Hawkeye Review: It's no laughing matter...
Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review
Although I didn't support Governor Huckabee in the last Presidential cycle, there's no doubt he found political "traction" right here in the Hawkeye state and continued to grow his political brand and popularity during and since the run up to the nomination. Huck is personally likable, you can't deny that. Even if you don't agree with his policies, you probably laughed at his jokes. I know I did. Today, nobody is laughing. It appears Governor Huckabee has just scuttled his political career. No, not because he gave clemency to cop killer Maurice Clemmons, it's because he demonstrated a "pattern" of bad judgment over many years that can't be explained away by a press release or a mea culpa. The damage is done. I hope Huck enjoys continued success on his Fox show and in his own unique way, continues to help energize and shape a stronger Republican electorate in the coming months and years. If for reasons of personal ambition, Huck were to emerge back onto the political stage as a candidate for POTUS, then he also brings this tragic story back to the limelight where it will remain center stage for years to come.