Eddie Haskell is alive and well and running for president. You remember him, the fellow with the big smile and crew cut on “Leave it to Beaver” — always there with a solicitous comment, sucking up to the Cleavers. “What a nice dress, Mrs. Cleaver; gosh, your dinner smells so good, Mrs. Cleaver; where did you get that handsome tie, Mr. Cleaver?”
Every time I see Mitt Romney now, I can’t help but visualize Eddie Haskell. The perfect dresser, the slick hair, the smile, the tilt of the head. He just wants to please sooooo bad. Now, with Mike Huckabee there is something genuine — honest, passionate, likeable. McCain is tough as nails and in your face, but he’s someone you would want watching your back. Rudy, well, he is Rudy — all New York, all 9/11, all the time.