January 4, 2016


Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called the 2016 election cycle perplexing Sunday due to voters shying away from candidates with past political experience.

“This has been, of all the election cycles I’ve been involved in, this has been one of the most bewildering, because it’s almost as if the more experience, the more preparation one has had for this job, it’s almost like it’s a detriment than it is an asset,” Huckabee told a crowd in Urbandale [Iowa].

I’m not at all sure what’s so bewildering about it — if there’s one thing the DNC-MSM told me about presidential elections in 2008, experience simply doesn’t matter when someone with overwhelming charisma has entered the race. Why shouldn’t that be true for both parties?