One of Mike Dukakabee’s PACs is warning John McCain not to make Mitt Romney his running mate (Leslie Carbone):
Some supporters of Gov. Mike Huckabee’s failed presidential bid are taking out ads threatening Sen. John McCain not to pick Gov. Mitt Romney as his running mate. The Government is Not God PAC insists, “Governor Romney[‘s] recent ‘conversion’ to conservative and pro-life principles is not credible.” And, yes, they have a point: Gov. Romney’s recognition of the sanctity of life is recent and convenient.
Actually, the problems with Mitt Romney as a running mate run deeper than that. I may be one of the very few who still remembers what Mitt actually said about timetables, but he said it all the same. I, like the GiNG PAC, would be very unhappy with Mitt Romney as the Vice Presidential nominee.
However, Romney is far from the only person on my Do-Not-Make-Vice-President list, and since the Huckabee folks raised the question . . .
Leslie herself makes the point so well that I’ll just excerpt her final two paragraphs:
But Gov. Huckabee is far more liberal. And while many are justifiably suspicious of Gov. Romney’s fledgling pro-life conviction, Gov. Huckabee has stubbornly rationalized his liberal record. Blurring the roles of the state and of the Christian, he undermines the civil government’s function of enforcing justice. The tax-and-spend Governor slurs the pro-freedom Club for Growth as the “Club for Greed”. He touts tax-paid tuition breaks for the children of illegal aliens, insisting, “You don’t punish a child because a parent committed a crime or committed a sin.” He supports parole and pardons for violent felons, citing “the concept of Christian forgeiveness”. If he isn’t trying to remake civil government into God, he’s at least trying to make it a Christian nanny. And he shows no evidence that he’s intellectual enough ever to grasp the tremendous harm that this misuse of the state causes.
A Vice President Huckabee would be disastrous for the Republican Party and for the United States of America.
Indeed, it would.
Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal