Saturday, October 20, 2007

Mike Huckabee is unacceptable

Amidst the whirl and the rush of the Republican presidential campaign, one candidate has largely escaped my view - former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Huckabee has acquired some momentum as late, and has thus forced me to examine him on the issue that matter most in this space.

On that issue - Communist China - Huckabee, frankly, stinks.

Yes, he has been recently making comments about the Communist regime's trade practices, but this is what he told Time about the Communists just six months ago (emphasis added):
The good news is that China is becoming much more a part of the mainstream. In its economic development and even in giving greater liberties to its people.

I'm sorry, but that's the talk of a man who was swallowed the "engagement" Kool-aid, and he's been drinking it for quite some time. Take a look at a letter he co-signed regarding PNTR:
China's accession to the WTO is a vital step in its incorporation into the rules-based multilateral trading system. This move will strengthen the rule of law and accelerate domestic reforms in China. The long-term political and social impacts of China's accession may even exceed the commercial benefits.

Naivete like this has no place in the White House. Huckabee is no better than Giuliani or McCain.

Again, Duncan Hunter remains the best, followed in order by Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson. No one else makes the cut.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking what he says out of context... I hardly think he is giving China a pat on the back...

The policies he encourages would take our economy back from China, so in practice he has a strong China policy.

D.J. McGuire said...

No one who believes Communist China is "giving greater liberties to its people" can possibly have a strong China policy - not in theory, not in practice, not ever. Huckabee is simply too detached from reality.

Charles said...

“Unlike the Nazis or the Soviets eager to use its own military power, the Regime has been covertly waging “unrestricted warfare” of terror, economy and media by proxy to wear down the will of the last Christian power on earth, in preparation for the final conflict.

The Soviets were openly called “the Evil Empire” by the USA, but the Regime had its way to be named as “strategic partners” instead. The Soviets would be challenged directly for any trouble coming from its allies, but the Regime could get around and play the role of a “mediator” for crises caused by its proxies, once named as “the axis of evil” immediately after the worst attack on American soil.”

Above is a quote from the article “Behold, 666 is here”. Details are available at