Skip to comments.Seven good reasons to support Mike Huckabee [be sure to read reason number seven]
Posted on 01/31/2008 2:09:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson
My friends, I have to admit that I've been in a bit of a quandary since the Real Conservatives ® Thompson and Hunter dropped out of the race leaving us to to place our bets on one the four headless horsemen. But after having a day or three to sort it all out, I'm beginning to see a ray of hope.
Number one, my worst fear that the pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun social liberal Rudy Giuliani might be nominated, and thereby bring an abrupt and unholy end to the pro-life conservative movement within the GOP has been allayed. His evil culture of death platform has been soundly rejected by the Republican voters. Thank God! If nothing else is gained, that alone is a huge victory for us!
And that leaves us with the unwelcome slippery task of having to determine and select the least evil of the three remaining RINOs. But wait! When choosing between evils, why not choose the good?
McCain is insane and there are many good reasons not to choose him, but I'll list just five: McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, the Keating 5, and the Gang of 14. No thanks. McCain is out!
Romney ran on a pro-abortion platform, is pro gay rights, is prone to BIG government solutions, promises anything to anyone for a vote, and flip-flops on important issues. Can't trust him.
Now Governor Huckabee. Could this be the good vs evil? He's a Baptist minister. A genuine 100% pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, Southron Christian social conservative!
And that would be my reason no. 1 to support Huckabee. He has the trust and backing of the Christian evangelicals and the support of the Bible Belt. You cannot win the presidency without the South, and I believe the pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-America Mike Huckabee is the most likely of the three GOP hopefuls to carry the South. And that's a pretty darn good reason!
My number two reason is that he is NOT McCain (and that's a pretty darn good reason too).
Number three (and this will be a tough one for a lot of my FReeper Friends) is that he is NOT Romney.
Numbers four and five are he's NOT Hillary and NOT Obama. Oohrah!
Number six, he plays a mean bass and he's a traditional favorite at Free Republic's infamous quadrennial Inaugural Balls in Washington, DC. Perhaps we could persuade President Huckabee to drop by our ball and perform his rocking rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama!" Now, wouldn't that be a hoot!
Number seven, if we can keep Huckabee in the race all the way through, thus preventing McCain or Romney from gaining enough delegates to win the nomination, then maybe, just maybe a deadlocked convention might seek out another candidate. One who can re-unite the Reagan Coalition, save the GOP, and put us back on the conservative track. Of course, my personal favorite to be that man would be FRed Thompson.
Let it ring out through grassroots America and on to the convention! Support life! Support the GOP! Support Huckabee! And re-draft FRed Thompson!!
Never give in, never give up, and never lose hope.
Long live the Reagan Revolution!
The only reason needed not to support Huckabee, HE IS NOT CONSERVATIVE. Gee that applies as well to McCain and Romney.
Better Romney than McCain.
I was not a Huckabee fan at first, but I think your thinking is sound.
There is NO reason for Huckabee to drop out.
P.S. I think the Southrons were characters in “The Lord of the Rings”.
I think this is the first time I disagree with you Jim.
He does play a mean bass ... He is also the only guy left that has a real shot of beating the dems. McCain will fold in a general election when his media buddies turn on him and Romney is a rich business owner who is also a Mormon. The media will have a field day with him.
Interesting hypothesis - I must think on that. Is it precedented?
Jim, did you hit your head this morning?
Mike Huckabee is everything you said Romney was. Romney isn’t perfect, but he understands the free market and our terrorist threats better than Huckabee could ever dream of.
Too bad Huckabee is going to sell out and throw his lot with McCain.
Start drinking early today or something?
Sorry but I think Huck is as unqualified as anyone left in this race. Romney was my 3rd choice at best due to things that I support him on. If he’s out then I’m done.
Jim I respect you and we all owe you a debt of gratitude for FR. That said, Romney has enough money to beat Clinton, and Huckabee does not. I’m not happy about our choices this year either...
Huckabee will not win; the result of this will be that McCain will be the nominee.
Yep, I’m with you, Jim.
I’m with Jim Robinson. What about a Republican General Convention in the summer and no clear winner! What if after the 3rd vote, all of the delegates were free and could vote for someone who has not been sullied, with millions of sound bytes, video clips and things that so easily can be taken out of context. I think there are a lot of candidates that are GREAT, but who wants to rigors of the campaign trail, having to face off with vicious competition. Someone that could unite the party, that didn’t have baggage of comments like Voodo Economics.
Even if you take a minimum stance that is 5% of the normal “slam dunk” GOP vote, we lost 2000 and 2004 by less votes than that.if we can get someone else at convention we at least still have a chance, going into it with these three clowns is a sure fire loss, even if McCain wins.
“Number seven, if we can keep Huckabee in the race all the way through, thus preventing McCain or Romney from gaining enough delegates to win the nomination, then maybe, just maybe a deadlocked convention might seek out another candidate. One who can re-unite the Reagan Coalition, save the GOP, and put us back on the conservative track. Of course, my personal favorite to be that man would be FRed Thompson.”
Think “Brokered, brokered, brokered..” I’m with you on that point. Not so much with Huckabee though.
Well, at least Huckabee’s always been a consistent, pro-life social conservative. The others have just discovered it.
Aside from the fact that the idea of Elderly Rage Boy or Mr. Liberal Mormon Bishop as president of the US is too freaky for words, I want a pro-life person who is going to appoint pro-life justices. Huckabee is the only one I think I could trust. Plus, after the dismal performance of the others last night, he’s the only one who even looks sane.
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