October 15, 2007

Folger: Huckabee for GOP Bus Driver

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Janet Folger came out with a strong and compelling column today:
The problem is that too many in our movement have been motivated by fear: "We had better support pro-abortion anti-marriage Giuliani because we might get Hillary if we don't!" or: "We better sign on to Romney's campaign and hope that his extremely recent conversions on life, marriage, gun-control, pornography and immigration are really sincere!" Can you even say that with a straight face?

We're on the right bus. [The Republican bus.] We just need to quit throwing paper-wads at each other long enough to hire the driver who agrees to take us where we want to go. May I suggest a driver without a long record of traffic violations like driving the wrong way on one-way streets such as abortion, marriage and judicial appointments?

By the way, if you're willing to compromise on life and marriage, go buy a ticket for the RINO safari bus, because you're a Republican in name only. Besides, if Giuliani or Romney were at the wheel, a whole lot of passengers would head for the emergency exit. And of those who remain, they're not likely to chip in for gas or help change a flat tire.

Let's take a look at the map. To get to where we need to go, we need someone who won't negotiate on the non-negotiables of life and marriage. Someone who can reach the Reagan Democrats, union workers and African Americans. And someone who can take on Hillary.

As reported in Newsweek, in his gubernatorial re-election, Gov. Mike Huckabee got 48 percent of the African-American vote – know any other Republican candidate who can say that? Reaching union workers? Huckabee's the first Republican in 119 years to get the endorsement of the 750,000 member International Association of Machinists and Areospace Workers. With a fraction of the money the others have been spending, Huckabee is competitive. According to the Rasmussen Poll, Huckabee is now only 8 points behind Hillary. Imagine what would happen if he had money to spend.

I know you may have your favorite bus driver, but there is only one driver's seat. Look at the answers given at the Values Voter Presidential Debate – the entire written transcript is now posted at ValuesVoterDebate.com. For those of you who are worried about his foreign policy, I've included Gov. Huckabee's answer on radical Islam. He gets it. He is not for civil unions, as some have suggested. He is not for "sanctuary cities" and personally told me that securing our border is the first priority on immigration. Where is he on taxes? I've included that question, as well. American sovereignty? It's all below.

Time is running out, and the bus is leaving the station. If we don't get our act together and unite now, we're going to be thrown under the bus.

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