Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee takes a jab at John McCain:
â€œWith all due respect, Sen. McCain dramatically suspended his campaign and flew back to Washington not to champion those conservative Republicans [in the House], but to join meekly with Barack Obama in voting for the bailout, a bailout most American opposed,â€ he said.
Huckabee said he went along with the Republican ticket because he was â€œa good soldier,â€ but that the bailout vote may have sunk McCainâ€™s campaign.
â€œI tell you, that moment was not our best moment,â€ he said. â€œIt would have been our best shot at winning the White House a chance to offer a true authentic, conservative choice rather than a big government echo, rather than a meek, â€˜me tooâ€™ way of doing things.â€
Seriously Mike. What happened to you? You used to be cool. Has someone been slipping douchebag pills into your Aquafina? What ever happened to the Eleventh Commandment?
The way that I see things, McCain did screw-up that opportunity to really draw a distinction between himself and Obama. However, it’s really easy to criticize him in retrospect — hindsight being 20/20 and everything — a real man would have criticized him in the moment. If John McCain had voted against the bailout last fall, then I would have said that you were right on. Today? Not so much.
In other news: does anyone else think that it’s a bit strange that CPAC brings out such negativity in these guys?
[cross-posted at ThePajamaPundit.com]