Talk Radio personality Mike Huckabee rules out 2012 presidential election run, Rihanna adds Chris Brown as a friend on Twitter?
What is the world coming to? Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has officially announced he will not be making another presidential campaign run for the election in 2012, and Rihanna is cursing at fans for wondering why the heck she is talking to her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. What do the two seemingly separate news stories have in common? Social Media, that’s what. You see, the reason Mike Huckabee thinks he cannot win a republican nomination is because no matter how hard he tries he can’t seem to generate enough buzz about himself on social media while pop music singer Rihanna thinks she is buzzed enough.
Mike Huckabee is — well, shall we say WAS — up against a tough competitor who gets so much free press due to her reality television series and book tour Tea Party toasts that he thinks he can’t keep up. His nemesis (politically speaking) is that pesky, pert, and perky Sarah Palin who even has manages to spin her prosti-tot daughter Bristol Palin into a mega television and now radio star.
Huckabee can’t seem to get enough of his political commentary or antics reports to go viral on the internet, and as a result the major news media [and blogger based press] are not helping him get famous. That very real “he’s too dull and Christian minister” sentiment has left him politically the white version of Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Confirming that he’s pulling out of the presidential race early, Huckabee may simply be strategical way to get behind the right other candidate — one he believes might be able to beat Sarah Palin to a Republican nomination. Or not. Mike Huckabee might be getting tired of getting the social media beat down. After all, who can top tweets that include names like Tina Fey from SNL and Kate Gosselin from reality television? Not Huckabee, who notes that he simply can’t compete in the press with Sarah Palin because like her or not, she has America’s rubber neck version of watching a train wreck about to happen.
And speaking of beat down, that is exactly what Rihanna claims to have gotten from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The two singing star celebs got into a brawl in a Lamborghini of all places, and Brown ended up under arrest for beating up the singer in a fit of passion.
Since that time, a restraining order between the two star crossed lovers (and right cross, left hook, punch and jab) has come and passed.
Now, Rihanna is swearing at fans on Twitter who happened to notice the two pop icons have not only added each other as celebrity friends on Twitter, now they are tweet talking to one another.
Hell hath forzen over — and the people in charge seem to be serving ketchup Popsicles to women wearing white gloves. They are also selling ice to Eskimos and making a profit. And Sarah Palin can see Russia from her window.
Because Mike Huckabee being smart enough to quit the race and stay on the porch while letting the big dogs go running without him panting along behind was unlikely, but Rihanna and Chris Brown showing public support for one another in public, as in IN PUBLIC seemed like a National Inquirer version of strange news, ideas likely to be chatted about in a press room at an entertainment journal then thrown out the window.