, from what I hear, hookworms and Total Immersion Baptisms are a rarity. He will be out of his element.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

On your Main Page. you boys have spelled "Contributors" as "Contributers".
Feel free to delete this comment as soon as possible.

I know that if I had a bad spelling, a horrible grammatical error, or accidentally said something favorable about John Edwards, you'd point out the mistake for me....

Jay@Soob said...

Actually it's variance of "old hengilishenese." As anyone knows in "old henglishenese" vowels are freely interchangeable. We thought you'd have caught on, but since you haven't we'll edit it to meet your primitive level of "proper English."

(Thanks for pointing that out!)

Jay@Soob said...

As for the Huck, I hope you're right. McCain seems to hold sway in regards to the Republican aspect.

As for you, my libertarian friend, are you all about Ron Paul?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Oprah's bookclub... tough decision, we may have yet to send a commando team to get you out of that predicament ;-)

Now on unrelated subject - your question re that "Photohunt". This is only one of the public happenings for bloggers who suffer from the itchy trigger finger and cannot wait to share the results with others. It was started by tnchick here:

Her blog serves as a focal point for this specific gathering. It works like this more or less: you send her an e-mail to get listed, get a badge from her site and start posting once a week on Saturday, leaving a comment on her blog each time you post. Then you visit and get visited.

I can tell you that there are some amazing photographers to encounter. Some are not, of course...

Oh, and there are many more of such gatherings, like Wordless Wednesday or whatever, but I cannot keep up with all of them.

Unknown said...

Apparently there are a very large number of people who do not care about our President's most important job, foreign policy

I think this applies to the democrats as well. Obama, though I'm leaning in his direction is not by any stretch of the imagination anything close to an expert in foreign relations, as Biden, Dodd or McCain are known to be.

As for Mike, I think that while his bona fides as a Christian conservative pastor definitely helped, the fact that unlike Romney he is also very likable didn't hurt one bit.

Finally, between Romney and McCain, I'm firmly on McCain's camp based on a large part on his foreign policy experience and his opposition to torture, two things Mitt lacks.

P.S. With regard to Oprah's book club, at least you'll get to read some good books. ;)

Jay@Soob said...

Snoop, thanks and if the time arises I'll be keeping a look out for stern looking fellows with blue and white flags on their shoulders. And that Photohunter bit is something I'll be looking at further.

nykrindc, have you been keeping tabs on Dan's Obama/McCain post? A most interesting discussion.

Jacob Scott Hundley Kauffman said...

Huckabee has managed to blend his economic populism with family values.

Barack Obama's victory: poetry over prose.

As Huckabee said, "Romney doesn't look like the guy you work with. He looks like the guy who laid you off."

Unknown said...

I've read some, but since I got back from vacation, and just finished moving, I having been keeping track of the discussion as much as I would like.

Unknown said...

Sorry, I meant to say "I have not been keeping track of the discussion as much as I would like."

Jay@Soob said...

"Barack Obama's victory: poetry over prose."

A sound description.

NY, moving after a vacation must be especially brutal.

Unknown said...

A bit, but not too bad. I tried to pack a lot before I left so there wasn't much to do when I got back, other than actually moving. The only problem now, of course, is getting Verizon to switch my internet connection from my old place to the new. That should take about a week.