Douglas MacKinnon

Beyond the calculated and deceitful Huckabee news conference and foreign policy gaffes, what are we to make of his sudden allegiance with Senator John McCain? He now calls his opponent for the nomination, a “friend” and a “hero.” McCain now calls Huckabee a “good man.” Will dogs and cats next unite to sing the praises of both men?

Clearly, the mutual admiration society of Huckabee and McCain has nothing to do with the feelings of each toward the other, but rather, their growing panic with regard to the Romney campaign. While Romney has run what the media has called “conventional contrast ads” against the positions and records of both candidates, McCain and Huckabee have chosen the low road in response. Each man decided to launch personal attacks against Romney and his very character.

McCain’s strategy, was to film an ad that quotes a personal attack against Romney by the ultra-liberal Concord Monitor. When called on it by one of the Sunday talk shows, he cravenly said that HE was not saying it, the paper was saying it. Okay. If that’s his insincere defense, then in John McCain, has the Concord Monitor found its own “useful idiot?”

Beyond the Concord Monitor, why has the equally liberal Boston Globe endorsed McCain? Why has the National Education Association of New Hampshire endorsed Mike Huckabee? Why? Other than liking their amnesty and education plans for illegal aliens, what is it about these two candidates that these liberal organizations and media outlets love?

Finally, why at the 11th hour, have the Huckabee and McCain campaigns adopted the reprehensible tactics of the Clinton – past and present – smear machines? In doing so, they deliberately turn a deaf ear to Republicans and conservatives who reject this type of behavior offered in lieu of substance


Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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