Wednesday, August 15, 2007

let's talk about mike huckabee

Mitt Romney ran away with the recently completed Iowa straw poll, and of course that made news. What didn't make as much news was the "surprising" (to some people anyway) finish of Mike Huckabee. He finished 2nd to Romney with 18% of the votes. I hope that this is the boost he needs.

I said a long time ago that Fred Thompson, if he entered the race, would make an interesting candidate. His conservative credentials are better than any of the 3 so-called front runners (Rudy McRomney) and he's more likable than any of the three. But he still hasn't announced.

I like Thompson, but there's no guarantee that he will run or, if he runs, that he will do any good. It's time for Christian conservatives--the base of the GOP--to make a decision. Mike Huckabee had a solid showing in Iowa. He polls well every time he speaks in public, because his message resonates with true Reagan conservatives. He has executive experience, and he brings an "outside-the-Beltway" mentality to the job that I think is desperately needed.

Mike Huckabee would make a good president. I don't agree with him on 100% of the issues, but I don't think that we can afford to hold out for perfection. It's time for Christian conservatives to rally around this guy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iowa voters have historically voted much more conservative regarding social issues than the rest of the country. This may explain his boost in the Iowa poll. I don't know that the Iowa results would hold true to the rest of the country.

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