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Dec 31st 2007

“You know, Tim, what I’ve said, and I’ve been pretty blunt about it, if you aren’t being honest in obtaining a job, can we trust you to be honest if you get the job?”

that little zinger comes at the end of the only “negative ad” mike huckabee can afford, an uninterrupted screed attacking mitt romney on meet the press this week. the only problem is, it actually indicts huck:

oops. also on meet the press, huck said this about the romney campaign’s television spot contrasting mitt and john mccain:

[romney] launched then just a broadside attack against Senator McCain. Now, Senator McCain and I are rivals for the presidency, but I’ve said on many occasions, I’ll say it again here today, Senator McCain is an honorable man, and I believe he’s an honest man. I believe he’s a man of conviction. And I felt like that, when Mitt Romney went after the integrity of John McCain, he stepped across a line.

er, one problem, huck: MITT’S AD USES THE EXACT SAME WORDING YOU JUST USED TO COMPLIMENT MCCAIN (you can’t miss it, it is the first line: “john mccain is an honorable man”). mitt’s ad did not attack mccain’s integrity, but his record, which has leaned democrat since 2000.

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sounds like huckabee is describing himself when he talks about a candidate being desperate.

4 Responses to ““You know, Tim, what I’ve said, and I’ve been pretty blunt about it, if you aren’t being honest in obtaining a job, can we trust you to be honest if you get the job?””

  1. Big Jay

    Mike Huckabee – did you grant 1033 commutations and pardons during your time as governor? If not, what is the actual number of commutations and pardons?

    Mike Huckabee – did the Arkansas budget go from 6 billion dollars to 16 billion dollars during your time as governor? If not, what is that actual dollar amount your budget increased during your time as governor?

    Mike Huckabee – did you lessen the mandatory sentences for meth dealers, or increase the sentences for meth dealers? Give me some specifics.

  2. doug

    I was afraid that Tim Russert wouldn’t challenge Huckabee because of Russert’s own dislike of Romney. And that is exactly what happened on MTP on Sunday morning..

    Russert pressed Huckabee hard twice in 30 minutes, a pittance compared to his grilling of Giuliani and Romney. He had the biggest piñata in the GOP race to smack and around, and he passed.

  3. Its classic slime-ball campaign spin. Just hammer a message over and over, whether or not it makes sense in a long winded explanation, and hope it sticks.

    By giving 2-3 days of press conferences calling Mitt Romney’s ads dishonest, Huckabee is hoping the word dishonest clogs the news cycle.

    At least, that is my impression.

  4. doug

    Huckabee is imploding. It looks like a Romney-McCain or Romney-Giuliani race.