This morning I watched an interview with Mike Huckabee and had yet another crisis of conscience.
Anytime I see him in a debate, or read an article about him, I can easily say “well, he’s just another asshole social conservative”. Be it his no exceptions approach to abortion, or his disbelief of evolution, I would generally be inclined to ignore this type (as I ignore Tom Tancredo and Sam Brownback).
But in a one-on-one interview? Holy hell, he is charming.
Now, I am generally far too cynical to fall for this sort of thing. I am completely immune to the Obamamania that has swept liberaldom. In fact, that whole “rock star” thing is what has made Obama fall right behind John Edwards in my list of Democrats who I am least likely to vote for.
Everytime I see an interview with Huckabee, though, I come away thinking “Hell, I’d vote for him!”
NO I WOULDN’T!
I am someone who thinks 99% of the Democratic field is too right-wing. God.
I have no idea what it is. Maybe it’s that he always tells jokes that are actually funny (my favorite: when asked by Stephen Colbert “George Bush: Great or Greatest?” he replied something to the effect of “he falls somewhere between McKinley and Harding.” HAHAHAHA WHAT SHITTY PRESIDENTS!!! No one in the audience laughed. eh.) Or maybe it is that he is a bass player. Maybe it’s how he makes his policies sound specific, but vague enough to not piss me off.
What the hell is it about politicians from Hope, Arkansas, anyway?
So, who have you been charmed by against your better judgment?