. . . or at least, they’re much more like Christ than women.
The Huckster is always getting tripped up by his past. It seems to be the Republican Achilles Heel, this year, whereas it has been the Democratic one in years past. Well, get ready for a gem, folks. This one’s so good, it almost makes me give a crap about frickin’ Daily Kos:
Daily Kos: Huckabee: women’s role in marriage is to “graciously submit”
In August of 1998, Huckabee was one of 131 signatories to a full page USA Today Ad which declared: “I affirm the statement on the family issued by the 1998 Southern Baptist Convention.” What was in the family statement from the SBC? “A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ.”
The Washington Post’s Mike Cillizza has an interesting post on what Huckabee might represent to Democratic strategists that had otherwise planned a somewhat easy win. I still don’t see Huck catching fire much beyond Iowa, but stranger things have happened. I suspect the Republicans are determined to shoot themselves in the foot, one way or the other.
“Day One.” That’s the phrase we keep hearing from the Clinton camp: she’s the candidate that will be ready to lead from “Day One.” She’s got the experience. She’s got the knowledge.
But does she have the leadership qualities? That’s a separate issue from knowledge or the temporal experience of having “been in” the White House (as distinct from actually doing the job). Leadership is not about intellect, necessarily, and some of the finest colonels any army has ever seen have made terrible generals. More and more, the question of leadership becomes a relevant question as the campaign wears on.
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