February 3, 2008

"Not only will I won’t quit, I can’t.”

Not only will I won't make fun of Huckabee talk, I don't want to. I think it's cool... and probably Southern, and I'm guessing Southerners will won't appreciate it.

18 comments:

Maxine Weiss said...

Let's ignore the Superbowl and pretend it doesn't exist.

rhhardin said...

“If this were a boxing match, you’re gonna have to completely knock me out and carry me out of the ring because I’m not throwing in the towel. Absolutely not going to leave the ring and I’m going the distance.


He knows about the subjunctive (the Southern subjunctive takes are gonna), but not who throws the towel.

Mortimer Brezny said...

I just can't quit you, Huckabee.

campy said...

Is you is or is you ain't my candidate?

Cedarford said...

If he wasn't a McCain prostitute out to split the religious vote from the conservatives...and ensuring McCain's nomination...I'd consider him charming, too.

As is, if he ends up on a McCain ticket, that is another reason for voting Hillary or Obama in and ensuring McCain/Huck go down as hard as as possible.

Ron said...

What we have here is...a failure to communicate!

Synova said...

I wish I read that, Campy, before I spent all that time trying to find this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIOmzsiecuA&NR=1

Synova said...

Searching with "will I will or will I won't" worked NOT AT ALL.

LOL.

Beth said...

He's an educated man, and he knows his grammar. He's code-switching; I do it, too, as a Southerner. Maybe he wants to be underestimated, or appear charming, to do the "aw shucks" routine. I don't know.

Ralph said...

I would that Huck would quit.

What does he mean by "can't"? Contractual agreement with McCain?

George said...

He's probably just drunk.

Joe said...

The self-delusion of politicians would be charming if it wasn't so damn annoying.

John Stodder said...

Watching CSPAN last night, a Huckabee rally, with many of the participants waving signs saying "Us Against Them."

Is that really what Huckabee's all about? Who's "Them?" I was shocked. It's the kind of political sign I would've expected in a Sean Penn movie attacking the Christian right, not actual Christians in an actual presidential rally.

I have a feeling "them" includes Mormons and country club Republicans. So much for the theory that inside every Huckabee voter is a Romney voter crying to get out.

Cedarford said...

So much for the theory that inside every Huckabee voter is a Romney voter crying to get out.

Nah. Why vote for a conservative religious heretic doomed to burn in hell when Jayzus offers up good ol' Pastor Huckleberry??

How about the theory that for every religiously bigoted theocrat voting for Huckabee the Republicans lose 3.5 voters in the independent, female moderate, old "Reagan Democrat" ranks otherwise approving of Republicans but scared off by the Fundies?

Freeman Hunt said...

That is not Southern!

Dewb said...

Yeah, a lot of weird elocutions are acceptable, even treasured, in the South. But that sounds pretty tin even to my ears.

amba said...

They say "might could," too. I've kind of involuntarily picked it up.

Beldar said...

He might could have said might could another time, but that would be a whole nuther story.

This isn't "Southern." I appreciate your desire not to insult southerners regarding our speech patterns, but ... I kinda sorta think you managed to back asswards into 'zactly that, Prof. A.

Most of us are good-humored about it, though. (Like y'all Yankees don't have any funny things in the way you tawk!)