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!
Money is not enough, even his...
In this field that makes him the most palatable for sure.
Expect to see him in the VP slot at a minimum.
I obviously respect your opinion, but I just can’t get behind Huckabee -— he really is a Christian Socialist.
That said, I can’t get behind any of the existing candidates, so I “feel your pain.”
:-) In before the ZOT!
But man, not by much..
Other than the remote possibility of a brokered convention bringing us a completely different candidate (Newt?), I see little upside to voting for Huckabee. Romney cannot carry the south by himself — but he can with a VP like Thompson.
Gonna have to respectfully disagree here, Jim. Neither Huckabee nor Romney is particularly conservative, both are better than McCain — but only one of the two has an actual shot at beating McCain.
Because I respect you — I will consider your position further ... but I’m leaning against you at this point.
Not that it matters much — I don’t get to vote until March (Texas).
I am hoping for a brokered or “broke” convention as I call it.
Which is more likely?
a) Huckabee staying in causes McCain to get the nomination, or
b) Huckabee staying in causes a deadlock at the convention
The chances of this going to a deadlock are very very slim and will probably be resolved by the RNC prior to the convention.
If there IS a deadlock, how will it be resolved? by picking Thompson? No. It will be resolved by giving Romney something to appease him.
Long live the Reagan Revolution!
Amen to this.
I am astonished. You’re joking, right?
Are there any past instances in which a deadlocked convention ultimately selected a candidate who had run in the primaries but did poorly and dropped out early on?
You forgot Huck’s: (1) Jesus-tells-me-to-let-in-illegal-aliens and (2) Casto’s-not-bad-guy.
I tried to like Huck, but I just can’t do it.
He’s Jimmy Carter, Part Deux.
I don’t trust Huckabee. His record belies his “conservative” credentials and he is a sure loser in the general elections. We have no conservative in this race, but Romney is the lesser evil. A Romney/Thompson or other Romney/Conservative ticket would be the best thing now.
Hard times, but nothing would get me to vote for Huck.
Which is more likely?
a) Huckabee staying in causes McCain to get the nomination
>> See post 33
One problem...none of the candidates left (except maybe RuPaul) want or will allow a brokered convention. Watch for more drop-outs starting next Wed.
In Louisiana, our brilliant politicians prefer to place Mardi Gras a priority over participating on Super Tuesday, so I won’t be voting until Feb. 9. If it’s close, I’ll vote for the Huckster, off of Congressman Hunter’s recomendation. If Huck drops out after Tuesday, or it’s a given that one candidate has the nomination wrapped up, then I’m casting my vote for Hunter as he’s still going to appear on the ballot.