With the Rebublican nomination nearly in the bag for McCain, isn’t it time for Huckabee to throw in the towel? Don’t get me wrong, I like his bit about every voter having the opportunity to choose, but it almost smacks of the Democrats old “voter disenfranchisement” speech. I do think voters should feel confident that they have a choice, but the way our political system works, it appears the choice has been made. Moreover, is this not a great opportunity for the Republican party to capitalize on the division among Democrats?
One wonders at this point what Huckabee’s real issue is. Is this just a platform to promote himself for possible positions down the road in the McCain administration? Or does he just like the limelight? I don’t think it is the latter, although one always runs the risk of appearing this way when they don’t know when to concede. I suppose it doesn’t hurt for Huckabee and Paul to remain in the race, but it blows a good opportunity for Republicans to unite and show party strength rather than having two stragglers hanging on who don’t know when to quit. What it is especially troubling is that they continue to boast their conservatism in contrast to McCain, something that weakens the party in the general election. Not only that, but when staunch conservatives are backing McCain one after another at this point, I think these guys should wake up and smell the coffee.