Sunday 2008 Mentions

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee joined Tim Russert on Meet The Press this morning and talked a bit about 2008.

Some excerpts:

MR. RUSSERT: Are you running for president of the United States?

GOV. HUCKABEE: Tim, tomorrow I’ll be filing papers to launch an exploratory committee, and yes, I’ll be out there.

MR. RUSSERT: Why?

GOV. HUCKABEE: I think America needs positive, optimistic leadership to kind of turn this country around, to see a revival of our national soul, and to reclaim a sense of, of the greatness of this country that we love, and also to help bring people together to find a practical solution to a lot of the issues that people really worry about when they sit around the dinner table and talk at night.

Read the Tim Russert setup on gay marriage:

MR. RUSSERT: But some would suggest by including Barny Frank in that reference you are tearing a gay man down. You’re against gay marriage, you’re against gay civil unions. Is—do you have a problem with gay people?

“Do you have a problem with gay people?” What kind of question is that concerning gay marriage? That’s the talking points from those in support of gay marriage. You could ask the same question like “Do you have a problem with babies?” to a pro-choice candidate. Come on Tim, that was WEAK! Huckabees of course answered it very nicely as he does not “have a problem with gay people” though he opposes gay marriage. Yes, it’s possible despite what Tim Russert would imply.

The full show video is here.

Joe Biden discussed the troop surge and 2008 on ABC’s This Week. The video is here for that one.

Also, and this is juicy, according to Political Buzz:

On Fox News Sunday, Joe Lieberman pledges to vote Republican in ‘08 presidential election if the Dem choices don’t “change”.

Stunning rebuke.

Update: Hot Air has video of Lieberman discussing his rebuke of the Dems who forced a primary on him. Priceless.