“Pay no attention to this attack ad I’m showing you…”

Mike Huckabee’s bizarre press conference today announced that he was not going to run the attack ad he was planning to air against Mitt Romney.  Of course, he proceeded to show the ad to a room full of laughing reporters and guaranteed the ad lots of free media coverage anyway. I suppose this qualifies as a cunning move within the context of this year’s Republican primary race.

I enjoyed a comment at TPM Election Central:

“My staff wanted to run this ad calling Mitt Romney a child molester, and I even have a dossier here backing that up, but I told them just now that’s not the way we run things. If Mitt Romney is a child molester, that’s his problem. We’re not going to go negative and actually call him a child molester to voters. That would be morally wrong and unchristian. God doesn’t want us to point out that Mitt Romney is a child molester.”

Either go negative or don’t but whatever you do, stop with the holier-than-thou schtick.


One Response to “Pay no attention to this attack ad I’m showing you…”

  1. Denny says:

    Mr. Huckabee is one not-so-smooth small state Governor who is soft on crime and illegal immigration while large on taxes and bigger government.

    Ed Rollins, the political strategist who is now Mr. Huckabee’s campaign chair, in talking with the New York Times’ political blog this weekend, said his candidate’s surge signified the passage into history of the old Reagan Coalition: “The breakup of what was the Reagan coalition — social conservatives, defense conservatives, anti-tax conservatives — it doesn’t mean a whole lot to people anymore… It’s gone.”

    Conservative Giant former Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert Bork, who strongly endorses Governor Romney, begs to differ with Mike Huckabee.

    “The National Review endorsed Governor Romney, calling him a ‘full-spectrum conservative.’ I agree. Mitt Romney is the best person to unite the strong Reagan coalition of social, economic, and foreign policy conservatives.”

    “We need strong leadership on the economy, taxes, immigration, and foreign policy. And our next President may be called upon to make more than one Supreme Court nomination. Governor Romney will appoint judges who interpret the law, not activists who legislate from the bench,” Mr. Bork said.

    People are rejecting the Huckster and coming “home” to Romney’s Reagan coalition.

    Go Mitt Go!

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