Saucers of Mud

February 10, 2008

Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Filed under: Uncategorized — matt w @ 7:45 pm

…is what this fills me with. I can’t imagine anything better for the GOP than for its presumptive nominee, who is disliked by much of the evangelical base, to get in a court fight with the base’s rump candidate. Over a sketchy election where he pulled (apparently) 26% of the vote against said rump candidate, a dude who dropped out, someone the GOP sees as a crank, and my favorite Republican, Uncommitted. I say “apparently” because they don’t seem to have bothered to count all the votes.

I’ve criticized Huckabee here in the past, but I also think he’s entirely right here; there’s no reason the vote shouldn’t be counted by now, and there’s certainly no reason for the state party to announce a result without counting the vote.

UPDATE: Josh Marshall (whose coverage you should be reading) says “I guess I’m not surprised that the GOP bigwigs are yawning over this. Huckabee’s just a speed bump they want to roll over and be done with.” But is it smart for them to convey that message? The religious right doesn’t particularly like McCain — James Dobson endorsed Huckabee in order to put his thumb in McCain’s eye — and if the party obviously screws Huckabee over (see update), some of those voters won’t be supporting McCain in the general.



  1. In the words of the inestimable Nelson from the Simpsons: “ha-ha”

    I’m a former Washingtonian, and was never able to stomach their unique breed of republicans.

    Comment by misc — February 10, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

  2. Thanks for stopping by! And welcome to TAPPED and Lawyers Guns and Money readers.

    Comment by matt w — February 11, 2008 @ 10:14 am

  3. Since when is your favorite Republican “Uncommitted?” I’ve known some decent Republicans, but after the last few years, anyone still revved up to vote for them should be committed.

    Comment by Ben — February 13, 2008 @ 2:37 am

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