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I See Presidential Candidates . . .

It seems like each person running for President gets a news cycle all of his or her own. This week, apparently, is Huckabee Week. I'm kind of divided about Huckabee. Don't get me wrong -- the thought that this man, who seems to understand the concept of "separation of church and state" even less than our current Fearless Leader, stands a good chance of becoming the Republican candidate next year is a thoroughly frightening one. But the question is: will the American people actually go for him, or will he make the Democrat look that much better by comparison?

(We're not even talking about Ron Paul. Really, Nixon displayed less paranoia.)

Given the way that large wodges of America are manipulated by Fox News and the Shrub, I have a sinking feeling that Huckabee is going to go far. It does depress me that my fellow countrypersons find attractive a man who runs with a TV ad that flashes the words "Christian Leader." It also depresses me that the country is apparently willing to seriously entertain questions about whether or not Mitt Romney's Mormon faith makes him a good candidate for national office. Mitt Romney is certainly not someone I'd want for President -- I lived in Massachusetts for a while when he was governor, and the man is an order of magnitude oilier than the latkes I made last night -- but the whole national questioning of his faith makes me mad. Didn't we already go through this with Kennedy?

Why should Huckabee have to emphasize his Christianity to be attractive? Why must Romney defend himself against accusations of being a member of a cult? Why must faith (or the lack thereof) even be an issue in the race for national office? You'd think we'd have learned from our latest experience, but nooooo . . . .

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frenchpony
Dec. 11th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
The problem with morality as it is discussed in this country is rarely about basic human decency, responsibility to society as a whole, decent health care and education, tolerance, respect or civility in discourse,

Why is it that I know these things, yet I'm not considered mature enough to run for President, while people who are old enough to be my parents and grandparents use "morality issues" as their public pissing contests, and the country is willing to trust them with the highest office in the land? There's something fundamentally wrong here.

All the hoo-ha about Huckabee the preacher and Romney the Mormon just hammers home to me that, yes, Pony is a member of a very small minority group.

I really doubt that that was the Founders' intention there . . .

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