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Dec 17th 2007

educational background: compare romney and huckabee

mitt:

  • BA with Highest Honors from Brigham Young University (1971) (he completed one year of his undergraduate education at stanford university)
  • MBA from Harvard Business School (1975), where he was named a Baker Scholar
  • JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School

huck:

  • BA in Biblical Studies, graduating magna cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University

huck also attended southwestern baptist theological seminary, but doesn’t have a degree to show for it.

your choice, america. do you want a guy in charge of your country whose degree in the bible couldn’t even keep him from dropping out of seminary? or do you want a president who finished at the top of his class in the most competitive schools in the nation, excelling in challenging and practical courses in law and business?

8 Responses to “educational background: compare romney and huckabee”

  1. N Chung

    so you’re saying Romney is a brain-washed elitist from a liberal east-coast university?

  2. travis

    that is exactly what i’m saying, chung! as you know, provo, utah and stanford, california are practically falling into the atlantic.

    for example, here are the driving directions to stanford from virginia beach:

    Drive: 3,009 mi (about 1 day 20 hours)

    1.
    Head northwest on Princess Anne Rd/VA-165 toward Nimmo Pkwy
    4.5 mi
    7 mins

    2.
    Slight left at Ferrell Pkwy
    2.7 mi
    4 mins

    3.
    Slight right at Indian River Rd
    1.4 mi
    3 mins

    4.
    Merge onto I-64 W via the ramp to Hampton
    85.3 mi
    1 hour 26 mins

    5.
    Take exit 200 to merge onto I-295 N toward Washington
    24.4 mi
    23 mins

    6.
    Take exit 53A to merge onto I-64 W toward Charlottesville
    90.1 mi
    1 hour 23 mins

    7.
    Take the exit onto I-64 W/I-81 S toward Lexington/Roanoke
    Continue to follow I-64 W

    37.5 mi
    35 mins

    8.
    Continue on I-64 W
    Partial toll road
    Passing through West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana
    Entering Illinois

    677 mi
    10 hours 22 mins

    9.
    Take exit 2C for M L King Bridge toward Downtown St. Louis
    0.8 mi
    1 min

    10.
    Merge onto Dr Martin Luther King Jr Mem Bridge
    Entering Missouri

    1.1 mi
    2 mins

    11.
    Merge onto I-70 W via the ramp on the left to Kansas City
    241 mi
    3 hours 39 mins

    12.
    Take exit 8B to merge onto I-435 N toward Des Moines
    28.4 mi
    26 mins

    13.
    Merge onto I-29 N
    Entering Iowa

    120 mi
    1 hour 43 mins

    14.
    Take exit 10 for IA-2 toward Nebr City/Sidney
    0.3 mi
    1 min

    15.
    Turn left at IA-2 W
    Entering Nebraska

    3.2 mi
    6 mins

    16.
    Continue on NE-2 W
    50.1 mi
    57 mins

    17.
    Turn left at Van Dorn St
    1.2 mi
    3 mins

    18.
    Merge onto Homestead Expy/Salt Valley Rdwy/US-77 N via the ramp to I-80
    Continue to follow Homestead Expy/Salt Valley Rdwy

    2.7 mi
    3 mins

    19.
    Take the ramp onto I-80 W
    Passing through Wyoming
    Entering Utah

    875 mi
    11 hours 48 mins

    20.
    Take exit 308 for I-80 W toward S.L. Int’l Airport/Reno
    0.7 mi
    1 min

    21.
    Continue straight onto I-80 W
    Passing through Nevada
    Entering California

    651 mi
    9 hours 5 mins

    22.
    Take the exit onto I-80 W toward San Francisco
    73.6 mi
    1 hour 11 mins

    23.
    Continue on I-580 E (signs for San Jose/I-580/Downtown Oakland/Hayward/I-880/Stockton/Alameda)
    0.3 mi

    24.
    Continue on I-880 S (signs for San Jose/I-880 S/W Grand Ave/Alameda)
    24.8 mi
    25 mins

    25.
    Take the exit onto CA-84 W toward Dumbarton Br
    Partial toll road

    8.7 mi
    10 mins

    26.
    Turn left at Willow Rd
    2.1 mi
    6 mins

    27.
    Turn left at Middlefield Rd
    0.5 mi
    1 min

    28.
    Turn right at University Ave
    0.8 mi
    3 mins

    29.
    Continue on Palm Dr
    0.7 mi
    3 mins

    To: Stanford, CA

    and there’s even a shorter jaunt to get to liberal elitism on the east coast from BYU! check it out!!!!

    Drive: 2,264 mi – about 1 day 10 hours

    1.
    Head northwest on Princess Anne Rd/VA-165 toward Nimmo Pkwy
    4.5 mi
    7 mins

    2.
    Slight left at Ferrell Pkwy
    2.7 mi
    4 mins

    3.
    Slight right at Indian River Rd
    1.4 mi
    3 mins

    4.
    Merge onto I-64 W via the ramp to Hampton
    85.3 mi
    1 hour 26 mins

    5.
    Take exit 200 to merge onto I-295 N toward Washington
    24.4 mi
    23 mins

    6.
    Take exit 53A to merge onto I-64 W toward Charlottesville
    90.1 mi
    1 hour 23 mins

    7.
    Take the exit onto I-64 W/I-81 S toward Lexington/Roanoke
    Continue to follow I-64 W

    37.5 mi
    35 mins

    8.
    Continue on I-64 W
    Partial toll road
    Passing through West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana
    Entering Illinois

    677 mi
    10 hours 22 mins

    9.
    Take exit 2C for M L King Bridge toward Downtown St. Louis
    0.8 mi
    1 min

    10.
    Merge onto Dr Martin Luther King Jr Mem Bridge
    Entering Missouri

    1.1 mi
    2 mins

    11.
    Merge onto I-70 W via the ramp on the left to Kansas City
    241 mi
    3 hours 39 mins

    12.
    Take exit 8B to merge onto I-435 N toward Des Moines
    28.4 mi
    26 mins

    13.
    Merge onto I-29 N
    Entering Iowa

    120 mi
    1 hour 43 mins

    14.
    Take exit 10 for IA-2 toward Nebr City/Sidney
    0.3 mi
    1 min

    15.
    Turn left at IA-2 W
    Entering Nebraska

    3.2 mi
    6 mins

    16.
    Continue on NE-2 W
    50.1 mi
    57 mins

    17.
    Turn left at Van Dorn St
    1.2 mi
    3 mins

    18.
    Merge onto Homestead Expy/Salt Valley Rdwy/US-77 N via the ramp to I-80
    Continue to follow Homestead Expy/Salt Valley Rdwy

    2.7 mi
    3 mins

    19.
    Take the ramp onto I-80 W
    Passing through Wyoming
    Entering Utah

    848 mi
    11 hours 22 mins

    20.
    Take exit 146 toward Heber/Provo
    0.3 mi

    21.
    Merge onto Silver Creek Rd
    33 ft
    1 min

    22.
    Slight right at US-40 E
    17.8 mi
    20 mins

    23.
    Turn right at S Charleston Rd/US-189
    Continue to follow US-189

    26.0 mi
    34 mins

    24.
    Turn left at E Bulldog Blvd
    0.4 mi
    3 mins

    25.
    Slight right at E Campus Dr
    0.2 mi
    1 min

    To: BYU

    thanks for the great comment as usual!

  3. bnice

    well done trav, but there is construction of bulldog drive now so your directions are flawed.

    i think the educational background difference is astounding. intellectually, huckabee has no chance going against obama and clinton. i will have serious concerns about the republican electorate if he is chosen for 2008.

  4. Travis, I actually think this is a really important point. The difference couldn’t be more striking. Romney’s education qualifies him much more substantially for successfully fulfilling an executive role than Huckabee’s.

  5. Jason

    Let’s see, George W. has a BA from Yale and MBA from Harvard. Do you really think that’s been perceived as a big advantage for him throughout his tenure?

  6. travis

    so what you’re saying is W’s prestigious degrees do not hide his stupidity. i get it. i think you’re right in many respects. lately W has acted less like an ivy league graduate and more like someone with huck’s educational credentials.

  7. rachel

    well i think mike huckabee is really smart!

  8. travis

    great! maybe he’ll sign your bible!