Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Huckabee's "Vertical Day"

I guess Huckabee is trying to drive up his stats:

Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee will host an historic 24-hour online "conversation" with voters called "Vertical Day, starting at 10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 24 and ending at 10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 25, it was announced today.

To officially kick-off the special event, Huckabee will host a live web-cast for bloggers and interested media at 11 a.m. CT / 12 Noon ET. (RSVP details below.)

The goal of "Vertical Day" is to focus on the issues in order to attract a large wave of potential supporters to the campaign website (www.mikehuckabee.com) over a 24-hour period. An emphasis will be placed on building new online support, energizing the campaign's base of existing support, and identifying the people most likely to participate in the first wave of the actual get-out-the-vote efforts on the ground.
Components of Vertical Day include: blog posts, video clips of Huckabee on the issues and clips of Huckabee answering questions from bloggers.
Having Gingrich guest blog must have helped get the word out, both Brody and Wired noted it.

Yes, getting voters to your blog to check out your positions is a good thing until they read something like this:
Governor Huckabee, when you are elected President, how will you get anything accomplished with a Democratic Senate (and possibly House)? How will you convince them to vote in your favor?

Thanks Virginia for the question. I am the Republican candidate with the best spirit and attitude to work with a Democrat Congress to end the gridlock and get things done. I am a conservative, but I’m not mad at anybody. I don’t believe that Republicans are right all the time or that Democrats are wrong all the time.
I'm sorry but this sounds a lot like what Bush said when he came to office. It doesn't matter if you aren't mad at anybody, how are you going to work with those who are mad at you? How do you work with those who refuse to budge until they get their way. Those who feel compromise means you abandon your position. I'm not interested in someone who wants to lay down and let the Democrats walk all over them, I want someone who will fight them and win.

Um, and then there's this:

The love candidate?