Thursday, January 31, 2008

Yet Another Reason I Like Mike (Huckabee)

At the California GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, the last question was asked of all 4 participants. "Would Ronald Reagan endorse you for President?" Governor Huckabee was fortunate to get the final word of the evening, and this is what he said:

I think it would be incredibly presumptuous and even arrogant for me to try to suggest what Ronald Reagan would do, that he would endorse any of us against the others.

Let me just say this, I'm not going to pretend he would endorse me. I wish he would. I would love that, but I endorse him, and I'm going to tell you why.

It wasn't just his specific policies, but Ronald Reagan was something more than just a policy wonk. He was a man who loved this country, and he inspired this country to believe in itself again.

What made Ronald Reagan a great president was not just the intricacies of his policies, though they were good policies. It was that he loved America and saw it as a good nation and a great nation because of the greatness of its people.

And if we can recapture that, that's when we recapture the Reagan spirit. It's that spirit that has a can-do attitude about America's futures and that makes us love our country whether we're Democrats or Republicans. And that's what I believe Ronald Reagan did -- he brought this country back together and made us believe in ourselves.

And whether he believes in us, I hope we still believe in those things which made him a great leader and a great American.

Those, my friends, are the words of a true Statesman.


oso diablo said...

Mitt Romney is a conservative? If i proclaim myself the finest thespian in the hall, does that mean i should get the Oscar? Shouldn't performance, not pr, determine that?

This guy has no core principles, other than "following the data". He's been spotted a 3 touchdown lead with the advantages of his own millions, plus maxed-out donations from legions of Wall Streeters, and of the meanstream media (most of which is operated by Clear Channel, which is being bought by Romney's Bain Capital - conflict of interest?), and he still can't catch up to McCain.

No, it's not time to throw good money (or votes) after bad; it's time to try something new. It's time for Mike Huckabee.

The Calvinator said...

Maybe without Governor Huckabee in the race, Governor Romney would have won Florida, but without Senator Thompson in the race, Huckabee would have won South Carolina, and then the dynamic would be very different.

It is definitely NOT time for Huckabee to drop out.

Mitt Romney simply cannot win in November.