You know, my heart is broken and I feel betrayed today as many other Huckabee supporters probably do. Mike has had an enormous group of supporters working hard to encourage McCain to pick him for the VP slot. The thing that bothers me, and angers me to be honest, is that Mike wasn't even "vetted" for the position!!! That means McCain did not listen to one word that the people were saying to him. I'm not angry that Mike didn't get the VP slot, I'm angry that he wasn't looked at seriously, just as Hillary wasn't "vetted" for Barak. Sarah Palin has an outstanding record and I think is a great choice. But since McCain ignored thousands of voices, I won't be working for him nearly as much as I would have if he had listened to the American people.
A Message From Mike Huckabee
by Mike Huckabee
Dear HuckPAC family:You guys have been incredible in your faithful support, prayers, and efforts throughout the campaign and beyond it. Janet and I feel like the most blessed people on earth to have been able to be part of the growing community of people across America who believe in vertical politics. I know that many of you have hoped and prayed that I would be selected as John McCain’s running mate.
I am certainly moved by your support and confidence, but instead of you hearing a bunch of total nonsense from the media, I want to share exclusively with you what is up.There are reports that I’m on my way to Dayton tonight. Not true. Wasn’t invited to be there and any reports that I’m going to be there are a big surprise to me. I have never been contacted by the McCain campaign at any point about the VP slot. I have never been asked for any information, background, etc., so as I have said repeatedly in interviews, I didn’t consider myself to be under any consideration.
I think people thought I was being coy and just not talking, but I have built my political life on trying to shoot straight and tell it as it is and as I see it. I have been honest in telling you that I had no reason to believe I was ever seriously considered or “vetted” for the ticket. That’s why I have continued with HuckPAC because I have felt that we (me and you) shouldn’t give up, but rather gear up and help good pro-life, conservative people to office across the nation.Our efforts are just getting started.
Like you, I will await news of who Senator McCain selects. I hope it will be a person with a solid record and solid convictions on the foundation issues that bring many of us to the process. I’m taking this unusual step to communicate so it will come from me and not from some of the ridiculous things being said on TV and websites tonight.
With deep appreciation,