Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mike Huckabee putting foot in mouth again!

The story below is from Tokyo where Mike Huckabee is now. Although this is noble, it is not the problem with Barack Obama. With friends like this, the Republicans don't need enemies!

TOKYO (AFP) — Former US presidential contender Mike Huckabee urged his fellow Republicans on Wednesday not to denigrate Democrat Barack Obama, saying they should celebrate the historic moment of a black candidate.

"Republicans will make a fundamental if not fatal mistake if they seek to win the election by demonising Barack Obama," Huckabee told a news conference on a visit to Tokyo.

The former Arkansas governor said that, having grown up in the segregated South, he never thought he would see an African-American win the nomination of a major party for the US presidency.

"I do not want to have anyone misrepresent or miss the opportunity to celebrate what I think is a landmark achievement, not just for Barack Obama, but for the United States of America," he said.

The country was able "to get to a point where we did not see his colour but we truly saw his charisma, his message and what he brought to the campaign trail," Huckabee said.

Huckabee, who won the first nomination contest in Iowa on the back of support from evangelical Christians, said he hoped Republican John McCain would defeat Obama but urged his party to highlight policy differences and not race.
Huckabee said the troubled US economy would be the top campaign issue and doubted that Obama's race would come into play.

"When people are really hurting -- and they are right now -- they're not looking at a person's race," he said.

Huckabee declined comment on whether he wanted the vice presidential nomination, other than to say that McCain would be more likely to pick him if he chose to focus on winning over Southern and conservative voters.
"You can't accept an invitation to the prom until the football captain asks you. So I'm not going to go out and buy the outfit just yet," Huckabee said.


Tammy Bowers said...

I thought we were going to get to hear about your trip to DC and see pictures. I want to know what Kai liked the best, as well as you. Did you guys see anything that shocked you?

Bill's Waste of Air said...

See post below for pictures.
Not much to tell, big city, lots of history, but a sad and depressing place as the Devil has fully taken over like nowhere I have ever seen.
Otherwise, nice time with my son.