Saturday, January 12, 2008

I heart Huckabee. NOT!!

In lieu of constantly posting on Mike Huckabee's populism, ethics violations, or questionable commutations. There is also room for his illegal immigration policy ( or lack thereof), his Foreign Affairs article gaffs and misquotes,and his choice of Ed "I would like to punch Romney's teeth out" Rollins for a campaign manager despite his lack of experience running campaigns). I do not mind him accusing the Bush administration of having a ,"bunker mentality", it is the fact that he attributed a quote in the article to Sun Tzu when it obviously came from Michael Corleone in the Godfather that really bothers me.

What started as a short post on Huckabee has snowballed and I will need several posts to mesh it out. I will post this letter from a political evangelical in Arkansas to Hugh Hewitt regarding his feelings towards his former Governor. David Thompson lists the following detailed reasons why he and other conservatives cannot support Huckabee:
  1. Governor Huckabee did lasting damage to the Republican Party and conservative movement in Arkansas.
  2. Governor Huckabee's non-stop clemencies continually hindered the work of criminal prosecutors and miffed Republicans
  3. Governor Huckabee's pattern was to ignore immigration laws, often in the name of Christianity.
  4. Governor Huckabee was no friend to fiscal conservatives in Arkansas.
  5. Huckabee left a long trail of ethics questions while Governor of Arkansas
  6. Huckabee's education record shows him to be an advocate of the "status quo.
  7. Huckabee has very little support for his Presidential bid here in Arkansas.

Each point is backed up with examples and links to newspaper articles. I recommend all conservatives considering voting for Huckabee read this to see what they are really getting in Huckabee: Bill Clinton-lite,or worse, Jimmy Carter.

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