"Ron Paul becoming the ideal pick for voters who want to buck the status quo"And that's exactedly the signal Mike Huckabee's primary voters sent to the party establishment in 2008. As Huckabee so eloquently summed it up in his Supertuesday victory speech, "it's a two man race and we are in it":
"Tonight, we are making sure America understands that sometimes one small smooth stone is even more effective than a whole lot of armor."As Dutch4huckabee blogger during the 2008 primaries I agree with Mark McKinnon's view that Mike Huckabee's as allready illustrated by polling data.
"And we've also seen that The Widow's Mite has more effectiveness than all the gold in the world."
Since 2008 Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee's supporters have been the driving force behind the Tea Party. Even Gary Bauer (not Mike Huckabee's pal) wrote september 2010, in his article "GOP Establishment, rest in peace?":
"The explosion of grass-roots activism by economic as well as social conservatives is dismantling the old GOP power structure, leaving in its place a grass-roots, bottom-up party in which voters, not the establishment, decide who they want to represent them."On foreign policy, Mike Huckabee's position during the 2008 primary was closer to Ron Paul's then to the Republican establishment. It was not for nothing that Condoleezza Rice reacted as if stung by a bee at Mike Huckabee's speech "path's and priorities in the war on terror" in which he said that: "Bush arrogant bunkermentality has been counterproductive both at home and abroad".
Just watch this discussion between Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul (Remember Colbert's Honor-Bound on this episode?) which underscores my point that Mike Huckabee clearly does not represent the neoconservative "Bush-Condoleezza" partyline on foreign policy:
So, Michael Kraft, a longtime Ron Paul supporter is spot on when he asks: "why the Ron Paul hate?" But polling data specialist Tom Jensen has allready said
"Don't laugh at Ron Paul",and
Juan Williams, Fox News political Analyst wrote last week:
"If you have not been paying attention, it is time to look around and realize that we are living in the political age of Rep. Ron Paul."
It is time to look around and realize, together with Senator John McCain and Rep. Ron Paul, that we are no longer living in the political age of George W. Bush!
As Doug Wead wrote today: Ron Paul Just Makes Good Sense!
So, if you live in Iowa or attend school in Iowa and have not yet reserved your ticket to support Ron Paul at the Iowa Straw Poll, register now!
Ron Paul: "My Toughest Opponent Is The Status Quo":
Juan Williams - 'This is the Age of Ron Paul':
My previous posts on Ron Paul:
"Bin Laden is dead, let's come home!"
"Ron Paul and why it's better to ask some of the questions"
"conservative Foreign Policy: Ron Paul"