The latest 2008 Presidential race drama–
Fox News has learned that the Huckabee campaign has called for a “full investigation” into the Washington State Caucus results, and are sending campaign lawyers to the state to help in that pursuit. Ed Rollins, Huckabee campaign chairman, directly challenged Washington State GOP Chairman Luke Essers move in anounncing that John McCain had won the tight race with only 87.2 percent of the votes counted.
“The chairman showed very bad judgement in stopping the voting last night when announcing John McCain had won, when there was less that a 200 vote margin between the two candidates,” Rollins told Fox in an exclusive interview.” You never announce a vote, in my 40 years of politics I have never know anybody to announce a vote count before the vote is counted.”
Rollins was quick to say that they were not accusing the McCain campaign of any impropriety but that their issue was soley with the Esser’s “bad judgement”.
I think the bad judgement being used is this idiotic challenge by the Huckabee campaign. Essers jumped the gun fine, but how does that change the result of last night’s caucus?
Michelle Malkin writes–
If something fishy happened, it should be exposed.
I will add this, though: Imagine if it were Romney challenging the Wash. results and continuing to press on with his campaign instead of Huck.
Can you imagine the recriminations and ad hominem attacks that would come his way for refusing to step down and fall in line and “close ranks?”
Yet, none of that has been directed at McCain’s good friend, Huckabee, who’s playing hardball and amassing his power base for the future.
Interesting dynamics at play here, no?
No interesting dynamics here. An idiotic challenge and the anti-McCain crowd frothing at the mouth as the Arizona Senator rolls to the Republican nomination. Their grasping at straws are sign of not just desperation, but looking more like sabotage at the only person between either Obama or Clinton and the White House. Huckabee is no fiscal conservative, has shown plenty of ignorance on foreign affairs, and won’t fess up to his mistakes as Governor. Michelle for one called Huckabee ‘a open borders drag queen’ less than a month ago. Isn’t immigration one of the issues that got conservatives so up in arms about McCain? That and the rest of the Governor’s record make any support for Huckabee now would look plain silly IMHO.
Note- At no point does Michelle say she supports Huckabee now but with no one else challenging McCain now, and posts like this and this advertising nose plugs for the Arizona Senator, I drew my own conclusions. She refuses to submit yet, but who is left but Huckabee.
Memo to the Anti-McCain crowd- Vote for the Democrat or act like a cry baby and stay home in November but don’t whine when the US pulls out of Iraq, taxes are increased, and other parts of the Democratic agenda are implemented. That’s the result your actions will help produce and it is all likely to happen with a Democratic Congress in place to help Obama or Clinton once they become President. How happy are you going to be then?