I'm sure you've seen the ad. If not here it is below. It's not the ad that I have issues with, it's Huckabee's response to the blatant cross in the background. When I saw the ad, I thought it was a bold move to put a cross in the background of a political spot- not one that I'd make, but then I found out it was 'unintentional' Taken from CNN.COM:
"Actually I will confess this, if you play this spot backwards it says ‘Paul is Dead, Paul is Dead, Paul is Dead,’” the presidential candidate joked to reporters in Houston Tuesday. “So the next thing you know, someone will be playing it backwards to find out the subliminal messages that are really there.”
The former Arkansas governor said the spot was last-minute and ad-libbed: “They had a bookshelf behind me, a bookshelf. So now I have these people saying, ‘ahhh there was a subtle message there,’” said Huckabee. “….I never cease to be amazed at the manner in which people will try to dissect the simplest messages..."
First, the message is not subtle, it's glaring. The cross literally glows in the background. Second: Do we want a president that didn't notice the gleaming cross directly behind him in his Christmas/political ad? Do we want a president who's staff didn't notice the cross? Either Huckabee is A- Lying and is using humor to deflect the attack or B- Misses the obvious and hires stupid people. But hey, he's quick with his wit, I think he'd be better suited to host late night tv than lead the free world. I consider missing the obvious and hiring idiots disqualifiers for the position of commander in chief.