Under the feckless and dangerous leadership of President Barack Obama, both America and the world truly seem to be on fire. Voters trapped in the midst of those flames are running panicked in every direction. Even conservatives within the Republican Party whose history has been one of reasoned and logical determination seem disoriented.
If we are to save this Republic from the ravages of Barack Obama, and then pass it on intact to our children and future generations, it is vital that we conservatives discipline ourselves to restate and clarify in our minds our actual objective in this Presidential Primary.
Our vital objective is to nominate an articulate, competent candidate who has consistently and unequivocally demonstrated, from the very core of his or her soul, a steadfast belief and commitment to the conservative pillars of national security, family, free-market productivity, and the foundational principles of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence; and someone who will also prevail in the critical and rapidly approaching General election.
If we look past showmanship, distractions and political ambitions; and into the faces and hearts of each one of these candidates, we all know in our hearts that Mike Huckabee is the man in this race that fulfills that precise description to the letter.
Governor Mike Huckabee (who is without a doubt the most inspirational and Reaganesque speaker in the field) first entered politics as a pro-life activist. There is no one in this race with a greater commitment than Mike Huckabee to protect the “least of these” our little brothers and sisters. On this issue he is eloquent, moving and fearless. This is because it reflects Mike’s deepest conviction that God is supreme and that He created and loves every last one of His children.
From that cornerstone conviction emanates Mike Huckabee’s entire conservative core. Lest we forget, it is the same cornerstone conviction articulated in the Declaration of Independence that launched the United States of America.
In terms of electability in the general election, it is worth noting that Mike Huckabee defeated the Clinton machine in the bluest state in the union and went on as Governor to deftly navigate a conservative agenda through an overwhelmingly Democrat Legislature, and then garnered 49% of the African-American vote in his reelection.
Mike has one of the lowest gender gaps in the field, appeal strongly to the working class. He polls in voters’ minds at the top in likability and trustworthiness in every sector of the electorate and every voter instinctively knows that Mike Huckabee cares about them personally. The Republican base loves him, the middle respects him and the left is terrified at the thought of him being our nominee. If we have the wisdom to nominate him, we will win.
Having been elected to the state legislature more than 30 years ago and now serving for 13 years in the United States Congress, I have learned the difference between a talker and doer. Mike Huckabee is incontrovertibly a “doer.”
Samuel Adams in a letter to the Boston Gazette in 1781 said, “Let each citizen remember, at the moment he is offering his vote, that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual, or at least that he ought not to do so; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society, for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
Hard-working and freedom loving Americans, full-spectrum conservatives, national security conservatives, and deeply committed pro-life, pro-family conservatives all know that Mike Huckabee is truly one of us. If we search our hearts, we know he is the best among us.
Let us remember our objective, let us remember the stakes, and let us remember our solemn trust for which we are accountable to God.