Mike Huckabee is at it again. Open mouth-insert foot. How does this presidential hopeful expect to make an effective run for the Republican presidential nomination when he can’t shut his mouth long enough to stop saying stupid things? The Republicans will need to ditch Huckabee and dig deeper in the ranks of hopefuls for a viable 2012 presidential candidate.
Currently his target is actress and Oscar winner Natalie Portman. Portman, star of “Black Swan” and “No Strings Attached,” was criticized by Huckabee for having a child out of wedlock, according to Us magazine. Huckabee feels she should not behave like a poor, desperate single mom and ought to marry before having a baby. Mike thinks she is “glamorizing” and advocating unmarried pregnancy.
This is the latest in a lengthy list of political bloopers by Huckabee. One of his reckless remarks, according to the Huffington Post, was directed at the Mormons, claiming they believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers. Huckabee apologized for the over the top statement after admitting he knew little about the Mormon religion.
In a time when the facts surrounding the AIDS virus were pretty clear, Huckabee stated that AIDS victims should be quarantined and isolated. In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control ruled out contracting AIDS from casual contact, yet Huckabee spoke with ignorance about the subject and to this day will not withdraw his statement.
His unfounded comments were directed at President Obama as well. Huckabee claimed Obama grew up in Kenya and there acquired hard feelings toward the West, explaining his unusual foreign policy. It turns out Obama spent about a month there with his sister before enrolling in law school.
The list goes on and on.
Cancel The Candidacy
It seems that Huckabee doesn’t care to know the facts or concern himself with getting the story correct. While these comments may make for good chatter on a radio show, it’s no way for a potential future president to speak. Imagine this person being the front man for the United States. We would constantly need to worry about what he will say next.
Although he may be the current frontrunner for the Republican nomination, I feel the GOP needs to rethink Huckabee as their candidate. Just imagine the commercials, one by one picking apart each senseless comment this man has made. With the huge exposure as one of the two potential presidents in the 2012 race, the added spotlight will increase the odds of more irresponsible statements. The damage is done; he cannot recover from his careless statements. If he is the Republican candidate, Obama will cruise through the election and will retain his title as President of the United States.