Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Debate Invitation: Huck Says 'Yes', Mac Says...

(PressMediaWire) Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee accepted an invitation to participate in a Values Voter Presidential Debate to be held on Monday, March 3, 2008. Huckabee received the invitation on Wednesday, February 27, for the debate which would also include Senator John McCain, Congressman Ron Paul.

"I look forward to discussing the issues that are important to the people of America such as health care, education, energy independence, terrorism and national security," Huckabee wrote in his letter of acceptance. "I will clear my schedule to make time for this important debate, provided Sen. McCain participates, otherwise we will keep our current campaign schedule."

On Tuesday, Huckabee challenged Sen. McCain to a Lincoln- Douglas Style debate, but has yet to receive an acceptance from Sen. McCain.

The Values Voter debate is scheduled to be held at the Marriott Riverwalk, 711 E. Riverwalk St. in San Antonio, Tex.

Source: http://pressmediawire.com/article.cfm?articleID=5589

Monday, February 18, 2008

New Wisconsin Poll: HuckaBOOM

American Research Group, Inc.

Wisconsin
Likely Republican Primary Voters Feb 6-7 Feb 15-16

Huckabee 4% 42%
McCain 51% 46%
Paul 7% 4%
Romney 29% ni
Someone else 1% 1%
Undecided 8% 7%

Source: http://www.americanresearchgroup.com/pres08/wirep8-702.html

Saturday, February 16, 2008

How McCain May Lose the Nomination

A MUST READ!

Mike Huckabee is ready to take this campaign to a brokered convention...and the following article explains just how REAL that possibility is...


Source: http://www.forerunner.com/blog/2008/02/brer-mccain-and-huckabee-rabbit-how.html
(February 14, excerpted)

"The John McCain camp informed us yesterday that it is "mathematically impossible" for Mike Huckabee to win the nomination. What they won't say is that McCain stands a good chance of losing the nomination as long as Huckabee stays in the race (bold, J. Morris).


"Huckabee only has to win half of the remaining delegates to block McCain from the nomination (bold, J. Morris). And even if he falls a few short of that, many of the delegates in McCain's column will be "unbound" delegates who may in fact vote for anyone they choose on the first ballot.

"This leads one to wonder: If it's really "mathematically impossible," then why does Huckabee want to be in the race? And why does John McCain so badly want him out?

"Simply: Huckabee does not need to "win" in order for McCain to lose!

"...The McCain camp thinks the "mathematically impossible" rhetorical trap will hide a few obvious facts from the voting public who tend to believe the media pundits rather than research how the nomination process actually works. This might in fact backfire as conservatives will resent the propaganda ploy of the "Republicans in name only" who want the election to be declared over before the voters have chosen all the delegates.

"McCain will not be the nominee until he has 1,191 bound delegates pledged to him. John McCain is ahead with an estimated 804 delegates after Tuesday's contests compared to 240 for Mike Huckabee and 14 for Ron Paul.

"Can no one in the media do the math? Or is it that they think the rest of us are too stupid to follow it? There are 774 delegates left to win. If John McCain has exactly 804 delegates (and 18 of these are uncommitted delegates who are still able to change their mind) then he needs an additional 387 to clinch the nomination with 1,191.

"Ironically half of 774 is exactly 387!

"So where is the mathematical impossibility here?

"Huckabee only needs to get 51 percent of the remaining delegates to block McCain! (bold, J. Morris). Considering the results of the last week alone, he is more than able to do this (bold, J. Morris).

"Even though McCain is the delegate leader, unless reaches 1,191 delegates, he cannot win in the first round of the convention. If he loses and it goes to the second round for a vote, he is not guaranteed any of those delegates. Bound or pledged delegates are only committed to the winner of the primary to vote for that candidate in the first round. At the convention, if McCain does not get 51% of the delegate vote on the first round, then they vote again. In the next round, delegates can vote for anyone.

"...Here's another amazing fact. Not all the delegates amassed by McCain are bound to vote for him in the first round! Each state allots both "bound" and "unbound" delegates. (I've been calling them "super delegates" in my other posts, but in reality this term is only used for the Democrat primaries.) The Democrat super delegates are party insiders likely to support the established frontrunner, while the Republican uncommitted delegates are similar, but they are more likely to vote for anyone they choose in the first round.

"McCain currently has 796 bound delegates and 18 unbound delegates. McCain needs 395 bound delegates to reach 1191 of the remaining states.

"Now here's the math (here I've again used my blue, red, purple code):

Likely for McCain
Likely for Huckabee
Likely for either

Wisconsin - 37 bound and 3 unbound
Puerto Rico - 20 bound and 3 unbound
Texas - 137 bound and 3 unbound!
Ohio - 0 bound and 88 unbound!
Rhode Island - 17 bound and 3 unbound
Vermont - 17 bound
Mississippi - 36 bound and 3 unbound
Pennsylvania - 0 bound and 74 unbound!
North Carolina - 69 bound!
Indiana - 27 bound and 30 unbound
Nebraska - 30 bound and 3 unbound
Hawaii - 20 bound
Kentucky - 45 bound
Oregon - 27 bound and 3 unbound
Idaho - 26 bound and 6 unbound
New Mexico - 29 bound and 3 unbound
South Dakota - 24 bound and 3 unbound

"There are 561 bound delegates left. If we are speaking of the number of bound delegates that John McCain must win, then he needs 71% of the remaining 561 to reach 1191 bound delegates.

"Huckabee will probably win Mississippi, Nebraska, Kentucky, and South Dakota. If this happens, then McCain would have to win just about every remaining delegate to be guaranteed enough bound delegates to win the nomination, and that is not likely to happen.

"In fact, if Huckabee can win Texas and North Carolina it becomes really interesting once again. Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Kentucky, Idaho and South Dakota have 385 total delegates up for grabs. Just winning these states along with some delegates from close contests in other states could block the nomination from McCain.

"The media pundits lump both bound and unbound delegates in their totals. This is very misleading. Huckabee may block McCain in the first round delegate vote at the convention and then win on a second, third or fourth ballot. Until someone has a majority, the candidates keep striking deals and the delegates keep voting.

"Abraham Lincoln won the nomination on the fourth ballot in the Republican convention in 1860 although William Seward was the pre-convention favorite.

"So while unlikely, if there is enough dissent in the GOP come summer, McCain could be denied the nomination if he doesn't have enough bound delegates. But even more likely, if he falls short of 1191 in both bound and unbound delegates, then a conservative coalition could arise that would nominate Huckabee or another conservative as the Republican candidate for President of the United States."

Yes, there IS yet hope. Go Mike Huckabee!

Huckabee Will Win Wisconsin

Wisconsin's own Mark Belling, of Milwaukee's gmtoday.com, has recently predicted that...

"Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee will win Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary...."

Yep, a brokered GOP convention may just be on the horizon...
Fantastic news for conservatives...
McCain's worst nightmare...
American's last, best Hope...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Huckabee Nets Most on the Net

1. www.mikehuckabee.com 42.44%
2. www.ronpaul2008.com 31.2%
3. www.johnmccain.com 26.36%



Thursday, February 14, 2008

"My Commitment to You"

by Mike Huckabee

I am seeking the Presidency because I care deeply about important issues facing America—Life, Marriage, the Fair Tax, the Second Amendment, American Border Security and Sovereignty. I am as committed to those issues as I ever was, and my campaigning around the country has convinced that the majority of Republicans want me to continue to fight for these and other conservative causes. So I will.


I know all about the rumors swirling around. That why I just went on national news show this afternoon, to knock those rumors down. I am still in this race. As I have said all along, I am in this race until someone gets to 1191 delegates. That has not happened yet, and so I will keep campaigning for the Republican nomination. Period. That’s my ironclad commitment to my supporters.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Major Huckmentum in Virginia

Big Movement in Huckabee's Direction in Virginia (bold mine)

  • Eve of VA GOP Primary 2/11/08: Huckabee Closes-In On McCain: Big movement in Virginia following Mike Huckabee's strong showing over the weekend in Louisiana, Kansas and Washington state. On the eve of the Virginia Republican Primary, it's John McCain 48%, Mike Huckabee 37%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll released 72 hours ago, McCain is down 9, Huckabee is up 12. McCain had led by 32, now leads by 11. Among Conservative voters, McCain had led by 21, now trails by 5. Among Pro-Life voters, McCain had led by 20 points, now trails by 6. Among voters in Southeast VA, McCain had led by 28, now trails by 12. Among voters focused on Immigration, McCain had led by 16, now trails by 17. Among voters who attend religious services regularly, McCain had led by 24, now trails by 2.
http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZmMyMDc2ZDBlNTBjMGFiY2I1MGI5ZDY1NTM4ZTUwNTE=

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Washington Caucus Update

The Washington State Republican chair has said he will make sure the remaining 13% are counted, though he does not foresee it changing the results. That may be. But at least all voters will have been heard, and the lingering uncertainty dispelled.

On to Viriginia, Delaware, and D.C.! There is yet HOPE.

"We the People" or "We the WA State Party"?

Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed (a Republican), uses this slogan on his campaign website (www.samreed.org):

"For safe and secure elections...
To make sure every vote counts..."

I wish his fellow Washington Republicans felt the same way...

The Washington State Republican Party has chosen to NOT COUNT the last 13% of yesterday's caucus votes!

That sounds American, doesn't it?

How can they do this...and why?

Could it be that they are protecting their presumptive nominee?

Could it be that they don't want McCain to experience what his rival did in Missouri?

Huckabee lost Missouri in the last 9% of reporting precincts.

PLEASE: CONTACT WASHINGTON'S REPUBLICAN PARTY, AND PETITION FOR THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.

You can do so at: comments@wsrp.org

If I were John McCain...

If I were John McCain, and running low on funds (as his campaign has for a long time), I'd really like it if all my rivals for the Republican nomination would drop out...or be forced out...

Washington Stops Counting at 87.2%

This from the Huckabee campaign (www.mikehuckabee.com):

"The Washington State GOP, with 87.2 percent reporting, discontinued the counting process. We are looking into the matter. We are committed to making certain EVERY vote is counted. We will keep you posted."

I guess the Washington State Republican party is tired of democracy...

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Huckabee Wins Louisiana!

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won the Louisiana Republican primary on Saturday, notching up another Southern victory in his bid to become the party's presidential candidate in the November general election....

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN1055815420080210

Wolf Blitzer Interview & CPAC Speech

You can view Mike's fantastic interview with Wolf Blitzer tonight at:
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/02/09/huckabee-its-called-an-election/#comment-503270

You can also view Mike's tremendous speech before the CPAC this morning at:
http://www.hucksarmy.com/videos/HuckCPAC2008.html

Huckabee Wins Kansas: Nearly 3-1!

Huckabee Beats McCain in Kansas

By Eric Pianin and Chris Cillizza
washingtonpost.com Staff Writers

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defeated Sen. John McCain in the Kansas Republican caucuses today, after resisting pressure to end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in favor of McCain.

With all precints reporting, Huckabee beat McCain, 60 percent to 24 percent, with 11 percent for Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.). Huckabee's victory follows a string of four wins in the South and one in West Virginia on Super Tuesday this week. At stake today were 36 of Kansas's 39 delegates to the Republican National Convention this summer. Huckabee appears to have picked up 33 of those....

Friday, February 8, 2008

Dr. Dobson for Huckabee: The Official Endorsement

Special Alert
Feb. 7, 2008

Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement tonight, speaking as a private citizen.

I am endorsing Gov. Mike Huckabee for President of the United States today. My decision comes in the wake of my statement on Super Tuesday that I could not vote for Sen. John McCain, even if he goes on to win the Republican nomination. His record on the institution of the family and other conservative issues makes his candidacy a matter of conscience and concern for me.

That left two pro-family candidates whom I could support, but I was reluctant to choose between them. However, the decision by Gov. Mitt Romney to put his campaign “on hold” changes the political landscape. The remaining candidate for whom I could vote is Gov. Huckabee. His unwavering positions on the social issues, notably the institution of marriage, the importance of faith and the sanctity of human life, resonate deeply with me and with many others. That is why I will support Gov. Huckabee through the remaining primaries, and will vote for him in the general election if he should get the nomination. Obviously, the governor faces an uphill struggle, given the delegates already committed to Sen. McCain. Nevertheless, I believe he is our best remaining choice for President of the United States.

(NOTE: Dr. Dobson made these statements as a private citizen. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a reflection of the opinions of Focus on the Family or Focus on the Family Action.)

NEWS RELEASE: "See You at the Inauguration!"

Memorandum to Huckabee Campaigners

From: Ed Rollins, Campaign Chairman; Chip Saltsman, Campaign Manager

Re: Our Path to Victory at the Minneapolis-St. Paul convention

Too many Republicans have tried to turn this nomination battle into a coronation, not a series of further election contests. Big mistake on their part. They are wrong. We know that we are running an underdog campaign, but that’s nothing new—we have always been the underdog. And yet a whole lot of onetime “overdogs” are now on the sidelines, licking their wounds. The Republican National Convention is seven long months away; a lot can happen in that much time. A lot will happen.

But in the meantime, as you all know, Governor Huckabee is not a quitter. He has never shirked from a challenge, and he never will. He has always told us—and personally reaffirmed to us just today—that he is in this race to win. That is, to win the Republican presidential nomination, and to win the White House. Why? Because he cares deeply about the issues that inspired him to get into politics in the first place—back in the 60s, when he started studying the works of the great conservative thinkers and writers, back in the 70s, when he was an ardent supporter of another underdog Republican. And what was that fellow’s name? Oh yes—it was Ronald Reagan.

So don’t let anyone tell you that it’s over! In fact, as of today, no fewer than 27 states, districts, and territories have not yet had a chance to vote . That includes such big states as Texas (Chuck Norris’ home state, ‘nuff said), Ohio , and Pennsylvania . All the Republicans and Republican-minded independents in those states want to be part of the process, too, and they deserve to have a choice put before them. Folks don’t want the Republican Establishment to pick the nominee for them, through a premature rush to judgment, and they sure...don’t want the media to pick the nominee!

We note that in many of the hottest contests so far, the vote has been divided into thirds—typically, about one-third for Governor Huckabee, one third for Senator McCain, and one third for all the other candidates. And as you know, typically, Governor Huckabee has done best among hardcore Republicans—the activist base. That’s one reason why we are looking forward to Governor Huckabee’s speech to the legendary CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, in DC tomorrow morning. You’d better believe that the folks gathered at the Omni Shoreham hotel are the go-getters who make or break primary elections. Just wait till they get a load of Mike Huckabee!

We are confident that we will get most of the activists, the folks who work the hardest because they care the most about the issues. In addition, we note that many of the jurisdictions that have already voted have merely had the first round of their delegate-selection process. To be frank, there’s still plenty of time for politicking, as Republicans really focus on the question of who should lead their party into the November election. Who’s the most stalwart champion of Republican and conservative values? Who’s the most articulate and effective campaigner? We know the answer to those questions—that’s why we have been working our hearts out for Mike Huckabee. But soon, everyone paying attention will know that, too. As the campaign season grinds on—and let’s again remember, this is just February!—there will be plenty of time for reflection and reconsideration, especially among those hundreds of delegates pledged to candidates who have now dropped out.


As we saw in West Virginia on Tuesday—where Governor Huckabee swooped in on the day of the state convention and won a decisive victory that changed the tone of the remaining Super Tuesday coverage—a single good speech from our candidate is often worth more than all the tens of millions of dollars, and all the big-shot endorsements, that the other candidates have been able to drum up.


Indeed, it’s interesting that Mike Huckabee has done so well in the states so critical to Republican prospects this November. That is, those “swing states” that are essential building blocks of a Republican victory coalition this year. Let’s face it: This November, we’re not likely to be looking forward to a GOP landslide! The last two presidential elections were close—the GOP won 271 electoral votes in ’00, and 286 in ’04—and we fully expect the ’08 election to be hard-fought and close, too, as both parties wrestle to get the majority of those 538 electoral votes. What does all this mean to Republican activists? Well, it means that the next Republican nominee has to be able to nail down the electoral votes of such “must-win” states in the South and Border States—exactly the states where Mike Huckabee has done so well this year. Hard-nosed political activists know that it doesn’t do much good, November-wise, to run well in the blue bicoastal states. Sure, it would be great to carry New York and Massachusetts and California, but those mostly liberal states aren’t a part of any gut-it-out “270” strategy. (In fact, we think that Mike Huckabee would actually run stronger among traditional Independent and Democratic constituencies than any other Republican, but that’ll be the subject of a future memo.)

And now, with the endorsement of Dr. James Dobson, who is the “gold standard” of social conservatism, we fully expect that Movement Conservatives—those who fight the good fight on Life, on Marriage, on the Second Amendment—will increasingly rally to our cause. In fact, come to think of it, any American who reveres the US Constitution has a stake in Mike Huckabee’s success, because he has been an unstinting proponent of all our Constitutional freedoms, including the First Amendment, which he believes has been wrongly abridged by wrong-headed campaign finance “reform” legislation. Of course, there is one amendment that MH doesn’t like: The 16 th Amendment. That one was a mistake, which he will fix with the Fair Tax!

Mike Huckabee has great respect for John McCain . He has always defended the senior senator from Arizona against unfair and scurrilous attacks, and he always will. And because MH is who he is, he will continue to campaign as he always has—in an honorable and honest way. He will draw distinctions, he will debate and debate hard, but he will always be civil and decent. In fact, even many McCain supporters have told us that they appreciate the constructive role that Governor Huckabee can play in the months to come, because a vigorous discussion will keep all the media “oxygen” from migrating over to the heated Democratic contest.

Faith. Family. Freedom. Those are the words that have guided Mike Huckabee this far, and they will continue to guide him, and us, all the way to the White House next January. The 44 th governor of Arkansas will be the 44 th President of the United States.

See you at the Inauguration!

Source: http://www.arktimes.com/blogs/arkansasblog/2008/02/see_you_at_the_inauguration.aspx

McCain on Huckabee: "Viable" & "Formidable"

"[McCain] said more than once that he considered Mike Huckabee...a 'viable candidate.'"
  • Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/us/politics/08cnd-bush.html?ref=us

"McCain said former Arkansas Gov.
Mike Huckabee is “still very formidable” and
acknowledged he is not sure how he'll do in Washtingon's Saturday precinct caucuses."
  • Source: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20080208/NEWS01/675420204&news01ad=1

Mike Huckabee's Strict Immigration Plan

THE SECURE AMERICA PLAN

A 9-Point Strategy for Immigration Enforcement and Border Security

1. Build the Fence

  • Ensure that an interlocking surveillance camera system is installed along the border by July 1, 2010.
  • Ensure that the border fence construction is completed by July 1, 2010.

2. Increase Border Patrol

  • Increase the number of border patrol agents.
  • Fully support all law enforcement personnel tasked with enforcing immigration law.

3. Prevent Amnesty

  • Policies that promote or tolerate amnesty will be rejected.
  • Propose to provide all illegal immigrants a 120-day window to register with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and leave the country. Those who register and return to their home country will face no penalty if they later apply to immigrate or visit; those who do not return home will be, when caught, barred from future reentry for a period of 10 years.
  • This is not a "touchback" provision. Those who leave this country and apply to return from their home country would go to the back of the line.

4. Enforce the Law on Employers

  • Employment is the chief draw for most illegal immigrants and denying them jobs is the centerpiece of an attrition strategy.
  • Impose steep fines and penalties on employers that violate the law.
  • Institute a universal, mandatory citizenship verification system as part of the normal hiring process.
  • Prevent the IRS and the Social Security Administration from accepting fraudulent Social Security numbers or numbers that don't match the employees' names.*

5. Establish an Economic Border

  • Move toward passage of the FairTax.
  • The FairTax provides an extra layer of security by creating an economic disincentive to immigrate to the U.S. illegally.

6. Empower Local Authorities

  • Promote better cooperation on enforcement by supporting legislative measures such as the CLEAR Act, which aims to systematize the relationship between local law and federal immigration officials.
  • Encourage immigration-law training for police. Local authorities must be provided the tools, training, and funding they need so local police can turn illegal immigrants over to the federal authorities.

7. Ensure Document Security

  • End exemptions for Mexicans and Canadians to the US-VISIT program, which tracks the arrival and departure of foreign visitors. Since these countries account for the vast majority of foreigners coming here (85 percent), such a policy clearly violates Congress' intent in mandating this check-in/check-out system.
  • Reject Mexico's "matricula consular" card, which functions as an illegal-immigrant identification card.

8. Discourage Dual Citizenship

  • Inform foreign governments when their former citizens become naturalized U.S. citizens.
  • Impose civil and/or criminal penalties on American citizens who illegitimately use their dual status (e.g., using a foreign passport, voting in elections in both a foreign country and the U.S.).

9. Modernize the Process of Legal Immigration

  • Eliminate the visa lottery system and the admission category for adult brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens.
  • Increase visas for highly-skilled and highly-educated applicants.
  • Expedite processing for those who serve honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Improve our immigration process so that those patiently and responsibly seeking to come here legally will not have to wait decades to share in the American dream. Governor Huckabee has always been grateful to live in a country that people are trying to break into, rather than break out of.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Dr. Dobson to Endorse Mike Huckabee

By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer
© 2008 The Associated Press

— James Dobson, one of the nation's most prominent evangelical...leaders, is about to endorse former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, The Associated Press has learned.

Dobson, founder of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Focus on the Family, talked to the GOP presidential hopeful Thursday and later was to release a statement explaining his choice, said Gary Schneeberger, a spokesman for Dobson.

Huckabee had long sought Dobson's endorsement, believing he is the best fit to advance Dobson's conservative, moral worldview.

Until now, Dobson had never endorsed a GOP presidential hopeful during the primary campaign. But he ruled out front-runner John McCain in a blistering commentary on Super Tuesday, and on Thursday the fight for the GOP nomination narrowed to a two-man race between McCain and Huckabee, who is far behind in the delegate count but pledged to fight on. Mitt Romney, a third hopeful trying to claim the conservative label, dropped out of the race Thursday.

Dobson released a statement Tuesday that criticized McCain for his support of embryonic stem cell research, his opposition to a federal anti-gay marriage amendment and for his temper and use of foul language.

He said if McCain were the nominee, he would not cast a ballot for president for the first time in his life.

Dobson had left open the possibility that he would vote for either Romney or Huckabee, but endorsed neither.

Throughout the unsettled GOP race, Dobson picked his spots to signal that some candidates simply didn't meet his standards. Dobson wrote on a conservative news Web site that he wouldn't support former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani should he win the Republican nomination. Dobson called Giuliani an "unapologetic supporter of abortion on demand" and criticized him for signing a bill in 1997 creating domestic-partnership benefits in New York City.

At one point, Dobson said he'd consider voting for a minor-party candidate if faced with Giuliani as the nominee.

Later, Dobson ruled out former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson for his stands on issues. Dobson also said Thompson "has no passion, no zeal, and no apparent 'want to.'"

Dobson emphasizes that when he endorses candidates, he is doing so as a private citizen and not as a representative of Focus on the Family, a tax-exempt organization.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Dr. Dobson Endorsement: Why & Talking Points

Dr. James Dobson has stated plainly he will not vote for John McCain. He has also very recently expressed displeasure at Mitt Romney's deceitful use of some of his statements.

That leaves Mike Huckabee...

At a time when Mike Huckabee and Mr. Romney are still struggling for the mantle of "consensus conservative candidate", what might a Dobson endorsement do for Huckabee? I think it just might be the thing to finally win it for Huckabee. Don't you? The thing to finally convince the enormous, but still divided, crowd of evangelicals (with whom Dobson carries amazing clout) to go with the former Arkansas Governor. A real possibility. So...

Willing to dream, to give hope another chance, I am asking you to step into the fray for Mike Huckabee, and petition Dr. James Dobson for a Mike Huckabee endorsement...and for one soon! I have. But I am one voice... Dr. Dobson needs to know that this is an endorsement that hosts of Bible believers (not just some obscure blogger) really want!

For all who are willing to hope with me, to politely and kindly request a Huckabee endorsement from Dr. James Dobson, please do so here (Focus on the Family's online form):

http://family.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/family.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php?p_sid=11O4Xemi&p_accessibility=0&p_lva=14190.

REMEMBER: Dr. Dobson will need to hear real, legitimate reasons for your request; he will need reasons for being convicted as you are.


SOME FACTS TO INCLUDE

Mike Huckabee is the only candidate...

...who fully supports BOTH
a constitutional amendment banning homosexual marriage AND an amendment banning the killing of unborn innocents.

...who we can COUNT ON to appoint conservative, pro-life judges and Supreme Court justices (who can then overturn Roe v. Wade...in the near future...really!).

...who is indisputably a moral conservative to the core, and out of genuine CONVICTION.

...who understands and/or acknowledges that we are in a theological war with Islamo-fascists.

...who can get to Washington unbeholden to the Washington establishment (why do you think they have fought so hard against him?).

...who speaks with any frequency about our nation's
desperate need to retain its sovereignty.

What's more, he is the only candidate...

...who can communicate as eloquently, powerfully, and persuasively as Barack Obama, and not be overshadowed by him in a televised debate.


NOTE: If you do petition/e-mail Dr. Dobson, please leave a brief comment (just your name would be fine) on this post, so we can see how many do it. The more who do, the more others will be emboldened to act. That's our nature. =)


Come on, conservatives! The next few weeks are our last chance at a Mike Huckabee nomination. Time is ticking. NOW is the time. Let us redeem it.

There is yet HOPE.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Huckabee Wins West Virginia

Mike Huckabee was Super Tuesday's First Winner


West Virginians for Huckabee. (AP).

The Only Candidate...

Mike Huckabee is the only candidate...

...who fully supports BOTH a constitutional amendment banning the killing of unborn innocents AND an amendment banning homosexual "marriage".


...who we can COUNT ON to appoint conservative, pro-life judges and Supreme Court justices.

...who is indisputably a moral conservative to the core, and out of genuine CONVICTION.

...who understands and/or acknowledges that we are in a theological war with Islamo-fascists.

...who can get to Washington unbeholden to the Washington establishment (why do you think they have fought so hard against him?).

...who speaks with any frequency about our nation's
desperate need to retain its sovereignty.

What's more, he is the only candidate...

...who can communicate as eloquently, powerfully, and persuasively as Barack Obama, and not be overshadowed by him in a televised debate.

Mike Huckabee: True Conservative, Responsible Leader, Great Communicator

THE MAN I'M VOTING FOR TODAY

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Rasmussen: Huckabee in Strong Contention

Check out these poll numbers, and then please read the previous post,
"The Only Candidate..."


Missouri

(2/2/08)


McCain 32%

Huckabee 29%
Romney 28%

Georgia
(2/3/08)


McCain 31%

Romney 29%
Huckabee 28%

Source:
http://rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Only Candidate...

Mike Huckabee is the only candidate...

...who fully supports BOTH a constitutional amendment banning the killing of unborn innocents AND an amendment banning homosexual "marriage".


...who we can COUNT ON to appoint conservative, pro-life judges and Supreme Court justices.

...who is indisputably a moral conservative to the core, and out of genuine CONVICTION.

...who understands and/or acknowledges that we are in a theological war with Islamo-fascists.

...who can get to Washington unbeholden to the Washington establishment (why do you think they have fought so hard against him?).

...who speaks with any frequency about our nation's
desperate need to retain its sovereignty.

What's more, he is the only candidate...

...who can communicate as eloquently, powerfully, and persuasively as Barack Obama, and not be overshadowed by him in a televised debate.

Mike Huckabee: True Conservative, Responsible Leader, Great Communicator

THE MAN I'M VOTING FOR ON TUESDAY

Friday, February 1, 2008

Rasmussen: Huckabee Rising

In the past five days, Mike Huckabee has gained 5% nationally, reports Rasmussen's daily presidential tracking poll.

In that same time, Mitt Romney has lost ground, reports the same poll.

Appears there's been a "turning of the tide".

Just in time for Tsunami Tuesday.

Better grab your board and catch the wave. Mike Huckabee may be surfing this swell to the Republican nomination.

Source: www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics

YouTube Worth Watching

Choosing a Supreme Court Justice: Who You Can Trust

Why it's SO important to vote for Mike Huckabee

"But now, for the first time in recent memory the country has a chance to change the structure of the Supreme Court, from liberal to conservative. Essentially, there are five liberal and four conservative justices currently serving on the Court. Just one conservative replacement on the Court will tip the scales of justice toward constitutional restoration. Conservatives and all sane persons who believe that the federal government should not be in the business of outlawing prayer and nativity scenes in every town across America have an unprecedented, historic opportunity to change the oppressive tide of the federal courts; most likely in the next presidential term."

Source: http://www.opinioneditorials.com/guestcontributors/mkuligowski_20080201.html

Want to see Roe v. Wade overturned? Romney might help..but might not. Same with McCain. Mike Huckabee you can trust.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Vote for Romney is a Vote for...Who Knows?

Mitt Romney is saying the right things right now, but how can we believe he will act on them in the future?

What you see below is just the beginning...

Check out: www.trueromney.com & www.romneyfacts.com

Voice of Victory

Mike Huckabee had this to say today:

"We are in this race to win
despite the desperate efforts by the Romney campaign to try and say that "a vote for me is a vote for McCain". Actually, a vote for me is a vote for me! And it's a vote to say no to the underhanded efforts of the Romney campaign and his wholly-owned talk radio backers who are repeating that nonsense. We have outlasted Rudy, Fred, and others who were supposed to be the winners. Only 8% of the Republican delegates have been selected, and we have about the same number of delegates as McCain or Romney. We are in it to win."

Source:
www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Blogs.View&Blog_id=1324

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

CNN's Bill Schneider: Huckabee Won Debate

The Night's Big Winner: Huckabee
January 30, 2008

 Huckabee performed well, Schneider says.
Huckabee performed well, Schneider says.

Huckabee, I think, stood out in this debate as the one who made sense, talked as ordinary people do, and rose above politics. That may have scored. He connected.
And that’s a problem for Romney, who would like to become the alternative to John McCain among conservatives who oppose the Arizona senator. But he has very tough competition from Huckabee, who’s forcing people to re-think his run at a time when he was supposed to be out of the game.

But this has always been the way he’s worked: Romney uses money to stay competitive. Huckabee has debates.

I don’t think McCain made many gains – and I think he may have caused people to re-think the race. I don’t think this was his strongest night, not because he was under attack. But because he wasn’t a straight talker. He talked very much like a politician. He was making a lot of charges at Romney – some of which, like the timetable charge, seemed very questionable.

A couple of Romney’s answers were quite good, particularly on the Iraq timetables issue. I don’t think he did himself any harm. But I think the one who really helped himself was Huckabee.

All in all: Huckabee gained ground, McCain probably lost ground, and Romney didn’t help or hurt himself – although he did effectively defend himself. McCain sounded petty – and that’s not the McCain voters know and like.

But to the extent that Huckabee may have made any gains from his performance, Romney’s got bigger worries out of tonight than the Arizona senator
.

Source:
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/30/schneider-the-nights-big-winner-huckabee/

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

AR, OK, and TN Right to Life Endorse Huckabee!

These three endorsements have come in just the past two days!

You can check out
www.mikehuckabee.com for the details.

Also, check out the previous two posts for these developments:

1. Terry Schiavo's brother has also endorsed Huckabee!
2. Huckabee has a new TV ad, entitled "Common Sense"

Terri Schiavo's Brother Bobby Schindler Endorses Huckabee

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 29, 2008

St. Petersburg, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's brother Bobby Schindler has endorsed Mike Huckabee for president and his support could help the former Arkansas governor receive more votes today in Florida. Schindler has been an outspoken advocate of the disabled and his family's foundation has helped patients like Terri get appropriate medical treatment.

Schindler says he supports Huckabee for his views on the sanctity of life.

"I am pleased to announce my personal support of Governor Mike Huckabee’s candidacy for President of the United States," Schindler said, adding that the endorsement didn't represent the foundation.

"Governor Huckabee has a long and distinguished record of championing the rights of the unborn and vulnerable in our nation," Schindler added, according to a statement LifeNews.com obtained.

"His commitment to the cause of life makes him uniquely qualified to lead our nation through the moral and ethical quagmire that has resulted from 35 years of disrespect for innocent human life," Schindler added.

"I am confident that Governor Huckabee recognizes all life as having value and dignity and, as President, will not only fight to defend the lives of the unborn, but will fight with just as much passion to protect those who, like my sister Terri Schiavo, live with cognitive disabilities," Schindler concluded.

Terri was killed on March 31, 2005 when her former husband won a protracted legal battle against the Schindler family for the right to disconnect her feeding tube.

Doctors who examined Terri say she was not in a persistent vegetative state and that her condition could have been improved has she been given access to more medical care and rehabilitative treatment.

Michael Schiavo eventually founded a political action committee called TerriPAC to attack pro-life lawmakers who aided her family in their fight to save Terri's life. After violating FEC reporting requirements on numerous occasions and slapped with fines from the agency, Michael closed the group at the end of 2007.

The Schindler family started the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation and has helped disabled patients and opposed assisted suicide and euthanasia since Terri's death.

New TV Ad: Common Sense

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rasmussen: Huckabee Still 1st in Nation

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics

Huckabee 23%
McCain 20%
Romney 18%
Thompson 12%
Giuliani 11%

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rasmussen: Huckabee 1st in the Nation

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics

Huckabee 23%
McCain 22%
Romney 15%
Giuliani 12%
Thompson 11%

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

Gallup & Rasmussen: Huckabee 1st in Nation

New Gallup Poll
http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2008/01/gallup-clinton.html?loc=interstitialskip

Huckabee 25%
Giuliani 20%
McCain 19%
Thompson 12%
Romney 9%
Paul 4%.


Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082

Huckabee 20%
McCain 19%
Giuliani 17%
Romney 15%
Thompson 11%

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Primary Predictions

Mike will place 3rd in NH,
1st/2nd in MI,
1st in SC,
1st in FL,
have a great Super Tuesday (taking 1st in Missouri--who could ask for anything more?),
then go on to win the Republican nomination.

Yep.

Huckabee
Will be
What they all
Wan
nabe
The Republican
Nominee

Friday, January 4, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Decisive Win for Huckabee

Mike Huckabee 34%
Mitt Romney 25%
Fred Thompson 14%
John McCain 13%
Ron Paul 10%

Wednesday, January 2, 2008