Nailed it again, Babs. (see below.)
But I'm full steam ahead with Obama, because at some point you just have to make that leap.(And I just read that he's now within one point of Hillary in NH.) And even as I write that my stomach flops, because I fear a horrible ending to that race, and I don't mean defeat for the Dems. Let's just consider a Huckabee/Obama match-up, and folks, it could just come to that.
Huckabee's lost one hundred pounds, putting him right there in a league with Oprah, who surely has lost and found a similiar amount over the years, and judging from the covers of tabloids at the checkout counter, Americans are divided in their fascination between Brittney's devil spawn and fat. Who's lost it and who's gained it and how you can peel off 42 lbs. by the holidays. (Bonus CLB tip: Eat less, walk more.)
So that's a plus for Huck, going one on one with Oprah on the fat front.
Yes, I'd like to read more of this incredible drivel.
Another for Huck is that he's personable. He won points with me in the CNN -YouTube episode of Survivor by sticking up for the children of illegal immigrants as Rudy and Mitt duked it out over who could be a meaner-assed snarling dog when it comes to immigrants.
Never mind that he views the world through the goggles of a cave man and wants to quarantine AIDS folks and believes that God dictated every word of the bible and best thou and thy nation follow it or here comes terror attack #2. Not to make light of a pending attack. I'm tending to think it's inevitable, and Shrub cutting funding for security measures like port security probably won't help. But if Oswami binLaden is as canny as he seems, he'll deliver it at some point before 2008 election, handing the presidency to the most militaristic saber-rattling candidate in the race, thus continuing America's slide from most loved nation to most loathed.
Anyway, if the race comes down to the Huck vs. the Hunk (sorry) I think the Hunk would win in a landslide -- if we were a nation of thinking and informed people and not -- well, you know.
But because we are the -- well, you-know sort of nation, I worry about the venal head of racism striking back with a killer's rage. My heart can't bear, but my head knows it's real. People of my generation have a sort of post-traumatic stress disorder when it comes to backing idealistic leaders. I know, enough about us and our special place in the world, but surely it marked us to see our president, his brother, and MLK, the embodiment of non-violence and justice, snufffed from our lives just as we were forming our vision of how the world could be.
But for now, I'm on the Obama bandwagon big time. Perfect candidate? Well, that's a little like waiting for the perfect apple in the organic orchard. The skin may look a little different, and there may be some flaws, but you know it has flavor and quality and that it's the real deal.
ps. A note to AG Michael Mukasey about waterboarding. Still can't decide if it's torture? Solution. Try it out. Cheney and Shrub too. Hey, it's a TV show. Cheney, Shrub, Mukasey and any of the the candidates who can't decide about waterboarding can line up as if for a debate, let the boarding begin, and hit a button when they've had enough and made up their minds. Wolf Blitzer can moderate, with input from Nancy Grace on the legalities of it all.