by Jeremy Young | 2/10/2008 04:32:00 PM
February 4, 2000:

At an oceanside rally in the retirement haven of Seabrook Island, [McCain] touted his big victory in New Hampshire.

''Last Tuesday night we interfered with a coronation,'' Mr. McCain said. ''They call it a bump in the road. My friends, it was a land mine.''


February 8, 2008:

On Friday, Huckabee showed no indication of dropping out of the race and falling in line behind McCain.

"I think Americans need a choice," Huckabee said during a campaign stop in Olathe, Kansas. "This idea that the process of an election becomes a coronation is about as far away from the process... elections are about giving people an option, letting them choose, make their decisions."


The fact that Huckabee is now using McCain's own rhetoric against him is very significant. It indicates that McCain has become exactly what he railed against eight years ago: a Washington insider content to let party honchos choose the Republican Presidential nominee instead of giving people a real choice.

I was a McCain supporter eight years ago. Today, I can't wait to see Barack Obama beat the crap out of him.

What's on your mind?

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Blogger Ahistoricality on 2/11/2008 12:34 AM:

"Our cause is just. We must reemphasize the sacred American principle that all ballots be counted in a free, fair, and transparent manner." -- Huckabee campaign press release, 10 Feb 2008.

Apparently even Republicans are starting to get it.

 

Blogger Jeremy Young on 2/11/2008 12:57 AM:

Yep -- and incidentally, Huck's totally right that he's been screwed over by the party in Washington. It's just disgraceful what's going on over there.

 

Anonymous Anonymous on 2/11/2008 10:39 PM:

Why were you a McCain supporter back in the day?

 

Blogger Jeremy Young on 2/12/2008 5:05 AM:

I was fifteen years old and obsessed with the idea that this maverick underdog was going to blast apart the walls of entrenched authority. It was very romantic.

 

Blogger workshop on 2/15/2008 9:33 AM:

I'm curious about how much Edwards got leaned on to drop out.

I read at media matters (I think) that the amount of press coverage he was getting compared to Clinton actually dropped after he beat Hillary in Iowa. And Edwards is far from a raving progressive.

How can a progressive, or even a quasi-progressive win?