Check These Articles Out!

January 8, 2008

Here is an excerpt from an interesting article from Byron York on the NRO website:

Manchester, New Hampshire — You want to see the fundamental differences between John McCain and Mitt Romney? Look at how they chose to end their campaigns here in New Hampshire. Crafting his final argument, Romney, the technocrat, came up with an itemized to-do list for his administration. McCain, the warrior, promised never to surrender in the war on terror and to pursue America’s enemies to the gates of hell. But even as they revealed their different selves, both men seemed somewhat rattled by the last hours of the campaign — not just exhausted, not just nervous, but intensely aware that soon they could be fully back in the race for the Republican nomination, or nearly out of it.

Here is another good article on why Huckabee is driving so many in the GOP nuts. This one comes from the Rockford Register Star website.

Why is the Republican establishment so freaked out over Mike Huckabee? Ever since the former governor of Arkansas won the Iowa caucuses last Thursday, GOP think tanks and commentators are in a state of panic about the “aw, shucks” preacher who grew up shooting and eating squirrel cooked in a popcorn popper. Well, that’s what the man says.

First, some thoughts on the McCain/Romney article. I think it shows why McCain would make a solid VP. McCain has the toughness and experience that give him a lot of weight in Washington and provide a good balance to Huckabee. While I strongly disagree with some of McCains positions (immigration and campaign finance) I also like some of his others (cut pork and strong military). I think putting him on the ticket with Huckabee would give the campaign the much needed perception of experience, especially in foreign policy.

The second article gives some good information as to why so many big names in the Republican party are trying to rip Huckabee a part. I think that many have forgotten that the Republican party is a diverse place with more than one view represented and Huckabee has recognized that portions of the party have been pandered to in order to secure their votes and then relatively ignored. Well, the other side is now not getting all the attention and they don’t like it.




Mike Huckabee, the Future, and Solutions

December 8, 2007

From summary at OneMom about Mike’s visit today in South Carolina:

Decisions that the next President will make, won’t change the futures drastically of those over 40 or 50 in this country. But those decisions will lay the course for our children and for generations to come.

It’s not about dems or reps winning, it’s about building up our country, not building up a political party.

Gov. Huckabee’s candidacy and nomination and election is not important because he’s a Republican, he’s pro-life, he’s a social conservative, or that he’s an effective executive leader, although these all are all important parts of his political resume. His candidacy and hopefully, election, are important because he keeps saying the quoted above and means it.

As a 20-something voter, it is very important for me for something to be done about all the problems facing the government and the nation in the future. And it’s important that these problems be recognized and solved outside of partisan politics, politically popular solutions, or “safe”, re-electable, “put-off-till-later (never)” solutions.

Reason #1,248 Why I Like Mike

December 5, 2007

“Emails to Independents, Republicans, Democrats are equally important.”

When was the last time you saw any political candidate write that on his campaign website, let alone in a primary? Mike had to choose a party, because that’s how American politics is organized. But he is operating above the party system and going directly to America’s people.

When pundits and other candidates’ supporters say a vote for Huckabee is a vote for Giuliani or Clinton or ___ (enter least favored candidate here), every single one of them forget that Gov. Huckabee appeals to a broad cross-section of the American electorate. The independent who’s fed up with the current acrimonious political realm, the conservative Democrat whose economic beliefs are to the left of the typical Republican but whose social positions are consistent with the conservative Republican’s, the true Democrat who is drawn to Huckabee’s genuineness and willingness to reach across the “aisle” and work with all side.

The above, found on the Huckabee campaign website tonight, is yet another reason why I like Mike and why he’s going to win the Republican nomination and the general election in 11 months.

Step away from party labels, from looks, from identities and listen to the rhetoric coming from the candidates. Which one actually sounds like he has plans for America’s future, actually would try to carry them out as President (there is that ‘little’ check called Congress, don’t forget), is willing to work with all of Congress, not with just those in his own party, and would actually listen and take advice from a voter Main Street America, instead of the traditional political analyst, focus group, or poll?

Only one candidate comes to mind: Mike Huckabee.

You see, folks, it’s about leadership. And America desperately needs a leader who removes himself from party politics and leads all of America, not just the 48.9 percent that elected him. Mike Huckabee is the only person out there who is willing to work with, and bridge the gap between red, blue, and purple states. He will listen to all sides.

And the above, yet again, proves his willingness to work with and work for all Americans, regardless of the party mascot.