“I see Huckabee as more of a Prairie populist than what I would consider a traditional conservative,” said former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a stalwart of the conservative movement once considered a 2008 presidential contender himself. “I don’t see how he takes that show across the East Coast or even the Midwest.”Take a look at this, Little Ricky. It tells you that Democrats have won Pennsylvania in the last four straight presidential elections. And we’re going to do it by more than three points this year (that was John Kerry’s margin in ’04), you sanctimonious prick (yeah, I know, I’m not supposed to be about name-calling, but I’ll make an exception for Santorum).
Still, he acknowledged that in some ways Mr. Huckabee’s combination of social conservatism and sympathy for the working class also touched a fault line that ran further through the Republican Party, including in his home state of Pennsylvania.
“He would do very, very well in southwestern Pennsylvania, Reagan Democrat country,” where many socially conservative working-class voters “have a heart for the poor and, unfortunately, think of government as the answer,” Mr. Santorum said.
(By the way, while I definitely am not a fan of any Repug and I think Huckabee has so many problems that it’s a pathetic testimony that he’s even being taken seriously, I have no personal animosity towards him; I didn’t like the whole “cross” thing in the ad...if a fraud like Bill Donahue is exercised over it, then to me, this ultimately is not a big deal...but it’s par for the course for his ilk.)
God, these people truly are locusts; it never matters how many times they’re told “no,” they always come back for what they want (take a lesson for a change, congressional Democrats).
And who is going to be one of the slovenly minions in pursuit of this disaster, you may ask (besides Dick Cheney and new Bush “counselor” Ed Gillespie)?
Why, that would be Barry Jackson, who was named to succeed “Turd Blossom.”
What, you mean you don’t know who he is? Neither did I until a minute ago, actually, but it turns out that (according to here)…
Jackson was "one of the White House employees discovered to be using RNC email accounts to e-mail an associate of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff."So he appears to be eminently qualified to “move up the ladder” among this brood of vipers.
And for the record, I agree with kos here that the whole “Iowa caucus” thing is a little ridiculous anyway.
(By the way, posting will continue to be iffy for a few days; some “pay the bills” stuff to do instead.)
Update 1/2/08: What's a million or so here or there, right, Arlen?