Friday, February 29, 2008
While McCain was elaborating on the "stark differences" between his Democratic opponents' positions and his own, he slipped up.
"I'm a proud conservative liberal republic -- conservative Republican," he said.
After joining with the Richardson, Texas, crowd in hearty laughter, McCain went on to say what he initially meant.
"Hello, easy there," he said. "Let me say this. I am a proud conservative Republican and both of my possible or likely opponents are liberal Democrats."
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
After a jury spared the life of a former Canton police officer, a judge sentenced Bobby Cutts Jr. to life in prison with a chance of parole after 57 years.
Last week, Cutts was found guilty in connection with the death of his girlfriend Jessie Davis and aggravated murder in the death of her unborn fetus. He was also found guilty of aggravated burglary, abuse of a corpse and child endangering.
The jury recommended a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for 30 years for the aggravated murder of the unborn fetus and of Davis.
After the family of Davis was given the opportunity to address Cutts, the judge imposed his sentence: 30 years for aggravated murder of the fetus, 15 years for the murder of Davis, 10 years for aggravated burglary, 2 years for abuse of a corpse and 180 days for child endangering.
The sentences will be run consecutively; Cutts will be in his 80s before he will be eligible for parole.
Stark County Common Pleas Judge Charles Brown Jr. rejected a defense request to merge the sentences against Bobby Cutts Jr. The judge could have allowed parole eligibility earlier.
In statements before the judge issued his sentence, Cutts' attorney Fernando Mack asked Brown to weigh that Cutts has accepted responsibility for his actions, had no prior history of violence and once saved the life of a fellow officer. "Those are all factors that this court should consider," said Mack, adding, "He still has a family."
Davis' sister, Whitney, faced Cutts and said he used and manipulated her sister. "I don't believe you're sorry for what you did," she said. "You're sorry you got caught up in your lies."
"You got rid of someone who was an inconvenience to you," she said. Cutts sat maintaining eye contact, nodding his head slightly. "It disgusts me that you're here and she's gone."
The victim's mother, Patti Porter, sobbed as she told the judge she was risking her family's disapproval but wanted Cutts to be sentenced in a way that would allow him to be free at some point to share life with his son, Blake, now 3.
"I hope and pray I can raise him to forgive you," she said. "He knows what you did. You would not believe the stories he's told us."
"I do forgive you," Porter told Cutts, drawing tears from members of his family.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
You didn't think I forgot about the campaign did ya?? I know one thing, this past week has been the slowest week of my life not having all those pressuring phone calls to make by a deadline over the week-end. I don't know what I'll do once this campaign is over!!! Go through major Huckabee withdrawal I assume. Nah, I'll be involved with the great Gov. Huckabee in some mighty way. God will make sure of that. Anyhoot, thought I'd pass this along. It's only fair that we have a debate in the Republican party. Texas polls are climbing up in our favor!!
February 26, 2008 - 06:05 PM
My Letter To John McCain
by Mike Huckabee
The Honorable John McCain
John McCain 2008
P.O. Box 16118
Arlington, VA 22215
Dear Senator McCain:
It's been my pleasure sharing the stage with you this past year, as we have worked to promote our ideas to lead this county. I have the deepest respect for you as a person, politician, and an American hero – and I appreciate the way you have run such an issue-based, positive campaign.
Now that the race for the Republican nomination is down to just the two of us, I believe this is the time for a real discussion about our vision for the future of this great country. I encourage you to join me in a Lincoln Douglas-style debate so that voters can better understand our views on critical issues such as health care, education, energy independence, terrorism and national security.
Our Democratic counterparts, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have had recent opportunities to underscore the differences in their positions. It seems only fitting to me that Republican primary voters are offered the same.
I look forward to working with your staff to schedule this as soon as possible. I would suggest we set the debate before the March Fourth Primaries. It is my hope that one of the TV networks would offer to sponsor such an event.
Senator, let's lead by example and get the ball rolling. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this idea and debating you in front of the American people.
Former Governor of Arkansas (1996-2007)
Monday, February 25, 2008
Here are some photo's of Brandon's crossing over ceremony into Boy Scouts. I'm not sure who was taking them. One of Brady's friends.
Here is the cake that Brandon & his dad made for the son/dad baking contest.
Ken presented Brandon's God & Family Award
I got to pin Brandon's God & Family Badge on him.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
These are the signs I made for the car.Well, it's been a while since I've shared any family pictures so I guess you are due some. Yesterday was such a long day since I didn't have any phone calls to make for an election this week! Now I'm going through Huckabee Ranger withdrawal. I'll make up for it next Friday though because we have Ohio and Texas to face on March 4th. Actually, Texas phone banks are already available so I'm sure I"ll make a few calls this w/e. I just don't have that adrenaline rush to get it done by a certain target time.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Poor Mike. He looks very tired.
Monday, February 18, 2008
In my Child Development I class we are talking about childbirth so I took in my video of Brandons birth and my Professor loved it. She was cheering me on just as if she was there. Whew! what a memory!!!
I made 405 calls to Wisconsin yesterday, 85 on Saturday and about 40 today so far. I haven't had the television on at all today because I don't want to hear all the BS from McCrappy's side or the other "republicans" demanding Mike drop out of the race. If we weren't such a threat, they wouldn't pay any attention to us so what does that tell you.
And the BIG kicker of all today...........BRITTANY TURNED 18!!!! Oh lord, this could be either good.....or bad. It's just hard for me to take it all in right now at this point. Guess we'll see how things are when summer rolls around. Well, I'm off to finish up a few more assignments and figure out dinner. Then you know what I'm gonna do after that??? HIT THE PHONE BANKS!!!!!!!!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I know there seem to be voter guides floating around all over the place, but I thought this was a good way to contrast Huckabee and McCain--on foundational, fundamental, traditional, constitutional, classic values.
Our First Unalienable Right: Life McCain thinks the states should decide for themselves. Huckabee thinks God has already decided.
Our Third Unalienable Right: The Pursuit of Happiness Our tax system tries pretty hard to hinder people in their pursuit of happiness. Not that happiness is all about money, but your money should not be plundered from you by the government. Huckabee wants to make it so that you decide the taxes you pay. With the Fair Tax, you only get taxed when you consume, not when you produce.
The Fair Tax would also eliminate other unfair ways which the government pilfers its people. McCain says he wants lower taxes, but he also voted against the Bush tax cuts. And, regardless of how much he wants to lower taxes, he still wants to keep the same old broken, unjust system.
The First Amendment Through veiled "campaign finance reform," McCain thinks that the government should have the authority to tell you how you are allowed to say something, when you are allowed to say it, and what you have to do before you can say it. Huckabee believes in free speech and the Constitution.
The Second Amendment Huckabee understands that the Second Amendment isn't something to be toyed with. He knows that our right to keep and bear arms is a check on tyranny. Any regulation or restriction on that right is extremely risky. McCain obviously doesn't realize that, and he's not afraid to hamper Second Amendment activist efforts through his "campaign finance reform."
The Cornerstone of the Family McCain believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, but he opposes a marriage amendment. Huckabee knows marriage is between a man and a woman, and he's willing to fight for it.
The Rule of Law Apparently, John McCain does not understand that, in America, we are not in the business of rewarding lawbreakers. We do not assist people in achieving profitable ends by bad means. It's not just about getting a secure border first, although McCain botched that principle when he teamed up with one of the most liberal senators in the history of the United States--Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts--to design comprehensive immigration "reform," or, more accurately, "deform" or "ill-informed."
It's not just about being a heavy-handed law-enforcer, either. It's about fairness, and it's about people starting their lives in America with their heads held high.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Well, now that I have a temp. ranger account...maybe I can convince my mom to use it and make some calls. HINT! HINT!!
Everyone is really raking Mike over the coals and I just don't think it's fair. He is staying in this race because the people have asked him too stay in because he represents us. This is not just a political warfare for us, it's a spiritual warfare. And with situations such as our phone banks being jammed up by other supporters trying to download our databases, it proves that we are a true threat to this Presidential race. I will state ahead of time that I am not thrilled with President Bush coming out to endorse McCain. McCain has NOT sealed that nomination yet and this battle is not over.
Remember in the Old Testament, the story of David and Goliath. Well, David was just a small, little thing. Goliath was suppose to be the unstoppable giant. Remember who won that battle???? I rest my case!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
My Commitment To You
by Mike Huckabee
I am seeking the Presidency because I care deeply about important issues facing America—Life, Marriage, the Fair Tax, the Second Amendment, American Border Security and Sovereignty. I am as committed to those issues as I ever was, and my campaigning around the country has convinced that the majority of Republicans want me to continue to fight for these and other conservative causes. So I will.
I know all about the rumors swirling around. That why I just went on national news shows this afternoon, to knock those rumors down. I am still in this race. As I have said all along, I am in this race until someone gets to 1191 delegates. That has not happened yet, and so I will keep campaigning for the Republican nomination. Period. That’s my ironclad commitment to my supporters.
When I first heard the news, I'll admit I was nauseated beyond belief. It really shouldn't have surprised me though....after all, Mittens has flip-flopped on numerous issues and to flip from being "conservative" to "liberal" is just another one of those moments for him I guess. I will state it right now, I WILL NOT vote for a McCain/Romeny ticket. I will just not vote if that is how the Republican Nomination turns out.
As far as the delegate count goes, here is how it works.
When Romney stopped “actively campaigning” he still retained his delegates. After the endorsement of McCain, they will be officially released.
When any candidate endorses, his delegates are released. But, one important note is that even though Romney will ask those delegates to support McCain they are not bound to do so. He has no “ownership” of them.
After searching the blogs and threads for Team Huckabee, I finally began to understand, along with many others, that this is not the end. This, in fact, could very well be a whole new beginning if we just keep the faith and continue to persevere!! If it's one thing I've learned by being a part of this campaign is that every time you strike out against Gov. Huckabee and you think you are about to bring him down......his supporters get stronger and stronger and align the Huckabee Army in position right behind Mike, if not a bit ahead of him trying to advise him by our wishes.
So, hold your head up high......continue to tell others about Mike and JOIN OUR TEAM for the fight!!! Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren depend on US to lead the way.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
February 13, 2008 - 04:14 PM
"You Speak For So Many Of Us"
by Mike Huckabee
We almost did it. For the first hour or so as the Virginia returns came in, we held our breath. The few polls that had come out for Virginia after Super Tuesday showed us down by 25 and 30 points. We finished within single digits of Senator McCain and had we had a few more days to reach voters the results may have been even closer than that.
The path before us is clear: a primary in Wisconsin on Feb. 19 and then four primaries in Texas, Vermont, Rhode Island and Ohio on March 4. Our challenge moving forward is to redouble our efforts on the ground and raise the money we need to compete.
Last evening I explained in my email why I am running for President and what issues I am fighting for. I am also running to give you a voice in the process. To lift up your voice with mine and to tell our Party and our government that we need to do better. We need to think big and fight for our ideas.
Your notes back to me are inspiring:
-"Please keep running & don't get discouraged! You have my vote for as long as you're in the race!"
-"Mike is NOT quitting this fight and neither are we!! And Mike's leadership on the Human Life Amendment...the Marriage Amendment and the FairTax are all well worth fighting for ALL THE WAY TO THE CONVENTION!! It's time to take the battle to Washington and Wisconsin !! Let's "leave it all on the field" and do everything we can to support Mike and win these states!!"
-"Governor Huckabee, I voted for you yesterday in Virginia . While it did not go our way, I stand by you more than ever in this race! I completely support your decision to remain in this race. Keep it up! God Bless! and Go Huckabee!!"
-"You said, this is a marathon, not a sprint. I just have never run a marathon before! So here goes, back to the wallet with another $25 donation so that you know that I'm still behind you 100%. I'm praying for a way for us to "max out" to $4600. I need a day or two for laundry and dishes, but than it is back to the phones. I want good government! I want you for our President!"
-"Mike - please don't give up! You speak for so many of us. Don't let that voice go silent!"
Thank you to everyone for their words of support and encouragement. I am truly humbled by the faith you have placed in me and reinvigorated for the race ahead.
I have heard you clearly and we will not stop.
We will keep fighting for our ideas and we will push our Party to do better. To continue I will need your help: identifying new supporters, making get out the vote calls, raising money and much more. Today I am headed to Wisconsin for two days of campaigning.
To make a difference in our campaign, please do these four things:
1) Make a contribution of $25 or more.
2) Find one person to join our team.
3) Prepare lists of friends and family that you know in Wisconsin, Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas and encourage them by phone or email to join our team.
4) Schedule at least 30 minutes this weekend for time to make 25+ phone calls into Texas, Ohio and Wisconsin. We need to contact as many voters as we can i these states and your help will be critical.
It is because I believe that I am the best candidate to represent you in the fall against the Democrats. Why? Because I have core conservative beliefs that I have never wavered from:
I believe in the Human Life Amendment and I will fight for it from Day 1 of my Presidency.
I believe in the Marriage Amendment.
I believe in massive tax reform and am an advocate of the FairTax.
I believe that President Bush's tax cuts should be made permanent.
I believe in the Surge, our troops and General Petraeus.
I believe the 2nd amendment is one of the best ways to protect us from tyranny and I will work tirelessly to protect it from activist judges.
I believe in real border security and have proposed a detailed 9 point plan to secure our borders.
I believe the best judge is a conservative judge that won't legislate from the bench.
These are some of the reasons why I am running for President and let me also say that YOU are another reason. I am running to give you a voice in the process. To lift up your voice with mine and to tell our Party and our government that we need to do better. We need to think big and fight for our ideas.
There’s lots of voting left to be done before our Republican Party’s nominee is decided. Tonight, I ask that you help our campaign prepare for the race ahead with a contribution of $25 or more.
We have important states to fight for in the coming days: Wisconsin, Washington, Texas and Ohio to name a few. Unlike the last few states, we have time to build our base of support in each of these states, contact new voters and prepare to turnout the vote. Wisconsin and Washington vote on Feb. 19. Texas and Ohio on March 4.
To fight hard for each of these states we will need your help. So please make an immediate online contribution of $25 or more today.
Help us finish strong.With deep gratitude,
Monday, February 11, 2008
I just submitted my final calls for the evening to Virginia for the campaign about 15 minutes ago and hung up from my mom on the phone. I had logged off the internet and my cell phone rang. "Restricted Number." I have to admit, I was hesitant to answer it b/c I've been blocking my campaign phone calls so that no one has my personal number. Well, I answered it. A man asked if he was speaking to Rhonda. Of course I said, yes. He said that "this is Gov. Huckabee. I'm just calling to thank you for all the hard work you've put into my campaign. You have really amazed me." Well, I'm in a bit of shock and this point. He sounded so young and was so eloquent, just like he is when he's speaking on television. Now that I think of it, he's on Larry King Live tonight at 9:30 pm. I got called before that!!! Yeehaw!!!
I told him that it was his beliefs that amazed me and the it was worth any amount of time and work I could give to his campaign. The thing that made it so amazing was he addressed me by my first name several times. Now, Eric will probably never believe that he called me! If it wasn't for the kids hearing me scream in excitement afterward.....LOL Right now, I'm still in shock and happy as all go-get!
We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow in VA, DC, and MD. I know that things will go according to God's plan. We are in this all the way to the White House. 1191 delegates!!!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
We are still needing team members to help promote Gov. Huckabee! The call list is now available for the state of Virginia. I'm hoping to get a few calls in on Monday afternoon. I just don't feel right making phone calls on Sunday's and I think that Gov. Huckabee would respect that out of me. And I have a solo at church in the morning so I truly don't feel like starting them tonight.....I think I'm just a bit tired and my throat is a bit sore from screaming when we won Kansas today!! I think our campaign should have a new motto....."We believe in miracles, you can do the math!"
Huckabee Rejects Texas Governor’s Request to Drop Out of Race
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked Mike Huckabee to drop out of the GOP presidential race, but Huckabee — who says he’s banking on “miracles” in his long-shot bid against John McCain — declined.
Perry, a McCain supporter, called Huckabee Friday asking him to pull out for the good of the party, according to a senior Huckabee campaign aide.
Huckabee confirmed he received the call, and said he didn’t take it seriously.
“I told that him while I appreciated it, with all due respect, since he was already on someone else’s team that I had to discount his advice since he had a vested interest in my not winning and McCain winning,” he said. “Since he was endorsing my opponent, therecommendation rang a little hollow to me. Again it was a cordial conversation but not one that I would take seriously.”
Huckabee won the Kansas GOP caucuses Saturday, after telling the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., that morning, “I didn’t major in math …. I majored in miracles, and I still believe in them.”
The former Arkansas governor and Southern Baptist pastor told the audience he would not be quitting. But he still trails McCain by a wide margin in the delegate count.
Perry placed the call to Huckabee after Mitt Romney pulled out of the race earlier in the week, leaving McCain the presumptive nominee.
by Fin Gomez
On the flight from Kansas to Washington D.C. late last night Mike Huckabee was talking to members of his inner circle about the big expectations for his speech today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual gathering of conservatives in the Nation’s Capitol.
“The pressure is on, ” Huckabee said to his staff, smiling. For the remainder of the flight ,he was left alone, as he worked on the text of the speech.
Huckabee was right, the expectations were astronomically high for his address. Mitt Romney, supported by many of the establishment conservatives at this meeting, had dropped out Thursday, and the GOP presumptive nominee, John McCain, is far from a favorite son for many at this conference, who still resent McCain’s defeated immigration reform bill . Not only did Huckabee have to convince those in attendance about meeting their conservative standards(that some like the Club for Growth had questioned) but he had to defend what many consider a quixotic attempt to continue campaigning even as McCain continues to amass delegates, 719 to Huckabee’s 198.
So as he stepped up to the podium today, the lingering question , hovering above the crowd, was could he do it?
If the loud audience reaction is an accurate indicator, then yes, Huckabee delivered today.
Hitting his mark, he emphasized the issues that resonated well with the several hundred cheering conservatives in the room:
Pro-traditional marriage, pro-life stance, border security, all Republican platform benchmarks, and with Huckabee’s argument for each, the audience roared with approval,and regular standing ovations.
Huckabee also took the opportunity to say that, despite McCain’s colossal lead in delegates, he had no plans to bow out. “I know the pundits, and I know what they say, that the math doesn’t work out.Folks,I didn’t major in math,I majored in miracles, and I believe in those,” Huckabee said to cheers. “Am I quitting? Let’s get that settled right now. No, I’m not.” The crowd waved signs, and chanted: We like Mike… We like Mike.
Huckabee then concluded with a story from a supporter from Kentucky who had recently lost her house in the tornadoes that ravaged the South on Tuesday.
“Despite damage to her home there was one thing that was pretty remarkable,she had a Mike Huckabee yard sign..when the tornado had gone through,standing pristine, without a hint of damage, or even meaning,was that yard sign.”Huckabee continued.”Across America, everywhere there is still a vote to be cast, I am still standing.”
Friday, February 8, 2008
Tomorrow, I'm going to work on making a big sign for the back of my car and try to scavenge up some wood around the neighborhood and have Brady try and build a sign so we can paint and put it in the front yard. We have a neighbor down the road that has had his little Obama sign up for quite a few months so now that we are really standing out in this race, it's time to let our red, white and blue colors shine above his.
Eric got back tonight from his first military adventure since being back on assignment. Geez, I sure was hoping for a few more days of quiet. Pugs has barked ever since he has gotten home. Well, I'm off to hit the books for a while. Remind me next time I get so passionate about a candidate to not take so many college classes. They interfer with my volunteer work! haha But who ever thought that I would be working on a Presidential campaign??!!! Certainly NOT ME!!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
by Mike Huckabee
Today, Mitt Romney announced that he will no longer seek the Republican nomination for President. I wish Mitt and his family all the best.
Over the past year, Mitt and his entire family have sacrificed a lot during the course of his campaign and for that, we should all be appreciative of their service and dedication.
This is a two-man race for the nomination, and I am committed to marching on. I believe in the importance of a strong national defense -- which includes winning the war against Islamic extremists and the protection of American sovereignty.
I am redoubled in my resolve to carry on my campaign in a civil, dignified manner. The issues that got me into this campaign—protecting life and traditional marriage, enacting the Fair Tax, and border security are going to keep me in this campaign.
As a true authentic, consistent, conservative, I have a vision to bring hope, opportunity and prosperity to all Americans, and I’d like to ask for and welcome the support of those who had previously been committed to Mitt.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tomorrow, it all begins again. We need to make 100,000 phone calls by Monday for the upcoming election on Tuesday I believe. I didn't read it in great detail just yet. I won't be able to contribute much this time around because I have a project due in another week, but I will get some calls in. After the 980 I made this past week-end to Tennessee, Georgia, & Alabama, I am thrilled that I took all the time that I did to contribute to that. It made me feel like I was a big part of last nights victory. And Gov. Huckabee has been so great about sending us emails thanking us for our hard work and also verbally thanking us in his network interviews.
We all believe in what he stands for so it makes it worth it. But I'm not going to bore you with politics tonight.
The Bobby Cutts murder trial started on Monday. I have been trying to follow it, but they have not broadcast it on CourtTV and they haven't shared much information about it on FOX either. Here is what I do know though........Bobby's ex-wife Kelly testified today. There have also been several women that Bobby Cutts had affairs with that have testified in the past few days as well. I guess the guy really got around! YUCK!!!! Evidently, he had told one of his friends a month before Jessie's death that he was "going to kill her and throw her in the woods." My question is, why didn't that "friend" come forward when they were looking for Jessie in June???? Also, Myisha Ferrel testified against Bobby Cutts stating how he picked her up and did not tell her that Jessie's body was in the back of the truck. When they got to the location to leave her body, she saw feet and it freaked her out. Well, IT SHOULD HAVE!!! And she should have immediately reported that to the police. So, I guess we will have to wait and see what happens tomorrow. I just wish they would televise it!! It was such a national media story, we should be able included in the trial. I'd rather watch that then OJ Simpson crap!
Well, I am logging off to watch the very well respected Bill O'Reilly. I also need to check the doors for the night because we have an escape convict on the loose around here. We had a two hour delay yesterday because of a 5 man prison break at the county jail. One man is still on the run. I'm sure he's long gone now.........if the Marine can get to Mexico and not get caught, then this dude can. And the marine has had plenty of media coverage!
Once again, congratulations Gov. Huckabee for an incredible victory last night!!
Mike Huckabee's Super Tuesday Speech
By The Associated Press – 9 hours ago
An excerpt from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's speech on Super Tuesday, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.
You know, over the past few days a lot of people have been trying to say that this is a two-man race. Well, you know what? It is. And we're 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.
Janet and I and our family and team want to begin by saying thanks, first of all, to the wonderful of people of Arkansas, where it all started and where tonight we have a wonderful, wonderful victory here at home.
We love this state, always have and always will. And tonight we're reminded again why — because of the incredible people who believed in us early and stayed with us through all of the times when so many people said you can't get there. And tonight we're proving that we're still on our feet, and much to the amazement of many, we're getting there, folks. We're getting there.
We have been standing for small business owners who know that government has for way too long had its foot on their neck, with taxes that were too high, regulations that were too onerous. The threat of litigation made it impossible for many small business owners to survive. And our party once stood to make sure that we helped clear the way so that the free market system really worked. And we're going do it again because one of these days when I get to be president — and it won't be very long, about a year from now ... I really do look forward to nailing the 'going out of business' sign on the front door of the IRS.
And when we have the fair tax, a lot of small business owners and individuals will finally have a fair shot of getting a part of the American dream.
We're here tonight and winning states across the South because we've stood for the idea that mothers and fathers raise better kids than governments do. And government ought to undergird a family, not undermine a basic family's rights to raise their own kids. And that's one of the reasons we're here tonight.
We're here tonight because people want to know that the president is going to secure our borders and make it so it's not more difficult to get on an airplane in your hometown than it is to cross the international border, and that we're going to fix an issue that the federal government has allowed to go unchallenged for a long, long time. We're here tonight because a lot of people in the South and across America know that the Second Amendment is to be respected as much as the First Amendment. And they know that there's only one candidate who has a consistent record of making sure we do that.
And one of the reasons that we're here tonight is because there's no candidate who has been more consistent and clear about the fact that we should honor the words of our forefathers who said all of us are created equal. And that means that every single person has intrinsic worth and value. And we should uphold the sanctity of human life because it is a cornerstone of our culture of life.
And ladies and gentlemen, tonight I believe that one of the things you're saying across the nation is that people are saying the conservatives do have a choice because the conservatives have a voice. And tonight, they're getting a chance to express that. And from here, they'll get to continue expressing that choice and that voice.
Now, it's tough for this old razorback to say things like roll, tide roll, but I'm doing it tonight.
And it's tough for this old razorback to look over there to the state just to the east of us and anticipate being able to say that we're two volunteers. I think before the night is over, I'll even be singing "Rocky Top."
This old razorback may even catch some bulldog fever before the night is over. And we're going to forget all about the Cotton Bowl and even be grateful for our friends to the north before tonight night is over, I'm fully believing.
But tonight is far more important than contests between the rivalry of some of our states in athletics, starting today with the wonderful people of West Virginia who gave us a surprising, stunning, and wonderful victory.
Today has been a day when the people have spoken. And today people across this country are saying that, yes, we heard what the pundits said. But this is our vote, not theirs. This is our election, not theirs. This is our presidency, not theirs.
And for all those people who have made sacrifices to help us be here, I want to say thank you. And I also want you to know that as long as there's still votes and delegates to be won until that magic number of 1,191, there's going be one guy answering the bell every time there's a new round.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Well, I had to do something tonight I never thought I'd have to do....I had to give FOX News a little piece of my mind. They had an article on there entitled: Romney to Huckabee: Stop Whining. Ready for my response??? Here ya go:
Gov. Huckabee is holding his head high above all the negative attacks thrown at him by Mitt Romney. Romney has been a very unfair candidate in this race since Iowa. He is the one that launched the negative attack ads against both Gov. Huckabee and Senator McCain. It seems to me that poor old Mitt can't handle the heat. He runs with his tail between his legs when someone says something truthfully negative to him. I have never seen or heard anyone change their views as much as he has in this campaign. Nor have I ever seen so much arrogance in a political figure. I DO NOT want a President that lies to me and cannot be honest and truthful. As an active duty military wife of 14 years and counting, I need to know that I can trust the Commander and Chief when it comes to being truthful about my husband's life being on the line serving his country, and Mitt Romney is not someone who can be trusted.
Mr. Romney is the one that needs to stop whining about not getting votes. Truth is, he has put all of his own money into this race and he still cannot buy the nomination. Gov. Huckabee on the other hand, has played fair. I am proud to be a Huckabee volunteer and supporter. And I will continue to be just that. There is no way that I would give my vote to Mitt Romney EVER!! Gov. Huckabee and Mr. Romney don't even have the same values so the fact that Mr. Romney keeps stating that Gov. Huckabee is taking votes away from him is ludicrous. We want someone that has conservative values, sticks to their record, knows their views on human life and is not a quitter. Mr. Romney is nothing more than a plastic figure that will soon pass.
As far as "a vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain" goes......Gov. Huckabee is his own candidate and a vote for Gov. Huckabee is just that. A vote for Huckabee! If I wanted to vote for Senator McCain then I would do so. If the Romney supporters listened to the exit polls from the Florida elections they would see that more than 40% of Huckabee supporters stated that they would vote for McCain way before they would ever cast a vote Romney's way.
Mr. Romney needs to stop playing the blame game and suck it up and accept that he has indeed put himself in this position. My vote is for Governor Huckabee and he will continue on in this race until the end.
I expressed to Brad & Britt that Gov. Huckabee's values were the very opposite of Mitt Romney's and there is no way any Huckabee supporter would shift to Romney. It was a very civil and supportive conversation. They had stated they could hear the passion in my voice over my choice of candidate and we were on the air for a good 12 minutes or so. A great way to start out my Monday!! Of course, I was up last night emailing USA Today and others that were being bias towards Gov. Huckabee and will probably continue to do so this afternoon and throughout the evening. Only 235 more phone calls to reach my goal of 800 and those will be completed this afternoon!
It looks like the media tide is starting to turn back our way. This grassroots press release may be coming out at just the right time:
GRASSROOTS HUCKABEE SUPPORTERS: WE WON'T VOTE FOR ROMNEY
Thousands sign online pledge to vote for "Huckabee only"
BOISE — Grassroots Mike Huckabee supporters from across the country are coming online to send Mitt Romney a message: We will not support you for the GOP presidential nomination. The strong response from conservative voters comes after Romney suggested Huckabee should drop out of the race to unite conservative voters — presumedly behind Romney.
Over 1,000 people have signed pledges to vote for only Huckabee -- even if that means writing him in. The pledges can be found online at Vote For Huckabee and OnlyHuckabee.com.
"Governor Romney has proven that for Champions of Life and the Second Amendment, he is a fair weather friend," said Huckabee supporter Susan Brooks. "What I am hearing from my fellow conservatives is they cannot trust someone who will reverse their position on such important issues on a political whim."
In the comments posted on Vote For Huckabee, Huckabee supporters have expressed their frustration that the mainstream media and talk radio have attempted to anoint Romney.
"My vote lies with the only true conservative in this race, MIKE HUCKABEE. I am not splitting a vote. I am voting my conscience. If the establishment has a problem with that then they are behaving in an un-American fashion. I could never vote for Romney. NOT NOW. NOT EVEN AGAINST HILLARY," writes Jessica from New York.
"Mike will be written in if necessary in November as opposed to voting for the lesser of several evils," writes John from North Carolina.
"It would be a cold day in Hell before I'd vote for Mitt, even if Huckabee weren't running. You can't even compare these two men. You CAN compare Mitt to Kerry, though, and it would have been a cold day in Hell before I would have voted for him, either," writes Lisa.
The latest Fox News poll showed Romney and Huckabee in a statistical tie in a national survey of GOP voters.
"What Huckabee voters are doing is reminding talk radio and the establishment that in America, voters make the choice about who is president, not some oligarchy of talking heads," said Lucas Roebuck, a Huckabee supporter and former Arkansas newspaper editor.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
LIE OF THE DAY: Governor Mike Huckabee, speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California: "I'm staying in the race because I still think I can win."
THE TRUTH: In reality, he's staying in as a Romney-killer, hoping for a slot on the McCain ticket.
Well, what do you think I did? Of course! You all are getting to know my strategies so well! It's a good thing I was younger when my dad ran for office and we didn't have all this internet technology or else I'd have slammed some people real good. I CANNOT stand someone who cannot tell the truth and when you tell a lie to maliciously hurt someone, you piss me off even more!!! So, here is what I had to say to Ms. Ingraham:
Ms. Ingram, I am very displeased to see that you are twisting the words of other Presidential candidates to make the candidate you've endorsed to look better. Everyone knows that Mitt Romney has tried to do his best to buy the nominee and hasn't come close to accomplishing that. Why would you want to say that Gov. Huckabee is a "Romney-killer and only in this race to keep votes from Romney?" First of all, Gov. Huckabee started this race with the intent to finish, has raised all of his own contributions, and has worked hard to get where he is. He has the same right to continue on in the race as Mitt Romney does. After all, he did win Iowa and come in a very tight second in SC. Mitt Romney has launched several negative attack ads at both Gov. Huckabee and Senator John McCain....thankfully, they were man enough not to launch horrible negative lies back at Romney. And because they decided to be the better man, everyone wants to say that Gov. Huckabee is in the race to spoil it for Romney. Well, I'm sorry but that is not the way it is. Gov. Huckabee has a very good chance of knocking Mitt Romney out of his second place (or silver medal) positiion on Super Tuesday and beyond. We want a true conservative in the White House and Mitt Romney is certainly not that. He has changed his stance on so many issues too many times. I think that it is ludicrous and appauling that you would put these attacking lies on your website and promote them. And another thing that needs clarifying....Mtt Romney continues to say that a "vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain..."anything to turn the attention on poor ol' Mitt. I know that I speak for all Huckabee supporters when I say there is NOT A ONE of us that would turn and cast a vote for Mitt Romney!!! He is the exact opposite of what our candidate represents. So, Mr. Romney is the one that needs to step aside and he needs to move out of the way because all the money in the world will not be able to buy him the nomination for President of the United States. But I would appreciate it if you published the REAL TRUTH and not Mitt Romney's lies and cries.
Now, I urge all of you to visit Ms. Ingraham's site at www.lauraingraham.com and speak up for Gov. Huckabee!!! Of course, she has recently come out in the past few days to endorse Mitt Romney. That's her choice, but she has no right to slander our choice.