Bob Dole Slams Mike Huckabee

In the Des Moines Register, no less. Ouch.

Huckabee should really remember Ronald Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment. It’s one thing to distance yourself from an unpopular President, but it’s a fine line between “distancing yourself” and “openly attacking.” (But then again, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain certainly can’t throw that stone and I suspect if I looked hard enough I could find reasons why Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson can’t, either. Just that kind of year, I guess.)

Anyway, I’m guessing that the Huckster’s short list for potential running mates is now one name shorter. Then again, if the Huckster has started to put together a short list, he’s getting ahead of himself by at least six weeks. No Republican should be putting together a short list – at least, not just yet.

Burt Likko

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