There’s a little bit of a buzz growing around Mike Huckabee (not that kind of a buzz, you bonehead). Fred Thompson was a dud. Honestly, can anyone remember the last time America elected a Senator for president, anyway? Many of the supposed top tier candidates don’t seem to have much popular appeal. Clinton, Obama, Thompson, McCain: Senators. Guliani: mayor. America elects governors for president, not senators. Take a quick look at history:
GWB: Governor, Texas
Clinton: Governor, Arkansas
GHWB: Vice-President, Reagan
Reagan: Governor, California
Carter: Governor, Georgia
Ford: appointee to VP to replace Spiro Agnew, never elected to VP or Presidency
Nixon: Vice-President, Eisenhower
LBJ: Vice-President, Kennedy
Kennedy: US Senator, Massachusetts.
The last time we elected a Senator? 46 years ago. The last time we elected a governor? 3 years ago. Maybe Huckabee could catch a break. Even the media seems to like him.
I was about to compile some recent articles on Mike Huckabee, but it turns out someone else already did it.