I haven't agreed with everything Mike Huckabee has said in the 2008 presidential campaign, but here's something I agree with:
"Republicans have decided that elections are a messy thing, and anointings and coronations are much better,” Huckabee said on MSNBC. “It’s that kind of attitude that is going to be the death of the Republican Party in this country."I've heard some of the Utah minions of the Republican machine chastise Huckabee for staying in the US presidential race. Additionally, Doug Wright of KSL radio challenged the governor to stop thinking that he is God's gift to the world and get out of the race. "What could he possibly be thinking", Wright recently said on his show. What despicable attitudes. Mike Huckabee is in the race because the Republican party is not a monolith--or so I thought.
Mitt Romney is a sellout. Sure, he did just what his party wanted, but that's exactly what makes him a sellout--to the people who supported him, and to the country. To make matters worse, he offered all of his erstwhile delegates to John McCain, as down-payment et obsequium to the Republican kingmakers, in order to get the nod as Republican nominee in 2012. I, for one, will have a hard time voting for Mitt Romney under any circumstances now.
Many have called Mitt's actions the pragmatic thing to do. I call it the violation of principle. If Mitt Romney was so beholden to the Establishment and to his Party, I wish he would have never run. This would have given the more genuine candidates--Paul and Huckabee--a better chance. Now we're seemingly stuck, at best, with socialism lite.
So, as it stands, here is your presidential poll. Do you prefer:This was the sort of politics in which Rome engaged during the days of its last, dying gasps.
a) Socialism forced down your throat?
b) Socialism with a deceitful smile?
c) Socialism mixed with imperialism
That's it. You choices do not include "none of the above."
I applaud Mike Huckabee for staying in the presidential race. I am also very appreciative that Ron Paul continues to make a go of it, despite the fact that every Establishment media organ has been instructed to ignore him.
In the last 60 years, every presidential race has been the same--except for when Ronald Reagan snuck in there; John Hinckley almost corrected the mistake on behalf of the Establishment, though. People, voters, fellow Americans: it doesn't have to be this way. Romney proved his ineptness and untrustworthiness by trying to ensure that the stale status quo will continue for years to come.
The real heroes in this campaign season are those who refuse to bow to the party hacks of putrescence. Governor Huckabee and Congressman Paul--keep the faith!
“These are issues that keep us going 20 hours a day, because we care deeply about whether our party is going to stand for something — or if all we’re going to do is just a say, ‘We want to be elected and not those guys.’”The pragmatism of Mitt Romney and the majority of the Republican peasants has become a consistent exercise short-sightedness. If we knuckle under to the Establishment candidate, then that's what we're always going to get--the person they want, and never the one that we want or that is best for the country.
Huckabee argued that the Republicans “have lost touch in many cases with the common, ordinary people out there driving trucks, handling the freight, lifting heavy things.”
He noted that it is the members of the base who are the ones needed when it comes to the general election.
“You alienate that strong base of the party, and you’re going to find it very difficult to beat Democrats,” Huckabee said.
Someday we'll break the stranglehold monopoly that the Establishment has on our presidential (and other) elections. Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul may not win this time around, but they can be to our future as Barry Goldwater was the forerunner to Ronald Reagan.
Perhaps then we can throw the rascals out of both parties, and not just undergo a perpetual exchange of one set of court jesters for the other. When that day occurs, it will be refreshing to have cleaned up the cesspool that US politics has become.