Thursday, November 4, 2010

Huckabee 2012: Ready, Set Go!

I think that the likelihood of a President Huckabee in 2012 has now risen a ton. In fact, if Huckabee was a stock, and you could buy it, I would say "buy, buy, buy." The reasons are simple but the simple reason is really this, there was a red Republican wave that swept into Congress on Tuesday and that wave will almost definitely sweep the Senate and the Whitehouse in 2012. There is a growing sentiment in the country that Washington needs serious change. And while most of the 2008 GOP candidates spouted out mostly similar ideas for how that change should take place, Huckabee was one of the only ones that actually took a bold stand for change.

Huckabee was the only Candidate that advocated for the Fairtax, which is a forward thinking tax that stops taxing productivity. It is supposed to be revenue neutral, which could be debatable, but it could definitely be adjusted to a point where it would help address major problems such as the deficit and high unemployment.

Probably one of the biggest obstacles Huckabee will face will be the Tea Party and Sarah Palin who have been a rising and driving force in the Republican party. He has a strong support among some of these people as well, but the question will definitely be whether or not his support is strong enough to propel him to an Iowa victory and beyond.

I think that Huckabee has a really good chance at 2012 and the next few months will give us a better idea of whether he intends to run or not.

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