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Wednesday, May 14, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

From Hillary Clinton’s victory speech:

We know from the Bible that faith can move mountains and, my friends, the faith of the Mountain State has moved me. I am more determined than ever to carry on this campaign until everyone has had a chance to make their voices heard.

Hmm. The last time a candidate talked like that, it was a guy named Mike Huckabee.

Whatever happened to him?

Also from the same speech:

I’m also thinking of Dalton Hatfield, an 11-year-old boy from Kentucky, who sold his bike and sold his video games to raise money to support my campaign.

On the one hand, I suppose one could say it is nice for a young man to wish to be engaged in our democracy, but on the other it seemed rather untoward for the Clinton campaign to applaud a child selling off prized possession to help her out of her $20 million debt.

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    1. The last I saw of Mike Huckabee was him making a campaign ad for a republican candidate for the president of the Alabama Public Service Commission. That candidates primary qualifications for PSC president, at least according to her ad, she goes to church and opposes abortion.

      Comment by Jim Gundlach — Wednesday, May 14, 2024 @ 9:51 am

    2. That whole kid selling his bike story, and the deathbed voter story, were some of the worst “personal anecdotes” I’ve heard in a speech in a long time. They just felt so “using”.

      Comment by PSoTD — Wednesday, May 14, 2024 @ 10:50 am

    3. Creepy.

      Sounds the boy giving up his stuff for the party sounds like something that would move Lenin, Stalin, and Kruschev.

      Not sure what it means for an American politician to be moved by something like that. Maybe just desperation?

      Comment by Captain D — Wednesday, May 14, 2024 @ 5:28 pm

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