I have to preface this post by saying that I’m not trying to start a political discussion. I do have Republican preferences, but typically vote the issues and have been known to vote for a Democrat if I feel s/he is the most qualified candidate.
That being said, I have to say that I was quite entertained by the goings-on of the recent Iowa Caucuses (Is there a more absurd word?). In particular, I was entertained by one candidate Governor Mike Huckabee.
I have to say that, while I respect him as a public servant, I have trouble imagining a “President Huckabee”. Sounds suspiciously, well, Mayberry-ish. The media has taken a bit of journalistic liberty (I know this surprises all of you.) with this particular candidate’s surname. At any rate, the media is talking about the “Hucka-boom”, evidently referencing the hubub surrounding his candidacy.
No, it’s definitely the name. “Huckabee” just lends itself to creativity. Will his supporters be called “Huckabites” or “Huckabanians”?
What about an official campaign dance? They could call it the “Hucka-Bucka”. Trader Joe’s could release a special wine called “Hucka-Bucka Chucka’s”. And what would this dance look like? I envision it something like Elaine’s dance on “Seinfeld“. But that’s just me.