20 September 2007

Huckabee set to get a MAJOR boost in the polls?

It's no secret who I'm pulling for in the election. Of course it's Mike Huckabee. My first real encounter with Mike Huckabee was the first GOP debate this year and I was truly impressed with him. Truth is, with each subsequent debate he has impressed me more. Going into the primary season I was down with Rudy big time, but I was all about hearing all the candidates out and reviewing their records. I was also impressed with Duncan Hunter, another great American. However, Huckabee puts the other candidates to shame on many issues, his eloquent and personal speech style is simple great and his ideas are refreshing. He generates hope like...dare I say...Ronald Reagan. Now sure, he doesn't have the money the other candidates have but his populist style and likeable nature makes him an extremely difficult candidate to debate and a negative campaign simply will not work on him.

So why do I feel that he's going to get a major boost in the polls? Well first, more people will be tuning into the next debate to hear Fred's first go at it. That audience will be treated to hearing Huckabee pull off another great performance in the debates. Second, Huckabee has made very solid points on the need to pull in minorities and union members into our coalition party, and is the top tier candidate to commit to the Black Caucus Debate hosted by Fox. Sad, really, that the other candidates are not committing, as we really do need to get the message across that we are the Party that has and will continue to provide the most opportunities for every American, regardless of race, gender, religion, etc. The third and biggest reason?

James Dobson has stated he will not endorse Fred Thompson
. Why is this big news? Well Dobson is the most influential Evangelical in America and commands a giant percentage of the primary voting GOP members. He has already gone on record to say he will not be endorsing Rudy due to the abortion and gay marriage issues among other things. He has also stated that John McCain probably will not get his endorsement either. That leaves two candidates, Huck and Mitt. Now how can I be so sure Huck will get his endorsement? Here's why:

Values Voters pick Huckabee

Huckabee shot like a rocket to the top of this straw poll and absolutely crushed the field. Somehow Mitt did not get any votes, kind of surprise really, Mitt really is a nice guy and has outstanding morals, but the issue of his being Mormon somehow being a problem is just another face of prejudice. That being said, Huckabee ran away with this contest. Here's just a sampling of one of the voter's take after the debate was over:

“What literally happened last night is values voters moved from the back of the bus to the driver’s seat. We’re now going to see a united front.”

She said that many Christian conservatives had been praying for a clear winner to emerge from the debate, which is what happened. As a result, she said, she will be casting her lot in now with Mr. Huckabee.

“The values voters have spoken,” she said. “It’s loud and clear. It’s unmistakable.”

That's what I call a ringing endorsement. Huck is also being tracked by Rasmussen and other national polls, and while currently at 6%, that has grown pretty steadily since the first debate. No other candidate can say that. So if Dobson throws his support behind Huck, it's a guarantee he moves into the top tier and most likely puts him in a dead heat with Rudy and Fred...without spending a fraction of what they have. If the money starts trickling in after this endorsement comes, it's Game Over folks and we will have ourselves a presidential contest between a Carpet Bagging Hillary who ran north to escape the corruption and mess she left behind (though what's she done in this campaign is the definition of corruption) against the man who unified Arkansas and cleaned up the Clinton's mess and restored the people's faith in the state government. The only problem to this though is that one man may get in the way of this. The Clinton Killer himself.


1 comment:

Bob said...

On her show today, conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham mentioned the Associated Press article that included this blockbuster comment by Focus on the Family's Dr. James Dobson about Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson:

----- "Isn't Thompson the candidate who is opposed to a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage, believes there should be 50 different definitions of marriage in the U.S., favors McCain-Feingold, won't talk at all about what he believes, and can't speak his way out of a paper bag on the campaign trail?"

Reading further into the article, she highlighted this sentence:

----- In a private e-mail obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, Dobson accuses the former Tennessee senator and actor of being weak on the campaign trail and wrong on issues dear to social conservatives.

Next, she raised the issue of who Dobson might support instead of Thompson and went on to list possible Republican candidates.

Regretfully, she failed to mention the candidate most likely, in my opinion, to receive Dobson's endorsement: Mike Huckabee, winner of the recent Value Voter 2008 Republican Presidential Debate Straw Poll, which I wrote about in a post Monday.

Huckabee supporters need to remind Laura that the former Baptist pastor-turned Arkansas governor is the Republican best-suited to receive Dobson's presidential endorsement.

They should call the Laura Ingraham Show tomorrow toll-free at 1-877-876-4123 or by using her web site's online comment form.