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This Is The Kind of Stuff That Might Get Romney Some Traction Over Huckabee in Iowa

Filed under: 2008 Election,Crime,Government,Law,Politics — WLS @ 2:09 pm

Posted by WLS

[This is supposed to be an imbedded video — first time I’ve tried it. ** First effort was a failure, so how about a little instruction from the masses for properly embedding a video. I simply left-clicked on the “embed” button on the site where I found the YouTube video of Romney’s new ad. What more need I do?]

[WLS, I deleted everything but the embedded link (no codes) and that seemed to work. — DRJ]

Manufacturing meth is a huge crime issue in midwestern states — and Iowa was one of the earliest and hardest hit states.

If Romney has some hard facts to follow this up with, I suspect some of Huckabee’s newly won supporters may be left scratching their heads over the fact that he lowered penalties for meth manufacturing.

18 Responses to “This Is The Kind of Stuff That Might Get Romney Some Traction Over Huckabee in Iowa”

  1. I think you need to turn on something like “HTML” or “Raw” edit mode when you make a post.

    steve miller (f99902)

  2. If you simply click on the link you get the video, so that part of it works.

    WLS (dfa1f1)

  3. Huckabee supported a 2005 bill that would have reduced mandatory sentences for meth offenders and sent more to treatment rather than jail. Not certain it even passed.

    Clearly, hanging is too good for him.

    steve (d46b0f)

  4. Copy the embed code and paste it in the “edit html” mode not the “compose” mode of your document. Sometimes I have to tweak it by adding src=(embed code) and then when the embed appears going back and deleting src=.

    nk (6061ba)

  5. The war on drugs continues to be a resounding success in every state in the nation! Right?

    TC (1cf350)

  6. TC — well, what do you want to do with a couple of tweakers making meth using the Nazi-method in their trailer while their kids crawl around on the floor where red phosphorus is ground into the carpet, or pull a bottle of hydriotic acid off the counter onto themselves?

    This particular problem — home-cooker labs which are a HUGE public health hazard all through the midwest — doesn’t neatly fit into the libertarian “keep you laws off my drugs” motif.

    WLS (dfa1f1)

  7. WLS,

    I’m not sure what happened to the link. Did you take it down or did I somehow lose it?

    [Patterico and/or WLS – I put the YouTube video back in the post. Please edit if needed. — DRJ]

    DRJ (09f144)

  8. I still see it there. You fixed it so it appears on screen an you just hit the play button.

    I even went to another site and then came back to make sure it was still there.

    WLS (dfa1f1)

  9. I don’t know anything about Iowa or Iowa voters but I think that’s an effective ad. However, while it may hurt Huckabee, I’m not sure it will help Romney much. From a religious standpoint, voters who like Huckabee are not likely to accept Romney. I still think Romney’s Mormon beliefs are a hard sell for most Christians.

    DRJ (09f144)

  10. Meth labs are indeed a major public health hazard, as are meth heads. Good God, even the acid-addled hippies knew better! SPEED KILLS.

    In the 1980’s meth was the #2 culprit in the spread of AIDs (after unprotected sex) Even heroin junkies knew better than to share needles and could stay straight long enough to pick up a pack of U-80’s, but meth heads just didn’t care. Down to one? Spike me, baby, I’m crashin’ hard.

    And every meth lab is its own little toxic waste dump. Very toxic.

    Tully (e4a26d)

  11. And by the end one or the other will end up losing the general election.

    In the days before this debate, Huckabee, a former Baptist minister, was hit with questions regarding his past remarks and positions on religion (in 1998 he said, “I hope we…take this nation back for Christ”), on AIDS (in 1992 he proposed that people with the disease be quarantined), and on the role of women in society (in 1998 he endorsed an ad affirming the Baptist teaching that a “wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband”). And Huckabee was obviously trying to come across as a friendly and reasonable fundamentalist who eschewed the politics of division. But not too long ago, Huckabee was quite willing to be divisive. In a 1998 book decrying American culture, Huckabee was no seeker of common ground. He drew stark lines, equating environmentalists with pornographers and homosexuality with pedophilia and necrophilia. He also declared that people who do not believe in God tend to be immoral and to engage in “destructive behavior.” He drew a rather harsh picture of an American society starkly split between people of faith and those of a secular bent, with the latter being a direct and immediate threat to the nation.

    blah (fb88b3)

  12. blah, why should any believe those characterizations of what Huckabee wrote? I’m no fan of Huckabee (any more), but anyone who would believe the charge that Huckabee was “equating environmentalists with pornographers” is naive at best.

    Here’s a clue for you. Some people actually lie about their political enemies to make them look bad.

    Doc Rampage (ebfd7a)

  13. I am reluctantly leasning toward McCain. This country needs adult leadership and while MCCain has several areas I strongly disagreee with him, he is definitely the adult in the total group of candidates. I think Lieberman hit the nail on the head in his endorsement. I consider myself a evangelical but can’t see Huckabee as President.

    rpk (1db44f)

  14. Speaking FROM IOWA, Meth is a huge problem. I, for one, almost think having a Meth Lab near where children live SHOULD BE A CAPITAL OFFENSE!

    We’ve had a few labs blow up or children get into the chemicals left by the Meth criminals, let alone the Meth criminals peddling the Meth TO THE KIDS!!!!

    I’m voting for Fred Thompson and I’ll support Romney if he’s the nominee.

    PCD (09d6a8)

  15. “It is now difficult to keep track of the vast array of publicly endorsed and institutionally supported aberrations—from homosexuality and pedophilia to sadomasochism and necrophilia.”

    That’s a quote from Huckabee, Doc.

    blah (fb88b3)

  16. Somethings wrong with your logic there, blah.

    It is now difficult to keep track of the vast array of my opponents crimes—from jaywalking and murder to shoplifting and rape.

    Did I just “equate” jaywalking and murder? Shoplifting and rape? Or did I just classify them all as “crimes,” some of which may be more serious than others?

    Is there some new rule out that states that all members of an array must be functionally equivalent?

    Is it possible that some abberations may be worse than others?

    Can I possibly ask another rhetorical question in this post?

    Well, is it?

    Terry (c4498b)

  17. I would walk through the snow to vote for Hillary over Huckleberry. And I hate Hillary.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

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