THE PLANK JANUARY 8, 2008
Here's a question I have for the ether (Isaac? Jon?): Is there any minimum vote count Huckabee has to hurdle in New Hampshire to keep the national polls surging and the money pumping in? Or is New Hampshire just a total skip for him?
Sometimes I forget why the hell Huckabee -- him of the objectively laughable floating-cross and Jesus-fish television ads -- is doing so well. Then you read Huck's response to Hillary's "emotional moment", in New Hampshire:
I attribute a lot of it to just being worn out and reflecting how much
passion a person must put into a race. So I say cut her some slack.
And on her emotion, on Leno:
I think that most everybody that runs for president, you don't go
through this unless you really believe that there is a need for the
leadership that you're going to bring ...
And I don't know of anybody, Democrat or Republican, who doesn't deep down believe that’s necessary.
How much better is that than John Edwards's "I think what we need in a commander-in-chief is
strength and resolve"? Huck knows how to work the press.
-- Eve Fairbanks