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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I Cannot Abide

People, people. Mike Huckabee cannot be my President, he simply cannot.

The other day I heard a pundit, or perhaps a reporter, opine about Obama's current popularity and the recent apparent wave of excitement he is riding following the Iowa caucus. Whoever it was (Bob Schieffer?) said he thinks Americans see Obama's success and they are proud of how far our country has come - and that his succcess (separate from his policies and goals) gives them hope for the future of our country.

I agree with that sentiment, and I can relate to it, but I find the pride and hope incredibly tempered by the support Huckabee receives. This man wants an amendment to the U.S. CONSTITUTION that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. His self-proclaimed number one priority is to secure our border. Rumors reportedly swirled today that he wants another constitutional amendment that would prevent children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants from automatically becoming U.S. citizens. He is now denying that rumor, but barely. Moments ago I saw Wolf Blitzer question him about this issue, and his wishy-washy explanation was that he simply said he would support whatever the U.S. Supreme Court decided if the issue ever reached them. Wolf "pressed" Huckabee by asking for his personal opinion on birthright citizenship. Huckabee did not take the opportunity to share his opinion, but instead gave the same "answer" about upholding Supreme Court law he had already given.

I'm not especially bothered by Huckabee's views. I'm bothered that so many thousands of people in my country, in 2008, think he should be our leader for the next four years. Frightening.


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