Brody Declares Huckabee ‘Reaganesque’

Alleged “journalist” David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network has tagged Mike Huckabee with the greatest title that a conservative could possibly have bestowed upon them, calling him “Reaganesque” because of his folksy sense of humor and other irrelevant traits.

I have one word to sum up Mike Huckabee: “Reaganesque.”

That’s right. I said it. He really does remind The Brody File of Ronald Reagan. He has a folksy charm and a humor that can diffuse a situation and make people comfortable even if you don’t like his policies. He’s hard to hate and that’s not easy to do as a politician.

But that’s Huckabee’s charm. He’s a politician that doesn’t act like one. He’s not a flame thrower. He’s really just a regular guy from Arkansas that likes to play the guitar, enjoy a good meal, and worship God (he also happens to be really smart, too). Not many candidates can pull that off.

Also, let’s be candid here for a moment. Can we stop with this idea that Huckabee only plays to the evangelical crowd because he’s a former pastor? Oy-gevalt!

Yes, he has a relationship with evangelicals since he’s one of them, but Huckabee has much broader appeal than just evangelicals. His common sense talk and “fly over country” mentality strikes a chord with many folks who may not consider themselves traditional evangelical voters.

Funny how that folksy charm and supposedly broad appeal did him little good in 2008. He won the Iowa caucuses, which strongly evangelical candidates usually win, and a handful of states in the deep south, and nothing else. He got a whopping 240 delegates out of about 1800 total delegates. So much for broad appeal.

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  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    Reaganesque? Is that before or after the Alzheimer’s hit?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Huckabee is a Reagan veneer on Nixon.

  • http://nwrickert.wordpress.com/ Neil Rickert

    As we approach the 2016 elections, it sound as if we can expect some good entertainment from the GOP branch of Comedy Central.

  • John Pieret

    He has a folksy charm and a humor that can diffuse a situation and make people comfortable even if you don’t like his policies.

    Yeah, like this knee-slapper:

    If you felt something incredibly powerful at Auschwitz and Birkenau over the 11 million killed worldwide and the 1.5 million killed on those grounds, cannot we feel something extraordinary about 55 million murdered in our own country in the wombs of their mothers? Does that not speak to us? And the foundation of our society and culture, marriage, not only by which we produce the next generation but it is the entity through which God has chosen for us to create the next generation and train them to be our replacements, and when we tinker with its definition and we decide that it can mean anything we wish for it to mean and that rather than to take a biblical perspective we will take a very human one and we will base marriage on human experience and desire as opposed to biblical standard, then I fear that we will pay the consequences for having upended the very foundation which is the essence of how a civilization survives. So the soul of America is in real trouble.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/mike-huckabee-abortion-rights-worse-nazi-holocaust-gay-marriage-dooms-america#sthash.1qpSnB0g.dpuf

    Who could possibly get mad at him for that?

  • D. C. Sessions

    He got a whopping 240 delegates out of about 1800 total delegates. So much for broad appeal.

    That was before they got to know him from his Fox show and newsletters.

    And he truly is Reaganesque: all style, no substance.

  • Synfandel

    He really does remind The Brody File of Ronald Reagan.

    Is Mr. Brody saying that Mike Huckabee reminds his blog of Ronald Reagan or is he referring to himself as “The Brody File”?! Either way, it suggests that he’s…um…let’s say, ‘psychologically complex’.

  • eamick

    Can we bring back the days when people knew the difference between “diffuse” and “defuse”? Please? Pretty please?

  • U Frood

    I guess we don’t have to worry about Huckabee being elected, then. Reagan could never win nomination from today’s Republican party.

  • tubi

    He’s hard to hate…

    Really? I’ll try.

    And if Huckabee’s Reganesque, then we can expect him to raise taxes several times if he gets elected, right?

  • Synfandel

    “Reaganesque” sounds suspiciously French for a True Republican.

  • kenn

    “Oy-gevalt!”

    That’s not a popular saying in evangelical circles, seeing as how it comes from God’s chosen people those unsaved Jews bound for hell.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    He has a folksy charm and a humor that can diffuse a situation . . . .

    Which is just what’s called for if you like your situations spread out over a wide area and intermingled with surrounding situations.

  • k_machine

    The Second Coming of the Huckaboom? (Or should it be Huckabust?)

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Broad appeal? So the broads like him?

  • shadow

    Two words d@mn the Huckster in WA:

    Maurice Clemmons.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    He’s really just a regular guy from Arkansas that likes to play the guitar, enjoy a good meal, and worship God (he also happens to be really smart, too).

    Wow, that describes Reagan to a T. Are we sure Huckabee isn’t really his lost, younger twin?

  • mildlymagnificent

    As we approach the 2016 elections, it sound as if we can expect some good entertainment from the GOP branch of Comedy Central.

    Well, someone had better get to work pretty damn quick on the larger size clown car, The stretchy elastic-sided one seems to have busted already. Wouldn’t like the voters to see these guys tripping over their own over-sized shoes if they had to walk, would we?

  • dingojack

    “… worship God (he also happens to be really smart, too).”

    Is this an admission from the Christian Broadcasting Network that god worshippers are commonly rather stupid?!?

    😉 Dingo

  • ah58

    So Huckleberry would agree with this Reagan quote?

    “We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate.

    All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to to speak of and act on their belief.

    At the same time that our Constitution prohibits state establishment of religion, it protects the free exercise of all religions. And walking this fine line requires government to be strictly neutral.”

    Somehow I doubt it.