Tuesday, March 4, 2008
He Got Game. (Mike Huckabee)
Tonight former Arkansas Governor ended his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination after losing all four contests on "Baby Super Tuesday". Even though he came up short in his overstretched and underfunded upstart attempt for the presidency, Mike Huckabee has proven he got game.
Sometimes it was quibs like, "I didn't major in math, I majored in miracles", in defense of continuing his campaign for weeks, long after McCain's insurmontable delegate lead established him as the presumtive GOP nominee. Other times it was him explaining why he was unfamiliar with the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear capability by saying, "The point I'm trying to make is that, on the campaign trail, nobody's going to be able, if they've been campaigning as hard as we have been, to keep up with every single thing, from what happened to Britney last night to who won 'Dancing with the Stars." Every now and then, he would surprise you with the improvisational brilliance of "Which one?", his response to Mitt Romney, after the former Massachusetts governor told him not to try and characterize his position on Iraq. I can forget the hokey Chuck Norris national security commercials. But most of the time it his was beguiling charm, good humor and dogged determination that carried a national campaign team of 30 staffers all the way to March 4th.
So Mike's here to you, see you in 2012 or 2016.