There was the speech he gave defending the rights of health insurers to dump people with "pre-existing conditions." In that speech he argued that such people resemble drivers who have totaled their car asking for a new car. The logic did not work for several reasons-
1. A totalled car would be morally equivalent to a DEAD person, not a live person trying to stay alive.
2. When you total your car, it's probably your fault. When you get a serious case of breast cancer, is that your fault?
Then there is Huckabee's effort to get rid of judges who strike down anti-gay-marriage legislation. Not a fan of that either.
Then there is Huckabee yesterday, saying that he is afraid of Palin running away with the Republican nomination in 2012. "No question, she will be a very, very strong presence and force, if she gets in," he told reporters in Des Moines, Iowa Sunday, according to the Des Moines Register. "You know, she may run away with it. And that's one of those things everyone needs to be prepared for."
AND YET- President Barack Obama leads Sarah Palin by 8 percentage points in a hypothetical 2012 general election matchup, according to a new national poll. But a Quinnipiac University survey also indicates that a plurality of Americans don't think Obama deserves to be re-elected to a second term in the White House.
huh? So Obama leads Palin by 8 points EVEN THOUGH a plurality of Americans do not think Obama deserves a second term? That does not make Palin a force to be reckoned with, it makes her a cinderblock tied around the neck of the Republican Party for their morning swim.
I guess my problem with Huckabee is that on neutral turf he tries to sound really reasonable, common-sensical, and moderate, and then if you put him with his base or take your eyes off him he turns goofy and out of control. Not the only politician of which that could be said, I suppose.