Friday, January 30, 2015

Adios Mitt. Is Huck next?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Mitt Romney said he's not running for president again after all, despite a brief flirtation.

The market wasn't fired up by the idea.

So the question: Will Mike Huckabee slink back to Fox News sooner rather than later?

Evidence continues to mount of a lack of enthusiasm for a 2016 Huck candidacy in conservative quarters — never mind the bicoastal liberal elite women who cuss, take birth control pills and marry other women.

Here's Katherine Timpf in the conservative National Review on the Huckster's blast at New York women's use of cuss words in the workplace. He later crawfished and said he wasn't talking about Fox News, though it's not clear where else he worked in New York to observe women's behavior. Maybe the same place where he learned something about the stripper pole he talked about in throwing down on Beyonce and her husband for pimping her. Timpf:

Now Mike Huckabee has not been the voice of the GOP for awhile, but this kind of commentary is a huge embarrassment to his party, especially considering how often Republicans are criticized for being prudish and anti-women.

Huck defenders say he was talking about improper language by all. Timpf isn't buying it, nor does the recording of the remarks reflect anything but a sexist view of women as delicate flowers.

The viewpoint that conservatives are sexist and judgmental is what will keep conservatives from getting elected in 2016. Maybe not saying things that blatantly perpetuate that point of view would be a good idea if you’re someone who cares about the real issues. These statements from Huckabee prove that he either does not care, or he does care and thinks that dropping an “f-bomb” is a serious issue. One so serious that it’s worth losing an election to discuss.

More important than Timpf are 1) the Club for Growth, still fiercely opposed to Huckabee; 2) the Kochs, who didn't invite him to their candidate cattle show, and 3) the national media, which are finally showing signs that they missed the true Huck back during their 2008 love affair. But there's still Iowa, where the Republican caucus is apparently the statewide equivalent of a Jerry Cox fan club. There, the Huckster sells.

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