I just heard Mike Huckabee on NPR's snarky liberal game show, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. After eight years of George W., and Presidential campaigns back beyond memory, it's almost amazing to hear a candidate who is genuinely nimble and charming in speech.
A couple of years ago, the show had Barack Obama on as a guest contestant, and he made much the same impression.
If the election were to pit Huckabee against Obama, it would be great entertainment.
N.B., Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, week in and week out, can be counted on to display the absolute worst of current liberal arrogance. Host Peter Sagel today said that President Bush had said the country would have to wait for General David Petraeus's report to know exactly how things were going in Iraq. Said Sagel, "This is kind of like Edgar Bergen saying we'll have to wait and see what Charlie McCarthy has to say."
This breathtakingly ignorant insult follows the week's line from Democrats, of course, that the General's report is really "the Bush report."