Bad example there, Mike

Posted on 22 Feb 2008 at 7:40am

In a campaign swing through San Antonio yesterday, GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee chose what he apparently believed to be inspiring words.  Disputing that John McCain had the nomination locked up, he quoted from Col. Travis, holed up in the Alamo, saying he would never retreat or surrender until it was over.

Fine sentiment, there, Mike. But Travis — and everyone else at the Alamo for that matter — was slaughtered by  Santa Ana in a hopeless last stand. Were they brave? Absolutely. But not exactly a good frame of reference to suggest you still have a prayer in this campaign.

— Arnold Wayne Jones 

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