Sometimes in life you just get on a roll. Whether it is a hot craps table, a string of good luck at the office, or the one summer in college when you seemed to attract whatever guy/girl you pleased.
Mike Huckabee is on that kind of roll right now.
And in perfect Magoo form, Awshucksabee has done it again. If George W. Bush had done something as profoundly politically stupid as question specific tenets of his opponents religion- only to see the resulting media work in his favor- everyone would assume it was another Rovian genius maneuver. (Same goes for Reagan/Atwater, Clinton/Carville etc...)
But we at the Cooler refuse to give that kind of credit to Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee stupidly and thoughtlessly took aim at Mormons (in fact he almost definitely was just saying what he really thinks in his heart). It was an unpresidential and completely inappropriate comment from someone who wants to lead ALL Americans.
But just like Magoo bumbling his way to a victory over jewel smugglers, Awshucksabee is benefiting from the ensuing media coverage.
Following a boring debate, Huckabee made the only news by apologizing to Gov. Romney for his comments. Thus ensuring another FULL DAY of coverage regarding Mitt Romney's Mormonism.
So to recap, the two news cycles during and following the debate have served only to reinforce the following.
A) Mike Huckabee is a Christian
B) Mitt Romney is a Mormon
If the Guinness guys were advising Huckabee they'd say "Brilliant!!!"
It's sad that it has to come down to this.