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Who Created Huckabee? Conan, Stewart, and Colbert Fight it Out

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Who created the Huckaboom? Huckabee campaign officials, and the former governor himself may have you believe that it is due to the void of a true social conservative in the race, who could give voice to a segment of working, and middle class Republicans(and some Democrats) that are not being represented accurately by either party. However, the true origin behind Mike Huckabee’s validity as a candidate for the GOP nomination stems not by the aforementioned reasons but from late night comedy.

Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” attributes Huckabee’s success to the “Colbert Bump”, that Huck received after appearing on his show a few times. But recently, a nasty feud, not unlike Romney vs McCain and Huckabee (but played for laughs), has arisen among popular late night talk shows hosts. NBC’s Conan O’Brien took credit for Huckabee’s rise because he used to have a regular segment that would highlight an unintentionally funny clip from Huckabee supporter, Chuck Norris’ old show: Walker, Texas Ranger. O’Brien’s argument was that since he created Norris( or the resurgence of Norris career), and Norris supported Huckabee, thus, O’Brien created Huckabee. This statement created a full-out late night battle between Colbert, O’Brien and Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, over, who, in fact “made” Mike Huckabee. Wait, what the hell is Stewart doing in the middle of this, you ask? Stewart’s argument was that he had let O’Brien on his MTV show back in the 90’s before his tenure as late night talk show host. Therefore, Stewart argued because HE made O’Brien, and O’Brien made Huckabee, then by that logic,Stewart made Huckabee. So much drama!

The heated, and hilarious back and forth finally came down to a good old fashioned brawl amongst the rivals on Conan O’Brien’s show, Late Night on Monday.

Who won?

Huckabee is going to NY tomorrow and will appear on the Colbert Report to finally end the argument.

***UPDATE***

Huckabee will also be taping an appearance with Tyra Banks during his media swing through New York today.

216 Responses to “Who Created Huckabee? Conan, Stewart, and Colbert Fight it Out”

Comment by Jay

Who created Obama? I think the more prudent question is — who didn’t?

 
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Comment by lynne

This is one of the funniest things in television history. It could become a classic. Watching the hosts trash each other on their shows, then make unexpected appearances on their rivals’ shows has given me serious stitches since this whole thing blew up several weeks ago. I’ve been praying the Huckaboom doesn’t end any time soon just to give these guys more time to develop the feud. Great television. Who needs writers?

 
Comment by Mike from NC

It is great to finally have a Republican Presidential Candidate who is not portrayed as the stereotypical angry white guy. I just hope he can he break free of the label of being only an evangelical candidate!

It would be great to have a Republican President who can deliver a punchline, and not be the punchline!

Go Mike!!!!!!

 
Comment by M.D.

Are there any conservative out there?

Mitt Romney is not only the best conservative, but the best presidencial candidate out there. Not only is he smart and well spoken, but because of his business experience, he knows a lot about the economy. He has also had political success. He’s a Washington outsider, so he can instigate real positive change.

Don’t let the media call this election. If you haven’t voted, vot for Mitt Romney.

ROMNEY 2008!

 
Comment by jr

Who created romney noodles–the chinese?

 
Comment by Jean

Ha..ha..ha.. This is hilarious. Seriously, I am all for Huckabee. I hope he wins.

 
Comment by Ron in Tampa

I’ve seen these PR stories before… “and they started in their garage”. Right!

I think it’s more like… and on the 7th day Tyson Foods created Huckabee.

 
Comment by jr

I’d like to see some of the ding dongs that as bashing Huckabee run for president.

Now that would be very entertaining.

I too am for Mike Huckabee ALL THE WAY!!!!!!

I would never give up my vote to Romney…..NO NOT EVER….I will do a “write in” for Mike necessary, but I don’t believe that will be necessary because he WILL WIN!!!

 
Comment by jr

Ten Reasons Not to Vote for Huckabee

The picture that has recently emerged of former governor Mike Huckabee is that of an intellectually incurious, greedy, and corrupt fundamentalist Christian.

So here are just some of the many reasons not to vote for him.

1. He thinks that scientists believe the earth is “six billion” years old. He also thinks we “just don’t know” how old the earth is.

2. He covered up an incident where his son hanged a stray dog.

3. He lied about having a theology degree.

4. He claims ‘‘The Holy Bible . . . has truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.’’

5. In 1992, he wanted to quarantine people with AIDS, even though it was well-known then that AIDS could not be spread by casual contact.

6. He improperly claimed furniture given to the governor’s office as a personal gift and then didn’t list it on an inventory of office items.

7. He freed criminals who committed heinous offenses if they said they had become born-again.

8. He wants a regressive national sales tax in place of a progressive income tax.

9. In 1998, he signed a statement saying that “A wife is to submit graciously to the servant leadership of her husband”.

10. He doesn’t accept the theory of evolution.

 
Comment by PRES. ROMNEY 08

READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW!

ANYONE WHO CALLS HIM OR HERSELF A CONSERVATIVE, WRITE AND CALL SENATOR MCCAINS HEADQUATERS AND ASK THEM WHY THEY HAVE HIRED DISGRACED OPEN BORDERS ADVOCATE JUAN HERNANDEZ. THEY SAY HE IS NOT A PAID ADVISOR, BUT IS THERE TO HELP WITH HISPANIC RELATIONSHIPS. WITH THIS MAN ON BOARD, HE INFLUENCES HOW MCCAIN FORMS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION POLICY. THIS IS NO JOKE. THIS IS WHY MCCAIN CAME UP WITH HIS AMNESTY PLAN.
THEN CALL AND WRITE TO FOX NEWS AND ASK THEM WHY THEY WILL NOT REPORT THIS STORY. THIS IS HUGE! IF THIS STORY GETS OUT, IT WILL DESTROY MCCAINS CAMPAIGN AND WILL EXPOSE HIM FOR THE TURNCOAT HE IS. I CAN NOT EXPRESS TO YOU CONSERVATIVES HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS THAT THIS STORY GETS REPORTED BY THE NATIONAL PRESS. THEY WILL NOT REPORT IT BECAUSE THEY NO OF ITS EFFECTS ON MCCAINS CAMPAIGN. ONLY THE NATIONAL REVIEW HAS REPORTED THIS. READ THE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY MARK KRIKORIAN. MICHELLE MALKIN HAS ALSO REPORTED THIS. I AM TELLING YOU, THIS IS THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE CAMPAIGN SO FAR. PLEASE DO YOUR DUE DILLEGENCE AND INVESTIGATE IT FOR YOURSELF. THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN WILL ADMIT IT, JUST CALL THEM. I AM A CONSERVATIVE FIRST, NOT A REPUBLICAN.

PLEASE GET THE MESSAGE OUT! THIS IS URGENT! THIS IS URGENT!

 
Comment by PRES. ROMNEY 08

READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW!

ANYONE WHO CALLS HIM OR HERSELF A CONSERVATIVE, WRITE AND CALL SENATOR MCCAINS HEADQUATERS AND ASK THEM WHY THEY HAVE HIRED DISGRACED OPEN BORDERS ADVOCATE JUAN HERNANDEZ. THEY SAY HE IS NOT A PAID ADVISOR, BUT IS THERE TO HELP WITH HISPANIC RELATIONSHIPS. WITH THIS MAN ON BOARD, HE INFLUENCES HOW MCCAIN FORMS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION POLICY. THIS IS NO JOKE. THIS IS WHY MCCAIN CAME UP WITH HIS AMNESTY PLAN.
THEN CALL AND WRITE TO FOX NEWS AND ASK THEM WHY THEY WILL NOT REPORT THIS STORY. THIS IS HUGE! IF THIS STORY GETS OUT, IT WILL DESTROY MCCAINS CAMPAIGN AND WILL EXPOSE HIM FOR THE TURNCOAT HE IS. I CAN NOT EXPRESS TO YOU CONSERVATIVES HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS THAT THIS STORY GETS REPORTED BY THE NATIONAL PRESS. THEY WILL NOT REPORT IT BECAUSE THEY NO OF ITS EFFECTS ON MCCAINS CAMPAIGN. ONLY THE NATIONAL REVIEW HAS REPORTED THIS. READ THE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY MARK KRIKORIAN. MICHELLE MALKIN HAS ALSO REPORTED THIS. I AM TELLING YOU, THIS IS THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE CAMPAIGN SO FAR. PLEASE DO YOUR DUE DILLEGENCE AND INVESTIGATE IT FOR YOURSELF. THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN WILL ADMIT IT, JUST CALL THEM. I AM A CONSERVATIVE FIRST, NOT A REPUBLICAN! OUR COUNTRY DEPENDS ON IT

PLEASE GET THE MESSAGE OUT! THIS IS URGENT! THIS IS URGENT!

 
Comment by PRES. ROMNEY 08

READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW!

ANYONE WHO CALLS HIM OR HERSELF A CONSERVATIVE, WRITE AND CALL SENATOR MCCAINS HEADQUATERS AND ASK THEM WHY THEY HAVE HIRED DISGRACED OPEN BORDERS ADVOCATE JUAN HERNANDEZ. THEY SAY HE IS NOT A PAID ADVISOR, BUT IS THERE TO HELP WITH HISPANIC RELATIONSHIPS. WITH THIS MAN ON BOARD, HE INFLUENCES HOW MCCAIN FORMS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION POLICY. THIS IS NO JOKE. THIS IS WHY MCCAIN CAME UP WITH HIS AMNESTY PLAN.
THEN CALL AND WRITE TO FOX NEWS AND ASK THEM WHY THEY WILL NOT REPORT THIS STORY. THIS IS HUGE! IF THIS STORY GETS OUT, IT WILL DESTROY MCCAINS CAMPAIGN AND WILL EXPOSE HIM FOR THE TURNCOAT HE IS. I CAN NOT EXPRESS TO YOU CONSERVATIVES HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS THAT THIS STORY GETS REPORTED BY THE NATIONAL PRESS. THEY WILL NOT REPORT IT BECAUSE THEY NO OF ITS EFFECTS ON MCCAINS CAMPAIGN. ONLY THE NATIONAL REVIEW HAS REPORTED THIS. READ THE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY MARK KRIKORIAN. MICHELLE MALKIN HAS ALSO REPORTED THIS. I AM TELLING YOU, THIS IS THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE CAMPAIGN SO FAR. PLEASE DO YOUR DUE DILLEGENCE AND INVESTIGATE IT FOR YOURSELF. THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN WILL ADMIT IT, JUST CALL THEM. I AM A CONSERVATIVE FIRST, NOT A REPUBLICAN.

PLEASE GET THE MESSAGE OUT! THIS IS URGENT! THIS IS URGENT! THIS IS URGENT!

 
Comment by PRES. ROMNEY 08

READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW! READ BELOW!
VERY URGENT! VERY URGENT! VERY URGENT!

ANYONE WHO CALLS HIM OR HERSELF A CONSERVATIVE, WRITE AND CALL SENATOR MCCAINS HEADQUATERS AND ASK THEM WHY THEY HAVE HIRED DISGRACED OPEN BORDERS ADVOCATE JUAN HERNANDEZ. THEY SAY HE IS NOT A PAID ADVISOR, BUT IS THERE TO HELP WITH HISPANIC RELATIONSHIPS. WITH THIS MAN ON BOARD, HE INFLUENCES HOW MCCAIN FORMS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION POLICY. THIS IS NO JOKE. THIS IS WHY MCCAIN CAME UP WITH HIS AMNESTY PLAN.
THEN CALL AND WRITE TO FOX NEWS AND ASK THEM WHY THEY WILL NOT REPORT THIS STORY. THIS IS HUGE! IF THIS STORY GETS OUT, IT WILL DESTROY MCCAINS CAMPAIGN AND WILL EXPOSE HIM FOR THE TURNCOAT HE IS. I CAN NOT EXPRESS TO YOU CONSERVATIVES HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS THAT THIS STORY GETS REPORTED BY THE NATIONAL PRESS. THEY WILL NOT REPORT IT BECAUSE THEY NO OF ITS EFFECTS ON MCCAINS CAMPAIGN. ONLY THE NATIONAL REVIEW HAS REPORTED THIS. READ THE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY MARK KRIKORIAN. MICHELLE MALKIN HAS ALSO REPORTED THIS. I AM TELLING YOU, THIS IS THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE CAMPAIGN SO FAR. PLEASE DO YOUR DUE DILLEGENCE AND INVESTIGATE IT FOR YOURSELF. THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN WILL ADMIT IT, JUST CALL THEM. I AM A CONSERVATIVE FIRST, NOT A REPUBLICAN.

PLEASE GET THE MESSAGE OUT! THIS IS URGENT! THIS IS URGENT!

 
Comment by J Scott

Huckabee is on his knees, kissing McCains butt. It’s going to be funny when this is all over and the Huckster has been left standing at the alter without the groom. What a stooge.

 
Comment by gander

I just don’t understand Republicans.

First they hand over Congress to the Democrats by being liberal.
And now they vote for McCain - a liberal.
(Romney is also a liberal)

I REFUSE to vote for another liberal - EVER!

http://onlyhuckabee.com

 
Comment by gander

jr - I only wish Clinton, McCain, and Romney had only thought and done ONLY those things….

 
Comment by PRES. ROMNEY 08

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO JUAN HERNANDEZ IS? I UNDERSTAND YOU HUCKABEE SUPPORTERS LIKE MCCAIN, BUT HOW CAN YOU TRUST A MAN WHO BRINGS JUAN HERNANDEZ ON BOARD?

 
Comment by Jax

Huckabee is almost as liberal as McCain. Just because Huck is anti abortion and homosexuality doesn’t make him a conservative!

How dumb do you have to be to run for President without the funds to run a campaign?

You claim to be conservative, but you pardoned twice as many convicts as the previous two Govoners combined. The famous liberal Bill Clinton happened to be one of the previous Govoners.

You use Church houses as campaign stops! That is a joke!

You discount another person / religions claim to be Christian!

Huckabee isn’t a Christian or a Conservative, he is a communist biggot!

 
Comment by PRES. ROMNEY 08

PLEASE EVERYONE, DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON WHO THESE CANIDATES HAVE WORKING FOR THEIR CAMPAIGNS. IT IS ONE THING TO HAVE LOBYIST ( EVERY CAMPAIGN DOES BY THE WAY) BUT TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO ADVOCATES OPEN BORDERS WORKING FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN IS ANOTHER. ANY AMERICAN WHO UNDERSTANDS WHO JUAN HERNANDEZ IS WOULD BE OUTRAGED. PLEASE DO YOUR DUE DILLIGENCE!

 
Comment by PRES. ROMNEY 08

I WILL NOT STOP WRITING UNTIL SOMEONE CAN EXPLAIN TO ME WHO JUAN HERNANDEZ IS AND HOW THEY COULD SUPPORT MCCAIN KNOWING HE IS WORKING FOR HIS CAMPAIGN.

 
Comment by Floridian

jr,

You’re an idiot!

You’ve posted these same exact rantings on every article under different names: Here ‘jr,’ elsewhere under ‘Evangelical’ (blasphemous of you!), and in an attempt to denigrate a Huckabee supporter by the same name - ‘Mike from NC.’

You’re thoughts weren’t worth reading once. Please quit copying them (under different names) all over this website.

 
Comment by Matt

That is hilarious. I am glad Mike Huckabee can have fun with it.

I like Mike Huckabee more each day. He is the authentic conservative still in the race. We, as Republicans, need the South to win the general election. Mike Huckabee showed that he can get people out to vote. I hope the momentum will continue.

 
Comment by Mike in South Florida

PRES ROMNEY 08 says:

“I WILL NOT STOP WRITING UNTIL SOMEONE CAN EXPLAIN TO ME WHO JUAN HERNANDEZ IS…”

Juan Hernandez is my next door neighbor - a nice guy…one wife, three small children…

Now, quit polluting this site with your nonsensical ramblings and TURN OFF YOUR CAPS BUTTON!

 
Comment by Fair and Balanced

TO J SCOTT—YOU ARE A STOOGE….First, you are a transparent Christian bigot (but it is always okay to mock Christians) and second…..you spelled altar incorrectly. And lastly, I would vote for Sen. Hatch for Pres. …… the reason….WOW! this might be hard for you all to “get” but he has stood for something and does not change. We don’t like Romney because he is a phony dressed like a conservative….but yet he loves Gay Pride events and loves abortions. Many of us bought Ann Coulter’s book GODLESS…..LOL now she goes and slams the very people that agreed with her points. YOU ALL ARE REALLY MESSED UP! GO MIKE HUCKABEE!!! AND ON LESS MONEY THAN YOUR PHONY “MR CONSERVATIVE” ROMNEY.

Comment by J Scott
February 6th, 2008 at 10:14 pm
Huckabee is on his knees, kissing McCains butt. It’s going to be funny when this is all over and the Huckster has been left standing at the alter without the groom. What a stooge.

 
Comment by Jax

Fair and Balanced,

Huckabee isn’t a Christian or a Conservative. Huckabee and his followers are the biggots that discount others faith in Christ.

If Huck wanted to be President he should have raised enough money to support his campaign. It’s not hard to win Southern states when you campaign out of Churches and tell people that your opponent is a member of a cult. It’s not hard to garner support in the evangelical ranks using the tactics that Huckabee uses.

 
Comment by glen

Please Read;
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=60022

“Mitt Romney pushed through same-sex marriage all by himself, in the absence of any authority or requirement to do so, having a complete misunderstanding of his role as governor and of the significance of the court’s opinion,” said Keyes.

“The court never ordered him to act, nor did he have the right to act, since the legislature never changed the law. Romney claimed he had no other choice, but that’s completely untrue.”

Romney said;

“I promised that if elected, I’d call a truce - a moratorium, if you will…I vowed to veto any legislation that sought to change the existing rules…I fully respect and will fully protect a woman’s right to choose.”

(Taken form http://www.perrspectives.com).

He raised fees, but he said he didn’t increase taxes. Give me a break!!!.

MITT IS A LIBERAL !

MITT IS A LIBERAL !

MITT IS A LIBERAL !

 
Comment by glen

Jax seems as if you are a member of this Church

The Church of Fake Conservatism

Pasters/Ministers :- Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh

Associate Pasters:- Sean Hannity, Mitt Romney, Laura Ingram, Michelle Malkin

Beliefs:-

The poor can’t be conservative.

Only the Rich can be Conservative.

Worship Money.

Conservative has no compassion for the poor.

Conservative has no compassion for the immigrants.

Conservative has no compassion for blacks.

The only thing conservative cares about is reducing taxes.

It is O.K to be LIBERAL all your life and then convert to Conservatism in “the election year”

 
Comment by marvin

JAX says:

“Huckabee isn’t a Christian or a Conservative. Huckabee and his followers are the biggots that discount others faith in Christ.”

Wow, Jax, apparently Huckabee and his followers aren’t the only bigots who ‘discount others’ faith in Christ.’

Why would anyone ever want to be a Mormon - you people seem so angry and hostile.

 
Comment by Jax

Glenn,

Are we a socialist society or a capitalist society? Where are you coming up with this money worshiping idea? The liberal Democrates have raise far more money than any of the Republicans. Why isn’t rightous Mike Huckabee attacking them?

Romney should be able to change his stance on abortion or gays, unless you don’t believe in repentance!

 
Comment by Mariana

Interesting…Pre-Super Tuesday, the media was talking about how the winner of CA was going to be the nominee for the democratic party. Let’s see, Hillary was the CA winner and yet the media chose to downplay her big win. Doesn’t it seem like the media (run by a majority of males) secretly want Obama Hussein to win? There is one thing I vividly recall learning in my college political class about the media, they are “King Makers.” The media can make you or break you. Message to you “King Makers:” (We) the people are not stupid, we know you are secretly wanting Obama to win because you CAN’T stand the thought of having an intelligent woman become YOUR commander in chief. It’s a threat to you. Furthermore, stop using the African American’s “movement” for your own guilty pleasures. A movement which by the way is all fake, the real movement was in the 60’s with MLK; A TRUE leader.

 
Comment by dust

To Jax: Romney needs to prove to me and everyone else the he has repentented. I’m not going to blindly follow somebody that supported gay rights or abortion. And I do believe Mitt started the attacking not Huck. His the one that claimed it was a two man race, I think Huck has defienitly proved that wrong.

 
Comment by President Romney 08

MIKE IN SOUTH FLORIDA:

IT IS TO BAD YOU ARE ANOTHER ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN BLOW HARD. IT IS TO BAD YOU ARE NOT INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO FORM A REAL CRITISM OF SOMETHING SO SERIOUS. I GUESS YOU FEEL A FORMER AIDE TO VICENTE FOX OF MEXICO AND SOMEONE WHO ADVOCATES OPEN BORDERS IS SOMEONE YOU WOULD WANT ADVISING YOUR FUTURE PRESIDENT. MAYBE IT IS HIS ” MEXICO FIRST” STATEMENTS THAT YOU LOVE SO MUCH. LISTEN, I CONSIDER MYSELF A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NOT A ” DO WHATEVER THE MEDIA TELLS ME TO DO REPUBLICAN”. IT IS IDIOTS LIKE YOU WHO DO NO INVESTIGATION OF A CANIDATE, BUT WILL VOTE FOR A MAN BECAUSE HE HAS A CERTAIN LETTER NEXT TO HIS NAME. TAKE SOME PRIDE IN YOUR BORDERS, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE. I LOVE HISPANIC PEOPLE, BUT I WILL NOT BOW DOWN TO SOMEONE WHO ENCOURGAGES BREAKING AMERICAS LAW. MAKE A REAL INTELLIGENT COMMENT AFTER YOU ARE DONE WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL.

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

I just read that Huck has his eyes on the Vice-Presidency via the Double-Talk Express.

At least Fox News can admit that Huck has zero chances of winning the required delegates, and his only chance of being in Washington will be as McCain’s VP.

Your true conservative leader is selling you out and headed to Camp McShamnesty as Liberal Johnnie’s lapdog. You wouldn’t listen to us or the conservative radio hosts, and now you’ve helped a liberal democrat secure the GOP nomination.

Now you’ll have to vote for McCain to get Huck elected. We told you that a vote for Huck is a vote for McCain, but nooooo, you wouldn’t listen…………………..

 
Comment by ThomasJC

OK, here are some FACTS about why indeed Mike Huckabee is the only leading authentic conservative in this race:

1. Huckabee is 100% prolife–the REAL thing!–and Romney and McCain are NOT. That should be enough, given that 48 million babies have been killed by abortion (in part thanks to financial contributions by the Romney family), for true conservatives to vote for him. Nothing else even compares in seriousness to this grave issue. However, there are many more issues where Huckabee is obviously an authentic conservative:
2. Huckabee supports the marriage amendment. And, unlike Romney who once touted that he would be a better friend to “gays and lesbians” than Ted Kennedy, Mike Huckabee has always consistently stood his ground for the sanctity of marriage.
3. Huckabee is a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Romney is not.
4. Huckabee is the only candidate to sign a pledge to not allow amnesty. His 9-point immigration plan is more extensive than any other candidates’ plans.
5. Huckabee cut taxes more than 90 times in his state. He is a fiscal conservative.
6. Huckabee believes in a strong military. He holds to the Reagan doctrine of strength through peace.
7. During his 10+ years as a governor, Huckabee showed himself to be friendly to homeschooling. He signed into law homeschooling-friendly legislation, and he even had a homeschooling parent on his education board.
8. Huckabee’s plan to abolish the IRS and have a Fair Tax is as conservative as you can get on taxes.
9. Huckabee will help this nation to once and for all be free from dependence on foreign oil, and he has established a timetable to do that. Politicians have been talking about this for decades, but Huckabee has gone a step further: he has committed to doing it and has set a timetable
10. Huckabee believes that we are one nation *under God*.

There is no other leading candidate in this race who even compares to the authentic-conservative credentials of Mike Huckabee.

True conservatives would never support Romney, no matter what. His ties to Planned Parenthood–the largest abortion provider in the nation–and his very recent support of the homosexual agenda should disqualify him from any consideration of any true conservative.

For the sake of the nation, for the sake of the unborn babies killed by abortion and by embryonic stem cell research, for the sake of the sanctity of marriage, for the sake of the 2nd Amendment, and for the sake of having a president who will honor God — I pray that Mike Huckabee will continue to surprise the media pundits and those who keep wishing to no avail for his demise.

I will vote for Huckabee when TEXAS has its primary!

 
Comment by ThomasJC

48 million babies have been killed by abortion in this nation: more than 1 million per year, more than 3,000 per day. For the unborn, every day is Sept. 11. Mike Huckabee is 100% prolife. Mitt Romney is not.

Mitt Romney is not to be trusted. His health care legislation provides taxpayer-funded abortions for a co-pay of just $50. He has line-item veto, and he vetoed eight provisions in his health care bill, but he did not veto a mandate in this legislation that someone from Planned Parenthood must be guaranteed position on the Advisory Board. His family also has a history of supporting Planned Parenthood–the largest abortion provider in the nation, if not the world–the true “evil empire.” Its founder, M. Sanger, believed in eugenics to stop minorities. Check out the facts. This is truly an evil organization!

Mr. Romney is also no friend of traditional family values. In Dec. 2006, the New York Times reported Romney had been hurt by revelation of a letter he had sent to the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts claiming he would be a stronger advocate for homosexual rights than would his then-opponent, Sen. Edward Kennedy. “We must make equality for ‘gays’ and lesbians a mainstream concern,” Mr. Romney wrote in his plea for the support of the club, a homosexual Republican organization. The Romney campaign did not dispute the letter’s authenticity. (See http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57786.) Governor Romney often reminds voters that he tried to fight “gay marriage” while he was governor in Mass. But, the fact is, he was unable to stop it. Mass. is the only state in the nation where so-called “gay marriage” is legal, and it happened on Mr. Romney’s watch.

Mike Huckabee will stand up for the two pillars of our nation — the sanctity of marriage and the sanctity of life — and Mitt Romney simply cannot be trusted to do so. If these two pillars of our society continue to be destroyed, our nation will crumble. They are the two most important issues for that reason. And for that reason, I could never vote for Hillary, Obama, or Romney, no matter what.

My vote will go to Mike Huckabee when TEXAS has its primary!

 
Comment by dust

To President Romney 08: Maybe you should do some of your own homework? Look at your canidate. I still have not gotten an answer to my question. Why did Mitt support abortion and gay rights? Huck has a much more conservative record. Anything you can throw at my canidate is either unproven or stupid. Also go to Huckabees website; he does not encourage open borders. and I’d rather have open borders that a man that supports abortion,which is the same as being a murderer.

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

Can any of you answer what percentage of Florida’s primary Huck won? Now tell me how many states and delegates are needed by Huck to get the nomination?

Do you see the trend? Can you see it now? It happens to be what we told you all along.

Huck was there to take votes from Romney, chum up with liberal McShamnesty and jump on the Double-Talk Express once his money runs out.

So much for the “size of the fight in your dog”, huh? He sold you down the river because you couldn’t see the obvious….

 
Comment by dust

To Dallas Republican: You really need to look at the light. Huck is in this to win. He did not help McCain, he helped Mitt if anyone. He took Four states in the south from McCain and he took only one from Mitt. If McCain won those four states this race would basically be over. Look at the precentiges of votes.

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

OK OK Thomas and dust, you guys got what you wanted. Now in order for Huck to go to Washington this November y’all have to do just one more little thing-Vote for McCain!

Remember guys, we don’t hold elections for Vice Presidents-Sorry!

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

Dust, Huck’s in it to win what? He has no chance of winning the delegates required-zero. Sorry bro, like I said, if you want Huck to go to DC, he’ll be there as McCain’s VP.

So you’ll have to vote for McCain…….

 
Comment by Jax

Dust,

Didn’t Huckabee pardon a rapist that later rapped and murdered a woman.

Atleast Romney has come out and said being pro choice was a mistake? I can respect that more than somebody that takes no accountability for their choices or actions.

 
Comment by rose

I am so happy to get another view of huckabee- all i’ve heard is that he is evangelical (ie. to my northern academic community- a dumb southern conservative). But perhaps he isn’t after all, and maybe, just maybe, this Catholic voter will have someone to vote for after all (not fooling me blueblood gops McCain and Romney- and would rather die than vote for your stands on value, Clinton and Obama). Thanks, late night talk- for giving me alot of good laughs over a few glasses too many with my roomies, celebs to watch be completely silly in real life, and making a candidate of Mike H.
R, (irish working class…yeah, thats NOT kennedy) Boston

 
Comment by dust

Look at the facts and stop criticizing. I do believe McCain and Huckabee are a little to different to be running mates. I will be supriced if that happens. But face the facts: Huck did help Mitt and you can’t deny that. So much for Huck ruining the conservatives

 
Comment by Mike in South Florida

To ‘President Romney 08,’

American Idol just ended, so I’m back on the computer.

You write:

“I CONSIDER MYSELF A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NOT A ” DO WHATEVER THE MEDIA TELLS ME TO DO REPUBLICAN’.”

…And then proceed with the talking points of the right wing extremists Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, etc. - media personalities, one and all.

 
Comment by Steve
 
Comment by Floridian

Dallas Republican,

Follow the lead of your fellow citizens in the Lone Star State in a few weeks, and VOTE FOR HUCKABEE!

 
Comment by President Romney 08

DUST:

I KNOW YOU ARE AN EVANGELICAL BIGOT TOWARDS MORMONS BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THAT BY PASTOR HUCKSTERBEE. SINCE YOU COULD NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION, I WILL ANSWER YOURS. MITT HAS NEVER SUPPORTED GAY MARRIAGE, YET HAS SUPPORTED RIGHTS TO GAYS. MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMEN HAS BEEN HIS STANCE FOREVER. AS IS MINE. HOWEVER, I AM NOT GOING TO CRUCIFY A MAN OR A WOMEN IF THEY DECIDE TO BE HOMOSEXUALS. I PERSONALLY THINK IT IS WRONG BUT WILL NOT THROW THEM IN JAIL FOR IT. I KNOW GUYS LIKE YOU WOULD STONE THE PERSON TO DEATH BECAUSE PASTOR HUCKSTERBEE TOLD YOU TO. UNFORTUNATELY WE LIVE IN THE GREAT COUNTRY OF AMERICA. I CAN NOT STAND THE HOMOSEXUAL MAFIA WHO TRY TO JAM IT DOWN MY THROAT, BUT I WILL RESPECT THOSE WHO KEEP IT TO THEMSELVES. YOUR SECOND QUESTION, ROMNEY HAS ALWAYS SIDED FOR LIFE AS A GOVENOR. HE CHANGED HIS MIND AFTER REALIZING ABORTION AND EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH WAS WRONG. HE VETOED ANY LEGISLATION THAT DID NOT FALL ON THE SIDE OF LIFE. AT LEAST THE GUY RECOGNIZED HE WAS WRONG, AND HAS A 100 % RECORD ON THE SIDE OF LIFE. I KNOW PASTOR HUCKSTERBEE WILL NOT TELL YOU THAT, BUT THOSE ARE THE FACTS.
YOU ARE A MODERN DAY PHARISEE WHO IS SO SELF RIGHTOUS AND FULL OF BIGOTRY. NOW THAT I HAVE ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION, WHY DON’T YOU TRY EXERCISING SOME INTELLIGENCE AND ATTEMPT TO ANSWER MINE.

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

Well Rose, Dust, Mike and Steve, you’ll definitely get your chance to help send Huck to Washington-as McCain’s VP…..

 
Comment by Marvin

Why are you Romney sheeple so angry and hostile?

Take a deep breath!

 
Comment by Jax

Dust,

Name a State Huckabee helped Romney win?

Huckabee won WV how?

Huckabee has done well in which states that don’t have a large number of evangelicals?

That’s right Huckabee is a regional canidate! His new slogan should be, “HUCKABEE FOR VP IN IT TO WIN IT!”

 
Comment by mwb - Greenacres, FL

President Romney 08 accuses ‘Pastor Hucksterbee’ of religious bigotry and then proceeds to slam every aspect of Huckabee’s faith. Who’s the hypocrite?

 
Comment by President Romney 08

MIKE IN SOUTH FLORIDA:

ONCE AGAIN, YOU STILL CAN NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION. ACTUALLY, I WISH THOSE COMMENTATORS WOULD HAVE REPORTED THE STORY OF JUAN HERNANDEZ, BUT THEY DID NOT. BELIEVE ME, ALL THOSE GUYS YOU MENTIONED WILL SUPPORT WHO EVER THE NOMINEE ENDS UP BEING. THEY DO NOT REPRESENT ME. PLEASE TELL ME WHY I AM AN EXTREMIST. WHAT IS IT THAT I HAVE SAID THAT MAKES ME AN EXTREMIST. I THINK THAT IS AN EASY ENOUGH QUESTION FOR YOU, SINCE YOU CAN NOT EXPLAIN TO ME WHY YOU SUPPORT A GUY LIKE JUAN HERNANDEZ.

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

No Thanks Florida. I decided back in June when McCain teamed up with Kennedy to give the illegals amnesty that I would never vote for McCain.

I was injured on a state highway near Houston a little over a year ago by an illegal with no license or insurance. He plowed into me while I was sitting at a red light.

I went through three months of physical therapy, and my shoulder is still screwed up 15 months later.

So why should I help elect Kennedy, uh, I mean McShamnesty. As far as I’m concerned. he needs to get injured and wake up to what’s happening everywhere across America…..

 
Comment by Mikey (West Palm Beach)

Jax,

You criticize Huckabee for receiving what amounts to less than half of the evangelical Christians’ votes…
Did you notice how Romney did in Utah (’Zion’ to LDS folks) ??? 90% !!! Yes, NINETY PERCENT !!!

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

Marvin, Huck would definitely make a better president than McTraitor, no argument there. So explain how that’s possible please…..

 
Comment by dust

To President Romney 08: you clearly are getting a little to worked up. I am not being self righteous I am asking valid questions. And as far as to answering yours. I will do my best. I have already said Huck is in this to win. You have on prove that he is trying to be Vice President. So how can I answer a unfounded question. Give me Prove. and I have never heard of Juan.I would also never stone anyone because I was told to. You are drawing conclusions way to quickly. But your right a am a Christian but I don’t hate Mormon. They have a right to their religion too. But their religion does scare me, but I hope on day the can see through the lies they were tought and come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.

 
Comment by Mike in South Florida

I don’t know you (and whether or not you are an extremist), ‘President Romney 08.’

With your rantings about an alleged advisor of McCain’s - the diabolical Juan Hernandez - and your insistence on using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, you come across as a cartoon character.

 
Comment by Rick

Anyone else notice that the states that went Huckabee’s way got slammed by tornado’s just hours later?

“The wrath of God is the only way I can describe it,” Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee said after a helicopter flight to survey the damage. “I’m used to seeing roofs off houses, houses blown over. These houses were down to their foundations, stripped clean.”

A little ironic the “Wrath of God” strikes these particular states (4 of the 5 he won) immediately after the polls closed.

 
Comment by Jax

Mikey,

Did I critcize Huckabee for getting half the evagelical vote? I was pointing out that Huckabee can’t compete in a state that doesn’t have a heavy evangelical base like the southern states. Funny that Romney competes in nearly every state, even the states with a very low LDS population.

 
Comment by Jax

Dust,

There you go again claiming Mormans don’t, ” know Christ as their Saviour”. Get you facts straight. Would Christ approve of you telling a person claiming to be Christian that they aren’t really a Christian? Go read your Bible!

 
Comment by Floridian

Dallas Republican,

I’m sincerely sorry to hear about your car accident…that’d tick me off, as well. I hope and pray your shoulder gets completely better soon. Having said that, my suggestion was not that you vote for McCain, but Huckabee whose tough immigration stance, incidentally, won him the endorsement of the founder of the Minutemen Project. If you’re gonna tell me, “A vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain,” please don’t bother - I’m sick of that foolishness! If that’s the case, it’s equally true that “A vote for Romney is a vote for McCain.” A candidate should receive votes on his or her own merit , not because he or she is the lesser of evils.

 
Comment by Mike in NV

This year wasn’t so good for true conservatives it seems. I watched as one conservative candidate (Thompson) fell to the abominable McHuckabee in South Carolina and now it would seem that the two headed monster has turned its full fury on the other conservative (Romney) in the race.

I’m beginning to be convinced that it will take a big loss this November to wake up the Republican establishment to the fact that the Republican party is NOT a party of populists or moderates or liberals, it is a party of conservatives. True conservatives take heart, the one positive aspect of a McCain/Huckabee ticket is that it could cause just such a loss and, hopefully, send just such a message. Hopefully in 2012 we will have a real candidate for President coming out of the Republican party.

For Huckabee supporters, don’t worry, your candidate will go down in history…as the liberal with an “R” after his name who helped cripple the conservative movement in 2008.

I seriously hope that after this election season, I never hear the names of Huckabee or McCain ever again.

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

To you guys that may not know, McCain just hired Juan Hernandez as his Hispanic Outreach Director. Hernandez served as a Mexican Government Official, and has dual citizenship.

Juan is quoted as saying that the southwestern United States is actually a region shared between the US and Mexico.

Hernandez is an outspoken leader of open borders and amnesty for illegals, and says that identity theft would not happen if we would only give them papers to work.

Now I don’t know about y’all, but this really gets me pissed off.

And this is exactly the reason why so many people dislike McCain, because he didn’t learn his lesson with the amnesty bill he tried to pass this past summer.

McCain hired Hernandez to help with his election, the same Hernandez that wants amnesty for illegals and open borders with Mexico!

McCain must be stopped before America is turned into a third-world cesspoollike Mexico……..

 
Comment by dust

To Jax you difienitly need to look at numbers. Mitt would have never won the South. He help stop McCain. I still have no good answer to Mitt support of abortion of gay rights. He just now changed his opionion and I’d like to know why the sudden change right before the primaries. He’s going to have to prove it. Mike Huckabee is not just making up those claims. you can find them yourself.I have to go now. Good Night.

I WILL BE PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU. AND PLEASE STOP CRITIZING MIKE FOR HAVE CHRISTIAN SUPPORT. I’M NOT CRITIZING MITT FOR HAVING MORMON SUPPORT

 
Comment by Jax

Floridian,

Beings you believe canidates should receive votes on their merit I bet what happened in WV made you proud to support Huckabee. It’s not nonsense, McCain proved it!

 
Comment by Floridian

Beyond the pale, Rick!

Since Huckabee only received 30-something percent of the vote in states he won, chances are good, that the majority of people who lost their homes and their lives voted for Romney or McCain (assuming they went to the polls earlier that day).

To suggest that those people were killed and their houses were destoyed because of God’s wrath makes me worry about what the weather will soon be like over your own house!

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

Thanks Floridian, I appreciate that. I only mean to say that I have thoroughly researched the candidates on the immigration issue.

McCain’s of course, is terrible, and Huck only recently got a better rating when he signed Roy Beck’s pledge to help fight illegal immigration a few weeks ago.

Huck’s lone endorsement by Minuteman Gilchrist was actually a publicity stunt, as revealed by ALIPAC.

Remember please, and I’m sure you understand, that once your life gets turned upside down by someone else’s fault, you can either take it up the wazoo, or you can fight.

My point is that I have become completely dedicated to fighting illegal immigration in America. I’m the unofficial letter writer for the Dallas Chapter of Citizens for Immigration Reform and get my letters published often in both the Dallas and Fort Worth Newspapers.

I have done vast research on the candidates regarding immigration. Tancredo was the best, then Hunter, then Fred, now only Romney and Huck-nobody else is left.

And Romney had a better record on immigration than Huck, up until a few weeks back when Huck signed the Numbers USA pledge.

So there you go, only facts and no emotion. If McCain gets the endorsement, we’re screwed…

 
Comment by Floridian

Rick,

In Luke 13:1-5, Jesus’ disciples asked Him about a contemporary (to them) tragedy involving a tower that fell and killed 18 people. Jesus instructed His disciples that these victims were no more or no less evil than anyone else. In other words, people’s suffering is rarely the direct result of the wrath of God. If the Lord worked that way, there wouldn’t be much activity on this website ‘cuz we’d all be toast. God is merciful and kind and patient…we’re all living proof!

 
Comment by Floridian

Dallas Republican,

Appreciate your viewpoint and your willingness to share your opinion and your personal story. One other (minor) point: I also liked Hunter (including his stance on immigration), and he endorsed Huckabee. (I’m aware of the fact that Tancredo backs Romney). On an unrelated note, I love your city. I lived there for several years, but as a Redskins’ fan, felt a little bit like a black guy at a Klan meeting! In any event, blessings to you!

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

If all of us true RED-BLOODED conservatives want to do what’s right for this country, we must figure out how to pair Romney/Huck, or Huck/Romney-the combination doesn’t bother me a bit.

Splitting the base is only helping McTraitor, and hurting us.

I wish we could do what it takes to resolve our differences, and get it done quickly, before we turn America over to the three individuals that are guaranteed to help illegals stay here-McCain, Obama and Hillary…..

Everybody think about what I said please, because the last thing we need is a liberal democrat on the GOP ticket!!!

Good night and God Bless US…….

 
Comment by Dallas Republican

Blessings to you too, and I know Huck is a good man, pray he doesn’t team up with McShamnesty…Good night and hooray for those Giants (they brought the Lombardi back to where it belongs-the NFC EAST)!!!

 
Comment by Shelby

From Mike Huckabee’s Skeleton Closet
http://www.realchange.org/huckabee.htm :

ENRICHING HIMSELF WITH PUBLIC MONEY

“Mike Huckabee has a record of dipping into public funds and accepting improper gifts from supporters, something worrisome for a job like president where you control a trillion dollar budget. Most politicians use money as a means to get more power, even while living lives of near poverty (as Bob Dole has); surprisingly few actually enrich themselves through their work. Mike Huckabee has.

He was investigated 16 times and cited five times by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for violating ethics rules. Two of those citations were for cash that the governor or his wife accepted but did not report. Huckabee’s gifts peaked at $112,000 in 1999, including $23,000 worth of clothing; over half of that was given by one businessman who Huckabee appointed to a state board.

At one point, Huckabee claimed that he personally owned $70,000 in Governor’s Mansion furnishings donated by cotton grower Boe Adams, but was forced to disavow them after Adams said they were for the state, not the governor. After he moved out in December 2006 though, no one could find the furniture even after a state audit. Huckabee’s wife insisted they must be there somewhere.

In 1999, his former administrator at the Goveror’s Mansion sued him for abuse of state funds, claiming that Huckabee used state funds for upkeep of the mansion on panty hose, barbecue, a dog house, dry cleaning, boat fuel, and alterations to his clothes. Huckabee settled out of court, by agreeing that legal doubts existed over his use of the fund and that he wouldn’t use it for these purposes in the future.

Huckabee also used state police airplanes as a personal transportation service for him and his family, flying scores of times each year, including trips to other states with early presidential primaries. He claimed this was legitimate for security reasons.

In 1994, when he was lieutenant governor of Arkansas, Huckabee formed a non-profit organization called Action America, which seemed to exist only to deliver money to him without donors having to report or limit their contributions the way they would a normal political contribution. In 2 and a half years, Action America paid Huckabee over $61,000 just for giving speeches at its events.

When he was getting ready to move out of the governor’s mansion, bridal registries were set up at Dillards and Target for the governor and his wife, who had been married for more than 30 years. They registered for nearly $7,000 in housewares, as well as $1,000 gift cards.

State ethics laws prohibited the Huckabees from receiving gifts of more than $100 as a reward for doing his job. But there was an exception for wedding presents.

Maybe it’s just an Arkansas tradition — Bill and Hillary Clinton registered for house gifts when they left the White House. An investigation found that they received over $75,000 worth of gifts but did not violate any federal laws.”

 
Comment by PRESIDENT ROMNEY 08

THANK YOU DALLAS REPUBLICAN! FINALLY, SOMEONE HAS A BRAIN ON THIS BLOG. CONSERVATIVE VALUES IS WHAT MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT.

 
Comment by President Romney 08

I AM GOING TO BED NOW AS YOU ALL PROBABLY HAVE. JUST ONE LAST NOTE TO MIKE IN SOUTH FLORIDA:
JUAN HERNANDEZ IS NOT AN ” ALLEDGED CAMPAIGN ADVISOR”. MCCAINS CAMPAIGN HAS STATED THAT THEY WORK FOR HIM, BUT HE IS NOT ON THE PAYROLL. I KNOW MOST OF YOU, OTHER THAN DALLAS REPUBLICAN AND A FEW OTHERS, DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE GOP CANIDATES.

THERE IS NO ONE TRUE CONSERVATIVE IN THE PARTY, BUT ROMNEY IS THE ONLY ONE THAT IS REMOTELY CLOSE TO CONSERVATIVE IDEALS.

ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE, PLEASE GOOGLE WHO JUAN HERNANDEZ IS A WHAT HE REPRESENTS. I ASK YOU THAT AS ONE AMERICAN TO ANOTHER. THEN IF THERE ARE MCCAIN SUPPORTERS OUT THERE OR FIND HIM TO BE YOUR SECOND CHOICE, PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT HIM AS YOUR NOMINEE. THEN WHEN YOU FIND OUT THE TRUTH FOR YOURSELF, PLEASE EMAIL EVERYONE AT FOXNEWS UNDER THEIR CONTACT US PAGE AND ASK THEM WHY THEY HAVE NOT REPORTED THIS STORY. I GET WORKED UP BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AND MY FAMILY. I FIND THIS ELECTION THAT IMPORTANT. I HOPE YOU ALL FEEL THE SAME. GOOD NIGHT.

 
Comment by Dr. H.S.Morgan Ph.D.

STOP THE STUPIDITY NNNOOWWW!!
McClain a conservative? You gotta be kiddings, he doesn’t even know if he’s a Dem or Rep.! I remember Romney’s father, he was Michigan’s Governor for awhile, he drove the state into near bankruptcy. Just because you have run a business doesn’t mean you did well at it. I would doubt it if in an effort to unify the parties WE HAD A CLINTON/McCLAIN ticket, STOP THE STUPIDITY NOOOWWWW!!!! Ever heard of the Peter Principle thats OSAMA to a tee!!!! NNOO MMMAAASSS!!!
Take inventory of who our only real friends are in this greasy world help arm them to the teeth and take the gloves off 1) Russia is a joke and still pulling one on us, all the oil in the world is no substitution for a delivery system and half a brain!!! Two Billion Chinese and still can’t come up with one original idea. 2) Infidels ? maybe! afraid to protect our interests abroad? Only half of our country so far, can we atleast agree a substitution for fosil fuel is at least 25 years away, Lord I hope we do, just do the math gas, coal and yes oil will be here for a long time even if we pull out all the stops WAKEUP PLEASE!!!!!! We need to open some acres up, we need Israel real bad since they are our only true friend abroad in that region, let the troop do what they are just aching to do and get the war over in one to two years, Kuwait has a major debit to pay time to collect or let them become the worlds largest producer of glass along with Iraq and Iran!! How long are we going to wet down our only true friends back and tell them it raining!!! STOP BEING STUPID!!!! What is written on the wall behind the Supreme Courts Bench Hint: It isn’t the constitution!!! Like the guides try to tell you..It is the TEN COMMANDMENTS..WAKEUP AMERICAN!!! NOO MMAAASSSSS!!! Should be no grass for an entry application write here: Note: Due to extreme application volumes expect longer than usual waiting times, oopppps my curry is burning be back in a week after lunch and language classes!!! ” I am training my new replacement from the USA you see CitiBank is an equal opportunity employer, hey a got a B.A. Business and finally have a real job in my own country YEA!!!!! WAKEUP AMERICA, the 18th Amendment finally if I graduate from a US school I get first shot at a US job YYEEAAA!!! 2 billion Japanese can’t be wrong right?
Hey we make some of the best thermal nuclear hardware to be found in the world, lets sell some 3 defects per one hundred units isn’t that bad is it??? The Chinese send us more tainted toys that kill our babies then that don’t they?? only they do it on purpose we get their grade c or d not a type!! Whats more fair??? Remeber we could design them that way and they would send them back to us just like the design states, original thinkers remember! ” Buick beats Lexus for 23 thousand less!” US Auto World. OOPPSSS you mean the rest of the world just now caught on to what the BIG Three has known for 20 years? Guess so.
Later to all the gutless wonders and the new ones coming at us!

 
Comment by Fiscal Conservative

Strange that a PhD has such horrible grammar. I guess the education system really IS going to hell.

Romneyites: How can your man be the most conservative when he backs state run health care plans, sneaking tax burdon onto business, and federal transfers of funds to pet businesses for votes? I don’t know who Romney snuggled up with to get the Republican media support he has gotten, but it’s a sham.

McCain is a stronger fiscal conervative than Romney or Huckabee. He is softer on the social issues, but plenty of fiscal conservatives like me believe that the federal government shouldn’t be stepping into the areas of government reserved for the states with ammendments on gay marriage and abortion. It’s called federalism.

Also, I cannot vote for any candidate that wants to bring the federal government into healthcare even further. We need to go the other way. McCain supports private market solutions for healthcare and privatization of social security. He is against the rampant spending that is bankrupting the country. It’s easy to TALK about these things, but check his voting record for his entire career on Citizens Against Government Waste. Romney has yet to win a tough state, but he’s already promised auto makers BILLIONS in subsidies as an incentive to continue failing to compete in the open market.

Romney has repeatedly spoke against free trade and open markets in favor of protectionism from foreign trade and imports. That’s patently against the conservative philosophy. If he knows half as much about macroeconomics that he claims to (I took plenty and considered majoring in applied economics for my masters), then he should know that goods being made in the most efficient place possible actually HELPS the importing economy by increasing purchasing power of people and business. Protectionist trade practices cause long term harm for little short term benefit. Look at what happens to isolated economies who refuse to allow market efficiencies to work: Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea… hell even Japan has had numerous VERY long term economic slowdowns due to protectionism. For a layman’s explanation google information on the trade multiplier concept in economics. Romney is either not half as knowledgeable as he claims or he is being very dishonest to garner votes. He seems smart to me, so I’m going to assume it’s the latter.

Finally, there are plenty of libertarian republicans who vote on fiscal conservative issues, but are in favor of the federal government getting the heck out of our lives. We don’t want the government telling us who to marry or sleep with. We don’t want the government telling us how to live our lives. We also don’t want to the government to limit the free movement of goods, capital, and yes… even labor. It’s called liberty. McCain isn’t a libertarian either, but plenty of those people who call themselves moderate/independent republicans (myself included) voted for McCain because he is fiscally the most conservative candidate out there. We tend to be fairly educated, and most of us research our candidates pretty well.

 
Comment by grassboots

3. He lied about having a theology degree.

Hey, goofball, he graduated from Ouchita Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in religion and has over 40 hours at the Masters level in theology. There is no lie.

 
Comment by surfer in CA

The Romney supporters here are just as arrogant and rude as their leader…
Face it kids, Romney is out and why is he out, because Americans DO NOT trust a flip-flopper…

 
Comment by Giant Robot

Romney should drop out of the race. Inf fact, CBS News is already reporting this morning that Romney is seriously considering dropping out of the race now.

Romney says he knows how to run a business, well if that were true then he should fire himself. Romney has used up more than $70 million in American voter’’s donations and has little to show for it. His product is a flop, too expensive and not selling.

On the other hand, Huckabee’s product is very inexpensive and selling just as well or better. Now come on, which product would you buy?

Romney product = $70 dollars for a widget that yields 293 delegates = $0.23 cents per widget
Huckabee product = $2 dollars for a widget that yields 190 delegates = $0.01 cent per widget

Huckabee’’s product cost 1 cent per widget compared to Romney’’s product at 23 cents per widget which calcuates out to the same performance of the product (division of delegates won so far). Any one in their right mind would buy the widget that costs 1 cent if it performs exactly the same as the widget that costs 23 cents.

The business formula that Romney says he is good at proves that he should drop out of the race. He is wasting tons of money. If he can”t run a campaign finacially sucessfully how in the world will he run a huge American government successfully???

Romney is losing money as fast has Enron did with social security of it’’s employee’’s.

Huckabee is a true leader, someone who wants to share the power with all Americans, not show his prideful power like Romney does.

Vote for true conservative Mike Huckabee!

 
Comment by Candice

I don’t trust Mitt Romney either, anyone who plays politics with the lives of unborn children gets an F in my book. I mean who does that, you switch to being pro-life so you can be the republican conservative nominee, sad….

 

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Comment by geoge t

Conservatives need to rally around Mike Huckabee, he our last hope at keeping McCain out of office. I was a Mitt supporter but I have seen the light, Mitt is not going to make it, he did not even win the south. I started investigating Huckabee and realized that half of the negative things said about him are not even true, he really is a conservative. I watched a few YouTube videos with Huckabee speaking and I thought to myself, yes, this man can beat the pants off of Hillary or Obama. Huckabee’s wit is amazing, his public speaking ability is second-to-none. I would have been for Huckabee al along if I had taken the time to investigate him myself, I was just listening to the news and made my judgement about Huckabee by what they said. I was really wrong…I encourage everyone to really check Mike out, he is the conservative we have been looking for!!!!!!

 
Comment by Texas

Huckabee is not a conservative. How did he win WV? Because of McCain. Why would I vote for Huckabee knowing he is pro Amnesty? I would rather cast my vote on Obama. Huckabee’s votes are from Evangelicals. Romney won Utah, true–but if you look at Utah’s voting pattern in the past, they have always voted conservative. I must admit–I was leaning towards Huckabee at the outset of his campaign. I thought he was a nice guy but as I followed him and read more about his issues I decided he is nothing more than a selfish hypocrite who would do anything to be the VP for McCain. He brought religion into his campaign. Out of all the campaign ads, it has been reported that he is the only candidate with negative ads. He is a McCain puppet because he is out there attacking Romney and yet not attack the front runner McCain. Now, why would he do that? Just remember–people will not forget! Huckabee will not be VP. Obama or Clinton will have my vote instead!

 
Comment by carolyn

huckabee should be the one to drop out. he is 100 delegates behind romney. what states can huckabee win in the northeaat? in the midwest? HM? answer ZILCHO.

the mormans hate huckabee because of is bigotry against them. these people work hard and pay taxes just like the rest of us and for this so call former pastor to make statements against their religious beliefs is tantamount to be a racist. God says we are to love our neighbor as we love ourself and to judge not lest ye be judged. God also says we are all created in His image
and two of the ten commandments say Thou shalt not bear false witness and thou shalt not covet.

all during this campaign huckabee and mccain have made jabs about romney’s EARNED wealth. I never once heard huckabee complaing about mccain’s INHERITED wealthy from his second wife.

both huckabee and romney should stay in the race. both have a right to continue on. Since mccain is now the presumtive nominee, that does not mean I have to vote for him. And in all honesty, I wo’t be. I will either write in a candidate’s name or vote for third party.

I am a christian and a conservative but i believe that we should all have an opportunity to vote for the candidate of our choice.

 
Comment by lbolm

I firmly believe that the only person in the GOP who can keep the Clintons out of office is McCain. I may not agree with all he does, but I certainly can’t go with the Clintons back in control. I like Mike and was poised to vote for him in SC. I changed my stance though a couple of days before voting.
I will support a McCain/Huckabee ticket in November, as I believe that would bring us a balanced team.

 
Comment by John

Hi President Ronmey. I guess they don’t teach spelling in Utah? I wouldn’t either. Then you might read the book of Mormon and discover how truly disturbing many of the positions it advocates are. Of course my guess is that at best you have looked it up on Wikipedia. By the way Mitt chose to believe in this religion. Therefore it is a valid point of interest and discussion. Does this make Mormons bad people? Definately not, but it should be troublesome to Christians, Jews and Atheists as it sets his world view in a way that is contrary to 95% of America. Also I find it so delightful that after winning the governorship in a very liberal state Mitt had an epiphany on abortion before he decided to run for President. If only Giuliani lacked character and told the same lie it might be him and not McCain who was the front runner.

By the way Carolyn what states can Mitt win in the south? Zilcho.

 
Comment by kim

The True Record: Mike Huckabee and the Arkansas GOP
Chad Gallagher
February 07, 2008
Over the last 15 years, Mike Huckabee has improved and strengthened
the Republican Party of Arkansas. From the time he was the U.S.
Senate nominee in 1992 until he left the Governor’s office in 2007,
Mike Huckabee was a powerful and influential figure in the Republican
Party.

By understanding Huckabee’s 10 ½ years of leadership in the proper
context, we can see that his leadership strengthened the party,
elected Republican candidates, and helped shift the state government
to a more conservative position.

We must have accurate historical context when reviewing the
relationship between Huckabee and the state party. Huckabee’s
election for lieutenant governor in 1993 became the GOP’s first
statewide victory in over 10 years. His path to politics came from the
private sector, outside the political arena, and led him to be just the
fourth statewide Republican ever elected in the State of Arkansas.

Immediately, he brought credibility to the state party and a sense of
tremendous excitement to the party faithful who were tired of fielding
unsuccessful candidates. Huckabee became the titular head of the
state GOP and began without hesitation to raise funds, headline
dinners and support the GOP slate of candidates. No one has attended
more Arkansas Lincoln Day dinners than Huckabee.

Huckabee’s 10 ½ years of leadership strengthened the Republican
Party. Upon becoming Arkansas’ 44th Governor in 1996, Huckabee
inherited a state that had been governed by Democratic governors for
all but two of the previous thirty-six years. Democratic governors had
appointed every member of appointed boards and commissions, and in
addition, the 135 seat legislature had only 15 Republican members.

Huckabee stepped onto a stage that Republicans in Arkansas rarely
walk on and governed in a difficult environment filled with partisan
hostilities. In this environment, he passed conservative legislation,
won statewide election in Arkansas four times, and maintained high
approval ratings throughout the entire 10 ½ years as Governor.

Huckabee focused on governing to the best of his ability and fighting
for the conservative values he espoused. As governor, Huckabee knew
that to achieve any legislative success, the sheer numbers required
him to reach across party lines. By doing so he scored extraordinary
victories that state Republicans could have never achieved without his
leadership. Legislatively he pushed through every possible pro-life bill
allowable under Roe v. Wade, passed the first broad based tax cut in
Arkansas’ history, and streamlined government. All of these were
reforms championed by the state party.

Huckabee went on to reform education, refurbish the state’s crumbling
infrastructure, improve life for the children of working families, and
create new jobs. These results required both leadership and
extraordinary political skills. Huckabee excelled at both. It was his
compromise with Democrats in the Legislature on legislative details
(not principles) that brought these changes about. Though a vocal
minority in the Republican Party criticized Mike Huckabee’s willingness
to reach across party lines, it was this willingness that allowed him to
pass conservative legislation and allowed him to be an effective,
forward-thinking governor.

Huckabee won statewide in Arkansas four times. This is more times
than any other Republican in Arkansas history. His approval ratings
stayed strong throughout the entire 10 ½ years as governor and he
trounced any token opposition that arose in the GOP primary.

One legacy that is vital to the future of the Republican party of
Arkansas is often overlooked. While governor he made thousands of
appointments to state board and commissions.

When he left office in 2007 every single gubernatorial appointee was
appointed by a Republican governor for the first time in Arkansas
history. Republicans had never had a better seat at the table on these
board and commissions.

These appointments put conservatives on every regulatory board in
the state. Today, these appointments significantly impact the direction
of state government and create a potential farm team for the party to
draw from for future candidates for public office.

Huckabee tirelessly campaigned for his fellow party members. As the
head of the state party Huckabee sent appeal letters, headlined
events, and hosted receptions continually raising funds for the party.
He did this for successful and unsuccessful candidates.

This is why he today enjoys the support of former U.S. Senator Tim
Hutchinson, former Congressman Asa Hutchinson and Jay Dickey as
well as Mary Jane Rebick, Sheffield Nelson, Randy Bynum, Betty
Dickey, Bud Cummins and, of course, current Congressman John
Boozman.

These candidates stumped in town after town with Huckabee and saw
his efforts firsthand. They also know that when Republicans lost
elections, their governor did not forget about the wounded. Many of
these listed and countless others received appointments to key boards
and posts in state government upon their defeat in order to utilize
their skills.

Huckabee’s efforts on behalf of GOP candidates did not stop with
statewide candidates. Huckabee campaigned tirelessly in every cycle
on behalf of Republican legislative candidates. He rarely receives credit
in the media for these efforts but there are a host of current and past
legislators that can attest to his faithful efforts on their behalf.

He raised funds, sent letters, headlined events and stumped for GOP
candidates in every part of Arkansas. He also wrote tens of thousands
of dollars worth of checks to these candidates from his political action
committee, Conservative Leadership for Arkansas.

He campaigned with the same fervor for candidates who were likely to
lose as well as those who were likely to win. He also worked for
Republicans with whom he had previous disagreements.

In 2004, Mike Huckabee publicly campaigned for state Senator Jim
Holt, in spite of their public disagreements at the State Capitol. This is
the same Jim Holt being paid by Ron Paul to campaign against
Huckabee. It was clear that he was not only a team player but the
team captain.

In spite of accusations to the contrary, Mike Huckabee never worked
on behalf of a Democrat over a Republican candidate. Huckabee did
support conservative Democrats because it is a necessity to govern in
Arkansas. He worked with many of them to create winning coalitions in
the Legislature, but again, he never campaigned on behalf of a
Democrat who had a Republican opponent.

His support of Democrats was limited to Democratic primaries and
where conservative Democrats faced no GOP opposition in the general
election. It is also important to note that these instances were few and
far between.

There is no smoking gun to the accusation that Huckabee helped
Democrats. No one will find a contribution, a letter of support, a story
about a fundraiser or public appearance on behalf of a Democratic
candidate that faced a Republican in the general election.

Come election season, Huckabee did not support Democrats, and
Democratic machine did not support Huckabee. Democrats never
thought Huckabee was on their team when it came to elections. They
worked hard to defeat him and complained about his tireless efforts
against them.

One example of this was Huckabee’s hard campaign efforts to defeat
the Speaker of the House Bill Stovall in a tough uphill battle for
challenger Chee Chee Tamburo. The truth of the matter is that every
campaign season Huckabee fought hard for his party and most
importantly for his principles.

In 1993, Huckabee took an oath of office to serve the people of
Arkansas and he did this without regard to party affiliation. He
understood that after the elections were over that the people expected
Democrats and Republicans to work together.

They expected results and he intended to deliver those results. He
governed on behalf of all Arkansans and made life in Arkansas better
for everyone as a result. His record is one that Arkansans are proud of
because he governed by his unwavering core principles and a
commitment to service.

It is because of his commitment to service that he carried Arkansas
from 1993 to 2006, and it is this same commitment that will help him
carry Arkansas one more time in 2008.

 
Comment by Sam

I saw the real answer to the question last night.

Jim Cramer of Mad Money created the Huck a boom!!

Go Huckabee!! All the way to the White house!!

 
Comment by lbolm

kim,
Your devotion to Mike is to be applauded and I am sure he is grateful for it.
The problem is with your last statement and is the very reason I changed my vote at the last minute. You said ” It is because of his commitment to service that he carried Arkansas
from 1993 to 2006, and it is this same commitment that will help him
carry Arkansas one more time in 2008.”

The problem is, Mike would have to carry a lot more than Arkansas to be the winner in November. We can not afford to have the Clinton machine back in the White House. I am sorry, but Mike couldn’t win in November against Hilary.

I will support a McCain/Huckabee ticket and they can win and bring a balanced team into place.

 
Comment by John

Huckabee/McCain ticket will mean open the borders! It is McCain/Lieberman for 2008 anyway. Watch and see. I will vote for change–OBAMA for 2008!

 
Comment by Ibolm

Vote Juan Hernandez. A vote for Huckabee is a vote for Juan Hernandez! Our only hope is OBAMA! Go Obama!

 
Comment by Dave

I think Huckabee is getting a little more PR than he deserves. He is still behind Romney in terms of states won and number of delegates. I would like to see him linked up politically with Romney. At least both Romney and Huckabee are strong on values issues. (Romney defended traditional marriage in the courts in MA and opposed all abortion legislation that came across his desk).

 
Comment by Sam

Obama may be a great speech maker, but he dosen’t have the experience for the job.

We need Huckabee! He’s run a state and managed to get things done even with a democrat controlled congress!

 
Comment by Jeremiah Grant, Phoenix AZ

I don’t know, but whoever did should be shot for treason.

OK…maybe not shot, but certainly waterboarded. The end game result is that John McAmnesty, the guy who called the Religious Right “agents of intolerance” and the same guy who supports destroying human embryos for stem cell research is now going to carry the torch for the Republican party. Thanks a lot!!!

 
Comment by Mike

John,

Your anti mormon bias is disgusting but then these are the types of people that Huckabee tends to get, those who vote against Romney simply because of his religion. Huckabee and McCain are betraying conservative principles. Even Fred Thompson (the other conservative who was in the race) recognized this. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBeEb4rkeqg&feature=related ) Who loses with a McCain/Huckabee vs. Clinton/Obama ticket? Answer: the American people.

If it turns out to be a McCain/Huckabee ticket I will do everything in my power to see to it that McCain and Huckabee go down in a flaming ball. It might send a message to Republican leadership about the type of candidates they SHOULD be nominating. McCain and Huckabee are no conservatives. If we are going to have liberals in office then we might as well let it be the Democrats so that they can get the blame for all the crap they will do. A McCain/Huckabee administration would result in Republicans getting the blame for the crap, it would result in the Republican establishment thinking it is alright to nominate moderates, populists + liberals and, lastly, it would result in liberal policies that would set true conservatives back for several years.

 
Comment by kim

THIS IS HOW I WANT MY MONEY SPEND–TALK ABOUT A BUDGET

LOOK WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES HAD TO SAY ABOUT MIKE THIS MORNING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Operating on a shoestring budget, Mr. Huckabee has spent far less lining up his 156 delegates than any other candidate, Democratic or Republican, when measured by cost per delegate.

The calculation is based on end-of-year figures and does not take into account fund-raising in 2008 or the spending since the nominating process began in Iowa on Jan. 3.

By those figures, Mr. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, ran the most frugal campaign, spending $$45,000 a delegate, according to The New York Times delegate count. That was far less than the $654,000 a delegate spent by Mitt Romney.

“It’s clear that Mr. Romney’s money can’t buy him love,” said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that collects and analyzes campaign finance data. “He’s spent so much more than Huckabee, yet Huckabee got a lot more bang for his buck.”

Federal records show that Mr. Romney, a Harvard Business School graduate who has made his business skills a campaign centerpiece, spent $87 million in 2007 and ended Feb. 5 with 133 delegates. By comparison, Senator John McCain of Arizona, leading in delegates with 683, spent $39 million, or $57,000 a delegate.

Mr. McCain and Mr. Huckabee’s campaigns defy the conventional wisdom that says it takes money — a lot of it — for a candidate to get out his message. While the presidential hopefuls are on track to raise $1 billion — and spend it — Mr. McCain and Mr. Huckabee made the most of “free media,” taking virtually every opportunity to participate in televised debates, appear on late-night talk shows and turn up regularly on cable news programs.

“They say that the most dangerous place to be is between Huckabee and a cable news show,” said Scott Reed, a Republican strategist. “He went on every free outlet to get his message out. He was living off cable television. And he did exceptionally well in each of the 15 Republican debates.”

Mr. McCain, who was down to his last $1 million in late 2007 and took out a $3 million bank loan, ended up spending $8.5 million to date on television commercials. Mr. Huckabee spent $3 million on television commercials, according to CMAG, a firm that tracks political spending.

By contrast, Mr. Romney spent $30 million on a nationwide television blitz, representing half the spending by all Republican candidates combined. To help support this spending, Mr. Romney also lent his campaign $35 million, or $263,000 a delegate.

Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, also spent heavily, with little return, $20 million with an estimated five delegates, or $4 million a delegate.

Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York, who spent $48 million, did not line up a single delegate.

On the Democratic side, the neck-and-neck race between Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama continues in the financial arena. Mrs. Clinton, of New York, has spent nearly $90,000 for each of the 892 delegates she has lined up. Mr. Obama, of Illinois, spent $119,000 for each of his 716 .

At the end of 2007, Mrs. Clinton had $37 million in cash, with $18.5 million for the primary and the remaining $19 million earmarked for the general election. Mr. Obama had $18.6 million on hand, of which $13.5 million could be used for the primary race and the remaining $5 million for the general election.

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Comment by incogman

I’ll tell you who created Huckabee: The same people who do not want to see Ron Paul get any where. You think it’s just a coincidence that Huckabee hails from the same state as Clinton? They wanted him to fill the dark horse role and to confuse Evangelicals. That’s why they gave the man so much press before Iowa.

Figure it out!

What a joke. What a sorry joke on America. We’ll have 2 candidates for November, both OK for those people who are really behind the scenes of the CFR and the globalists. The evidence is blatant, anymore. You’ll call it “Conspiracy Theory” and laugh it off. That’s what they want you to do — just like 9/11 and the North American Union.
Read more here: http://incogman.wordpress.com/

 
Comment by Charity333

wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=5386

Romney Supports Gay Pride and Business Laws that favor Homosexulaity and favors adding Homosexuality to School curriculum
Is this Who Conservatives want as president?

 
Comment by Shelby

From Mike Huckabee’s Skeleton Closet
http://www.realchange.org/huckabee.htm :

ENRICHING HIMSELF WITH PUBLIC MONEY

“Mike Huckabee has a record of dipping into public funds and accepting improper gifts from supporters, something worrisome for a job like president where you control a trillion dollar budget. Most politicians use money as a means to get more power, even while living lives of near poverty (as Bob Dole has); surprisingly few actually enrich themselves through their work. Mike Huckabee has.

He was investigated 16 times and cited five times by the Arkansas Ethics Commission for violating ethics rules. Two of those citations were for cash that the governor or his wife accepted but did not report. Huckabee’s gifts peaked at $112,000 in 1999, including $23,000 worth of clothing; over half of that was given by one businessman who Huckabee appointed to a state board.

At one point, Huckabee claimed that he personally owned $70,000 in Governor’s Mansion furnishings donated by cotton grower Boe Adams, but was forced to disavow them after Adams said they were for the state, not the governor. After he moved out in December 2006 though, no one could find the furniture even after a state audit. Huckabee’s wife insisted they must be there somewhere.

In 1999, his former administrator at the Goveror’s Mansion sued him for abuse of state funds, claiming that Huckabee used state funds for upkeep of the mansion on panty hose, barbecue, a dog house, dry cleaning, boat fuel, and alterations to his clothes. Huckabee settled out of court, by agreeing that legal doubts existed over his use of the fund and that he wouldn’t use it for these purposes in the future.

Huckabee also used state police airplanes as a personal transportation service for him and his family, flying scores of times each year, including trips to other states with early presidential primaries. He claimed this was legitimate for security reasons.

In 1994, when he was lieutenant governor of Arkansas, Huckabee formed a non-profit organization called Action America, which seemed to exist only to deliver money to him without donors having to report or limit their contributions the way they would a normal political contribution. In 2 and a half years, Action America paid Huckabee over $61,000 just for giving speeches at its events.

When he was getting ready to move out of the governor’s mansion, bridal registries were set up at Dillards and Target for the governor and his wife, who had been married for more than 30 years. They registered for nearly $7,000 in housewares, as well as $1,000 gift cards.

State ethics laws prohibited the Huckabees from receiving gifts of more than $100 as a reward for doing his job. But there was an exception for wedding presents.

Maybe it’s just an Arkansas tradition — Bill and Hillary Clinton registered for house gifts when they left the White House. An investigation found that they received over $75,000 worth of gifts but did not violate any federal laws.”

 
Comment by Dano

From Comment by Candice

“I don’t trust Mitt Romney either, anyone who plays politics with the lives of unborn children gets an F in my book. I mean who does that”

Well for starters, Ronald Reagan did that

 
Comment by callenfallen

If anyone really cares about America they will learn the available information, get off having an idol, and do the what is right. Look at the statistics of spending alone that each candidate spent and consider what America NEEDS. As for the border issue, get your facts straight. Huckabee is not pro opening the borders. The democrate will make it a free for all. Romney will drive the country, like his campaign, and McCain will continue what he has always done. Obama shouldn’t even be a candidate because he has a conflict of interest, in my opinion, we will become global owned with a king, not a president. As for Hilary, she’s a Clinton we are all familiar. Save America and except the REAL FACTS. GO Huckabee!!

 
Comment by rhett

I like Mike. I saw him on one of the Comedy Central shows and was happily surprized at his intelligence. Unlike our current President, he could actually answer questions on his ow. Romney’s gone, face facts. McCain is really just a democrat: In bed on the immigration issue with Ted Kennedy? He’ll pick Leiberman as his running mate. Write it down.

 
Comment by Kerry Marvin

THERE-IN LIES THE RUBE.

ALL THINGS CHANGE, SOME BETTER, SOME WORSE. BUT CHANGE THEY DO.
TIME MARCHES ON, YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN.
IT WOULDN’T BE THE SAME EVEN IF YOU COULD TURN BACK THE CLOCK.
WE, YOU AND I HAVE CHANGED TOO. EVERY DAY, EVERY HOUR, IN EVERY WAY.
ENTROPY AND AGE STILLS THE UNIVERSE. EXPANDING AND OR CONTRACTING, GALAXIES
WILL COLLIDE AND NEW STARS ARE BORN EVERY EPOCH.

WHAT IS THE POINT A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW? OR 4 YEARS, FOR THAT MATTER?

WHAT ABOUT LIFE, LIBERTY AND PERSUITE OF HAPPINESS? ARE WE ALL REALLY EQUAL?
OR ONLY SOME MORE THAN OTHERS? EXPENDABLE CHILDREN, AT WILL, BECAUSE THERE IS A RISK TO THE MOTHERS LIFE? IS THE REASON THEY NOW KILL AT WILL? THIS MAKES THEM HAPPY?
IS THIS, THE CONSTITUTION AS IT WAS INTENDED?

WHO ARE THE GUARDIANS OF THE TRUTH? IS JUSTICE A FACTOR IN OUR EVERY DECISION?
WHO ARE THOSE, RESPONSIBLE TO TAKE THE TORCH OF LIBERTY AND PASS IT ON?

THOSE WE ELECT TO REPRESENT US DO NOT. THE SPECIAL INTEREST AND SECULAR PROGRESSIVES
AND PC LIBERALS HAVE INDOCTRINATED, REALLY BRAINWASHED THE PEOPLE IN OUR SCHOOLS FROM:
THE COMMUNIST NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF BERKLEY SINCE THE 60’S. NOW THEY WANT TO RETURN TO:
THE WHITE HOUSE FOR MORE OF THE SAME CONDUCT, THEY SHOW IN CONGRESS?
WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT AND CONTEMPT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEIR CONCERNS AND THEIR WILL?

WHY ISN’T LIFE FAIR? CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
ARE THERE, TOO MANY QUESTIONS? THERE ARE, NOT ENOUGH ANSWERS?

THAT IS BECAUSE THER IS NO ONE HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE.
WITH THE WORLD, OUR BORDERS AND
THE SECURITY OF THIS NATION AT STAKE, IT IS PAST TIME TO DO SO.

IT ISN’T ABOUT WHICH PARTY ANYMORE, IT IS ABOUT THE SURVIVAL OF THE REPUBLIC.
IE:
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OR WE CAN JUST CONCEED AND LET THE ILLEGAL ALIEN’S
DRUG LORDS AND WHATEVER TERRORIST ORGINAZATION FREE PASSAGE AND ACCESS TO THE COUNTRY.
THEN HAND EVERYTHING OVER TO THE RECONQUISTADORES MOVEMENT, LET CALIFORNIA GET BACK TO MEXICO, AND THE JUANTA CAN BE COMPLETE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE TOO. VIVA! PONCHO VIA! AND VIVA! SANTA ANNA AND FORGET THE ALAMO!
IT OBVIOUSLY, WAS ALL A MISTAKE WHILE WE REWRITE HISTORY!

WHOMEVER YOU VOTE FOR, IT IS MY BEST GUESS, IT WON’T BE THE ONE FOR YOU THAT GETS ELECTED.
THE MEDIA HAVE ALREADY SEWN UP THIS WITH THEIR CHOICE, NOT OURS. THANK YOU RUPERT MURDOCH, GEORGE SOROS, AND MOVE-ON.ORG! DON’T FOR GET MARK RICH AND THE HOLLOWOOD ENTERTAINERS AND CELB’S FOR THIER “OPRA” IEDA, ARIA AND OPERA, TOO. SIT BACK ON YOUR COUCH AND WATCH REALITY TV!

SICK AND TIRED? THEN MAKE YOUR VOICE LOUD AND YOUR VOTE COUNT. WHILE YOU ARE AT IT CALL AND WRITE YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND CONGRESS MAN OR WOMAN, AND TELL THEM TOO!

END TRANS: MARV!

 
Comment by Tyler Dawbin

Romney…Huckabee…McCain…

Everyone has to admit that there are good aspects about each one of these candidates. Before you start getting heated, do read on…

McCain is clearly a war hero, and we can never take away his 30 years of service to the United States of America, a country he proudly fought for and defended, when it nearly cost him his life and being. John McCain is a good man, but in his age and in his bid to appease all people on both sides of the fence, he has become too moderate. Not liberal, moderate - he’s still pretty far to the right of Clinton and O’Bama (he’s part Irish, didja know?) and he would bring some good things to the table. Unfortunately, he would destroy the republican party’s chances of remaining the republican party, and getting back into the White House in 2012. Justices are getting older, and McCain may pick some good ones, but as a classic appeaser in recent years, I see him getting swayed too far to the left. Therefore, I discount McCain as the clear choice among the conservatives (again, relative to Hillary and O’Bama).

Romney is a power player. He’s a rich man - worth almost 300…I mean, 200 million, since he spent so much on getting himself elected…er, uh, I mean nowhere. I’m from Massachusetts (http://massconservativechristian.blogspot.com or, if tags are accepted in comments, MassConservativeChristian) and I’m a conservative Christian. Yes, there are a few of us, but we must apply to the government as an endangered species and appeal to them for protection. Scratch that one, too, they’re 90% liberal up on Beacon Hill. Yes, it’s that bad! But I digress… I liked Romney, past tense, liked Romney. Looking back, however, I see that he is a newcomer to the more social conservative issues, i.e. same sex marriage and abortion. Do gun rights matter to you? Then you don’t want Romney. Besides, and in saying this I bear no ill will towards Mormons, most of the country is aware that the Mormons are the door-knockers. The Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t own that practice, Mormons are required to spend one year in missions, riding bicycles around neighborhoods and trying to convert people into “The Family”. A Mormon will have a hard time running for president because of this, and besides, wasn’t Romney also a bishop in the Mormon Church?

Which brings me to the one that some call “The Pastor”. The word Pastor simply means shepard or overseer. Oh, wait, this just in, Romney is OUT. Which makes my case all that much easier to make…Huckabee is the one that we all need to rally around and select as the next president of this United States of America!

(cue music)
God Bless America, Land that I love, Stand Beside her, and Guide her, through the Night with the LIGHT from Above

From the Mountains, to the Prairies, to the Oceans, white with Foam

God Bless America, My Home, Sweet, Home!

 
Comment by aj

I will not vote for McCain in the general election. I hope Huckabee makes it.

 
Comment by Jared

Romney showed that he has class that Huckabee lacks. Romney left the race because he knew the religious biggot Huckabee would never get out even though Huckabee had no chance.

 
Comment by Shelby

Jared…..I so agree with you! What goes around comes around….Huckster will pay one way or another for his selfishness and hurting the Repub party.

 
Comment by Russell

I keep reading in posts that Mike Huckabee is not a conservative, good grief–the man emulates conservative. What in the world are you talking about???

Romney left the race because I believe he would rather see Mike Huckabee win over McCain. Also, when Mike does win–wouldn’t a Huckabee/Romney ticket fair better than McCain/whoever???? I have also heard that Huckabee is somehow seeking the running mate position with McCain—it would be political suicide for anyone to attach themselves to him.

 
Comment by cozumelkid

I hope Mike hangs in there. I may be a democrat, but I’ll vote for Mike in the General Election anyway.

 
Comment by noturaverageamerican

I find it interesting that the ” theory ” of evolution is supposed to be accepted as fact. It can not be proven, hence the term ” theory ” . I’m not a Huckabee fan, but I am one who believes theories are theories and facts are facts. I also find it very interesting the ” theory ” of global cooling has become the ” theory ” of global warming, and is now transitioning to global climate change . I would love for people to research the ” theories ” of the first part of the 20TH century and what pseudo-science created. It is very important that we as consumers do not buy into what is repeated over and over. It doesn’t make it correct or right. It is a form of propaganda, and we owe it to ourselves to research both sides and find the truth, while still maintaining our sense of humor.

 
Comment by Mike in NV

Tyler,

You have some misunderstandings about members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (commonly called mormons) This is not an attack on you, rather a desire to clear up some misunderstandings. First of all, Young men are encouraged to and asked to serve missions but won’t be kicked out of the Church or something if they don’t. For young women, it is optional. Second, missions are two years for young men, a year and a half for young women and I’m not actually sure how long senior missionaries serve for, I think it varies. Third, I don’t think that the fact that missionaries knock on doors is that much of a problem. We are taught to be respectful of other’s religions and to not bash. Any member or missionary who bashes is actually going contrary to our doctrines.

Russell,

I have strongly distrusted Huckabee in the past with all of his compliments of John McCain and the West Virginia thing but I will admit that if he were to state that he would take Romney as his VP that might cause me to reevaluate Mike Huckabee. I think it might be in Mike’s best interest to announce now that he would take Romney as VP as it might give him a massive chunk of Romney’s delegates and put him a lot closer to John McCain delegate wise. With that said, that is if he does state it. If he doesn’t I will probably continue to distrust him. I was a delegate to my states county convention for Romney but since Romney dropped out I now am a delegate for no one. Mike Huckabee has until Feb. 23rd to convince me.

 
Comment by Andy Rizzo

huckabee is a joke. outside of the south people look at the rediculous statements he makea and can quickly see he is an idiot. The south votes based on jesus. I feel like we are still in the dark ages the way this election has gone. Will jesus help them when our economy collapses and they voted against the only republican candidate that could have done something about it? I am deeply ashamed of the southern republicans… they are an embarassement to the other republicans.

 
Comment by Andy Rizzo

Huckabee will drop out very soon. Then maybe the Huckabee supporters will see that he was only in the race to screw it up for Romney. Huckabee is willing to throw an election for his own selfish purposes. There is nothing more unamerican that what Huckabee has done.

To the Huckabee supporters, you have all been fooled into allowing McCain to win the nomination. You should all be angry at Huckabee for conning you. Huckabee is a con-man.

 
Comment by dust

To Mitt Romney supporters. Stop crying and saying that Mitt has more class than Huckabee. Huckabee stayed in the race to get support in Super Tuesday, which he got plenty of support. His future in the nomination is a lot more sure that Mitts. Mitt could not have one Texas the only big delegate state that is winner take all. I hope Mitt well and maybe another run for president, but he still has to gain my trusted as a true conservative. I hope you will all come to Hucks banner, who is still the only true conservative left in the race.

 
Comment by Carol

I’m am very saddened by Romney’s withdrawal. What goes around comes around, and America has lost because of her bigotry. Sigh.

Well, what now…?

Ron Paul may be a Christian, his only flaw as far as I can tell, but he is not the usual kind of Jesus-Hates-You Christian that is so… everywhere. In fact, I’ve never heard him utter an unkind word about anyone.

Ron Paul doesn’t display religious symbols in ads so that dim-witted people will like him.

Ron Paul does not abuse his religion to manipulate voters on matters of state.

Ron Paul is actually RIGHT about a good number of things!

Where do Romney’s delegates go now…? Hopefully to Ron Paul!

As a former Romney supporter who actually donated to Ron Paul too — to help make sure he did well anyway — Go Ron Paul!

 
Comment by geoge t

Sorry Romney supporters , Mitt is out, I commend all of you who worked hard for him. But now its time to rally around the only conservative left in the race, Mike Huckabee. Mike has to make a strong showing this weekend and win the primaries set for Feb 9th. I urge all conservatives join Mike Huckabee at mikehuckabee.com, lets join together to stop McCain the liberal, McAmenesty from becoming the next President!!!!!

 
Comment by SarahLEE

The only reason the media is not paying attention to Mike Huckabee is because they are bigots against evangelical Christians..If you are a Christian do not let the media get away with this bigotry, Mike is a true conservative, the media never he gave him another look because he was a Pastor 15 years ago. Cast your support to Mike Huckabee, do not listen to the media, do the right thing, the media sure hasn’t.

 
Comment by J. Anderson

Discussing Huckabee on Colbert, Conan, and Stewart would be funny if Huckabee wasn’t such a SCARY political candidate. The guy is absolutely nuts and wants to replace the US Constitution with the Bible. Thank God his poll numbers are still very low and not viable at all.

 

[…] things, I watched the sketch on Conan O’Brien between him, Stewart and Colbert on who created Huckabee  and it was […]

 
Comment by incogman

We are just getting the two candidates most approved by the Zionists in support of Israel. True Democracy in the US is nothing but a joke, anymore. The winner in the US primaries: Israel.

 
Comment by jason

Robert Novak recently wrote a column about Mike Huckabee entitled, “The False Conservative.” In the column he said, “Huckabee is campaigning as a conservative, but serious Republicans know that he is a high-tax, protectionist, big-government advocate of a strong hand in the Oval Office directing the lives of Americans.”

Novak also said, “There is no doubt about Huckabee’s record during a decade in Little Rock as governor. . . He increased the Arkansas tax burden by 47 percent, boosting the levies on gasoline and cigarettes.”

Novak continued saying, “Quin Hillyer, a former Arkansas journalist writing in the conservative American Spectator, called Huckabee ‘a guy with a thin skin, a nasty vindictive streak.’ Huckabee’s retort was to attack Hillyer’s journalistic procedures, fitting a mean-spirited image when he responds to conservative criticism.”

Calling Huckabee a proponent of big-government is an understatement. “If you listen closely, all the things he supports increase the size, power and cost of government. From subsidies for energy research to increasing money for health care and government housing, the size, power, and cost of government will not shrink under a President Mike Huckabee; they will increase . . . Mr. Huckabee swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution when he became governor, yet many of his proposals are clearly unconstitutional.” (Source: David Ulrich, Letter of the Week, World Net Daily, 10/26/07)

In addition, Dr. Jerome Corsi reports that “Financial inducements arranged by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to establish a Mexican consular office in Little Rock may have violated state law, according to an Arkansas attorney.”

Writing for World Net Daily, Dr. Corsi exposed the fact that Mike Huckabee “worked with some of the state’s most prominent and politically powerful businesses to establish the [Mexican] consulate as a magnet for drawing illegal immigrants to the state to accept low-paying jobs.”

Corsi goes on to report that “Arkansas attorney Chip Sexton provided WND a written legal brief arguing the state government’s sublease to Mexico of office space for the consulate was illegal under Arkansas law. Sexton contended the deal raised questions about the appropriateness of private citizens and corporations in Arkansas providing financial incentives for the government of Mexico to locate a consulate office in Little Rock.”

Corsi also writes that “Robert Trevino, commissioner of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, told WND he and Huckabee helped arrange state and private financial support to induce Mexico to establish the consulate as a business development ‘quid pro quo.’

“Trevino signed on July 7, 2006, a ‘Facilities Use Agreement’ with Mexican consular officials to rent state government office space for $1 a year on the second floor of the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services building at 26 Corporate Hills in Little Rock.”

According to Sexton, not only did subleasing state government offices to Mexico violate Arkansas state law under Ark. Code Ann. 22-2-114(C)(i) which provides: “After July 1, 1975, no state agency shall enter into or renew or otherwise negotiate a lease between itself as lessor or lessee and a nongovernmental or other government lessor or lessee,” but it was even more offensive in that “there was nothing in the lease or other agreements that would have prevented the Mexican consulate from providing legal assistance to illegal aliens.”

In addition, Corsi also exposed the fact that Mike Huckabee worked with Mexican President Vicente Fox to help provide cheap Mexican labor for Tyson foods and other large Arkansas corporations. According to Corsi, “Trevino confirmed he was state director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, also known as LULAC, an activist group strongly advocating for the rights of Hispanic immigrants in the U.S., when on Oct. 3, 2003, he accompanied Huckabee in a state airplane to visit [President Vicente] Fox in Mexico.”

There is more.

The American Spectator reported that “Fourteen times, the ethics commission–a respected body, not a partisan witch-hunt group–investigated claims against Huckabee. Five of those times, it officially reprimanded him. And as only MSNBC among the big national media has reported at an real length, there were lots of other mini-scandals and embarrassments along the way.”

Plus, writing for The Washington Times, Greg Pierce quoted Hillyer as saying, “[Huckabee] used public money for family restaurant meals, boat expenses, and other personal uses. He tried to claim as his own some $70,000 of furniture donated to the governor’s mansion. He repeatedly, and obstinately, against the pleadings even from conservative columnists and editorials, refused to divulge the names of donors to a ‘charitable’ organization he set up while lieutenant governor–an outfit whose main charitable purpose seemed to be to pay Huckabee to make speeches. Then, as a kicker, he misreported the income itself from the suspicious ‘charity.’”

Mike Huckabee’s beliefs and actions even border on the bizarre. According to David Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, “GOP presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee suggested that as president he would, for the good of the people, support a federal anti-smoking law. You see, as governor, Huckabee supported such laws because, well, he doesn’t like smoking and doesn’t think folks should indulge in so heath-threatening an activity. If he could move on up to the presidency, he would continue his abolitionist crusade at the national level without giving much, if any, thought to the question of whether the Constitution or anything else would legitimize a federal ban on smoking.”

I have yet one more word of warning for those evangelicals supporting Huckabee because he is pro-life: Mike Huckabee will most definitely support Rudy Giuliani should Giuliani obtain the Republican nomination. Count on it.

I ask you, how could a committed “pro-life” conservative support a pro-abortion, pro-gay rights, pro-gun control liberal such as Rudy Giuliani? He couldn’t.

At the end of the day, however, there is absolutely no question that Huckabee will support Giuliani (or any other pro-abortion Republican), because, when all is said and done, Huckabee and his fellow big-government Republicans have no real commitment to the life issue or to any other conservative principle.

Let’s say it plainly: Mike Huckabee is just another big-government, establishment politician who will do nothing to stem the tide of socialism or fascism (pick your poison) emanating from Washington, D.C., these days.

Dear Christian friend, don’t be duped by Mike Huckabee.

 
Comment by dust

To Jason: I would like to warn you not to get to much information from the media. The media is liberal and very corrupt. Also Rudy Giuliani is out of the race, and Huck would never support him.Why would he? One more word on the media, they would say anything and exaggerate anything to keep Huck out.

 
Comment by Tyler Dawbin

J Anderson, he most certainly doesn’t want to replace the constitution with the Bible.

What conspiracy theory website or pundit did you glean that idea from?

Saying that he wants our laws to be more in-tune with God doesn’t mean that he wants to replace the constitution with the Bible, it just means that he feels very strongly that abortion and homosexual marriage don’t deserve the place that they have in America, and I for one happen to agree with him.

Thankfully, I am joined by about 2/3 of this nation in saying that!

I think Mike Huckabee’s problem - no, not his problem - I think that the problem that people have with Mike Huckabee is that he was a pastor, but let’s not forget that he was a governor for 10 1/2 years AFTER being a pastor for…what…four years? Mitt Romney was a bishop (read PASTOR) in the Mormon church for longer than he was a governor in my home state. Religious bigotry cuts both ways. Evangelical Christians don’t see their faith as being the same as that of Mormons, and for years Mormons have tried to get the LDS church accepted into the evangelical council, whatever that body is titled. The reasons for the difference between LDS and Christians, in their faith, are many. I won’t detail them here, as I don’t believe that this is the forum for it. Suffice to say that evangelical Christians don’t group themselves together with Mormons in the faith, although Mormons try to group themselves with evangelical Christians.

But making this simply an evangelical Christian/Mormon debate is, in the end, pure foolishness. I wouldn’t have a problem voting for a Mormon, just not that one. Similarly, I would vote for a minority or a female for president, were they of the caliber required for holding such an office. Currently, there are none in those categories of suitable caliber for the presidency, and much of the hullaballoo on the left has been generated on being the “first to elect a _____ “.

Mike Huckabee would be the second preacher to hold office, as James Garfield was the first.

Back to the debate about faith, however. Will some evangelicals vote for Mike Huckabee because of his faith? Surely they will. But to assume that the large part of evangelicals are turning a blind eye to Governor Huckabee’s policies in exchange for having a Christian president is laughable at best, and deplorable at worst. Such a statement intones that evangelical Christians are uneducated and are simply “sheeple”, a term which many try to paste on their foreheads, but ultimately fail to make stick.

No, folks like myself, who are evangelical Christians yet highly educated and productive members of society, will cast their vote for Mike Huckabee because he shares our values, not just simply our faith. We like his ideas on the economy, we like his adherence to social conservatism on life and marriage, we like his compassion on health care and his respect for the environment, we like his sense of humor and even his awkwardness.

Supporters of Mike Huckabee like him because, as they say in the south, he’s good people. He relates to a broad range of people on a variety of issues, and will make an excellent president.

 
Comment by laura

MIke huckabee is not good people. He is a part of the CFR. Go read for yourself http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/02/06/who-created-huckabee-conan-stewart-and-colbert-fight-it-out/#comment-23107

He is a big tax and spend liberal no different then mccain. He wont bring our troops home. His fair tax will hurt the poor and middle class. We should end the IRS and replace it with nothing. Mike huckabee is a liar and has been in trouble with the ethics commitee on several occasions.
You know that facsim will come to this country it will come wrapped in a flag carrying a cross.

Contrary to the claims of President Bush, the United States is not only just as vulnerable to terrorist attacks as it was in 2001, it is more vulnerable. This is due directly to the blunders and negligence of the Bush administration.

For one thing, the U.S. borders and ports remain wide open. There has been no serious effort on behalf of the federal government to thwart the invasion (and that is exactly what it is) of illegal aliens across our southern border.

Not only has President Bush done nothing to secure our borders, he has just last week opened the door for Mexican trucks to come unimpeded across our southern border. These trucks will have free access to our entire country. Can one imagine the amount of drug trafficking, illegal aliens, and even potential terrorists that will be smuggled across our borders in these trucks? Plus, think of the safety concerns these drivers and trucks will bring to America’s highways.

In addition, the Bush administration has done nothing to slow the flow of legal immigration from countries that our own State Department identifies as “terrorist” nations. Virtually every Muslim country in the Middle East routinely sends students and professionals to the U.S. via student visas, work visas, etc. They even serve in America’s armed forces and in our security agencies. This is insane!

Yet, President Bush would have us believe that he is fighting a “war on terrorism” by invading Iraq, a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. However, the war in Iraq has done little to fight terrorism, and has done much to assist it.

Instead of invading a country with no ties to 9/11, we should have followed Ron Paul’s advice. Congress should have passed H.R. 3076, the September 11 Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001, and sent our forces on a specific and narrow mission to take out bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

According to Paul, “A letter of marque and reprisal is a constitutional tool specifically designed to give the president the authority to respond with appropriate force to those non-state actors who wage war against the United States while limiting his authority to only those responsible for the atrocities of that day. Such a limited authorization is consistent with the doctrine of just war and the practical aim of keeping Americans safe while minimizing the costs in blood and treasure of waging such an operation.” This is precisely what President Thomas Jefferson did when America’s ships were confronted with Barbary pirates on the high seas.

A few days following the attacks on 9/11, and drawing from our own history and Constitution, Congressman Paul proposed the following to his fellow members of Congress:

“If we can’t or won’t define the enemy, the cost to fight such a war will be endless. How many American troops are we prepared to lose? How much money are we prepared to spend? How many innocent civilians, in our nation and others, are we willing to see killed? How many American civilians will we jeopardize? How much of our civil liberties are we prepared to give up? How much prosperity will we sacrifice?

“The founders and authors of our Constitution provided an answer for the difficult tasks that we now face. When a precise declaration of war was impossible due to the vagueness of our enemy, the Congress was expected to take it upon themselves to direct the reprisal against an enemy not recognized as a government. In the early days the concern was piracy on the high seas. Piracy was one of only three federal crimes named in the original Constitution.

“Today, we have a new type of deadly piracy, in the high sky over our country. The solution the founders came up with under these circumstances was for Congress to grant letters of marque and reprisal. This puts the responsibility in the hands of Congress to direct the President to perform a task with permission to use and reward private sources to carry out the task, such as the elimination of Osama bin Laden and his key supporters. This allows narrow targeting of the enemy. This effort would not preclude the president’s other efforts to resolve the crisis, but if successful would preclude a foolish invasion of a remote country with a forbidding terrain like Afghanistan- a country that no foreign power has ever conquered throughout all of history.

“Lives could be saved, billions of dollars could be saved, and escalation due to needless and senseless killing could be prevented.”

Had we followed Dr. Paul’s counsel, Osama bin Laden and most of his al-Qaeda terrorists would no doubt be dead, our troops would not be bogged down in another no-win war in Iraq, and America would not be hated and despised by almost everyone in the world as it is today.

Following the attacks on 9/11, the world (for the most part) held America in sympathy. Therefore, a narrowly focused, constitutional, and direct reprisal would have been completely understood and supported by virtually all of the world’s leaders and peoples. As it is now, the United States is viewed around the world as an imperialistic and warmongering monster. Not to mention the kind of resentment and animosity our invasion of Iraq has produced among Muslim people throughout the world. In fact, our invasion and occupation of Iraq is al-Qaeda’s biggest recruitment tool. As a result, there are actually more al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq today than there were before we invaded Iraq.

Plus, just as Ron Paul warned, the Bush administration and a compliant congress have used the 9/11 attacks as an excuse to assault the constitutional liberties of the American people. The USA Patriot Act has all but demolished the 4th Amendment, and has turned America into a virtual surveillance society. As far as liberty is concerned, we have far more to fear from Washington, D.C., than from Baghdad.

George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq will go down in history as one of the biggest and most dangerous blunders of all time. I am not sure that America will fully recover from this debacle for the next half century. When one considers the moral failures, the economic ramifications, the strain on military readiness, the rise of anti-American hatred, the potential for future terrorism, and the loss of America’s allegiance to “just war” philosophy surrounding the Iraq war, the total damage to our country is incalculable.

It makes one wonder whether the 9/11 attackers did not win after all.

 
Comment by American Conservative

It is sad what has happened to the Republican Party. We now have two phony men posing as conservatives. You Hucksterbeeites disgust me. I am sure most of you are a bunch of red neck, corn fed farmers with missing teeth. You feel that if a man says a scripture from the Bible, he is conservative. It is people like you who love to use class warfare and religious bigotry. It is because you have no idea how a business is run or even started. You get mad at people who earn their way to the top. You want hand outs. I am sure most of you are on welfare sucking money from the tax payers. If any of you do have a job, you will be answering to a boss the rest of your life because you have no ambition to get ahead financially. Oh, but that is a bad thing right? If you morons like you represent the Republican party, which is apparent in most of the south, than I want know part of this party.

 
Comment by Anna in Iowa

Romney is a class act… still waiting to see why exactly we should warm up to McCain or Huckabee. You keep giving me reasons to run not vote. Bashing Mormons… now that is really classy. Wake up… you are hurting Huckabee more than you are helping him.

 
Comment by Jay P.

To American Conservative;

Look at the percentages in each state that M.H. won on Tuesday. He came in second in most states. There aren’t that many welfare/rednecks in the country. Your misrepresenting M.H.’s followers.
Oh, and I have all of my teeth, am a Budhist, well-read, educated, and a business owner. Businesses would benefit the most from the Fair Tax, more so than any other group, and those who spend all of their wages (mostly the poor) would benefit the least. You figure it out, educate yourself.
The Fair Tax would be the single greatest boost to America’s economy since the invention of the internal cumbustion engine. We (believers in the Fair Tax) are excited because it is coming into its own long before we ever thought it would. This is where a huge chunk of M.H.’s support is coming from.

 
Comment by Lisa Marks

I believe the media, including Fox, are not giving Huckabee equal air time. There are approx. 20 states left (don’t quote me on that figure) where they deserve to hear both candidates speak equally and then vote without the media already making the declaration that McCain is the clear nominee. That really upsets me and has turned me off from every media person that has said it. I wish Huckabee good luck. He’ll have my vote in the upcoming primary.

 
Comment by hughvic

Who created the Second Coming of a Charlatan from Arkansas? Well, let’s see. He was with the Jimmy Carter Wing of the Southern Baptist Convention. He bills himself as “this old Razorback”, though he never attended Arkansas, so it can’t be their doing. Oh, here we go: he gave carte blanche to his Democratic legislature during a governorship for which he has not one significant conservative accomplishment to show… (Are you getting the picture yet?) The Democratic National Committee urged its people to bail him out financially in New Hampshire. And all of this has culminated in his playing the roll of Spoiler to peel enough conservative votes to ensure that the Democrats will run against the candidate they’ve been preparing for more than two years to defeat: their favorite foil, the extraordinarily flawed and vulnerable candidate John McCain.

Now you might think that I supported Romney, but I didn’t. That’s beside the point anyway, NOW. What matters is that while the late-night postmoddies indulged in their snidery, that creature corrupted this democracy. Right on schedule.

 
Comment by Tony

* * * * AP Breaking News Alert * * *

Evangelical leader James Dobson to endorse Mike Huckabee for GOP presidential nod.

James Dobson, one of the nation’’s most prominent evangelical Christian 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.

Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, holds perhaps more influence over rank-and-file Christians than any other evangelical leader in the country. He has stated that he won”t support John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson, leaving just Huckabee and Mitt Romney.

And now with Mitt Romney dropping out of the race, the decision becomes very clear that Mike Huckabee is the conservative choice.

His backing carries enormous weight, because of the number of voters he reaches via his organization, radio show and is symbolic.

This represent a major validation of Huckabee’’s presidential candidacy.

 
Comment by Tyler Dawbin

American Conservative, you have got to be kidding me…

I am a middle-American engineer with a four year degree from a private college in upstate New York that grew up in a middle-American liberal family. I own a home in the ‘burbs of Boston, and I would say that my status and income is similar to that of a lot of middle America.

Jay P, did you think I was bashing Mormons? I was pointing out the differences between Mormons and Christians, and that is why it would be hard to get a Mormon elected in the CRITICAL south and middle of the country. Without those states, republicans lose.

Go Mike Huckabee!

 
Comment by dust

To Mitt Romney supporters: Its over, get over it. I like Mitt but I didn’t back him because he just recently turned conservative. I wanted prove that he was really conservative (because his record does not line up with what he says he supports). I liked what he had to say about family values. He obviously has a good family himself. But their is only one conservative left that has a chance. Please vote for Huckabee.

 
Comment by American Conservative

To J.P: Please stick to the facts. Mike Huckabee did not finish 2nd in most of the Super Tueday events. It would be accurate to say that he finished 1rst or second in most of the Souther states. He has done absolutely terrible in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts,New Jersey, California, Arizona, just to name a few. Lets not forget his distant 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places in New Hampshire, Michigan, Nevada, Florida, Alask, and Maine. Funny, how you never mentioned those little facts.
Your second point, the fair tax is the biggest joke I have ever heard. I will not even waste my time pointing out why it is. Educate yourself. Oh, and what is the name of your business so that I can look it up on the net. If you truly are a business owner as you say you are I would like to check it out.

 
Comment by Aaron

Because someone should…

1. He thinks that scientists believe the earth is “six billion” years old. He also thinks we “just don’t know” how old the earth is.

I think 4.5 billion is the correct estimate, but it is only an estimate, he states he doesn’t know how old the earth is, he is not speaking for everyone. Even scientists differ, so in essence, even the scientific community doesn’t know for sure, they have THEORIES which are guesses, more on this later….

2. He covered up an incident where his son hanged a stray dog.

My brother killed a cat once, thats forgivable, but a dog, sorry Huck, you cant be President

3. He lied about having a theology degree.

Considering having a theology degree would be something that would turn off half of America on his presidential aspirations why would any one lie about such a thing, oh ya, Stupid Ignorant Christians…I forgot

4. He claims ‘‘The Holy Bible . . . has truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.’’

Christians believe that the Bible is indeed infallible, every last word, so in a sense you are stating that based on this point No Christian should ever be able to be president…Jew too, or is your beef just with the new testament…What about black people are they cool with you? What about women can they play in your world?

5. In 1992, he wanted to quarantine people with AIDS, even though it was well-known then that AIDS could not be spread by casual contact.

The NBA quarantined Magic Johnson even though it is well know that you cant get AIDS from a slam dunk.

6. He improperly claimed furniture given to the governor’s office as a personal gift and then didn’t list it on an inventory of office items.

I believe the Clintons did this also as do all Govs of Arkansas, as it is a custom.

7. He freed criminals who committed heinous offenses if they said they had become born-again.

I think he killed some while executing the death penalty also. I don’t believe born again was the reason for clemency but who knows with those crazy Evil Christians who want to say that unborn fetus are people too, theres nothing right in their heads…Crazy Christians

8. He wants a regressive national sales tax in place of a progressive income tax.

I hate IRS can we get something better, fair tax sounds good actually.

9. In 1998, he signed a statement saying that “A wife is to submit graciously to the servant leadership of her husband”.

I think he clarified this in a fox news debate check youtube, it was a submission both ways.

10. He doesn’t accept the theory of evolution.

He doesn’t accept a THEROY as truth? What an idiot, everyone knows that THORIES are true thats why we call them theories, Stupid Christian Bigots always trying to say that there is an objective truth and that the only place that an eternal truth could come from is God, but we all know that there is no such thing as Truth, truth is relative and if Gov huckabee doesn’t get savvy to the Idea that our Truth is the real truth, we are never going to vote for this guy who sticks by his “Principles”, principles, what kind of crap is that…..

Vote for Huckabee, Cobert made.

A

 
Comment by dust

to american conservative: I believe both our canidates won five states and both got several seconds. Huck almost won Missouri, sad he lost by one percent. Man what a landslide. Stop criticizing and support the last conservative

 
Comment by hughvic

Dr. Dobson is a fine gentleman who has done far more good work than I probably ever will do, but his endorsement of Mr. Huckabee does not, as Tony asserted, “represent a major validation of Mike Huckabee”, but rather a major invalidation, alas, of James Dobson.

I believe that the people who are here, in this string right now, pointing out some serious reasons to doubt Mr. Huckabee’s character are indeed serious persons seeking a President who is what she or he says she or he is. I myself am without such a candidate at this moment, and am agrieved by that lack. It hits me hard, as this is the first time in almost 25 years that I’ve been free to support whomever I choose. (Don’t ask.) Suffice it to say that these freedoms I enjoy? Well I REALLY enjoy them. Why can’t I vote for an honest candidate capable of running this great country without getting us all killed or nukemailed into submission to the most vicious enemies the world has ever seen? This nation is so full of earnest, decent, honest, talented and skilled people; you mean to tell me that the Rev. The-Gospel-Is-a-Program-for-Helping-the-Poor is fit to be other than the Governor of Arkansas?

Come on! And you Christians? Why do you not take more seriously “Christ and Him crucified” when you throw your support behind a devious candidate at great pains to assure voters that he believes nothing that would kill their buzz precisely because he believes nothing in particular?

As best I can tell, the man is a shill for Hill. I know her oppo people, and this smells exactly like them. Please pay attention when good people bring up Huckabee’s disturbing past.

DRAFT AN HONEST REPUBLICAN NOW, in the next two weeks, before it’s too late. Surely there are many honest people who can beat both McCain and the Democrats.

 
Comment by the truth teller

I firmly believe that huckabee would be the end of the GOP as we know it.
The fair tax is not fair at all.

. A more recent study by FairTax supporter and Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff – working from Gale’s formula and adopting the same basic assumptions – determines that a 31.2 percent exclusive (or 23.8 percent tax-inclusive) rate would be sufficient.

Even if Kotlikoff is correct that a 31.2 percent rate is revenue-neutral, there remains some reason to doubt that the rate actually would be that low. The FairTax proposal assumes a 100 percent tax base on consumption. By way of contrast, most states that have sales taxes have roughly a 50 percent tax base. With the FairTax’s 100 percent base, consumers would pay taxes on a great many things that may not intuitively seem like consumption. The list would include:
Purchases of new homes
Rent
Interest on credit cards, mortgages and car loans
Doctor bills
Utilities
Gasoline (30 percent in addition to current taxes, which would not be repealed)
Legal fees
At today’s prices, gasoline would cost almost $1 per gallon more. A $150,000 new home would run $195,000 – plus the 30 percent tax that the buyer would pay on the interest on the mortgage. In short, the FairTax taxes everything that one buys, with the one notable exception of education. Any exceptions to the tax base (for instance, eliminating rent or credit card interest from the tax base) would require an offsetting increase in the rate.

Ron Paul has proposed to get rid of the IRS and replace it with NOTHING!!!!
We can do this if we just cut goverment spending. We do not need to spend at the rate in which we do.
Income taxes are responsible for the transformation of the federal government from one of limited powers into a vast leviathan whose tentacles reach into almost every aspect of American life. Thanks to the income tax, today the federal government routinely invades our privacy, and penalizes our every endeavor.

Lower taxes benefit all Americans by increasing economic growth and encouraging wealth creation. I’m in favor of cutting everybody’s taxes – rich, poor, and otherwise. Whether a tax cut reduces a single mother’s payroll taxes by forty dollars a month, or allows a business owner to save thousands in capital gains and hire more employees, the net effect is beneficial. Both either spend, save, or invest the extra dollars, which helps all of us more than if those dollars were sent to the black hole known as the federal Treasury.

Many conservatives have touted the Fair Tax proposal as an issue in the upcoming election. A pure consumption tax like the Fair Tax would be better than the current system only if we truly did away with the income tax by repealing the 16th amendment. Otherwise, we could end up with both the income tax and a national sales tax. A consumption tax also provides more transparency and less complexity. But the real issue is total spending by government, not tax reform. In other words, why change the tax structure if spending stays the same? Once we accept that the federal government needs $2.7 trillion from us – and more each year – the only question left is from whom it will be collected. Until the federal government is held to its proper constitutionally limited functions, tax reform will remain a mirage.

I apply a very simple test to any proposal to overhaul the tax code: Does it reduce or eliminate an existing tax? If not, then it amounts to nothing more than a political shell game that pits taxpayers against each other in a lobbying scramble to make sure the other guy pays. True tax reform is as simple as cutting or eliminating taxes. No studies, panels, committees, or hearings are needed. When reform proposals seem complicated, they almost certainly don’t cut taxes. Congress should simply focus on cutting existing taxes and reducing spending, instead of complicated overhauls of the system.

 
Comment by dust

to truth teller: you say the Fair tax is unfair. I personally don’t think Huckabee will be able to pass it in this liberal government but I would like to see it passed. You failed to mention that prizes will not only go up but will also go down. With on taxes off their business, business owners would be able to lower prices on their products. So prizes might go up but they will also go down. It is commin sense.

 
Comment by American Conservative

To my friend Dust:

I know you are a man or women who chooses a canidate based upon religious beliefs. You would have voted for Jimmy Carter if you were alive then. I repect that he was consistently pro life. However, that is not all that makes a man qualified to run the country. Hucksterbee was endorsed by the Teachers Unions. Now, I know that sounds like a good thing to someone so uninformed like yourself, but that is disasterous to our schools, our childeren, and our country. Hucksterbee had a net-net increase in raising taxes. I know you were never taught that by your Pastor. He wants to close down Gitmo and allow terroist trials here in the U.S. I know your pastor never told you that either. He wants to pass a ludicrious tax reform plan that makes no sense. He was the ultimate clemency grantor that had devistating results from doing so. You are going to tell me that you believe in redemtion, yet you do not apply the same law to canidates who have changed their position on abortion who have sided for life. You support a man who wants to give tuition breaks to illegal immigrant children. Here are just a few reasons why Hucksterbee is no conservative and could never receive my vote. I actually study the canidates, not just blindly vote for a man because he says he is against abortion and is from the south.

 
Comment by Susan

Huckabee has a great sense of humor and likable demeanor, I’ll give him that. I’d recommend doing a google search on Huckabee ethics though. A lot of people aren’t aware of his Clinton-esque history (taking $70,000 worth of furniture from the Governor’s mansion and only returning it after losing a lawsuit over it, using campaign funds for personal use, ethics violations, setting up a wedding registry for GIFTS for themselves after renewing their wedding vows 30 years later, less-than-desirable history in relating to others who disagree with him and downright vicious when you cross his path, etc.) There is a reason the DNC sent out a memo last Oct. saying not to release negative info about Huckabee until after he secures the nomination since he is a “glass jaw,” easy to break. He has a variety of skeletons in his closet, most having to do with what seems to be his affinity for money.

I used to like him, but frankly he scares me now. And I certainly didn’t appreciate the nasty robo calls his supporters (Common Sense Issues) hammered out in Iowa. I hope McCain DOESN’T pick him as a VP!!!

 
Comment by American Conservative

Great post Susan. This would explain all the class warfare directed towards Romney.

 
Comment by dust

To american conservative: I do not support Carter, he was not a strong leader. He surrendered the Panama Canal to a dicatior in Central America. He did not support a strong military like Huckabee. I do not just support Huck for his beliefs but because I thing he will be a good strong leader. And Mitt raised more taxes than Huck. I also believe Huckabee left Akansas in a surplus not a defiect like Mitt left Mass. I do believe in redemption but I would like prove that he has really changed. His changed came right before the race which raises my consern. I also not from the South, I am from Illoinios.

 
Comment by dust

Susan: That $70000 dollars worth of funiture was given by citizens of Akansas. When you receive a gift don’t you conciderate yours. I do. And whats wrong with setting up a wedding registry for GIFTS, I believe everyone has that right. Also look at what your Mitt believes about health care. Their should be no national or state heath care. And his ethic violations were mostly proven wrong and the rest is not worth mentioning. I have done my reserch on both canidates and Hucks little wrong doings are a lot less scary than Mitt record.

 
Comment by Peter

Evolution is a ridiculous theory that only those with low intelligence would believe in…

It seems that the government schools have accomplished their goal of convincing American children that they are nothing more than animals and that their rights are given by the government and not by their Creator…

Care to debate the issue or should I say ‘Dare’ to rebate the issue?

 
Comment by dust
 
Comment by Peter

Andy,

What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but to lose his soul?

Peter

 
Comment by Peter

American Conservative,

Did I read you right? Carter is NOT pro-life and is a determined anti-semite. Take a look at this most recent book.

 
Comment by American Conservative

Tyler Dawbin:

I would think that a man with such educational and vocational creds. could at least present facts. I read your earlier posts.

First of all, Mormons are not required to serve missions. They are volunteer.

Second, they serve them for two years, not one.

Third, Romney was a Bishop and Stake President for 15 years.

Fourth, Mormons have never tried to become part of the Evangelical Council.

Fifth, Mormons absolutely do not try to group themselves with Evangelical Christians.

Sixth, Mormons is not the official name. It is a nick name. The real name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Yes, there are huge differences between the two. The two main reason, 1. Joseph Smith, who proclaims to have restored the same Church Christ Established when he was on the earth through the direction of Jesus Christ.. 2. The Book of Mormon, which Mormons claim to be a record of people that have inhabited the ancient Americas who left Israel starting 600 B.C. and ending 400 A.D. Joseph Smith claims that God directed him to translate it. 3. Mormons believe that Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Ghost are 3 seperate personages. Jesus Christ and Heavenly father having perfected and Glorified bodies and the Holy Ghost being a personage of a perfect Spirit who proclaims Gods truths. It is these three reasons why they are not excepted as main stream Christianity. Main stream Christianity bases the nature of God from the Niceing Creed. Also known as the ” Trinity “. It was formed at the council of Nicea in Rome years after Christ and his Twelve Apostles were killed.

So please, if you are going to make comments about others religions, please do it with facts. I would expect that from such a learned man.

 
Comment by Peter

One last comment:

The Fair tax is fair… the harder you work the more of your own money you keep… I suppose underachievers like a progressive tax policy… grab a bag of chips and a beer and turn on the TV why don’t you.

 
Comment by American Conservative

Dust:
You are so unintelligent. How can you have a surplus when he had a net-net increase in taxes. Second, Romeny raised out dated fees on corporations not the people. Taxes are different from fees. They were necessary. You could not even began to understand why, so I won’t go into detail. He never raised taxes. Which is why major companies are coming back to Massachusetts. More important, stop with Hucksterbees talking points. Romney is out, so it does not matter. Hucksterbee will be out soon as well. By the way, Hucksterbee showed real well in Illinois.

 
Comment by Dianne

Why not discover a new unknown candidate? Why not discover the retired African American General Jerry R. Curry who is running for president. That would be really interesting.

 
Comment by Dianne

Check out General Curry’s campaign website at CurryforAmerica.com or see his book, From Private to General - An African American Soldier Rises Through the Ranks.

 
Comment by dust

To American Conservative: You are just like Mitt. Criticizing at every point. And Huck did leave Arkansas in a suplus not a deficiet, it is a fact. You are quikly showing me how little you really know about Huck. Arkansas had a state deficiet when he can to office and he turned it to a surplus. And fees are not much diffenent from taxes. If you are so intellegent than explain to me how they are so different. Do you think the people of Mass look at them as fees. No they looked at them as a way for the government to get more money. Also Mitt hardly won by a landslide in the state he and his father governed. Huck did win by a landslide in Arkansas. You are right about one thing, Mitt is out and Huck is the only conservative left. STOP ACTING LIKE AM AN IDIOT, I COULD EASILY BE JUST AS CRITICIZING. I ALSO HAVE DONE MY RESEARCH.

 
Comment by dust

To American conservative: Do your research more thoroughly, Mitt did raise taxes on the people more than Huckabee did. You sould stop being so closed minded and search both sides of the stories as I have done. I have spent hours looking up who the most conservative canidates is.

 
Comment by the truth teller

roponents of the FairTax point out that prices on consumer goods contain what are called “hidden taxes.” Under current law, corporations have to pay taxes on their earnings. Moreover, businesses have to pay social security taxes for each employee. The money to pay these taxes has to come from somewhere, and FairTax supporters argue that the cost is passed on to the consumer. In fact, the best-known proponent of the FairTax, talk-show host Neal Boortz, argues that 22 percent of the price of a consumer good is really a “hidden tax.” Get rid of corporate and social security taxes, Boortz argues, and consumer good prices would drop by 22 percent. Even with the 23 percent FairTax, prices stay the same, and with the elimination of income taxes, paychecks will get bigger. Everyone gets a raise and the federal government still gets its revenue. About 10 percent of the e-mail messages we received from FairTax proponents trumpeted this kind of magic act. It is easy to understand the confusion on the issue, as Boortz himself made similar assertions in the hardcover edition of his book. (He later issued a corrected version in paperback.)

A bit of critical analysis shows that this cannot be right. The FairTax is revenue-neutral. That means that for every tax dollar collected under the current system, the FairTax has to collect a dollar. If the FairTax exactly equaled embedded taxes, then it could not possibly be revenue-neutral, since embedded taxes do not take into account personal income or estate taxes. The FairTax rate would have to be high enough to replace embedded taxes plus income and estate taxes.

Chris Edwards, the Cato Institute’s director of tax policy studies, points out that prices do not really matter; corporate, payroll, income and estate taxes currently generate approximately $2.4 trillion, and a revenue-neutral FairTax would still require that taxpayers pony up $2.4 trillion. Nor is it clear that the 22 percent embedded tax figure is particularly meaningful. David Burton, chief economist of the Americans for Fair Taxation, calls it “simplistic” to think that the entire cost of corporate taxes is borne by consumers. Cato’s Edwards suggests that while consumers do pay at least part of the costs, producers also bear some of the burden. That is, employees pay part of the costs of hidden taxes (in the form of lower wages), and corporate shareholders pay another portion (in the form of lower returns on their investments).

 
Comment by hughvic

dust, I can’t think that anyone believes that you are an idiot. But you cannot have looked very carefully if you conclude that Mike Huckabee has been a conservative, unless you have limited your researches to a study of how he has positioned himself in this immediately current campaign. Support the man if you like, by all means, but please not because he seems to be a conservative or a defender of his faith. He is neither of those two particular things, I [a stranger] assure you.

Please look further, wherever your lights lead you.

 
Comment by dust

To hughvic: I appricate what you said, but I did not limit my search to just the current. I looked at both past and Mitt looked more liberal to me than Mike.

 
Comment by freedom fighter

Dust, Why are you taking the lesser of 2 evils? Ron Paul is 100% conservative and has a 30 year record to back it up. He knows money and econmics better then all the other candidates combined.

I do not understand some of the people who blindly pledge all to mike huckabee? Ron paul has a larger grassroots support and has raised far more money. If it was not for the virtual media blackout i believe that ron paul would be where Mccain is now. I have yet to hear huckabee talk about the national debt and how we borrow money from china daily to stay afloat.
I have not heard him say he wants to restore our liberties and vote down the patriot act, the national id and more. Ron paul said that his #1 concern is restoration of our civil liberties.

WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO SACRIFICE FREEDOM AND LIBERTIES FOR SAFTEY!!!!

Please help me understand why you ignore ron paul? Do not say because he can not win. that is the stupidst remark anyone could make. If everyone who says he cant win would actually vote for him he would win and it would be a landslide like no one has seen since reagan in 84. You should always vote for who is right for this country and the future not who can or can not win.

At any rate i could go on forever but my point is that we have a great honest man who is not for sale to the highest bidder as are the others. We can not support a pro big goverment pro big tax and spend in the white house. Please tell me why you do not support Dr Ron paul.

Thanks so much

 
Comment by dust

To freedom fighter: I do like Ron Paul, and if everyone on Huck and Mitt side voted for him it propably would be a victory. But I really didn’t know much about Paul until a weed or two ago when I started to search the canidates. I like Ron Paul, but because of little number in his polls I didn’t pay him much mind. Also Paul likes Huckabee I found that in my search as well. I also don’t think Huck is evil. Much of what people throw at him is either stupid or unproven. But if Huck left the race I would support Paul

 
Comment by American Conservative

Dust,

I would respect you more if you did not repeat everything from Hucksterbees and Illegal Macs website. I know he is your man and I respect that. Every canidate has good qualities, but I still feel Romney was the most qualified and conservative canidate. I think it was weak he did not stay in it to the end and challenge the establishment canidate and all his establishment cronies. I will give Hucksterbee credit for that. However, I think the American Conservative movement is over. It is being portrayed in the media as an extreme position to be a conservative. To my Ron Paul friend, I do not think he is a crazy man. I agree with almost everything he stands for except foreign policy, but even there he has some good points pointing out why we are lap dogs to the Saudi’s. We all need to form together and voice our conservative opinions loud, so that we can save this country. Conservative principles are what made this country great. To sum it up, we need to save our borders, language, and culture. If we do that, we will be the world’s economic, social, and military super power. Only one country can be it and it has to be ours.

 
Comment by dust

To American Conservative: I could condemn you of the same thing. I didn’t get my information from his website and I have spent very little time on his website. I instead have done searchs on certain issues and look at how both Mitt and Huck dealt with them on independent sites. I just think Huck was the better choice. I started out liking both. I just ended up likeing Huck better. I also understand that Mitt was your guy and it a disappointing that he drop out. But that is done. The only conservative that can will now is Huck. Please support him.

 
Comment by dust

If you what to continue please do so in the morning

 
Comment by American Conservative

Dust: I could never vote for your guy for all the reasons I have mentioned. Plus, my state has already voted. I just finished reading Romney’s speech that he delivered at CPAC. If you have not read it, I suggest you do so. This is why I support and will continue to support Romney even if I have to write his name in during the General election. After hearing that speech I am humbled and am grateful to be an American. Time to go bed.

 
Comment by Greg

jr you just gave me some GOOD reasons to vote for him, but its to bad I already voted for Mccain.

 
Comment by Tyler Dawbin

American Conservative -

Facts are stubborn things, aren’t they?

So what you have said is that I’m not that far off. Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) are the door-knockers, Romney did serve as a bishop for 15 years, and Mormons don’t believe the same things Christians do.

I believe you made my point, my friend. There is no need to argue semantics. I think that, when it comes to the doctrines of Mormonism, you may be quite surprised at what this outsider knows. That is neither here nor there. We can talk about predestination, eschatology, baptism of the dead, the differences between the BoM, D&C, and PGP at another date. In the meantime, you might want to read 1 Corinthians 15 from start to finish, and figure out what 15:29 really means when it talks about baptizing for the dead. It just might surprise you.

Romney was unelectable in the south because of his mormonism. That’s why it’s a good thing, for him and for the party, that he dropped out of the race the other day. This just allows Huckabee the chance to rise up as the true conservative alternative to John McCain.

Someone else commented about all the states that Mike Huckabee lost and Mitt Romney and John McCain won. Interesting…but if you look at the general election, republicans don’t win in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, etc., and the electoral votes that do win the presidential nomination for republicans come from the south and the heartland, where Mitt Romney fared horribly and Mike Huckabee showed quite well.

Facts are stubborn things.

 
Comment by hughvic

Dear Tyler Dawbin,

I agree that facts are stubborn things—a very sturdy American saying—but the either/or distinctions between Romney and Huckabee, especially on the religious score, are very slippery if stubborn things. Mike Huckabee has made it clear that he too does not believe the things that Christians believe.

In CNN’s ridiculous YouTube Florida GOP Presidential Debate, Huckabee was asked an exceedingly snide question about Biblical inerrancy. He turned that question into another question, posed to himelf: What is the essence of the Christian creed? His answer: A program for helping the poor. Nothing, not one word, in reference to any portion of the three ancient Christian creedal statements, Nicene, Apostolic, Athanasian. No mention of anything like St. Paul’s succinct thumbnail, “Christ and Him crucified!” No. For Huckabee Christianity all boils down to a Social Gospel indistinguishable from the ethic espoused by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton[s].

Please do not take this as a defense of Mitt Romney. It is not one. And continuing this side-by-side comparison, pitting the one man against the other and vice versa, is I believe a self-defeating categorical error of the either/or variety. A cul-de-sac, in other words.

Let’s do what dust has done, and look at Huckabee-as-Huckabee and, if it still seems relevant, Romney-as-Romney.

 
Comment by Todd

First off, nothing good will ever come from fighting over religion on a blog site. All it is doing is reinforcing stereotypes on both sides. I realize based on nationwide polls that 17% of the people out there say they would never vote for a Mormon for president. That’s a shame. You’re missing out. Maybe that will change in 4 yeaqrs, maybe not. I’m just sorry Huckabee felt the need to play the religion card.

My BIG concern with McCain is who he names as his VP.

If he names someone that I view did him a political favor, I will NOT vote for him. Especially the following three people…

1) Florida’s governor, Charlie Crist, who delivered his state to him with his endorsement.

2) Rudy Guiliani, who delivered all of the independent voters on Super Tuesday to him.

3) Mike Huckabee, who took away conservative voters from his only real competition on Super Tuesday. (Just look at what happened in West Virginia.)

Now, his desire to win over the conservatives would seem to rule out Guiliani, but the other 2 are possibilities. To me this would be “politics as usual,” and I, for one, am a bit sick of it.

One of the many reasons I supported Mitt Romney is my view that his presidency would not be politics as usual. He would avoid the unethical and backdoor behavior that we saw in the West Virginia caucus between Huckabee’s & McCain’s campaigns. In fact, just like he helped clean up a scandalous Olympics here in Utah, I think he would help clean up a lot of the scandals going on in DC. I think that that is one reason why the rest of the Republican candidates basically ganged up on him to try and force him out.

If McCain were to name Huckabee as his VP, he would succeed in doing the impossible. Turning Utah into a Blue state. On Super Tuesday, Romney got 90% of the Republican vote, McCain 5%, Paul 3% & Huckabee 1%. In a poll after Tuesday, people here said they’d vote for Obama over McCain, McCain over Clinton, UNLESS Huckabee is on the ticket, and then I believe the top choice was move to Canada - just slightly kidding. I don’t know, but I would assume that the reaction in the South would be the same if McCain were to name Romney as his VP.

Yeah, I know some of you think Huckabee could survive without Utah, but looking at the results from Super Tuesday, Huckabee would have to live without Colorado, California, Minnesota, North Dakota, Alaska, Massachussets, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Michigan, and the list goes on. Some of those states are already BLUE, but McCain or Romney could have carried many of them. So even if “David” can continue this vain pursuit and by some miracle get the GOP nomination, he is strictly a regional candidate, and stands NO CHANCE in the final election.

My view, Huckabee ruined any hopes of a real conservative becoming president, and based on his record, I don’t look at Huckabee as a conservative anyway, even though he’s got the Christian right in his back pocket.

Two more things. With McCain’s speech today with his promise to keep the Bush tax cuts, does that make him a flip flopper like he so often accused Romney of? And why does Romney get personified as “too slick” and “too good-looking” in a bad way, and Obama gets the same labels, but on him it’s a good thing?

 
Comment by Tyler Dawbin

Romney is now irrelevant to the conversation, because he would not get elected due to his mormon faith.

I’m not knocking the Mormon faith, I’m just saying that folks down south don’t buy it.

You are saying that Huckabee denies the Christian faith? I’ve seen him preach. The man knows what he’s talking about. Just because he turned a question around and didn’t answer it the way you think a preacher should doesn’t say that he’s not a Christian.

Huckabee always gets asked the religious question. Why aren’t Barack and Hillary being questioned on things they have said - or done - with respect to their faith?

McCain launched a tirade against the religious right in South Carolina in 2004, as I’ve heard, yet no one criticizes him for that.

Mike Huckabee is the underdog in this race, and Mitt Romney appears to be holding delegates that could be released at the convention. We’ll see what the summer brings, won’t we?

 
Comment by The Man

Ya, I can see Mike Huckabee is sort of like a Rocky Balboa underdog.

I think their very well might be a big o Huckaboooooooooom!!!

 
Comment by Paul

The reason that people feel aversion towards evangelical Christians is that they continually spout hate and intolerance towards them, and then want their support.

Just one example: Evangelical Christians have been blogging for months about Mormon “magical” underwear. How hateful and disrespectful is that…? Huckabee made his own snide comments in an effort to get the more dim-witted amongst you to LIKE him. (!)

Now, let’s examine this: Why would a person spout inflammatory distortions about another group unless he knew that his intended audience LOVES to spout inflammatory distortions and lies about other groups…?

You are reaping what you have sown.

 
Comment by Anne

I think what really bugged Christians about Romney is that he was everything they profess to be, but aren’t.

They profess family values, but have the highest divorce rate in the nation — higher than atheists, even. In walked Mitt Romney with his lovely, intact family…. Grrr. Don’t evangelicals think that he is supposed to be burning in hell somewhere…?

Evangelicals get their ordinary underwear in knots because of Mormon polygamy 150 years ago, but don’t mind slaughtering their children’s hearts in serial marriages and divorces.

Evangelicals profess to be pro-life, but wouldn’t get their heads around the idea that Mitt Romney, a Mormon, would share the pro-life position of his church. Because that church is BAD!!! And Mormons have the lowest rate of abortion in the nation. Grrr.

Those Mormons have the lowest numbers of single mothers, single-parent households, and child poverty. Grrr.

Evangelicals profess to believe in abstinence before marriage, but Mormons have the lowest numbers of out-of-wedlock births. Grrr.

They claim that Mormons oppress women, but Mormen women are more likely to finish college, have advanced degrees, and when they work outside the home, have professional careers. Grrr.

It just goes on…. Evangelicals may think they shouldn’t really have to do anything meaningful in life because they are saved, but it sorta ticks them off to see someone living the religion that they are not…. And becoming successful too. And being so capable and competent! Aaaaggggh….

 
Comment by Kim

I can’t help but compare the presidental race to electing the high school homecoming court. They both are pretty much decided by popularity with little consideration to merit or deed, and, of course, the one with the most money wins. The underdog, no matter how much better their moral character and values may be, always looses to the one who is better marketed. I thought I was out of high school, but clearly some things never change.

Kim Cardwell,
Jefferson City, Mo
I <3 Huckabee!!

 
Comment by Tyler Dawbin

Anne -

Really?

I guess I’ll just go bury my head in the sand now.

Matthew 23:25

 
Comment by American Conservative

Tyler Dawbin: You make a claim that I am a Mormon yet I have not mentioned anything of the sort. However, I am. I served a ” volunteer” mission for two years, not one as you claimed. We have never tried to become part of the Evangelical Council. How can I believe you know anything about my faith and enter into a discussion when you can not even get simple facts like that correct. You act as if evangelical Christians share all the same beliefs. Yet they do not. I could not agree more that Romney could never win the south because of his faith. The reason is because of Christian bigotry. They do not judge a man based on his record and his plans for future policy. Let me assure you I did not vote for Romney because he was Mormon. I would nerve vote for Harry Reid just because he is Mormon. It is un-American to vote or not to vote based on someones beliefs. The only exception would be if that persons beliefs would be a danger to ones society. I.E. Radical Islam.

Since you claim to know so much about my faith, why don’t you explain to me why we believe in baptisms for the dead. Please give all scripture references in the old and new testament. Not just Corinthians. I would love to have a repectful discussion about my faith with you. However when you present simple and false facts as truth and try to arrogantly tell me to go and read a chapter from the new testament as if I have not founded my belief from the scriptures would be a waste of time. It is fine if you do not believe as I do, but please do not try to educate me on my own faith when you have no clue what the doctrines of my faith are.

 
Comment by Steven

Did you know that Baptists endorsed slavery 150 years ago? And Mike Huckabee is a Baptist preacher… Down with that racist slave-holder!!!

 
Comment by kim

HEY SHELBY—-CHECK YOUR RECORDS BEOFRE YOU SPEW CRAP FROM THY MOUTH. HUCKABEE AND THE ETHICS COMMITTEE FOUND NO VIOLATIONS ON THE GIFT STUFF. PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK. HERE IS THE TAX THING TOO

For those of you worried about Huckabee’s tax record, check this article out by Dick Morris (very respected political analyist). Very interesting as the only objection that Republicans seem to have about Huckabee is his tax record. Can we get this out to the public?

November 28, 2007
Huckabee is a Fiscal Conservative
By Dick Morris

As Mike Huckabee rises in the polls, an inevitable process of vetting him for conservative credentials is under way in which people who know nothing of Arkansas or of the circumstances of his governorship weigh in knowingly about his record. As his political consultant in the early ’90s and one who has been following Arkansas politics for 30 years, let me clue you in: Mike Huckabee is a fiscal conservative.

A recent column by Bob Novak excoriated Huckabee for a “47 percent increase in state tax burden.” But during Huckabee’s years in office, total state tax burden — all 50 states combined — rose by twice as much: 98 percent, increasing from $743 billion in 1993 to $1.47 trillion in 2005.

In Arkansas, the income tax when he took office was 1 percent for the poorest taxpayers and 7 percent for the richest, exactly where it stood when he left the statehouse 11 years later. But, in the interim, he doubled the standard deduction and the child care credit, repealed capital gains taxes for home sales, lowered the capital gains rate, expanded the homestead exemption and set up tax-free savings accounts for medical care and college tuition.

Most impressively, when he had to pass an income tax surcharge amid the drop in revenues after Sept. 11, 2001, he repealed it three years later when he didn’t need it any longer.

He raised the sales tax one cent in 11 years and did that only after the courts ordered him to do so. (He also got voter approval for a one-eighth-of-one-cent hike for parks and recreation.)

He wants to repeal the income tax, abolish the IRS and institute a “fair tax” based on consumption, and opposes any tax increase for Social Security.

 
Comment by dust

To American Conservative: I have grown to respect you but once again must disagree on one issue. Voting based on what the canidate believe is important because isn’t what you believe determine the way you think and act. I am a Christiam but I don’t hate Mormons and I won’t pretended to know much about Mormons. So I was wondering if you could answer some of my questions. Does the Mormons have their on book about things you must do to get to heaven. And if it does, isn’t that against the Bible, read Due 4:2. It talks about not adding or diminishing the word of God.

 
Comment by dust
 
Comment by Tyler Dawbin

“The reason is because of Christian bigotry.”

Interesting…Romney got more votes per 1,000 in the south than did Huckabee and McCain COMBINED in Utah.

Bigotry?

Romney’s out. Stop sulking and vote conservative.

Mike Huckabee ‘08.

 
Comment by Tyler Dawbin

Follow-up:

“…why don’t you explain to me why we believe in baptisms for the dead.”

I know that the doctrine started with a misinterpretation of 1 Corinthians 15, when in fact the reason it says, “If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?”, has to do with the resurrection of Jesus. If Jesus hadn’t been raised from the dead, then baptism is futile.

Besides, there are five references in the Bible to John baptizing with water, but Jesus baptizing with the Holy Spirit (and in two cases it is added “and fire”).

So tell me, where else in the Bible are the references to baptizing for the dead? No BoM, D&C, or PGP references, just NT and OT.

Do you not believe in Hebrews 9:27?

As this post is probably going to get archived, why don’t you visit my blog (http://massconservativechristian.blogspot.com) and we’ll continue this discussion over there?

 

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Comment by American Conservative

Dust:

I can understand your concern when a faith claims to have another book of scripture. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. We believe that it is record of the inhabitants of the ancient Americas. The next question would be how did they get there. Around 600 B.C. the Lord sent prophets, such as Jerimiah, to testify to the people that they must change their ways or they would be taken captive. That is recorded in Jeremiah. As we continue to read, they did not and were taken captive by the Babylonians. We believe that Lehi was also one of those prophets. He was commanded by the Lord to leave Jerusalem and was directed to the Americas. The Book of Mormon is an account of their history. There the Lord continued to call prophets and testify of Gods Word. We take the scripture found I believe it is in John chapter 10 v. 16 litterally. Sorry, I do not have my Bible in front of me. The scripture states and this is paraphrasing ” And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” We believe these people were part of the House of Israel. We believe Christ visited these people after his resurrection and ministered to them. He also estabished his Church among them as he did in Israel calling prophtets and Apostles. If you read the Bible, God always lead his Church by prophets and Apostles. Reason is because he was not always on the earth. So their had to be mouth piece for the Lord who received direct revelation from him and then in turn ministerd that to the people. We believe that Christ Church has been restored throught the Prophet Joseph Smith through the direction of Jesus Christ. He is not a founder or a creator, but a restorer. We do not worship Joseph, but honor him as a prophet of God like Moses or Noah. The reason the Lord had to do this is because after all the 12 apostles were killed and other leaders of his church were killed, there was no foundation that was receiving direct revelation from God. The result of that is why there are so many different Christian religions and interpretations of Gods word. Remember there was only one Church of Jesus Christ in the Bible not thousands. Therefore the Lord saw fit that his Church had to be restored again prepatory for his second coming. Aside from the Lord restoring his Church through the Prophet Joseph Smith, he commanded Joseph to translate the ancient record into English so that it could be another witness along with the Bible that Jesus is the Christ, the Saviour of Mankind.

So in answer to your question about Due. 4:2. I just wanted to give you a little backround first. Due. was written hundreds of years before the last book in the bible. If that were true any book that came after Due. would not be true because they would be adding to it. The reality is the Bible means ” collection of Books”. The New Testament was not written in chronological order. The Bible was formed my inspired men hundreds of years after the death of Christ and compiled into one book. It is God’s Word and will always be. But I believe Christ visted other people after his resurrection as he stated he said he would, not just the people of ancient America. I believe they wrote down their experiences with him, but for right now the Lord has given us two testaments (the Bible, old and new testament, and the Book of Mormon) that he lives and can redeem us from death and sin. I hope this answered your question. It was a great question by the way.

 
Comment by TDOG

Sit down Jr…I can’t stand Huckabee either but don’t bash Christians or believers. You lose credibility. Put the Koolaid down!

 
 
Comment by American Conservative

TDOG- Were you refering to me with your last post?

 
Comment by Rodney

Mitt was not a true conservative, I mean he is from Mass. for petes sake! Does Kerry or Kennedy ring a bell? Check his record at trueromney.com. Once he appeared on “Bay Windows” a Gay and Lesbian Newspaper and said that he would be more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy. He has taken you all for fools, he is a businessman. Now that he loaned his own campaign 35 million, he is “suspending” his race not quiting, that is so the people who were deceived can continue to give and pay off his loan. Listen, on super tuesday the true conservatives let him know they are not buying the bull! The only candidate that has been consistent on prolife is Huckabee. He has the strongest stance on illegal immigration, see mikehuckabee.com and is for the fair tax. Please stop listening to the media, 49 governors voted Huckabee in as their chairman, that includes Romney, who in 2005 said that Huckabee would make a good president. So what is your problem!

 
Comment by American Conservative

Rodney:

You said Huckabee was so strong on immigration. Do you feel giving tution breaks to illegal children is strong on immigration? Yeah, a multi millionaire really needs peoples money. It is this type of class warfare that is killing Huckabees campaign. Stay off the dispicable anti-Mormon websites that spew untrue facts about Romney’s record and faith. I respect your fervent excitement for your canidate, but saying ludicrous things do not help your cause.

 
Comment by freedom fighter

I am sorry rodney but mike huckabee is far from a conservative and is only using his preacher stance to convert christians such as me to his playing field.
How can you deny he is a conservative when he wants to make the US a safe haven for illegals. He is all about big goverment. He said it himself he will change the constitution to fit what he likes. His nationwide smoking ban.

Just go to knowbeforeyouvote.com you can see everyone side by side. you will find he is not what he says

Republican candidates have learned how to “talk the language.” They know that Christians are basically compassionate and trusting people, and therefore prone to being gullible and easily manipulated. They know that Christians have short memories and are desperate to be accepted at the king’s table (largely a result of the church-growth movement and mega-church mentality).

It is at this point that much blame should be cast at the feet of the leaders of the so-called Religious Right. They have proven themselves to be much more interested in enriching their “ministries” (and themselves in the process) than they are in standing uncompromisingly for the truth. The infatuation with power and success has made them weak and vulnerable.

As a result, George W. Bush and Karl Rove have made mincemeat out of the Religious Right. They have shown everyone that once you win the support of the Christian Right with rhetoric, you can get by with just about anything. Christians are horrible at holding Republicans accountable.

Hence, neocon Republicans such as Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, Mike Huckabee, and even Rudy Giuliani are all currently receiving fractured support from the Christian Right. However, you can mark this down: the Christian Right (with few exceptions) will eventually coalesce around whoever wins the Republican nomination–no matter who it is. You see, it’s all about political partisanship. Principles are only something we talk about during off-election years.

Sadly, this is what the Christian Right just doesn’t get: ninety percent of the time, it doesn’t matter to a tinker’s dam whether a Republican or Democrat wins the White House. Both parties are mostly dominated and controlled by the same interests. Both major parties carry water for Big Money conglomerates. Both parties are heavily influenced by globalists and internationalists. Neither party has any loyalty to the U.S. Constitution or the principles of liberty.

All the pro-life, pro-family, traditional-values, conservative talk is just that: talk. Republicans use conservative rhetoric the same way Democrats use liberal rhetoric. Neither party believes what they are telling their constituents. They merely say what constituents want to hear in order to get elected; after which, they set about to do what their elitist, globalist manipulators tell them to do.

Accordingly, no matter which party wields power in Washington, D.C., nothing much changes. Oh, there might be a little variance here or there, but the overall agenda of the globalists is undeterred. And the Christian Right just doesn’t get it. They don’t see it. They have swallowed the partisan line all the way to the gullet.

Let’s have a reality check here. The globalist-handlers running things in Washington, D.C., for the most part, could not care less about abortion or gay marriage, one way or the other. They will gladly give their support to “pro-life” and “pro-family” candidates as quickly as they will to “pro-choice” or “pro-gay marriage” candidates. As long as the candidate will offer no resistance to their plans for global government, they could not care less about his or her position on social issues. And, once again, the Christian Right just doesn’t get it.

Somewhere down the line, the Christian Right has lost track of the importance of constitutional government. They have forgotten (or never learned) the principles of liberty. Sadly, the Christian Right has allowed The Bill of Rights to become an antiquated and incidental document with no importance whatsoever to them.

Beyond that, in many respects, the Christian Right has become as totalitarian in philosophy as many of the Pagan Left. One should understand that the extremes of both left and right end up at the same place: tyranny.

Take a conservative rightwinger to the extreme and one ends up with Adolf Hitler. Take a liberal leftwinger to the extreme and one ends up with Joseph Stalin. So, which is worse? It is hardly worth arguing about. Tyranny is tyranny regardless of the label of the one exercising it.

So what if the Democrats hate the Republicans and the Republicans hate the Democrats (the Nazis hated the Bolsheviks and vice versa). If both parties are dismantling constitutional government and stealing personal liberties, they are equally dangerous. And that is exactly where we are today. On the whole, Republicans are just as dangerous as Democrats. In fact, more constitutional freedoms have been lost under George W. Bush than any President (including Democrats) in modern memory.

(See: http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com:80/c2002/cbarchive_20020924.html And remember, this report is five years old.)

Have you wondered why Mike Huckabee is suddenly getting so much favorable attention from the mainstream media (who themselves are controlled by this gaggle of global elite)? To find the answer as to why a professing pro-life, conservative Christian would suddenly become the darling of the media, look no further than the fact that just a couple of months ago, Mr. Huckabee appeared before the globalist-minded Council on Foreign Relations. (Read his speech here: http://www.cfr.org/publication/14335/ ) And when he did, it became abundantly clear that Huckabee was a man globalists could trust.

By the way, as you read Huckabee’s speech, you will find that he is George W. Bush on steroids! This is a man who intends to meddle in the affairs of nations around the world like you can’t believe. Talk about entangling alliances: Huckabee intends for our State, Energy, Housing, Education, Justice, Treasury, and Transportation departments to spend untold billions of tax dollars on just about anything and everything, including schools, medical facilities, roads, sewage treatment, water filtration, electricity, and legal and banking systems in countries all over the globe. And that is exactly the kind of man the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) wants in Washington.

Make no mistake about it: the CFR has dominated every administration, Republican and Democrat, since World War II. They hold sway over most every critical Presidential appointment. Look carefully and one will discover that the Republican President George W. Bush has had as many CFR members in his administration as Democrat President Bill Clinton did in his. The last time I counted, President Bush had nearly 200 members of the CFR in his administration.

Remember that the total number of CFR members is less than 5,000. Can one imagine what people would think if, say, the old Christian Coalition, which at one time numbered in the hundreds of thousands, had nearly 200 members in any one administration? Talk about conjectures of a conspiracy: the media would go ballistic. Yet, each and every administration, regardless of party, continues to fill their ranks with members of the CFR, and with those friendly with the CFR, and no one seems to notice. Do you now understand why nothing changes no matter which party wins the White House?

Now consider the current presidential candidates who are also members of the CFR. These include Christopher Dodd, Bill Richardson, John McCain, and Fred Thompson. Hillary is not a member of the CFR, but her husband, Bill, is. Plus, she has a plethora of advisors who are CFR members. And even though Mike Huckabee is not on this list (neither is George W. Bush), it is obvious that he will carry water for them in much the same way as the current President has done. Barack Obama has spoken at least once for the CFR. John Edwards has appeared before the CFR several times. Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney both wrote for the CFR and have numerous advisors who are CFR members, as do Edwards and Obama.

This also explains why independent-minded candidates such as Ron Paul are forever cast in terms such as “fringe,” or “extremist,” or “nutty.” The same CFR elite that controls the Washington political establishment also controls the New York media and financial establishments. And they hate outsiders! Of course, outsiders are those who do not share the globalist, utopian, New World Order machinations of the CFR.

Until the American people–and especially people within the Christian Right–begin to awaken to what is really going on, nothing will change. Absolutely nothing. As one person said, “The height of absurdity is to continue to vote for the same thing and expect a different result.”

A vote for just about every major presidential candidate from either party is a vote for more of the same thing. Of the Presidential candidates in serious contention, Ron Paul, and Ron Paul alone, stands for change. Ron Paul, alone, would truly obey his oath to the Constitution and would work to restore freedom and liberty to the American people. Ron Paul, alone, would kick the globalist elite out of power in Washington, D.C., and restore this country to constitutional governance.

But, once again, the Christian Right just doesn’t get it. So, they will continue to support establishment, CFR-backed, globalist candidates who will, in turn, continue to do the bidding of the international elite.

One would think that Christians–more than anyone else–would understand the devilish nature of globalism. One would think that their study of the Sacred Text would lead them to resist any attempts at building modern-day Towers of Babel. One would think that Christians would love liberty enough to recognize its enemies. One would think that they would recognize that Washington, D.C., is a far greater threat to their freedom than either Baghdad or Tehran. But, alas, the Christian Right just doesn’t get it.

That is the difference between the Christian Right today and the Christians of 1776. They understood that “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a DESIGN [emphasis added] to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.” (Declaration of Independence)

When the Christian Right finally awakens to the “Design” behind the “long train of abuses and usurpations,” they will then be able to “throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.” But, alas, these people I love and am pleased to call friends, the good people of the Christian Right: they just don’t get it.

 
Comment by Rodney

American liberal, trueromney.com does not give spin or opinions! You are given every source you can go to and see for yourself. Secondly, any good businessman, doesn’t want to loose 35 million. Yes, I give him that credit, he is a shrude businessman who tied to buy the White House and it didn’t work.

 
Comment by Rodney

Huckabee is the only candidate who has signed a statment that he will have the wall built within 18 months using American workers. He also said that he will give illegal immigrants 120 days to file, they still have to leave the country and go to the back of the line. If they do not file in the 120 days and are caught they will be removed and cannot come back to the U.S. for 10 years. He will instill such penalities on employers that they will never want to hire an illegal again! As far as the tuition for children, I do not totally agree with that decision, however, he reasoning is, without the federal governments backing, states are very limited to what they cano do, he decided that it was better to get these kids off the streets and educate them rather than the other.

 
Comment by NO to the PATRIOT ACT

In 2000 and 2004, my wife and I could not in good conscience vote for G.W. Bush, so we cast an independent ballot those two elections. However, there is no question that, to a great extent, it was the Christian Right’s almost universal support for George W. Bush that gave him two terms in the White House.

Unfortunately, it has been the Christian Right’s blind support for President Bush in particular and the Republican Party in general that has precipitated a glaring and perhaps fatal defect: the Christian Right cannot, or will not, honestly face the real danger confronting these United States. The reason for this blindness is due, in part, to political partisanship or personal aggrandizement. Regardless, the Christian Right is currently devoid of genuine sagacity. On the whole, they fail to understand the issues that are critical to our nation’s–and their own–survival.

Republican candidates have learned how to “talk the language.” They know that Christians are basically compassionate and trusting people, and therefore prone to being gullible and easily manipulated. They know that Christians have short memories and are desperate to be accepted at the king’s table (largely a result of the church-growth movement and mega-church mentality).

It is at this point that much blame should be cast at the feet of the leaders of the so-called Religious Right. They have proven themselves to be much more interested in enriching their “ministries” (and themselves in the process) than they are in standing uncompromisingly for the truth. The infatuation with power and success has made them weak and vulnerable.

As a result, George W. Bush and Karl Rove have made mincemeat out of the Religious Right. They have shown everyone that once you win the support of the Christian Right with rhetoric, you can get by with just about anything. Christians are horrible at holding Republicans accountable.

Hence, neocon Republicans such as Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, Mike Huckabee, and even Rudy Giuliani are all currently receiving fractured support from the Christian Right. However, you can mark this down: the Christian Right (with few exceptions) will eventually coalesce around whoever wins the Republican nomination–no matter who it is. You see, it’s all about political partisanship. Principles are only something we talk about during off-election years.

Sadly, this is what the Christian Right just doesn’t get: ninety percent of the time, it doesn’t matter to a tinker’s dam whether a Republican or Democrat wins the White House. Both parties are mostly dominated and controlled by the same interests. Both major parties carry water for Big Money conglomerates. Both parties are heavily influenced by globalists and internationalists. Neither party has any loyalty to the U.S. Constitution or the principles of liberty.

All the pro-life, pro-family, traditional-values, conservative talk is just that: talk. Republicans use conservative rhetoric the same way Democrats use liberal rhetoric. Neither party believes what they are telling their constituents. They merely say what constituents want to hear in order to get elected; after which, they set about to do what their elitist, globalist manipulators tell them to do.

Accordingly, no matter which party wields power in Washington, D.C., nothing much changes. Oh, there might be a little variance here or there, but the overall agenda of the globalists is undeterred. And the Christian Right just doesn’t get it. They don’t see it. They have swallowed the partisan line all the way to the gullet.

Let’s have a reality check here. The globalist-handlers running things in Washington, D.C., for the most part, could not care less about abortion or gay marriage, one way or the other. They will gladly give their support to “pro-life” and “pro-family” candidates as quickly as they will to “pro-choice” or “pro-gay marriage” candidates. As long as the candidate will offer no resistance to their plans for global government, they could not care less about his or her position on social issues. And, once again, the Christian Right just doesn’t get it.

Somewhere down the line, the Christian Right has lost track of the importance of constitutional government. They have forgotten (or never learned) the principles of liberty. Sadly, the Christian Right has allowed The Bill of Rights to become an antiquated and incidental document with no importance whatsoever to them.

Beyond that, in many respects, the Christian Right has become as totalitarian in philosophy as many of the Pagan Left. One should understand that the extremes of both left and right end up at the same place: tyranny.

Take a conservative rightwinger to the extreme and one ends up with Adolf Hitler. Take a liberal leftwinger to the extreme and one ends up with Joseph Stalin. So, which is worse? It is hardly worth arguing about. Tyranny is tyranny regardless of the label of the one exercising it.

So what if the Democrats hate the Republicans and the Republicans hate the Democrats (the Nazis hated the Bolsheviks and vice versa). If both parties are dismantling constitutional government and stealing personal liberties, they are equally dangerous. And that is exactly where we are today. On the whole, Republicans are just as dangerous as Democrats. In fact, more constitutional freedoms have been lost under George W. Bush than any President (including Democrats) in modern memory.

(See: http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com:80/c2002/cbarchive_20020924.html And remember, this report is five years old.)

Have you wondered why Mike Huckabee is suddenly getting so much favorable attention from the mainstream media (who themselves are controlled by this gaggle of global elite)? To find the answer as to why a professing pro-life, conservative Christian would suddenly become the darling of the media, look no further than the fact that just a couple of months ago, Mr. Huckabee appeared before the globalist-minded Council on Foreign Relations. (Read his speech here: http://www.cfr.org/publication/14335/ ) And when he did, it became abundantly clear that Huckabee was a man globalists could trust.

By the way, as you read Huckabee’s speech, you will find that he is George W. Bush on steroids! This is a man who intends to meddle in the affairs of nations around the world like you can’t believe. Talk about entangling alliances: Huckabee intends for our State, Energy, Housing, Education, Justice, Treasury, and Transportation departments to spend untold billions of tax dollars on just about anything and everything, including schools, medical facilities, roads, sewage treatment, water filtration, electricity, and legal and banking systems in countries all over the globe. And that is exactly the kind of man the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) wants in Washington.

Make no mistake about it: the CFR has dominated every administration, Republican and Democrat, since World War II. They hold sway over most every critical Presidential appointment. Look carefully and one will discover that the Republican President George W. Bush has had as many CFR members in his administration as Democrat President Bill Clinton did in his. The last time I counted, President Bush had nearly 200 members of the CFR in his administration.

Remember that the total number of CFR members is less than 5,000. Can one imagine what people would think if, say, the old Christian Coalition, which at one time numbered in the hundreds of thousands, had nearly 200 members in any one administration? Talk about conjectures of a conspiracy: the media would go ballistic. Yet, each and every administration, regardless of party, continues to fill their ranks with members of the CFR, and with those friendly with the CFR, and no one seems to notice. Do you now understand why nothing changes no matter which party wins the White House?

Now consider the current presidential candidates who are also members of the CFR. These include Christopher Dodd, Bill Richardson, John McCain, and Fred Thompson. Hillary is not a member of the CFR, but her husband, Bill, is. Plus, she has a plethora of advisors who are CFR members. And even though Mike Huckabee is not on this list (neither is George W. Bush), it is obvious that he will carry water for them in much the same way as the current President has done. Barack Obama has spoken at least once for the CFR. John Edwards has appeared before the CFR several times. Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney both wrote for the CFR and have numerous advisors who are CFR members, as do Edwards and Obama.

This also explains why independent-minded candidates such as Ron Paul are forever cast in terms such as “fringe,” or “extremist,” or “nutty.” The same CFR elite that controls the Washington political establishment also controls the New York media and financial establishments. And they hate outsiders! Of course, outsiders are those who do not share the globalist, utopian, New World Order machinations of the CFR.

Until the American people–and especially people within the Christian Right–begin to awaken to what is really going on, nothing will change. Absolutely nothing. As one person said, “The height of absurdity is to continue to vote for the same thing and expect a different result.”

A vote for just about every major presidential candidate from either party is a vote for more of the same thing. Of the Presidential candidates in serious contention, Ron Paul, and Ron Paul alone, stands for change. Ron Paul, alone, would truly obey his oath to the Constitution and would work to restore freedom and liberty to the American people. Ron Paul, alone, would kick the globalist elite out of power in Washington, D.C., and restore this country to constitutional governance.

But, once again, the Christian Right just doesn’t get it. So, they will continue to support establishment, CFR-backed, globalist candidates who will, in turn, continue to do the bidding of the international elite.

One would think that Christians–more than anyone else–would understand the devilish nature of globalism. One would think that their study of the Sacred Text would lead them to resist any attempts at building modern-day Towers of Babel. One would think that Christians would love liberty enough to recognize its enemies. One would think that they would recognize that Washington, D.C., is a far greater threat to their freedom than either Baghdad or Tehran. But, alas, the Christian Right just doesn’t get it.

That is the difference between the Christian Right today and the Christians of 1776. They understood that “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a DESIGN [emphasis added] to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.” (Declaration of Independence)

When the Christian Right finally awakens to the “Design” behind the “long train of abuses and usurpations,” they will then be able to “throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.” But, alas, these people I love and am pleased to call friends, the good people of the Christian Right: they just don’t get it.

 
Comment by American Conservative

Rodney:

It is just a matter of time before Hucksterbee is out of the race. He has no chance of winning. He was third in delegates and popular votes. It is turncoats like you who love to character assinate people and do it with no merit. Romney was the only chance to perserve conservative ideals, but now that he is out, there is no chance. If you have read any of my earlier post starting from the beginning you would now I am no Liberal. I am not going to waste my time on such a toxic person like yourself. Just read your earlier statements and you will see the merit behind that. Just because a phony website gives a source does not mean they can not manipulate it and take it out of context. I would not expect you not to know that since you can not form an intelligent thought. Nobody needs to form a Hucksterbee.com because he does a good enough job showing he is a class warfare and religious biggot. Romney never had to ask a group of Pastors to endorse him on Sundays. I know that you will not read that on your phony websites. Grow up and get off Romney. He was second in the delegate count and was way ahead of Hucksterbee in the popular vote. You can give all your Hucksterbee talking points you want until your little fingers grow tired. The reality he has no chance to win the nominee.

 
Comment by dust

To American Conservative: I appriecate your response. It did answer a lot of my questions, but I would still warn against following any book thats not the Bible. The Bible is the only book that I know of that has never be proven wrong. It also just doesn’t make sense that the Bible doen’st mention the book of the Mormon. All of the books that are in the Bible agree with each other and you can easily connect them to thee other books. The books of the Old Testament either lead usually lead to thee other. Even the New Testament is very much connected to the Old. Also I what to ask how could have Romney been a Mormon and support abortion at the same time. I did not learn that Mitt used to support abortion from Mike either.

 
Comment by dust

To American Conservative: I just read the Mitts CPAC speech. I agree it is a good speech. I just wish he had not supported liberal things in the past. If he had turned conservative years ago I would have trusted him more, but his change came to close to this race for me to trust him. I still think Huckabee is the best conservative, but if he doesn’t get it, I hope either Mitt or Huck (and maybe Paul) can turn this country around in a future date.

 
Comment by NO to the PATRIOT ACT

You want conservative you should listen to the CPAC speach from RON PAUl. He got huge huge cheers and if there was ever a conservative it is ron paul not huckabee by no means is huckabee close to conservative. Just read his speach from the CFR conference you will see this guy wants to spend money like there aint no tomorrow. He does not understand anything when it comes to econmics and would bankrupt this country so fast it would make your head spin.

 
Comment by Steven

I’ll be going for Ron Paul. Huckabee and McCain possess only the “cunning of the unintelligent.”

 
Comment by dust

To No the the Patriot Act: I would encourage you to look what Huckabee did for Arkansas. When he became govenor of Arkansas, Arkansas had a state deficiet of $800,000. After his 10 years of being govenor he turned that deficiet into a $200,000 surplus. You can’t get that by not understanding economics, he obiviously does. Arkansas is an example, I think of what Huckabee can do for this country.

 
Comment by Heather

In response to Jr.

There is no way to know for sure how long our earth has been here. That is why scientists still argue over it. Mike Huckabee is a true conservative who also happens to believe in a higher power. I would much rather think that God created us in his image than to believe in a stupid theory such as evolution. I don’t look anything like an ape. If you have kids then you should understand a parent’s desire to keep anything negative from getting to their children. Do I think that kids should treat animals like that? NO. Am I naive enough to think that he was the only child to ever do this. NO! Your claim in number 4 is such an aethiest remark. The Bible is totally true and trustworthy. It gives us the guidelines to lead a good life. It tells us how we should treat people without regard to sex, race or anything else. No, AIDs is not spread through causual contact, but if we had quarantined everyone in the beginning they would not have been able to spread the disease through unsafe sexual practices and drugs. Income tax is never progressive. It taxes the poor and untaxes the rich. A national sales tax would make sure that everyone pays the taxes, not a select few. Read about it before making judgements. Mike also said that husbands are supposed to honor their wives. Why is that part left out? Also, read what you wrote. It says to submit to the servant leadership of her husband, not to her husband. The husband is to be the head of the household and to have a close relationship with God. But he has also said that husbands are to honor their wives. I think that makes submitting to my husband’s spiritual leadership pale in comparison.

 
Comment by NO to the PATRIOT ACT

Huckabee is a liar and just because he can do something for governor by raising taxes.
Paul is by far the most conservative there is. He has a proven track record never raised taxes in 30 years.
Paul can balance a budget without raising taxes
He also voted against the patriot act and the National ID card. I know that huckabee has yet to talk about that and wont because that would go against his ultimate goal. Which is to form a north american union and of course just look at his advisor the head of the CFR.

Huckabee seriously misrepresents his record on cutting taxes – He is not really a tax cutter, and in fact, is lined up to be a bigger spender than, well, Bush II. “Right now, we spend about 3.9 percent of our GDP on defense, compared with about six percent in 1986, under President Ronald Reagan. We need to return to that six percent level.” (Foreign Affairs) Does he realize that’s $300 Billion in additional defense spending, over the $500 Billion in on-budget Defense spending?

That last thing we need is to waste an additional $300 Billion on planes and battleships to fight guys with carbines and makeshift bombs. We need to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and follow Ron Paul’s plan of granting Letters of Marque for the capture of bin Laden. This sort of policy ignorance is consistent with Huckabee’s generally misinformed worldview.

It gets better though. Here is his record on taxes from National Review and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

“According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the average Arkansas tax burden increased 47% over Huckabee’s tenure. Huckabee supported (in chronological order) a sales tax hike; gas and diesel fuel tax hikes; another sales tax hike; a cigarette tax hike; a nursing home bed tax; another sales tax hike; an income surcharge tax; a tobacco tax hike; taxes on Internet access; and higher beer taxes. Huckabee also oversaw a 50-percent increase in spending; happily signed a minimum wage increase and encouraged national Republicans to do the same; favors a national smoking ban, farm subsidies, and a federally mandated arts and music curriculum; opposes private school choice; and employs class-warfare and protectionist language on the campaign trail.”

 
Comment by Revoultion

My biggest problem with the huckabee is he is pro war and thinks we need to stay in Iraq so our troops will have a since of honor. Yea lets honor the troops by killing a few more thousand and instating a draft.

Ron Paul doesn’t recruit artisan spin writers and bloggers to wear down those who might question his past dealings. He doesn’t need to. There are no missing hard-drives, ethics violations, and taxpayer funds used for personal use that need to be spun away. He still refuses to participate in the lucrative Congressional pension fund and returns a portion of his Congressional office budget back to the U.S. Treasury each year.

This kind of integrity moved Pastor Hartman, the students at Iowa State University, and many more like them.

Ron Paul has been fighting for the right to life from the beginning of his public career. Dr. Paul is rock-solid on pro-life. After all, he has helped over 4,000 women deliver their babies into the world in his obstetrics practice in Lake Jackson, Texas. He proposed the “Sanctity of Life Act of 2005″ (and 2007), which would require that “human life shall be deemed to exist from conception, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency.” Has he recently discovered these pro-life convictions? Not at all. Congressman Paul introduced the Human Life Amendment in Congress in his very first term of Congress, a couple of years after Roe v. Wade was first handed down.

Is Ron Paul a libertarian, as some use in a throw-away line, often intended to move the listener to discard him without thought? Yes, on areas of fiscal, economic and judicial liberty, he is. But, he is also a social conservative and a Constitutionalist.

Ron Paul’s priorities are right with marriage. He and his wife, Carol, have been married for more than fifty years. He believes marriage should be between a man and a woman and defends that principle with his vote, where and when he has the Constitutional authority to do so. For example, Dr. Paul strongly supports the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Candidly, though, Ron Paul does not believe (and neither do I) that the U.S. Government needs to be defining that which God has already defined in His Word.

Where pastors often become confused about Ron Paul is that when he is resisting the unconstitutional centralization of our federal government, he is often perceived as being anti-family. Many in these pro-family movements themselves have been co-opted into believing that the solutions to our family problems come in the form of more unconstitutional federal legislation and programs. And when one does not agree with these unconstitutional remedies, they conclude that he or she is “anti-family.” Such people mean well but are confused.

America would be much better off if we Christian pastors taught the need for Christ-honoring resistance–at the local level–to anti-family federal intrusions. We should call on our congregations to vote out of office any judge who passes rulings designed to pervert the Biblical family. That doesn’t take a Constitutional amendment. It just takes courageous pastors and people who understand that judges, too, must respect the Constitution and our Christian heritage.

In fact, adherence to the Constitution protects our freedom of speech and assembly; our freedom of worship; our right to keep and bear arms; our right to a trial by jury; the right to be secure in our own homes against police overreach; our right to witness for Christ in public, as a Christian; the right to own property; the right to not be deprived of life or property without due process of law; the right to face our accusers, and the right to keep government local and limited.

Keeping government local and limited is the cornerstone doctrine of American government. Ron Paul understands this more than any other candidate running today.

Most of the problems that we are now dealing with socially, culturally, financially, etc., stem from America abandoning the basic founding principle that “the government that governs least governs best.”

Accordingly, America’s commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness has been (and is being) systematically stripped from us–not by State legislatures, but mostly by agencies of the federal government.

Consider how it has been federal courts that have banned prayer in school, and legalized abortion and homosexual marriage. Even in the liberal State of Massachusetts it was the courts (along with a compliant liberal governor, Mitt Romney), that forced acceptance of homosexual marriage upon the people.

The solutions to these problems do not reside in more federal legislation. All that does is strengthen the scope and power of the federal judiciary.

The only ones who have anything to fear from Ron Paul are those who believe in Big Government.

You see, Ron Paul is actually calling on us pastors and Christians to stop seeing the federal government as one “in whom we live and move and have our being.” Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, not the federal government. Have we not, in a material way, set up the federal government as our functional Lord and Savior? When we look to the federal government to solve our moral and spiritual problems, that is exactly what we are doing.

When it comes to the war in Iraq, I firmly believe that Christian conservatives have been duped by the neocons. Dr. Paul–an Air Force veteran and proponent of a strong national defense–opposed the unprovoked and pre-emptive invasion of Iraq, and rightly so. Time has certainly vindicated Dr. Paul’s principled position. There was a much better way to deal with al-Qaeda.

Soon after 9/11, Congressman Paul introduced H.R. 3076, the September 11 Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001. According to Paul, “A letter of marque and reprisal is a constitutional tool specifically designed to give the president the authority to respond with appropriate force to those non-state actors who wage war against the United States while limiting his authority to only those responsible for the atrocities of that day. Such a limited authorization is consistent with the doctrine of just war and the practical aim of keeping Americans safe while minimizing the costs in blood and treasure of waging such an operation.”

This is precisely what President Thomas Jefferson did when America’s ships were confronted with Barbary pirates on the high seas.

If the United States government had listened to Ron Paul, we would not have lost nearly 4,000 American soldiers and Marines, spent over $1 trillion, and gotten bogged down in an endless civil war from which there is no equitable extraction. Furthermore, had we listened to Dr. Paul, Osama bin Laden would no doubt be dead, as would most of his al-Qaeda operatives, and we would be less vulnerable to future terrorist attacks, instead of being more vulnerable, which is the case today.

One thing that Pastor Hartman brought up in our meeting in Iowa was the sentiment of many Christians and pastors to defend Israel. Dr. Paul stated that he did not believe that we do Israel any favors and we actually weaken Israel by our constant meddling and intervention. I agree.

Ron Paul is not Israel’s enemy. And neither is he the enemy to Christian liberty and constitutional government.

Ron Paul’s non-interventionist and constitutional foreign policy approach would help, not hurt, Israel to resolve tensions with their neighbors. Remember, Israel has more nuclear missiles to defend themselves than all of the Middle East nations combined. Believe me, Israel knows how to defend itself. And know this: America’s constant meddling curses Israel more than it blesses.

Also consider this: according to published reports such as this one in the Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/politics/5223477.html , Ron Paul is receiving more donations from military personnel than any other Presidential candidate in either party. Think seriously about this. Our active duty and retired military personnel clearly endorse with their own contributions Ron Paul’s non-interventionist position above all others.

In the end, if the candidate is a sincere Christian, he will all the more readily obey his or her oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. After all, does not our Lord tell us that our yea is to be yea and our nay is to be nay? In other words, genuine believers are to be true to their word. How, then, could a true Christian make a promise before God and the American people to preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution and then turn around and ignore that promise?

Ron Paul lives his Christian faith and takes his oath to the Constitution seriously. What more could we ask for in a Presidential candidate?

 
Comment by BR

Dust –

“To American Conservative: I appriecate your response. It did answer a lot of my questions, but I would still warn against following any book thats not the Bible. The Bible is the only book that I know of that has never be proven wrong. It also just doesn’t make sense that the Bible doen’st mention the book of the Mormon.”

Which version are you referring to? How can it be that the Bible is the only true and correct book, yet there are so many versions that if you compare side by side, say completely different things? How can it be that the Catholic Bible has so many things in it that other version of the Bible don’t? Which one is the correct one or are they all, even when they say different things? And if so, who were the men who translated these Bibles? Did they have the divine direction to make the changes they did?

Now dont’ get me wrong — I do believe the Bible is the word of God and that it is true, but it can only be correct to the extent that it has been kept true to the original manuscript. There are so many versions of it out there, that I could not say that the Bible has never been changed or altered.

In regard to the Book of Mormon, we believe it to support the teachings of Christ and the Bible. It is not a book with its own doctrine, it is actually the teachings of Christ. In the Bible he state that there were “other sheep” that he needed to go to. Mormons believe that some of those sheep weret he people in the Americas who had left Jerusalem centuries before, and who wrote the Book of Mormon.

Now to American Conservative: As a Utah, active Mormon, my first inclination would be to vote for Mitt Romney. However, I cannot support a man who in an attempt to separate religion from state, will support causes that are against his religion, particularly as a Mormon, because as you surely must understand, for Mormons religion is very personal, it is how we live.

The leadership of the Church has many times taken stances on things that are very unpopular, yet the Church will not adjust its views based on what the world believes it should do.

I cannot support a man like Romney, who I felt conveniently shifted stances as he saw fit for the public.

 
Comment by Revoultion

Dust is there a reason you do not consider supporting Ron Paul?

 
Comment by American Conservative

BR:

Believe me, I can understand your frustrations with Romney. As I mentioned earlier, I did not vote for him because he was Mormon. I voted for him because he was the most conservative when it came to most of the issues, just not abortion. In regards to his positions that he took earlier on abortion. It was wrong. He never supported a women having an abortion, but would leave it to the states. Again, I do not agree with that. However, when he was in office, every time a piece of legislation that was brought before him in regards to social issues, he 100% decided on life and vetoed anything that was not for life. That was good enough for me. I respected Huckabee and the others that had 100% pro life voting record. However, to me, their are countless other issues that go into making a good President. Mitt was the most agressive on illegal immigration as govenor and his future policys if he were President. He had the most consistent record in regards for tax cutting. He wants to be agressive on the war on terror. He never wanted to close Gitmo down as Huckabee and McCain do. He never came out against water boarding as Huckabee and McCain did. It was this method that got us valuble information from Kalid Sheik Mohamed and others. I personally do not find it torture. Cutting throats, genitles, and other forms that Jihadist are using are torture. Romney was the only one who has run a business and when it comes to trading with other countries such as China and India, I feel it will help having someone who knows what is fair when it comes to trade agreements. Nobody has any clue how much the Winter Olympics were in. He resigned from Bain Capitol and turned those games around with such an impressive team. With someone that has turned things around his whole life including the Massachusetts economy, I feel would be the best canidate to lead this country. Especially as we face one of the worst enemies the world has ever seen as well as the economic crisis we are in.

Dust: If you read what I wrote to BR, I think that will answer Mitts prior stance on abortion. Our Church is absolutely against abortion, except in cases of insest or if the womens life is at stake. Even in those instances, each experiece would be directed by the discretion of the doctors and the patients, and Church leaders if necessary. It is an extremly complicated issue.
In regards to your feelings towards the Bible. I respect them and am glad we can agree it is the Word of God. I do agree with BR’s points when it comes to the Bible. Unfortunatley there are contridictions found in the Bible. I do not feel it is because of God, but because of mans mistranslation of the Bible. Without the original manuscripts, we are left to the men who compiled and translated the records. I do feel these were inspired men. You are probably wondering what contridictions I am talking about. Here is one example. In the New Testament Paul shares his experience whe Christ appeared to him and told him of his wicked ways and that he needed to change. In one scripture is says he heard a voice, but did not see anything. In another it says he saw the Lord and heard his voice. This is a clear contridiction. However, whatever one it was, Paul was always consistent when he shared his experience. It is mens mistranslation of what happended. I hope this sheds some light on our beliefs. What it all boils down to is if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and was called to restore the Church that Christ had once established while on the earth. As well as if the Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture. As I mentioned earlier, Joseph was called to translate the record. This is one of the fruits that he brought forth. And as we know, we shall know them by their fruits. If one scripture is not true in that book, than none of it is true and Joseph Smith is a false Prophet and one of the worlds biggest con men. However, if it is true, than Joseph Smith is a true prohet of God Christ Church is here upon the earth and is led by a Prophet of God and Twelve Apostles as in the days of old. This is why I feel the Lord brought forth this ancient book of scripture in our dispensation to be a witness of this truth. I can tell you I have read this book as well as the Bible and they go hand in hand together. I can tell you I receive the same heavenly intelligence when I read both books. It is because it comes from the Holy Spirit who witnesses the truthfulness of all things. Dust, you seem like you are a good person. From one friend to another, I would invite you to get a Book of Mormon and read it from cover to cover to know for yourself if it is true. I promise you will not be burned. :) I can tell you I know these things to be true not because of any one else, but because I have studied these truths out in my mind and heart. Our Church does not claim to have a monopoly on truth. There is good and there is truth in all religions and faiths.

 
Comment by dust

To American Conservative: Thanks for your response, I liked to know where in the Bible that contrudiction is. I would like to study it. But I would like you to rearch how carefully men of the past copied the Bible. From what I was told, they check for errors in their work dozens of times. I
might follow your suggestion of getting the Book of Mormon but don’t get any hopes of a convert. I am might do it merly to understand Mormons more.

To Revolution: My only thing with Ron Paul is at this point, Huck is about the only hope for a conservative in office, and that is even a very little hope. Also I don’t like the idea of pulling of Iraq, that my friend is a misake. Pulling out of Iraq will be like asking Iran to get in. That would give Iran more oil and would mean desaster for us. Then we will have to come back and kick Iran out. That would be a lot more men dying than if we just stood our ground. I do understand your feeling though, I have had two family member serve in Irap, thank God they came back alive.

To No to the Patriot Act: I would like you to research Mike taxe record a little. Number one, Huck did not raise taxes that much. If you think about it $500,000 isn’t that much after ten years. That only $50,000 a year, plus the Arkansas constitution requires him to keep the state balanced. Also never mentioned by media is that he returned surplus money back to the people. He also cut welfare programs by almost 50%. Also when he raised income tax in 2003(which purpose was to offset the economic recession after the September attacks) he promised to repeal the tax in two years, he keep that promise.

 
Comment by American Conservative

Dust:
I will not get my hopes up:) Conversion is a personal thing. Wheither you became a member or not , we share the most important key Christian value; Christ is the Lord and Savior of all manking, and through his resurrection and sacrifice, we can return to live with him someday. I will get you those scripture references in regards to Paul’s experience because you asked.

 
Comment by American Conservative

Dust:

I apologize and was wrong about Paul, it was the men that were traveling with him what I meant. If you turn to Acts 9:7 ( King James Version) it reads ” And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.” Obviously the voice they heard was that of the Lord, but they did not see the person in which it came from. However, in Acts 22:9 it reads ” And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.” So according to Paul the men saw the same light Paul saw, but did not hear the voice of the Lord. Again this is a clear contridiction, but is done by men that translated it. I guarantee you if we walked side by side with Paul during his ministry, his experience would have always been the same.

 
Comment by dust

To American Conservative:Thanks once again. I glad we could have this conversation. You have shown me a lot and given me food for thought. You have shown a lot of wisdom and even if we disagree on canidates, we agree on whats important, our love for Christ. I will study the Acts 22:9 and 9:7, I have heard people say there are contradictions in the Bible before. The problem is the reader overlooks something important or fails to understand the Greek. God Bless You.

 
Comment by American Conservative

Dust:

Speaking of visions. As I mentioned in my earlier post, we believe that Christ called Joseph Smith to be a prophet of God and instructed him how to restore the same Church Christ had established while he was on the earth. It all started when Christ and Heavenly Father appeared to him. They appeared to him outside his home in a near by grove of trees in up-state New York in a small town called Palmyra. This was in the year 1820 when he was just 14 years old. During that time their was much religious excitement in regards to Christianity. Their were churches at every corner telling their members that there’s was the only one true church and were the only ones that interpreted the scriptures correctly. Joseph and his family would visit the different churches. Joseph was confused as to which one of these churches he should join and was the true church of Christ,. The one that was established by Christ in the New Testament. Through much contemplation and studying of the scriptures he came across a scripture in James 1:5. It reads ” If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” He knew that the only way to receive his answer was to ask God and knew that the Lord would not scorn or upbraideth him. So that is when he went to the near by grove of trees and pray to know which of all those churches he should join. That is when Heavely Father and Christ appeared to him and told him to join none of the churches, though there were truths in all of them, none of them contained the fullness of the Church that Christ had established. That through him they would restore their Church here again on the earth.

I share this with you so you have a backround of how it all started. The thing I always found interesting was that this very experience tells us the nature of God and how it coincides with the Bible. Joseph said that he saw two personages ( Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ) and that they had glorified bodies of flesh and bone.

If you read in Luke Chapter 24:33-43, this is after Christ death and his resurrection. It reads “33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, 34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. 36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

Here we learn that Christ has a glorified body of flesh and bone with a glorified spirit. The apostles were afraid because they had thought they had seen a ghost or a spirit. Then after Christ comforted them, showed them his hands and feet and told them to feel for themselves. He then told them that a spirit does not have flesh and bones, but that he does have a body of flesh and bones. He even began to eat with them. We know that Christ is God and took upon him a mortal tabernacle of blood, flesh, and bone. We know that he was eventually crucified and resurrected to his mortal body without blood, but with flesh and bone. This is important because most Christian denominations and Christianity in general believes that God is a spirit and Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are one in the same. This is derived from the Nicene Creed that was formed at the council of Nicea in Rome. It was formed by religious leaders and other noble men of that day. I believe it was around 400 A.D. Anyway, this is where the trinity doctrine was formed that God does not have a body but is a spirit. However, we learn in Luke that the Resurrected Jesus does have a body and if he was God in the Flesh before his crucifiction, than he is also God in the Flesh after his resurrection with a body of flesh and bone without blood. Therefore if Christ is God, than God does have a glorified spirit with a glorified body with flesh and bones. We do also believe that Heavenly Father, Christ, and the Holy Spirit are One. They are One in purpose. To bring to pass the imortality and Eternal life of mankind.

Blood represents life and death. Without it we can not live. Through Christ resurrection he conquered death. Because of his resurrection all man kind will be resurrected. But, in order to overcome spiritual death and live with him in the Kingdom of God, we must be made clean. This is why Christ payed the price for our sins and is the mediator between us and God. Only through him can we be made clean. This is why we must always repent of our wrong doings and do our best to be obedient to all of Gods commandments. Even then, we will still fall short of perfection. This is why Christ grace is so important. It is the only bridge that can fill the space between unperfection and perfection. We can only receive this grace through faith and obedience to all of God’s commandments. This is why James states that faith without works is dead. Faith can not save us alone. I am so grateful for repentance because without out in we would remain unclean.

My main point is that Christ did nothing but what he saw his Father do, as we read in the New Testament. Thus we know that Joseph was correct in regards to the nature of God. That Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ do have separate glorified and perfected bodies and spirits. That the Holy Ghost is a separate personage of Spirit without flesh and bone and is to comfort,guide, and testify of Heavenly Father and Christ.

 
Comment by dust

American Conservative: I agree with you 100% in regards to the nature of God. And my church also believes in the Trinity of God(and we also us the KJV).I ‘ve looked up the Greek word for “heard” in those verses in Acts, the Greek word is Akouw, it seems to have two meaning. 1 to be endowed with the faculty of hearing,not deaf. And the other meaning is 2. to hear something and to perceive by the ear what is announced in ones presence. I have not figured out which description he he was using in ethier verse because the same word is used in both. So I think I would propably have to understand Greed more. The reason I have such a hard time with this is that the men of the past chech their works for errors over and over, and I usaully don’t think God would let an imperfection in His Word. I will do some futher study of Joseph but I would like you to also question what you were taught by him, prove it out and thoughly study if it goes hand in hand with the Bible

 
Comment by American Conservative

Dust:
There are some things that can be proven and there are somethings that require faith. I think we would both agree that the Bible is made up of different prophets and apostles ministries among their respective people. You brought up a good point about Joseph not being in the bible. You could say the same thing about the men who would hundreds of years after the death of Christ and his Apostles, would translate and compile their records or books, and put them all in one book. Nowhere in the Bible does it make mention that men would do that. However, just because it does not say that in the Bible, you still know their writings to be true because the Holy Spirit manifest it our spirits that they are Gods words. Again, just because I can not provide all of the original manuscripts of the prophets and apostles does not mean their words are not true. All of lifes answers are found in the scriptures though they may not be spelled out in black and white. I know the story of Joseph sounds out there at first, but that is why I feel the Lord had to bring forth that ancient book of scripture of the inhabitants of the of the ancients Americas. That’s what is so neat. We can hold it in our hands and read it, and try to disprove it if we like. But again, the only way we will know of its truthfulness, is by the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Ghost. Believe me, there are people who have spent their lives trying to disprove this book as have people done with the Bible. That is why I invited you to get one from the missionaries in your area or by ordering one at mormon.org. Read it from cover to cover with an open mind and heart. You will find that it is not much differnent from the Bible. The only difference is one was recorded in the Holy land and one was recorded in the Ancient Americas. They are history books that contain the plain and precious things of the Lord written by his chosen Prophets and Apostles. You will then know for yourself if Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. One thing I caution you not to do. That is to go to Anti-Mormon websites or literature to get your information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have seen and read them. They manipulate, distort, and take things out of context. They will then try to uses sources from Church literature to claim they are facts. If you want true information, you have to go straight to the source. If you want to use the net, go to the offical websites of the Church. They are mormon.org and lds.org. I really enjoy hearing your thoughts and questions.

 
Comment by hughvic

Umm, I believe that when we left off we were pontificating about Romney’s irrelevance and about what cannot be gained by discussing religious affairs in a blog…

 
Comment by American Conservative

hughvic:
Actually there is alot that can be gained by discussing religious affairs on a blog. If you have actually read any the post that myself and Dust have written, you would know exactly why it is important to discuss religious affairs. There is alot of misconseptions of ” Mormonism “, and since Dust had a sincere desire to learn what we believe in I answered some questions and shared some of my personal thoughts of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a matter of fact, I think blogs are a terrific way to share the gospel. It is one good way technology is being used. If you ready any of our post from the very beginning this article was written you will see that he and I differed greatly on the Republican canidates, and eventually agreed to disagree and decided to talk about something we both believe in. I would hope that is not something you disagree with. If you are really concerned with our discussions, I would suggest going back and reading all of our post to each other. I think you would find some enlightenment amongst all this political maddness.

 
Comment by hughvic

American Conservative,

As I quite agree, I was referring facetiously to the counterproductive pontificating from upstream in this blog of despond. The stuff that told us we were not to discuss religion, when at that very moment the nation was engaged in a more purposeful discussion of religion than it has had in generations; and also the stuff that announced the political irrelevance of Mitt Romney, from whom, as it happened, we had not heard the last. I don’t know why people come onto a blog and then presume to foreclose lines of discussion, but they do. Perhaps there are more homeroom teachers in the world than I’d thought.

I read with pleasure and interest the very decent discussion you and Dust enjoyed—I think, for our benefit. Frankly it was lovely. In fact I tried—perhaps others did also—to weigh in after the second day of your conversation, but there is some glitchy filter on this blog that kicks out a post on the pretext that you already have posted it. (Perhaps it works on keywords, like the scanning programs of NSA and its fellow travellers NeuStar & AT&T.)

I should think that the nub of the difference between your beliefs and Dust’s is monotheism v. polytheism, in light of LDS construal of our Lord Jesus Christ as the greatest thing since sliced bread but still other than the One True God. The difference, of course, is owing to Christian orthodoxy’s understanding that Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth taught monotheism and also said that He was It. To my eyes it’s wonderful to see orthodox Christians and Mormons simply differing, and finding and acknowledging the differences. It breaks a kind of glass ceiling more akin to a glass wall.

I still maintain that had Mr. Romney simply done that, he’d still be in the running. And I’d now have the pleasure of working for his election. He is much the better exemplar than Mike Huckabee of Christian doctrine. Ironic, but true.

But then we mustn’t discuss religion here, nor the irrelevant Mike Huckabee. Those topics are out. Did you not get the memo?

 
Comment by American Conservative

Hughvic:

Sorry I misunderstood your statement from your earlier post and enjoyed your thoughts from your last post. In regards to Romney, I don’t know if there was anything Romney could have said in regards to religion, that would have satisfied the minds of those who said they would never vote for a Mormon president. It was amazing to see all the newly created anti- Romney websites, most of which were because of his faith. When you have local pastors ( who were supporters of Huckabee) telling their congregations to visit these sites and get the word out was just sad and un-American. I think the only way Romney could have won over these people, most of which are from the south, was to have prominent conservatives from within the Republican establishment getting behind him and endorsing him. I guess that would be a hard thing to do when Romney said Washington was broken from top to bottom and they were getting nothing done. Which by the way, could not be more true. Talk radio finally got behind him, including Michael Savage who is an independent conservative and rarely endorses anyone. Unfortunately, I never thought in a million years McCain would be representing the republican party based upon his stances on all the key issues. It is sad to see where the direction of that party has gone to. I agree, I would have loved to be working for Romney’s campaign right now.

In regards to monotheism vs. polytheism. We do not believe our religion to be polytheism. Meaning we don’t believe and worship several gods. We believe the God head to consist of God the Father, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Though they are three seperate personages, they are one with the same purpose, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of mankind. The way I understand polytheism, is that your worship several god’s and usually those god’s serve different purposes. For example the Aztec and Incan nations of old. I can see though why you would think that our religion would be a polytheistic faith based upon my earlier post with Dust. It is amazing how many faiths are in the world today. I think the underlying message is good is good and evil is evil. Though you may be of a faith that preaches to love God and love your neighbor, does not mean you believe and live those teachings. This is why there are so many great people in the world from so many different faiths who have one common purpose, peace and love. And vice versa, which explains why there is so much hatred for their fellow brother.

I disagree with people who say to never talk about politics and religion, because they are usually the two most passionate things people believe in. It is amazing how the two coincide with each other and at times they have nothing to do with each other. By the way, I do like your sarcastic sense of humor. If you could not tell from my earlier post, I am the same way.

 
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