For me, there are a lot of reasons to not support Mike Huckabee. (I’m a FredHead. So far.) But this classic from a NYT piece pretty much confirms my leanings – Mike talks authors with a 7-year-old:
Who is your favorite author?” Aleya Deatsch, 7, of West Des Moines asked Mr. Huckabee in one of those posing-like-a-shopping-mall-Santa moments.
Mr. Huckabee paused, then said his favorite author was Dr. Seuss.
In an interview afterward with the news media, Aleya said she was somewhat surprised. She thought the candidate would be reading at a higher level.
“My favorite author is C. S. Lewis,” she said.
He’s one of mine, too, Aleya.
But Mike, channeling his inner P. J. O’Rourke, did have one memorable line:
He says Medicare obligations, if not “fixed,” will lead to financial ruin, but he makes the point by saying, “Wait till all these aging hippies find out they’ll get free drugs for the rest of their lives.”
He’s got a point there.