Stay On Message

December 30, 2007

I just watched a replay of Mike’s speech in Indianola at Signatures Grill. And he was on message. He understands issues facing middle America. That kids need to be educated. That we don’t mind paying taxes if we get the benefit from them – better roads, schools, services – but are not oppressive and prevent growth.  That we don’t want to punish those who earn more.  I am on the edge of a 6 figure income.  I worked hard to get there.  I know I make a good living, but, I don’t feel like I’m one of the wealthiest Americans.  Why should I work so hard if you are going to take it from me?

So, remind your friends that Mike is the candidate that doesn’t attack his opponents with 1/2 truths. He has solid principles and doesn’t run from his religion.

If you haven’t donated, go to Mike’s Website to help Mike make one more push before the Iowa Caucus.


Has Huckabee undone himself?

December 30, 2007

I hope not.  I still believe that his values represent mine.  He’s not my perfect candidate.  But, when he speaks, I believe him.

He has made two tactical errors that hopefully don’t cost him Iowa.  First was the Satan and Jesus are brothers comment that was taken as a slash against Mormons.  Despite having stated many times that he doesn’t question anyone else’s faith, this innocent question raises doubts.  A presidential candidate has to be extremely cautious not to be drawn into making compromising statements – even if meant to be harmless.

Second, was his frontal attack on Bush’s handling of the war.  One of the reasons I support Huckabee is that he holds steadfast to his positions.  It’s also a reason I still support GW Bush.  He firmly believes in his approach to the war and won’t budge from his belief.  I think the war could have been handled better.  But, I still support W.  And, despite what the polls say, so do many other people (who are mostly republican).

Here’s to hope that Huckabee manages to pull it out.  I still support him.  But, it is the undecideds that we still need.

It’s still Christmas

December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas.  Wise Men still seek him.  Catholics don’t just celebrate Christmas day, but Christmas Season – much like Easter.  It starts with Advent and ends with the Epiphany on January 6.

We are still enjoying vacation.  So, posting will be sporadic.  We hope that you continue to enjoy your families, safe travel, and the Christmas Season.

Change the definition: Pro-Choice and respecting Life

December 18, 2007

I think one of the major cultural challenges for the United States is that we no longer take responsibility for our actions.  As a kid, I had better behave.  Because, somehow, my mother managed to know someone who saw me.  “What were you doing at ___ (fill in the blank)?”  It didn’t take many times to realize that she was probably going to find out when I was up to no good.  And I would pay for it.

But, now, we apologize for everything.  He grew up with no dad, they were poor, his mom was an alcoholic, etc.

So, why should we expect anyone to take responsibility for getting pregnant.  Sure, it is possible that some children get pregnant without realizing ‘how’ it happened.  But, most pregnant women (and expecting fathers) know how it happens.

I can’t tell you how many times my dad warned me – If you get someone pregnant, you’re going to pay!  Guess what, I didn’t.

So, let’s become responsible for our actions.  And lets change the definition – Being Pro-Choice should be about accepting responsibility for our actions – sex can lead to pregnancy (and often does when you don’t want it to).  Choose Sex and live with the consequence.
Respecting Life is why Mike Huckabee should be #44.

Why Huckabee’s Ad Resonates

December 18, 2007

According to this source, 80 percent of the US population is Christian.  Obviously, many people openly oppose the teachings of their religions.  See how many Catholics are pro-choice.  In fact, this is a reason that Giuliani is struggling in middle America.  But, most people still identify with being Christian and want to be considered such.

That’s why Huckabee’s add is effective.  And it is because Mike Huckabee really wishes you a Merry Christmas.

And so do I.  Merry Christmas.

Huckabee’s Cross to Bear

December 18, 2007

Imagine the gall of Mike Huckabee to have a cross in his Christmas add.

We should all drink hot cocoa around the Jesus (Heysus) Tree and lament the nerve he has for pretending that Christmas is for Christ.

But, then again, the reason I support Mike Huckabee is that he is not embarrassed by his faith, his position on the IRS, abortion, family, etc.

So, Merry Christmas.

Out of the Mouths of Babes – Mitt Romney

December 16, 2007

I found an interesting post here.  Seems Mitt Romney is just an infant when it comes to conservative views.