Why Mike Huckabeee

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    Huckabee might have predictably slipped a couple of times from the setup questions the press “conveniently” threw at him, such as those involving foreign policy. He is too kind to condemn the dead, and while I don’t condone murder, let alone political assassinations, Bhutto is not the angel the media is so desperately portraying her to be; she was elected twice as the prime minister and expelled both times for embezzling billions of dollars from the Pakistanis. While her father was hanged for political reasons, and both her and her husband jailed for embezzlement, her brothers who might have succeeded her father were killed mysteriously, leaving her as the sole heir to her father’s seat in the PPP. That she was trying to establish a monarchy is evidenced in her will where she nominates her son as her successor, a far cry from the democracy she was preaching. True she was loved by many in Pakistan, but not the majority. With the exception of McCain neither of the other candidates has any experience in foreign affairs.

    One needs to understand that these elections are more than foreign policy; we would never have elected Bush into office the first time around let alone reelecting his after he screwed up the war. Once elected to office, there will be a posse of qualified career diplomats to handle and advice him on foreign policy and help him chatter the best course for our future on the global stage.

    That Huckabee’s campaign is under funded and under managed is no secret; however, this will soon change after he wins a couple of states and the administration and establishment get behind him. Compared to his wealthier rivals, it’s amazing that he has got thus far in light of his limited funds and small organization.

    Scandalous Giuliani continues to loose stock on account of his persistence to seat on the fence. He is as far from the core conservative values as the moderate democrat. He needs to take a break and from politics and attend to his failing health.

    Obey the Wind Romney has Mormonism to overcome before he can tackle flip-flopping, deceit and amnesty. He will say and endorse whatever cause or action that will get him the votes. Perhaps he was trying to court the black vote when he lied that his father had marched with Martin Luther King, or that he had endorsed and advocated for abortion clinics. Let's not forget his first hand in amnesty by persistently hiring undocumented workers irrespective of prior admonishments.

    Old Fred might be closer to the GOP ideals in many respects but he needs to wake up and get to work. Perhaps the time away from politics softened him or his young beauty wore him out!

    While Ancient McCain is a bonafide Republican, he too has his demons to fight. His call for additional troops and his hand in the failed amnesty agenda left a scathing mark. Nevertheless he has rebounded well albeit lack of time to make a real impact. Should Huckabee succeed, McCain is his best choice for a running mate closely followed by Fred. McCain should immediately team up with the Huckster to guaranty the primaries so that together, they can waltz their way to the Whitehouse.

    Huckabee will help to restore our eroding faith, family, and social values; he is the unanimous voice of the Christians; while his ubiquitous appeal transcends the Christian spectrum there are those who subscribe to a different calling, a cult, Mormonism!! And will stretch their imagination and resources in fear of Huckabee’s momentum and what his Presidency represents.


    by the way here is more proof Romney has lied and spun Mike's record and made some people actually believe it. He's lied more than any candidate Dem or GOP

    http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/romney_on_huckabee_ii.html

    all you have to do is check the facts . Romney can't buy truth.
     
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    I don't need or want some evangelical preacher in the white house to restore "our eroding faith, family, and social values". You want that, go to church. It's not what the president is for.

    Huckabee is no angel. He is a shrewd politician out of the Arkansas group that thought it important we spend 40 million dollars investigating a president... a rabid anti-clintonite who is using religion as a litmus test for the presidency. The fact that he outright raises Romney's mormonism as an issue is evidence that he will, also, do whatever he feels he needs to to get power.

    Luckily, the country doesn't want any more of the radical religious right trying to impose their morality on the rest of us. It wants a president who is smart (unlike the current occupant of the white house) and a good fiscal manager. And, while foreign policy may not be the only criteria, it is THE most important criteria right now because that is where the fires are that need to be put out.
     
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    We don't need anymore theocratic simpletons in the oval office. But, be my guest if you want to nominate him.

    I heard the same argument from Bush lovers in 2000: that while Bush may be a relative simpleton, he would surround himself with foreign policy gurus who would babysit him. How did that work out?

    The reason your party has such horrible candidates this year, is not because you can't find the "right" person to lead it. (Fred Thompson was your great white hope for a while). Its because your party's ideology has run out of steam. Being pro-Iraq war, being pro-NAFTA, and being for voluntary "health savings accounts" to solve our healthcare crisis is all BS that most americans don't buy.
     
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    Mike Huckabee is really a liberal? I've read several long pieces on him, and jeez, is this a republican with some heart and compassion?

    "Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative standard-bearer National Review, warned of “Huckacide” for the party if it gives him the nomination. Now Rush Limbaugh, the loudest voice of the conservative movement, has joined the chorus, accusing Huckabee of practicing “identity politics” (as an evangelical) and conservative apostasy. He told his listeners that Mr. Huckabee’s record is “not even anywhere near conservative.”"

    Interesting even the conservatives are coming out against him.

    Shake, Rattle and Roil the Grand Ol’ Coalition

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/30/weekinreview/30kirkpatrick.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
     
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    Mike Huckabee took over a state that was in 200 million Debt and turned it into $850 million surplus. He raised taxes to fix the roads and bridges which was approved by 80% of Arkansas voters.

    factcheck.org is a great website to check and see the lies Mitt Romney and the GOP establishment like to tell. It's obvious the establishment is scared of Mike because he's not the typical sleazy flip-flopping, old angry SOB politician we've grown accustomed to in the GOP.

    Mitt romney was more worried about his political career than serving his own citizens. Mike did what was best for his state. He had to deal with a liberal legislature.. If Mike was such a bum how come the voters kept re-electing him? He was Governor 10 1/2 years!!! what all have you done? except sit on your asses on a message board and bad mouth others and believe the lies Mitt and his GOP /Washington insiders tell you?
     
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    I'm good with that, infrastructure is key to the American dream. I would give back the federal tax decrease in a second if it supported infrastructure and the troops returning from war.
     
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    I do appreciate ole Huck's musicianship... The CCR doesn't hurt either. If any candidate could play Jimi's Star Spangled Banner they'd win.
     

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