December 14, 2007

December 14: Huckabee News Roundup

CNN reports on an exciting new addition to the Huckabee campaign:

A veteran Republican strategist considered by many the architect of Ronald Reagan's 1984 landslide election victory is set to take the helm of Mike Huckabee's surging presidential bid, CNN has learned.

Ed Rollins — the longtime GOP strategist who worked in the Reagan White House, ran former Sen. Jack Kemp's 1988 White House run, and played a key role in Ross Perot's 1992 presidential bid — will be formally named Huckabee's national campaign chairman later Friday at an event in New Hampshire.

Rollins told CNN's John King that over the last several months he has become "more and more impressed by the day" with Huckabee.

"I had given up the profession and felt this was probably my last campaign and I wanted to help," Rollins said. "Mike is someone with great communications skills and a very approachable message and that is why you see his support growing not just in Iowa but across the country."
Townhall has some good commentary on a recent attack piece in the Washington Post:
Liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson has an attack op-ed up today on Mike Huckabee. Based on my reading, it seems Robinson dislikes Huckabee because he believes Huckabee really means the things he says.

Robinson is less worried about Rudy Giuliani, because:

... Giuliani, when pressed, admits to harboring fairly cosmopolitan and enlightened views on domestic issues such as abortion, immigration and gun control.

And he's not afraid of Mitt Romney, because:

... Romney's pandering still hasn't managed to dispel the notion that, beneath the rhetoric, he's probably a pretty reasonable guy.

So Robinson dislikes Huckabee because he thinks that, unlike Rudy and Romney, Huckabee might actually govern -- not just campaign -- as a conservative?

Here's the money quote:

... Much is made, and rightly so, of Huckabee's vocation as a Baptist minister and his promise that his actions as president would be in accord with his fundamentalist beliefs. "My faith is my life -- it defines me. I don't separate my faith from my personal and professional lives," he says on his campaign Web site.

... Somebody go check Jefferson's grave; he's spinning again.

The more secular liberals bash Huckabee, the better he will do.
Don't miss this great column by Michael Reagan at Newsmax:
What is now going on is what’s been going on for decades in presidential primaries — you have all of these leakers leaking information, such as the Drudge Report’s contention that the Democrats want Mike Huckabee to win the GOP nomination because they believe he’d be the easiest Republican to beat in the general election.

Translated, that means that Huckabee really scares the pants off the Democrats, who hope they can prevent him from being the GOP nominee by persuading Republican voters from voting for someone else because Huckabee is a sure loser.

The reality here is that Americans have been electing governors to the presidency for a long time — such men as Roosevelt, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush; and guess what, there are only two former governors running in the GOP primaries, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.
Read the whole article...

Huck just made the cover of the Dec. 22 issue of WORLD Magazine:
Out from the Shadows: Huckabee's surge

The campaign trailblazer from Hope, Ark., is former Baptist pastor Mike Huckabee, whose sudden rise in polls has shaken the GOP. But as Iowa caucuses approach, the questions will become tougher and the spotlight brighter is now the #1 most visited website among Democrats and Republicans. Read it about it here, or watch a video from CNN.

1 comment:

Gus Spoon said...

Mike Huckabee is due very shortly to face the full force of the secular press who's destined objective, to rip apart the very vestiges of Christianity, he must be on guard against.

For this he will need every prayer every second, every minute, every day from here on!

The next thing we will hear about is the wife's role in the Baptist household.
The secularist will claim she is the suppressed slave of the overbearing husband.

This is not true; The wife is commanded to obey God first the Husband second as the Husband is held responsible for the household and commanded to Love his wife.

So you see it is a grand partnership two helpmates conceived by God!

Secularism has produced a terrible disunion and disservice to the American family!

Here for you to read is the Mission Statement of the secular movement;

If Huckabee fails I believe it will be due particularly to secularism;
Hear is it's mission statement; In which I can perceive nothing less than the destruction of America!

In the United States, the American Secular Union and Freethought Federation, presided over by Mr. E. P. Peacock, with many affiliated local societies, has for its object the separation of Church and State, and for its platform the nine demands of Liberalism, namely:

1. that churches and other ecclesiastical property shall be no longer exempt from taxation;
2. that the employment of chaplains in Congress, in state legislatures, in the army and navy, and in prisons, asylums, and all institutions supported by public money, shall be discontinued, and that all religious services maintained by national, state, or municipal governments shall be abolished;
3. that all public appropriations for educational and charitable institutions of a sectarian character shall cease;
4. that, while advocating the loftiest instruction in morals and the inculcation of the strictest uprightness of conduct, religious teaching and the use of the Bible for religious purposes in public schools shall be prohibited;
5. that the appointment by the President of the United States and the governors of the various states of religious festivals, fasts, and days of prayer and thanksgiving shall be discontinued;
6. that the theological oath in the courts and in other departments of government shall be abolished, and simple affirmation under the pains and penalties of perjury, established in its stead;
7. that all laws directly or indirectly enforcing in any degree the religious and theological dogma of Sunday or Sabbath observance shall be repealed;
8. that all laws looking to the enforcement of Christian morality as such shall be abrogated, and that all laws shall be conformed to the requirements of natural morality, equal rights and impartial justice;
9. that, in harmony with the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the several states, no special privileges or advantages shall be conceded to Christianity or any other religion; that our entire political system shall be conducted and administered on a purely secular basis; and that whatever changes are necessary to this end shall be consistently, unflinchingly, and promptly made.