Granted, the choice ofÂ running mate won’t be made for quite a while, but if this Newsmax story is true, McCain is leaning toward Huckabee. If he actually picks Huckabee, I will actively oppose the ticket and urge all conservatives to do the same. Look, McCain’s greatest strength among independents is his reputation for integrity and reform. As I have written before, Huckabee is seriously “ethically challenged.” The media would have a field day highlighting those ethical shortcomings, and McCain’s candidacy would sink like lead. And deservedly so, because it would show that McCain himself isn’t serious about ethics after all. I DO beleive McCain is serious about ethics. I do not want to be proved wrong. But a choice of Huckabee would prove McCain’s ethical compass to be seriously askew. Askew enough to merit opposition to the ticket.