Friday, June 27, 2008

Huckabee for Vice President

National Review is set to declare who it thinks is unacceptable for John McCain to choose as a running mate. Apparently, Mitt Romney is acceptable to the good folks at the Review, he who was in favor of abortion-"it will not be a multiple choice"-before he was "pro-life, and favored that legislation," and who is now pro-Second Amendment and hunted "small varmints, really," but previously said he favored the "tough gun laws in Massachusetts (I support them)." What a fine conservative choice.

The reality is that we had a conservative choice in this election. We had someone who was pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and who would appoint judges were he elected that reflected those values-our values. We all blew it collectively, including me, because it seemed that we were looking for the perfect candidate instead of the right one.

As Adam Graham pointed out, some people were concerned in 1976 and 1980 that Ronald Reagan didn't have a perfect record, either. Conservatives gave Reagan a chance anyway, and I'd say it worked out pretty well for us and for the country in the end.

Mike Huckabee is a man who, at the very deepest level, understands conservative values and shares them. We do not need to ask whether Huckabee is pro-life, and we don't need to wonder from his past actions if he will act on the pro-life convictions that he proclaims were he to enter office. Huckabee was never the perfect candidate, but those of us who were so quick to write him off soon found out that he may have been the right one.

Through his new venture HUCKPAC, Mike Huckabee is showing that he isn't just supporting Republican candidates, but conservative ones, and even as we bemoan the present Republican nominee, Mike Huckabee is out laying the groundwork for the conservative future of the GOP-a future he will have helped to build. If John McCain is serious about winning in November, he should select Mike Huckabee as his running mate.

The World is proud to endorse Mike Huckabee for the Vice Presidency of the United States.



At Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:38:00 AM, Anonymous Catholics for Mike Huckabee said...

Governor Huckabee has been consistently pro-life and pro-family throughout his entire political career. He has far more executive leadership experience than either of the presidential nominees (10.5 years as governor of Arkansas). He is a great communicator/debater and has a strong, enthusiastic base of support. He balanced the state budget of Arkansas every year as Governor, improved Arkansas' education system from 48th to one of the top 10, and improved Arkansas' roads. Furthermore, Huckabee is an excellent campaigner. He won millions of votes during the primary despite running on a shoestring budget. Mike Huckabee would be a great VP for John McCain!

At Sunday, June 29, 2008 6:05:00 PM, Blogger Rob Huddleston said...

David -

OK, but don't you have that fear that Huck might not be ready for prime time? That remark at the NRA Convention (where he all but advocated that Barack Obama be shot) was borderline retarded.

I really want a conservative VP on the GOP ticket that will make me ignore the top of the ticket. I wouldn't consider Huck that man. Watts, Jindal, maybe even Barbour, but not Huck.



At Sunday, June 29, 2008 6:16:00 PM, OpenID hsmith4huck said...

Great points! Huckabee is the best choice - he is a true social conservative and can really relate with the average middle class American suffering in this economy. Everyone makes some mistakes when they are in the limelight 24/7, and Huckabee has certainly done that, but so have Obama, McCain, and some of the others in the primary. The truth is that Huckabee is the most "common" of all the candidates and can authentically connect with the real needs of Americans and set forth common-sense solutions. This country has lost patience with the elitists who make promises they do not intend to keep; we need someone who truly understands what it is like to try and make a living in this economy. McCain/Huckabee 2008!

At Sunday, June 29, 2008 8:46:00 PM, Blogger Dave Oatney said...

Paul Weyrich also thought Huckabee was "not ready for prime time." He later deeply regretted thinking that.

I thought it too, and I thought a lot of other things that were much worse.

Needless to say, I really should have thought much more deeply about the whole matter.

Rather than perfection, I should have looked for the person who stood for the "First Things," the things that matter most. There was only one of those who had a chance at the end of the day, and we all failed to see that.

I think Huckabee is going to surprise you and a whole lot of other folks in four or eight years-and he is probably the best chance the Republicans have this year to win in November.

At Sunday, June 29, 2008 11:21:00 PM, Blogger Fabian's straight talk said...

Huckabee would be a great counter point to McCain in many ways.


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