Now we know why it was secret

A few months ago, Mike Huckabee, the one-time governor of Arkansas and past and perhaps future presidential candidate, spoke before the New Jersey Family Policy Council in Whippany. His speech was closed to the press.

We can figure out why now … Huckabee recently told students at The College of New Jersey that gay marriage was similar to polygamy and incest. Hmm. I can see why he wanted to keep his speech a few months ago secret. Better to keep your ignorance hidden than to display it publicly.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

8 Responses to Now we know why it was secret

  1. morrissoothsayer says:

    Mike Huckabee draws a lot of his inspiration from his long time idol Huckleberry Hound. Huckleberry Hound was introduced to America in 1958. Mike Huckabee’s politics are reminiscent of the 50’s. Huckleberry Hound came from the South and had a Southern drawl. Mike Huckabee was born in Arkansas and was the Governor of Arkansas for many years. Huckleberry Hound was relaxed and good natured. Mike Huckabee comes across as relaxed and good natured. Huckleberry Hound made many witty observations. Mike Huckabee likes to use humor in his observations and campaign speeches. Huckleberry Hound was a blue dog.

    Mike Huckabee likes to sound the blues about what is wrong with America. Huckleberry Hound was always trying to find employment. Mike Huckabee is currently seeking employment. Huckleberry Hound was considered an amateur.
    Mike Huckabee is definitely an amateur when it comes to foreign issues.

    Ultimately, Huckleberry Hound failed at his jobs. Mike Huckabee is seeking to become the next President of the United States. His chances of winning the election are about the same as Huckleberry Hound succeeding at a job. Perhaps it is not too late for Mike Huckabee to start singing the immortal song, “Oh, My Darling, Clementine.”

    -Steven West

  2. Woo-Hoo ,,,, Huckleberry Hound. I remember him, but I bet that you, Soothsayer, are too young to really remember him.

  3. Ted says:

    He’ oh so merry,
    Huckleberry Hound

  4. Huck appears to be the most competitive Republican in a 2012 match up with the President. Says alot about the leadership in the GOP.

  5. morrissoothsayer says:

    I remember him well.

  6. P says:

    I will virtually guarantee that Huckabee, Palin and Romney will NOT be the GOP standard bearer in 2012. I believe the party will look forward, not backwards, because if it does, it will be crushed by Obama.

    Even with a fresh face, unless Obama faces a strong opponent in the Democratic Primary it is also unlikely that any Republican will prevail.

    Going back decades, all Presidents who faced a tough primary opponent in their re-election bid lost in the general election – Bush 41, Carter, Ford, Johnson (Humphrey as a proxy). The ones who didn’t (Bush 43, Clinton, Reagan, Nixon), won, and most won easily.

    At this point, I’m assuming Obama will be President until January 2017.

  7. P,

    I realize we don’t always agree, but props to you for objective thoughts on the President’s 2012 prospects for reelection. I seriously doubt the President will face a primary challenge as the odds of victory would be slim at best. Despite the poll numbers this president, Obama is the leader of the Democrat party, is gaining traction, and will only get better. However, the economy remains key and signs of improvement are becoming more apparent each day.

  8. David X Johnson says:

    I can’t think of a single case (recently) where there was a successful challenge from the same party as the incumbent president.

    Ted Kennedy failed against Carter.
    Reagan failed against Ford.
    Ron Paul failed against W.

    Intrade currently has the odds at 16% that the prez has a serious challenge from his own party. Intrade also has odds of 58/41 in favor of Dems winning 2012 presidential against a Republicrat Romney (26%) and ding-bat Palin (23%). With that line-up, I agree that the Dems would win in 2012.

    Now if there were a true conservative Republican (as opposed to the Republicrats and ding-bats) … then there would be something for the Republican base to get excited about. By conservative, I don’t mean right-wing religious sorts. I mean a Reagan redux.

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