Monday, December 17, 2007

What a refreshing campaign ad!



What is the response from the media and other candidates?
  • "Huckabee Invokes Christ in Holiday-Themed Ad Spot." (Breitbart)
  • "I cannot remember a presidential candidate ever invoking Christ in a TV ad before." (ABC)
  • "Huckabee Ad Features Floating 'Cross'" (Drudge Report)
  • "When fascism comes it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross" (Ron Paul)
I am proud to support a candidate that dares to be politically incorrect by wishing the country a Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays, and even daring to mention the true reason for the season! Why am I not surprised that the media is trying to spin this as an attempt to "invoke Christ" into the campaign? What if he was? Is American no longer a CHRISTian nation?

edit ... I have also found some more positive news stories on this ad as well. Congratulations to Newsweek's story, "The Greatest Story Ever Told." Here's a summary of the writer's thoughts on the ad:

This might be the smartest ad of the cycle. For all the observers wondering how the candidates would manage the awkward holiday/caucus overlap, Huckabee delivers a master class.

The first step: beating his rivals to the "This Is No Time for Politics" punch; now every on-air attempt they make to topple the frontrunner from his above-the-fray pedestal looks tawdry.

The next step: reminding voters which side of the "War on Christmas" he's on. Most campaigns run tame, PC "holiday" fare. Not Huckabee. A Southern Baptist pastor, he's counting on evangelicals to win in Iowa. What better way to prove he will put religion in the public square as president than by rejecting establishment attempts to banish Christ from Christmas and defiantly putting religion in the public square today? With very few Jews, Muslims or atheists in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina to take offense--and none who were planning to vote for Huckabee--it's all upside in electoral terms.

The final, and most important, step: getting the secular media all riled up. Expect plenty of "Oh, No He Di'n't" coverage on cable news, with a hearty dollop of "What Does It All Mean?" The press loves nothing more than to huff and puff over religion. For Huckabee's cash-strapped campaign, that means priceless free exposure--and millions of opportunities for its neighborly candidate to connect with the vast majority of Americans who agree with his idea of "what really matters."

The pundits may say naughty. Stumper says nice.

3 comments:

The Tin Man said...

Chris,

Rush had a kind word for Huckabee today. Follow the following link to see what it was. You will also see that Mr. Huckabee has dented my opinion of Mr. Romney.

http://probable-answers.blogspot.com/2007/12/rush-compliments-huckabee.html

Chris & Esther Hilling said...

Thanks for the positive comment! If you are interested, you can google or do a search on you tube for Romney's debates versus Kennedy and whoever he ran against for Governor. In those debates, he strongly favors pro-choice, and distances himself from Reagan.

I missed Rush today, thanks for posting the transcript!

onemom said...

I thought Stumper at Newsweek had the best general analysis of Huckabee's Christmas greeting. I hadn't seen the Ron Paul interview (I was glad to see the Fox News host clearly state "let me make it clear that I don't think Mike Huckabee is promoting facism ... he's just wishing the country Merry Christmas").