From the "Life Imitates Television" file, we can now report that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has lost his political mojo—assuming he had any before he decided to run for president.
We make this claim on the basis of an incredibly silly ad the Huckabee campaign has produced featuring native Oklahoman, martial arts fighter and wannabe Texas Ranger Chuck (Walker) Norris.
Hey, we love Norris/Walker as much as the next working stiff, but we disagree entirely when Gov. Huckabee says that he has a two-word solution to illegal immigration: "Chuck Norris."
As we noted above, we are not making this up!
Huckabee actually reduces a complicated and intractable dilemma into a problem that can be solved—presto!—by the Hollywood magic of Walker, Texas Ranger. Underneath the Norris beard, Huckabee continues, there's no chin—there's another fist!
What are we supposed to make of this blend of fantasy problem-solving and macho Hollywood conservatism?
We confess: we're stumped.
But if this is Huckabee's idea of impressing right-wing voters, he's even more of a long-shot than we supposed.