Thursday, January 3, 2008
THE FINAL HOURS
With just hours to go before the Iowa caucuses, the rankings seem to change by the minute. On the Republican side, the race is between Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney, with the former Arkansas governor ahead 31 to 25 percent. Fred Thompson, John McCain, and Ron Paul are neck in neck for third place.
On January 1, Huckabee called a news conference to show a commercial that questioned rival Romney’s honesty. After showing the ad to journalists, Huckabee said he was not going to run it because he wasn’t that kind of person. He was going to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. The journalists were left scratching their heads and saying, “huh?”
On the Democratic side, it is still a three-way race, with Obama slightly ahead with 31 percent, to 27 percent for Edwards, and 24 percent for Clinton. Still running last among the Democrats is Dr. Carl Perrin.
Perrin had prepared a commercial which said, You can’t provide leadership for the nation by being nice like Obama, or by fighting for it like Edwards, or by working for it like Clinton. You just have to have “it,” something you’re born with, like Carl Perrin.
Perrin decided not to run the ad, though, because he is not going to be drawn into negative campaigning. He couldn’t run the ad even if he wanted to because he doesn’t have enough money in his campaign fund to pay for it.