Mike Huckabee – The Message: Stick to One’s Principles
(Nice Guys Finish First – How Refreshing Would That Be?)
Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, has defended Hillary Clinton’s decision to stay in the race for the DNC nomination, (Log Cabin Democrat) in spite of pressure from those within her party. For those of us who have supported Mike Huckabee, it is their personal message and governing or legislative expertise and experience they bring to the campaign, which keeps supporters engaged until the bitter end, and or in the case of Mike Huckabee, past the point where the candidate has ended their quest for the White House.
It is the people’s right to vote their conscious and send a clear message to the particular party that their candidate of choice has positions that are vitally important to millions of American’s. The effect may be looked upon as a nuisance (Politico – Nuisance Vote Eludes McCain) by some, however, 23-27% of the voters in both Indiana and North Carolina sent the message that they wanted a chance to choose a candidate as well as a political position. Isn’t this what the process is all about? When the nation became a two-party system, the RNC and the DNC backed by big business and special interests, little room was left for the “masses” to make an impact on this Republic. It is in the process of the election that there is still a chance for “we the people” to have a voice, albeit a small one.
Mike Huckabee understands of the process and the need for both the candidate and the people to have a choice is to be applauded. He is now working to bring conservative factions together in support of the eventual Republican nominee, John McCain. It should also be noted, that McCain and Huckabee were the two candidates in the entire field of candidates (both sides of the aisle) who have run campaigns that were civil, citing their differences and pushing a message. It is civility, combined with experience and a clear message that will bring McCain, with the help of Mike Huckabee, to the White House in 2008. It should also be noted that Mike’s understanding of Hillary Clinton’s position to stay in the race, despite a barrage of attacks from the media, special interests, and the party elite, is spot on. She has a duty to her supporters and to her country to stand firm until there is a clear nominee. Those American’s in states that have yet to cast a vote, should have an option to voice their opinion.