An act of kindness by Mike Huckabee came back to haunt him in a way he could have never imagined.
For ever action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. There is a reason why violent criminals are suppose to be locked up. Mike Huckabee was a former pastor in Arkansas before he went into politics. A lot of us try to live our lives according to the "good book". I understand the concept of "turning the other cheek" and "praying for our enemies" etc. I understand the concepts, I've never been a good practitioner of them though. When Mike went into politics, he carried his clergy background with him to the Governor mansion. That wasn't necessarily a bad thing but some decisions religion shouldn't have played a role in as governor. During the primaries last year, Mike was criticized and attacked by conservative pundits and radio talk show hosts over his commuting the sentences of several repeat violent offenders as Governor in Arkansas. At first I thought conservatives may have been jumping the gun a bit. Many compared Huckabee to being the new Micahel Dukakis, the violent criminal's best friend. I could only imagine the facial expression of Mike Huckabee, when he found out that the person who killed four Seattle police officers yesterday is the person that he commuted the sentence of just nine years prior. I actually feel bad for Mike. The blood of those four police officers rest solely on Mike's hands. If Mike wouldn't have commuted the sentence of Maurice Clemmons, Clemmons would have still been in prison serving a his 35 year sentence. Maurice Clemmons had a record a mile long even before Mike Huckabee even knew about him. He showed "compassion" for Clemmons, because he was 17 years old at the time of his sentencing. There is only so many chances in life a person can get. Wanting to see the goodness in everybody is noble, but it isn't realistic. Some people are just bad to the core from the start. Mike didn't want to believe that in the case of Maurice Clemmons. I bet he believes it now. To bad it took the killing of four police officers to drive that point home though. It's a good thing he told Chris Wallace yesterday that he wasn't likely to run in 2012, because now his chances of having a remote chance of winning the Republican nomination is zero. With Huckabee displaying a bleeding heart for violent repeat criminals, why would anyone trust him in supporting the killing of terrorists as President? Even Obama had the testicular fortitude to give the order to kill the Somali pirates earlier this year. Those four police officers would have still been alive today if Mike Huckabee would have only governed from a position of strength instead of weakness in regards to Maurice Clemmons. I really can't come down any harder on Huck. Mike is going to have to live with his decision for the rest of his life. Liberals missed the point behind the Willie Horton ad that was run by the Herbert Bush campaign. Liberals of course focused on the race of Willie Horton. They failed to understand that any governor that would release violent criminals back into the population could not be trusted in keeping the nation safe as president.