March 4, 2008

Reflections on an Incredible Campaign

March 4th, 2008
Dear Friends,

We three brothers began blogging for Governor Huckabee in August -- back when he was little more than an asterisk in the polls. Seven months and three hundred and sixteen posts later, we've seen him shock the world time and time again, going from second-tier to front-runner, and captivating the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of voters across America. Tonight, we watched him concede the race with grace, humility, and the same optimism, humor, and principled steadfastness that has defined his candidacy.

What an incredible ride it has been. Who would have thought that two 19-year-old twin brothers could make a mark on a presidential election? And yet an email reached Chuck Norris, a website launched a grassroots movement, and thousands of lives have changed -- ours included. We'll never forget the friendships and memories we've shared.

Huckabee inspired a movement. That movement will not fade. Unlike the superficial hero worship of "Obamamania," members of Huck's Army can articulate issues, principles, and a consistent, practical, and hopeful conservatism. We're not disillusioned, we're resolved. Some of us will run for office, all will stay engaged. It's all been worth it.

Brett and I are presently working on a column that will appear in the upcoming Sunday Edition of The Oregonian -- our state's largest newspaper. In it we'll reflect more fully on Huck's Army, Huckabee, and the future of the movement. We believe we'll be speaking for thousands of members of Huck's Army -- comrades we know and love.

The journey has only just begun. We hope you'll continue it with us.


Alex Harris
for Alex, Brett, and Joel

P.S. We'll be posting our column on Sunday -- and other election-related thoughts as events warrant. We certainly hope to resurrect the blog for 2012. Meanwhile, to keep up on our activities, visit We'd love to hear from you, meet you, and stay in touch.


Applied Christianity said...

Excellent ending post. Thanks for all you did for the campaign. Congratulations on the newspaper article. And I wish you the best on your book!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hello guys,

Thanks for your great work.

I am looking everywhere to find out about the Texas REPUBLICAN caucus results: ... as of yet, nada, zilch, nothing. On the CNN site, the box that is reserved for showing the caucus results isn't even turned on yet (as of 8pm March 5). I know we lost, but I fought hard and was proud to see a lot better result in TX than we had expected. A strong last finish means a lot still.
Please check this out

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful, informative website. I can't tell you how much I have appreciated it these past few months. My heart is heavy that Mr. Huckabee is no longer in the race, and I want to ask, what now? I can't in clear conscience vote for John Mccain. What will you do? Thank you.

Ben Stevenson said...

What do you think about the idea of Mike Huckabee as a Vice Presidential candidate alongside John McCain? Is it likely? Would it help Mike Huckabee have a better chance of becoming president in 2012?
Almost 1000 people have joined a Facebook group for McCain / Huckabee '08.
Nearly 200 have joined another group.