Saturday, January 26, 2008

Let Huckabee Speak, Let Huckabee Run....

and check his pockets.

Deacon Keith Fournier has posted a great article about Gov. Huckabee and the reception his candidacy has received from the media and the Republican establishment.

It might be interesting to know just what is in his pockets!

When a Leader Appears...

... we are wise to listen to his message of hope and we are wise to not let the opportunity pass.

Mike Huckabee for America

Why Limbaugh, Hannity, et al Oppose Huckabee

The conservative radio talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity who are so strident in their opposition to Mike Huckabee have been less than forthright in their motivation.

Their shows are carried by the radio stations of ClearChannel Communications, which has recently been acquired by Bain Capital... the company where Flip Romney made his millions through corporate acquisitions.

If It's Broke.... Fix It.

Mike Huckabee wants to replace the payroll and income taxes with the FairTax... a consumption tax on purchases. American-made goods would be taxed once - at the point of sale - rather than every time an employee (with their embedded payroll taxes) touches them. Illegal immigrants would join the tax base - paying tax like the rest of us for everything they consume. No more would America penalize productivity and savings. A monthly "pre-bate" check would be issued to every citizen up to refund to them the tax they'll incur for the poverty level of spending in the month, so the tax burden not only remains lighter on the poor - it goes away completely for many. The FairTax is designed to be revenue-neutral - the amount of money brought in would not change - but the removal of the hidden taxes built into all the goods we buy would put lots of buying power back into our economy.

What's wrong with this idea? The establishment opposes it. Many people with vested interest in the status quo are made nervous by it. They prefer the complex tax code we have now. Do you?

I don't. Mike Huckabee does not.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hey, Fred! Can You See It Yet? GET OUT!!!

I am one angry and frustrated man tonight. I am edging close to despair over America's future. Tonight South Carolina voted for John McCain by 33% to 30% over Mike Huckabee. Fred Thompson set a personal best tonight with all of sixteen percent.

It will take me some time to forgive Fred Thompson, the National Right to Life Committee, and Fred's supporters for handing John McCain such a big win tonight in South Carolina. May God help Gov. Huckabee to rally in Florida after Thompson finally recognizes what all of America has known since Iowa. Fred needs to drop out of the race and do it now while there's still a chance to nominate a pro-life candidate.

John McCain crafted a Presidential selection process tailor made for long-time Senators such as himself to have a huge advantage. They can use their existing funds from previous federal level races in their campaigns for President. The only other alternative to running a national campaign on level playing grounds with long-time Senators is the tiny set of independently wealthy people like Mitt Romney.

As if the process was not slanted enough, the Christian community leaders waffled between the candidates, some of whom support abortion now, some of whom supported abortion when it was convenient for the race they were running at the time, or they lobbied on behalf of abortion rights groups. So there was no unified voice of Christians DESPITE the "Values Voters" summit where ***51%*** of those present chose Gov. Huckabee. Apparently, the leaders felt "uncomfortable" with the only consistently pro-life candidate. It is time for the leadership of the National Right to Life Committee to resign. Such a position of responsibility and yet so little backbone.

Hey Jim Dobson, if you could really "never vote for John McCain", perhaps the Values Voters Summit was the time to come out with that little tidbit of information? Why bother now? If it's true that his McCain-Feingold Act has involved government in controlling what can and cannot be said in worship services, and what groups like Focus on the Family can tell their supporters, then where was this information in South Carolina?

If 527 Organizations like Club for Growth can receive hundreds of thousands from the rich friends of Flip Romney, and they can run ads without regard to truth or context, where is the fairness or justice in that? Who set up this system, anyway? Oh, that's right... John McCain.

Now we have McCain, Giuliani, and Flip Romney fighting for the lead in "winner take all" Florida... and South Carolina just handed momentum to McCain.

Maybe God really has abandoned America. Maybe the vast number of infant murders already committed is too much for him to overlook.

What will be our answer when the question is asked about abortion: "Why didn't somebody do something?" Will it be "We voted based on political expediency"? Perhaps God will be mollified with "I didn't think Mike could win so I didn't want to vote for him and he lost by three percentage points".

Friday, January 11, 2008

A Review of the SC Debate from Weekly Standard

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

In Honor of Huck's Appearance on Letterman...

Gov. Huckabee appeared on David Letterman last night (or so I'm told - my Columbus CBS affiliate thought I'd rather watch a post-game press conference after a bad OSU loss)... posted this video in preparation for that visit... a Huckabee Top Ten List.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Huckabee Interview with Larry King

I like to post videos of Huckabee because he communicates so well. My favorite portion of this interview is near the end when he describes the campaign's cash on hand being a result of frugal spending. That's the sign of a fiscal conservative... his actions there speak louder than the labels affixed to him by the Limbaugh-types.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Huckabee Wins Iowa

The first step to the Republican nomination has been taken as Gov. Huckabee has won the Iowa Caucuses. In spite of opposition from many of the traditional conservative power-brokers such as Limbaugh, Hannity, etc., Huckabee's message resonated with Iowa's conservative base and he moves on with the win he sought.

Furthermore I think this shows that Mitt Romney's misleading mudslinging not only failed him, but has exposed the weakness of his support. He outspent Huckabee by millions in Iowa and came away with precious little from it. Romney now faces a struggle against Senator McCain to win New Hampshire.

Huck on the Early Show This Morning