Did you see Mike Huckabee’s speech after his victory in Iowa? Check it out here. I watched it live and I found it so bizarre that Chuck Norris was prominently placed directly behind the Huckster. Not Huckabee’s wife or any of the rest of his family but the bad-ass himself, Chuck Norris. So on one level, I see why this may be a smart thing for Huckabee. He has not done really well on fund raising up until now and he is contending with his opponents significantly deeper pockets. He was outspent in Iowa by Romney 6 to 1 and so anything Huckabee can do to garner interest or attention he sort of has to go for it. While I totally understand this decision, i just find it amusing to no end.
When I compare Huckabee’s backdrop of supporters to Hillary’s, I’ll take the Huck’s every day of the week. Hillary decided to bring up as many of the members of the old Democratic establishment she could possibly find. Madeline Albright, Bill Clinton, Terry McAuliffe, Wesley Clark, etc……..who cares? Based on what we saw in Iowa, she might want to get away from that image.
Finally, we have Obama’s speech. There’s not much to say about his backdrop of individuals other than they looked like normal, every-day supporters of his campaign. No action stars, no members of the Washington elite. In the end, Obama doesn’t need any help. His words and his killer suit say it all.
I am at this point I’m undecided in who I will vote for but after watching all three of these addresses, Obama is winning me over. He’s simply operating an a level unmatched by any of his opponents on both side of the aisle. He already has a 10% lead on HRC in New Hampshire. It could be lights out on the Democratic side come this Tuesday.