Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Huckabee Supporters Swing Towards Ron Paul

Mark McKinnon, chief media advisor in 2000 and 2004 for George W. Bush’s campaign for President, wrote "Mike Huckabee's Loss Is Ron Paul's Gain" which states the obvious:
"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."

"And we've also seen that The Widow's Mite has more effectiveness than all the gold in the world."
As Dutch4huckabee blogger during the 2008 primaries I agree with Mark McKinnon's view that Mike Huckabee's
"All the factors say go, but my heart says no"
could greatly benefit Ron Paul, as allready illustrated by polling data.

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"

1 comment:

gggeorgewashington said...

Very nice and neutral article Author :) Thank You personally
If I may please;
I am so pleased to see so many "Ron Paul for 2012" supporters here. It mirrors what I see in my personal life :) The numbers are growing daily.
Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who would cut enough spending to avert a debt crisis. Only he will restore constitutionally sound money. And, only he will strengthen our national defense by bringing our troops home and putting an end to the nation-building that is draining our country.
Watch Dr Paul question Ben Bernanke if you doubt Paul understands subtle aspects of the economy you've never thought of.
Other candidates speak flowery words and tell nothing of how anything will get done. Mr. Paul is very different.
Constitutionally, legislatively, and morally, Ron Paul has no equal. His 22 year voting record speaks for itself.
The World is watching.
Ron Paul for President in 2012.
Thank You