As I was reading through this article in the Washington Post, my eyes nearly popped out of their sockets when I read the first paragraph.
DES MOINES — “The negatives feel good,” says Ed Rollins, the onetime wunderkind of the Reagan White House and now, at 64, the national campaign chairman for upstart Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. “It’s like being a boxer when you’re young. To me, hitting somebody, knocking somebody down, is a great feeling. Firing out a negative ad just feels amazing.”
Huckabee’s eleventh hour refusal to air the negative ad hitting hard at front-runner Mitt Romney was well-publicized, but I wasn’t aware that Huck’s campaign chairman was someone like this.
It’s a “great feeling” for him to air a dirty ad? How vicious do you have to be? Additionally, it seems insane to attach a negative campaign to a guy who has recently been praised in the media for his easy-going manner and light-hearted quips.
This is why politics have turned so disgusting. Rollins and Huckabee don’t seem to be a great match, at least when considering Huckabee’s public persona. Whether or not he’s a heavy-hitter behind closed doors is unknown, but I don’t see Huckabee having the same mindset as this guy.
Mr. Huckabee, please find someone else to run your campaign.