Mike Huckabee has been really stepping in it lately, including this comment on energy policy:
“And we ought to declare that we will be free of energy consumption in this country within a decade, bold as that is.”What? Free of energy consumption? The only way that’s going to happen is if we all die. Sounds like a promising platform on which to run for president.
I doubt that’s what he really meant. But what did he mean. We’ll probably never know because it is assumed anymore that Republican candidates aren’t necessarily smart just fun to be around and resolute. You know, the G. W. Bush template. Kevin Drum sums it up nicely:
So, again: will anyone press him on this? Or will he get the village idiot treatment that Republicans since Ronald Reagan have so often gotten, where they're sort of expected to say harebrained stuff and nobody holds it against them? After all, this has nothing to do with Huckabee's hair, his cleavage, or his middle name, only with the fact that he displays an almost comical, grade-school ignorance of even the bare basics of national energy policy. And who cares about that in a president of the United States?At least they’ve got Alan Keyes in the race now to save the day.