Mike Huckabee is finally flipping his lid. Check out this answer in his interview with Howard Fineman:

Fineman: How do you answer people who say that you ensured John McCain’s nomination by hurting Mitt Romney?
Huckabee: I find it amazing that people would say that I “hurt” Romney. Could it not be that he hurt me? Had he not been in South Carolina—and if Fred Thompson had not been there—I would have won. Would it have changed the universe for me? Yes, it would have. Why is it that my candidacy should disappear? Who is it that has the right to pull the plug on it? Is it my critics? My critics never supported me, so why would I sit around and act according to the chorus of critics? I’d rather act according to the chorus of my supporters.

As I said here, the nomination race is over. At this point, Gov. Huckabee would have to win 83.3 percent of the remaining delegates to win the nomination; McCain only has to win 40 percent of those delegates. What are the odds that both those things will happen? He has the right to continue but it’s unrealistic for him to think he’ll win.

What’s particularly unbecoming is his playing the ‘If my opponents hadn’t been in the race, I would’ve won’ card. Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson both had more credentials to be president than Gov. Huckabee has. Sen. Thompson has tons of foreign policy experience, federalist principles and a habit of cutting wasteful spending in Wsahington. And he voted to balance the federal budget four consecutive years.

Mitt Romney took over the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics when they were filled with corruption. He had to deal with the security of world’s athletes in the aftermath of 9/11. He built Bain Capital from the ground up. He has a long legacy of accomplishments.

Mike Huckabee has a quick wit and a mixed history of cutting and raising taxes. And he thinks that he’s the one who should be president? Shame on him for thinking that.

What’s been true all along is that Mike Huckabee’s never been more than a likeable second tier candidate. His sense of humor and his position on the disaster known as the Fair Tax are the only things that kept him in the race.

That’s hardly the resume of a first tier presidential candidate. That’s the resume of a first tier presidential wannabe.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

2 Responses to “Everyone’s Entitled to Their Delusion, Part II”

  • Andy Barnett says:

    Gary,

    Mike was saying this in response to the arrogant media which claims that he is the one who stood in the way of Mitt Romney. He’s making fun of that ridiculous argument, I don’t think he’s complaining.

    Have you listened to Mike Huckabee’s speech at CPAC? It’s posted on my blog right now. Why don’t you go check it out and report back to me.

    I don’t like fighting with other conservatives but this is about principles man.

    I liked Mitt Romney and thought well of Fred Thompson, because they seemed solid on all of the moral issues.

    John McCain is not and so I believe we have to rally around Huckabee if for nothing else to make a statement to the rest of the party that social conservatives will not be forgotten.

    Honestly, I find his personality and what he has to say refreshing and can you really argue that there is a better leadership quality than having a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ?

  • Gary Gross says:

    Andy Barnett said:

    Honestly, I find his personality and what he has to say refreshing and can you really argue that there is a better leadership quality than having a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ?

    Obviously, I’m happy that Gov. Huckabee has had a “life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ” but that alone doesn’t make him a leader.

    I’d further state that we’re electing a president, not a Theologian-in-Chief.

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