The EFM Feature

I guess by now you’ve seen that Huckabee did, after all, play what he called a “negative” campaign ad against Romney. (I would simply call it “deceptive” and “erroneous,” since it — amongst other things — seemed to blame Gov. Romney for not executing anyone… even though Massachusetts has no death penalty.) This is the ad, you might remember, over which Huck claimed to have a religious epiphany. After all the hoopla and moral preening, it aired:

The ad Huckabee said he decided not to run has now appeared at least three times in Iowa anyway. It accuses Romney of being “dishonest” but shades the facts in the process.
In another ad Huckabee claims to have signed the most broad-based tax cut in Arkansas history. But as we’ve noted repeatedly, he signed bigger tax increases than cuts.

Anyway, Huck’s campaign manager keep it classy and positive leading up to tonight’s vote. Read about it here:

At a hole-in-the wall Des Moines eatery, Mike Huckabee’s campaign chairman loudly bashed their top rival presidential candidate Mitt Romney and made several predictions to two national television reporters.

Among other things,

-He distinctly talked about going negative in South Carolina and told someone on the phone to “put some good in there if you have to, with the bad. Do what you gotta do.”
-Rollins let the f-bomb fly twice and told his blonde female dining companion a joke about flying the Confederate flag in the South Carolina state capitol.
-Rollins also criticized another candidate as believing the Presidency was “their birthright.”
-Rollins made a phone call to Lou Dobbs and said he would ready to have drinks with him after Iowa to talk about Hillary. There also was a reference to Rollins’ recent comments about wanting to knock Romney’s teeth out, as Rollins told Dobbs “they are all porcelain.”

Of course, it doesn’t matter how I feel about the former Baptist preacher’s schtick. Voting is about to start and we’ll see how the good folks of Iowa feel about it.

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