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Friday, March 24, 2023

Mike Huckabee’s Willie Horton

Republican Presidential contender Mike Huckabee’s role in letting a convicted rapist go free so he could later rape and kill a Missouri woman may derail his fastrack to the nomination.

In what is becoming a “he said, they said, he denied” campaign issue, Huckabee’s defense is that he refused to commute a sentence for Wayne Dumond, the rapist, but claims it was the parole board, not he, who put the man back on the streets.

Several members of the parole board claim otherwise, saying Huckabee, then Governor of Arkansas, pressured them to let Dumond walk.

Huckabee’s parole problem breaks back memories of Willie Horton, the murderer released from jail by then-Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis, who killed again. A campaign ad showing Horton’s menacing mug shot led to Dukakis’ loss to George H.W. Bush in 1988.

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Here comes Ron Paul

With $10 million raised in just the past two months, Republican Presidential contender Ron Paul is well-positioned to become a spoiler in New Hampshire.

And while his chances of actually winning the nomination remain remote, he can shake up the race so much in that conservative, libertarian-leaning state that those who want the nomination will have to consider some of his views and positions.

Stayed tuned. The fun is about to begin.

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So much for safe sex

Teenage birth rates are on the rise, the first increase since 1001.

New polls show teens are messing more these days and that they are not using protection when they do.

So much for either safe sex or President George W. Bush’s much-ballyhooed emphasis on “abstinence-only” sexual educations.

Obviously, those educational programs need to include more information on what goes where and why and what happens when they do.

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The freeze is on

Faced with a mortgage crisis that some say will outstrip the savings and loan crisis of the 80s, President George W. Bush is set to announce a voluntary agreement with major mortgage firms to freeze rates for five years for troubled borrowers.

Others say the President’s actions are too little too late and some are proposing increased government regulation and bailouts to try and save the day.

As foreclosures mount, the crisis will be a major campaign issue in 2008.

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Is Hillary’s campaign unraveling?

The once smooth-running machine that was the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton may be coming apart.

Beset by rookie mistakes, slipping in the polls and under constant attack by Democratic rivals, Clinton is no longer considered the presumptive nominee and some insiders say the campaign is imploding from within.

According to campaign sources, meetings of Clinton campaign strategists often turn into shouting matches and the candidate has threatened to “clean house” if things don’t get back on track.

Clinton recently lost the lead in polls in Iowa and her once seemingly-insurmountable lead in New Hampshire is slipping. Some insiders feel she will become the Howard Dean of 2008, blowing a race that everyone says was hers to lose.

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Skeletons in the closet

When you become a serious contender for President you become a target for more scrutiny.

GOP Presidential contender Mike Huckabee is discovering that reality.

Now that he has taken the lead in at least one pre-primary poll, his role in a decision to pardon a convicted rapist in 1999 is becoming a campaign issue.

Welcome to the bigs Mr. Huckabee.

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