Mike Huckabee discusses what he believes in this new ad.
The Iowa television airwaves are heating up with the latest Mike Huckabee ad: “Believe”. This ad targets Iowa Christian GOP voters:
The ad, titled â€œBelieve,â€ goes up today in the early nominating state. In it, Mr. Huckabee uses his speech at the October Values Voters Summit to spotlight his anti-abortion position and his strength as a Christian leader.
â€œI donâ€™t have to wake up every day wondering, â€˜What do I need to believe?â€™â€ he says.
Marc Ambinder suggests that Huckabee is PLAYING THE MORMON CARD:
Is Huckabee playing the Mormon card, even unwittingly? Hard to say. His campaign says absolutely not. And intent matters, of course. But this being a postmodern political world, so does reception: it depends on the extent to which the targets of his television ad are aware that Romney is Mormon and are prone to object to it.
Now, watch the ad again.
Is Ambinder RIGHT?
Dean Barnett over at the Weekly Standard thinks Huckabee is being “SLICK” with the Mormon issue.
What’s most disturbing about this spot is it hits the Mormon angle with the same kind of elusive slickness that John Edwards used to go after Dick Cheney’s daughter. The Huckabee campaign has the same kind of plausible deniability with this ad that Edwards had after his debate with Cheney.
Will Mitt Romney EVER address the MORMON ISSUE?
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