Douglas MacKinnon
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            While doing publicity for my new novel “The Apocalypse Directive,” a number of interviewers asked me who served as the inspiration for the Evangelical President of the United States who professes to speak directly to God and so twists his Christian faith, that he is preparing to carry out the most heinous act known to humankind?  Other than stressing that it was not George W. Bush, I mostly left the question unanswered as I moved on to the next subject.

            Mike Huckabee’s renewed, juvenile, and un-Christian written assault on former rival Mitt Romney compels me to admit that it was he who served as the inspiration for the evil character.  When is enough, enough for this guy?

            In promoting his new book, Huckabee has decided to take Romney to task, not only as a way to settle an old score, but to fire a warning shot across Romney’s bow in preparation for the 2012 Republican primary.  Aside from the fact that we are all desperate for a breather from the just completed election, is this the type of behavior that should be exhibited by a Baptist minister?

            According to published reports, Huckabee is still miffed with Mitt because he is successful, because of their past rivalry, and most of all, because Romney did not make a congratulatory phone call after Huckabee’s primary win in Iowa, of which Huckabee writes was “a sign of total disrespect.”

            Gee, maybe Romney was just a bit down after the loss and forgot to call.  Or maybe, after Minister Huckabee continually smeared his Mormon faith, Romney saw no reason to be disingenuous with a man who never showed him or his family any respect.

            Whatever the real reason, Romney seems to have made the right decision not to call.  At least, based on the fact that Huckabee continues to pile-on the former governor of Massachusetts with lines like, Romney was “anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president.”

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Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is former White House and Pentagon official who spent three years working in a Joint Command.

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