Why did Romney get whupped so badly? It was the KFC! Well, perhaps at least in part, if you look back at Mike Huckabee’s uncanny prediction from around the time of the Florida primary. You may remember that Mitt decided to be like real people and eat at a KFC even though his handlers wanted him to stop at Chili’s; after ordering a combo, Romney peeled off the skin and secret-recipe breading, then daintily ate the fried chicken with a plastic knife and fork. A Huck supporter caught video of the former Arkansas governor responding to the KFC faux pas, and Huck compared it to Gerald Ford’s tamale-construction ignorance. But Huckabee also joked that because of Mitt’s KFC faux pas, Huck would win “Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma.” As we all know now, he won four of the five.
Huckabee’s luck stops with the South, which is just as well: Colonel Sanders would probably demand a Cabinet appointment now.
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