Monday, December 31, 2007

Huckabee Shmuckabee

This is just like* when announced that they pulled a Super Bowl ad because it was simply too racy to show on network television. The decision to pull the ad was subsequently embraced by the mainstream media as genuinely newsworthy. Naturally, this resulted in countless viewings of said ad on the internet, garnering them far more viewers than a bazillion-dollar commercial during the game would have.

Bruce's Rules of Thumb - #17: When your presidential campaign has to resort to tactics to get your message out, something ain't screwed in right.

I won't be shedding too many tears if this proves to be the pin that finally breaks the surface tension of the Huckabubble.

Mickey Kaus writes:

Press pros on the ground (excitable Joe Klein, Marc Cooper, the First Read crew) are convinced Huckabee's press conference today--in which he announced he was pulling a negative campaign spot and then showed it to the press anyway--was so disastrous as to be Dean-screamish. [...]

Boy, talk about Happy New Year.

*Only schmuckier