Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Do the Right Thing: Huckabee Points the Way

Mike Huckabee's book Do the Right Thing hasn't really gotten very many good book reviews. As the following blogger points out, it does tend to read as if Mike was the only one doing the right thing in the race for president and all the others were not. The following blogger points out some pretty interesting points in the book:

In “Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That’s Bringing Common Sense Back to America,” Mike Huckabee opens up aboot his life as a pizza delivery boy in Brooklyn amidst the racial turmoil of the late 1980’s. Actually, that’s not true, but Gov. Huckabee had to know what he was in for when he named his book after a Spike Lee movie. No, “Do the Right Thing…” was mainly aboot Huckabee’s 2008 campaign for president and I have to say, homeboy sure sounds bitter.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Huckabee. He has ideas and a voice that I feel is vital to the Republican Party, and they’re ideas that it’s hard to get people to listen to. Every interview with Huckabee can be broken into two parts: Part 1 is the reporter criticizing Huckabee for talking aboot religion, Part 2 is the same reporter then asking him nothing but questions aboot religion. Mike Huckabee literally had to ask people to ask him aboot education and healthcare.

But those ideas get lost even more in what amounts to a manifesto aboot everyone he feels wronged him over the past year. While Mitt Romney is out talking aboot the auto bailout, Mike Huckabee is out there talking aboot Mitt Romney…and seemingly for no other reason than to prevent him from ever becoming President. If Huck can never have it, it’s like he wants to make sure Mitt never gets it either.

Source: http://www.bloggernews.net/118739

I have read parts of the book, and I don't think that the fact that he may come across as being a little bitter makes the book something that should be entirely dismissed. As a book from a prominent politician it deserves attention and should be on the list of any political science major's reading list.

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