The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

31 August 2007

Just a gut feeling

McGehee shut down comments last night to avert the "risk [of] having this site hijacked overnight by trolls," the result of his having deleted a comment from someone wishing to promote the campaign of a Presidential candidate.

McGehee doesn't name the candidate in question, but I suspect his name rhymes with "Don Gall."

Posted at 8:32 AM to Blogorrhea

That's why I will always have comment registration and moderation.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 9:02 AM on 31 August 2007

Actually it rhymes with "Dike Guckabee." And I'd like to think "Guckabee" would rather not be represented by somebody like that.

Posted by: McGehee at 10:44 AM on 31 August 2007

Mr. McGhee apparently is thin-skinned and arbitrarily decided to deprive his readers of a thoughtful presentation of BOTH FairTax AND Huckabee - both of whom were mentioned as a central context of his babbling. If the following comment had no substance, information, and just said something spammy and stupid, I'd respect his action. You decide. Here's the post. Hope you find it more stimulating than "brain dead" McGhee did.

Note from CGH: I suggest that if you have the same packet of stuff to upload into every comment box that comes along, it's spammy by definition. (And anything with this many links automatically fails my spam test.) Nonetheless, I am allowing this on, with one change: all of your SnipURL and similar links have been changed to where they actually go, for the benefit of readers who don't trust mystery URLs (which includes myself).

Oh, and it's McGehee.

Comment continues below.

Mike Huckabee is an adroit public speaker. He communicates his message in life-like, cogent terms, with compelling examples like the story he told (at the Ames Straw Poll) of what his then-11-yo daughter entered into the "Comments" section of a Visitors Book after visiting the Yad Vashem holocaust museum: “Why didn't somebody do something?” Very effective.

Huckabee is all about calling his listeners to "do something," to awaken them to their own empowerment, and summon them to action in order that "Main Street," and not "Wall Street," will prevail in guarding the values and beliefs upon which the Republic was founded.

Huckabee puts his listeners at ease, and reassures them, articulating clear concepts in a natural, easy style (no doubt something well-cultivated as a pastor). He’s not angry or demanding, like a Ron Paul, nor is he as “rigidly-scripted” as Romney, and his large brown eyes peer through a humble demeanor, drawing a striking contrast to a somewhat mechanical-squinty Brownback. One can easily imagine sitting comfortably with this man over a cup of coffee at the Main Street Cafe.

Most importantly, perhaps, Huckabee convinces many that he is ONE with the FairTax grassroots movement. While many - like Romney, and others, who are invested in the current income tax system - seek to demagog the well-rese