The funniest thing about this WSJ piece about Huckabee deciding not to air negative ads about Romney while playing them for the media has got to be the reader responses:
Not sure how many people in Iowa read the WSJ, but it’s worth saying here that this takes slimy gutter politics to a new level. Unfortunately, it looks like it’s working with those ever-so educated Iowa voters who don’t even know he actually showed the ad to the press. It appears he gets to kill two birds with one stone… he looks nice and clean even though he’s guilty of a number of unethical actions and lapses in judgment AND he gets free air time for an ad he didn’t have the money to actually run himself because his campaign is broke!
Comment by scott – January 1, 2008 at 2:40 pm
Huckabee makes Clinton look like an amateur whan it comes to deception.
I swear, what is in the water there in AK?
Comment by Bill Mitchell – January 1, 2008 at 3:26 pm
HUCKABEE…Clearly exposes himself as a DISHONEST and DECEITFUL MAN with his news ’stunt’!
It is very obvious to the entire nation…Huckabee purposefully planned to: State lies about Romney. Then said he would not run the ad because he is an honorable
man… Then, he purposefully shows and purposefully dissemnates the ad…While knowing the press would publish the ad.
Huckabee’s thinking and statements expose him as a purposeful deciever who flaunts common ethics and everyday religious beliefs. He is, obviously, not a Christian thinking man.
Comment by Don – January 1, 2008 at 4:31 pm
I have not bothered to check, but I am willing to bet the usual suspects in the right-wing blogosphere are saying similar things. At any rate, where have they been for the past few years? This is taking gutter politics to a new level? Huckabee’s transparent stunt yesterday was right out of the Rove playbook, and really was no big deal as far as gutter politics go. I mean, hell- it wasn’t like he planted a bunch of anti-gay amendments at the state level to bring out the vote.