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The Election Is Officially Over

Chuck Norris has endorsed Mike Huckabee. I think a Huckabee/Norris ticket would give a roundhouse kick to Clinton’s chances in 2008…

In all seriousness, Huckabee has done very well in this campaign. Not enough to necessarily challenge the front-runners, but well enough that I’d give good money that he’ll be the winner of the VP race. Especially if Giuliani were to be the nominee, he’d need someone who could appeal to a) Southern voters and b) social conservatives. Mike Huckabee is exactly the sort of person who could help him with those important Republican voting blocs.

Huckabee won’t get the nomination this year unless Giuliani, Thompson and Romney all collapse—but that doesn’t mean that he won’t be a rising star in the Republican Party for some time to come.

2 responses to “The Election Is Officially Over”

  1. Mark says:

    Personally, I’m gonna hold out for Jean-Claude Van Damme’s endorsement before I decide upon a candidate.

    I was saying way back in January, to the laughter of the Jay Redings of the world too busy attaching themselves to trainwrecks like Giuliani and Thompson, that this Huckabee guy was the real deal. Finally, in the last few weeks, people have started to take notice, but given the absolutely abysmal fundraising Huckabee has pulled off up to this point (and the corresponding lack of organization), I don’t think he has time to mount the kind of insurgency he would need to win the Republican nomination in the next four months. And even if he wins the Iowa caucus (a scenario that seems less unlikely with each passing day), the momentum will come to a screeching halt in New Hampshire, which is not favorable terrain for him. Even as a Vice-Presidential selection, Huckabee is a force to be reckoned with.

    For all the fruitless months conservatives wasted drooling over the future candidacy of that slacker Thompson, the “true conservative” they were looking for was right under their noses with $300,000 cash on hand. It’s official. I’m gonna become an advisor to Republicans who can hold their hands and help them choose competent Presidential nominees because they’ve proven that they’re not up to the challenge themselves. Wonder what kind of fee I can pull in from these deep-pocketed barons…..

  2. Eracus says:

    Huckabee will probably be in the cabinet but not on the ticket.