Mike Huckabee Is Stuck in a Holiday Inn Express

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

It would appear that Christine O’Donnell’s “I Am You” ad spoke directly to Mike Huckabee. Over the weekend, he explained

“I was very disappointed in some, particularly Karl and others, who were so dismissive of Christine O’Donnell,” Huckabee told Aaron Klein on the latter’s WABC radio show Sunday.

“Unfortunately, there is an elitism within the Republican establishment,” Huckabee told Klein. “And it’s one of the reasons the Republicans have not been able to solidify not only the tea party movement but solidify conservatives across America.”

“It’s about, again, to be blunt, the kind of country club attitude that we’re not sure there are certain people we really want as members of the club and we’re not going to vote them in. And we don’t mind showing up to events to put up signs and making phone calls and going door to door making those pesky little trips that we don’t like to do, but we really don’t want them dining with us in the main dining room,” he said. … “I’ve been on the receiving end of some of that when I ran for president. A lot of the establishment types were very contemptuous toward me and treated me like some backwater,” Huckabee said. “And that’s one of the things that happens when you didn’t go to the right school and you’re not a regular [attendee] at the proper cocktail parties on the D.C. social circuit.”

I’m sure there is someone out there who criticized Huckabee because he is from Arkansas or Christian or for some other ignorant reason. But most people I know criticized him on policy.  But the former governor appears to have taken the wrong message from the Holiday Inn Express slams.

I hope this isn’t his presidential strategy this time around. If O’Donnell loses, he’ll try to be the candidate for everyone who sent her $25? Problem is: They might come to see through this strategy when they realize, for starters that Karl Rove, enforcer of the right-school rule is a University of Utah dropout.

By the way, I can’t keep these things straight anymore: Aren’t the people who opposed Harriet Miers’s Supreme Court nomination the elitists? How did Karl Rove get on the list now? Is he just that good? 

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