Huckabee and Gingrich: Not a great week for GOP presidential candidates(Read article summary)
Conservative columnist George Will takes off on Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich for their comments about President Obama's upbringing, railing against "careless, delusional, egomaniacal, spotlight-chasing" presidential candidates.
Michael Bonfigli/Special to the Christian Science Monitor
It hasn’t been a great week for Republicans yearning to be the next president.
Mike Huckabee put his foot in his mouth – twice – and had to reel in controversial (and in one case hilariously wrong) comments he’d made.
Newt Gingrich, giving all indications that he’d announce the obligatory “exploratory committee” – the first official step in running – instead merely unveiled a new web site, then was uncharacteristically indecisive in telling Fox News it might be another six or seven weeks before he made up his mind.
Questions have been raised about Haley Barbour’s days as a lobbyist for the energy industry.
Maybe it’s the late winter season, when many street corners are still filled with piles of dirty snow, and the atmosphere is grumbly.
Could that explain conservative columnist George Will’s diatribe against the “vibrations of weirdness emanating from people associated with the party?”
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