Monday, May 16, 2011

Where Will the Huckabee Supporters go?

Since Mike Huckabee made it clear on Saturday night that he was not running for president in 2012, where will his supporters go? As a former Huckabee supporter, I'm asking this question and I'm pretty sure that there are a lot of other supporters out there who have begun asking this question too. I'm not like some of the folks out there that will vote Huckabee no matter what, even if it means Obama winning in 2012. I really liked a lot of what Mike stands for, but there are some other great candidates who can make a difference in the direction our country is going.

Herman Cain -- I don't know much about Herman Cain yet, but from what it sounds like he's an excellent choice for conservatives. I like the fact that he has a background in business having actually run one. He's a fresh face and he deserves som serious consideration.

Newt Gingerich -- This morning I heard a radio host talking about Newt Gingerich. I'm sure Gingerich has some good qualities, but I really don't think at this point in time we need to be discussing the old garb of the GOP.

Ron Paul -- I've never seen him as inarticulate as he has become recently. While many of Huckabee's supporters may like a couple of his ideas, I doubt that congressman Paul will get many of them. I think that his son Rand has a much better chance at getting some Huckabee supporters though he's out too now since he said he wouldn't run if his dad was running.

Mitch Daniels -- Another candidate that I'm going to have to check out more. I like some of his ideas but really don't know much about him.

Hopefully this next election will come down to issues instead of personalities. Unfortunately it seems like a large portion of those that vote in the elections focus largely on personalities. When you focus on personalities, you get candidates like Barack Obama who was a hollywood candidate. He won among young people but his policies have been atrocious for the country. Personality politics is not good for a democracy.


artnstrctr said...

Mr. Huckabee we need a man with your integrity and real understanding of leadership. Would you please consider running?

artnstrctr said...

I am not giving up on Mr. Huckabee running in 2012.
I believe we need a man with his integrity and understanding of leadership.