Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Why I Support Former Governor Mike Huckabee for President

Dear Friends:

I have always marched to the tune of a different drummer. Therefore, it should come as no great surprise that I have not lined up in a predictable manner in the presidential races. Although I wish Senators Obama and Clinton well in their efforts to make history, I am compelled to give my strongest endorsement to Governor Mike Huckabee. I urge others to do the same.

Governor Huckabee is the only one of the remaining presidential candidates who has real executive experience and a proven track record of getting things done. I like the fact that he is not the darling of establishment elites, and that he has demonstrated his compassion and concern for Americans of all races and social classes.

The other presidential candidates are members of Congress. They are fine people with no experience running anything meaningful. We have too many problems in America to allow on-the-job training for the highest office in the land.

Governor Huckabee is best able to reform immigration. Moreover, he is for fiscal responsibility, gun rights, tax reform, and a more racially integrated Republican Party. Most of all, I like the fact that he is not ashamed of his faith and the values that it causes him to champion. For him, this has meant that he is a strong advocate for the sanctity of human life. How could he not be? Jeremiah 1:5, boldly states: "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations." He respects life and marriage, but he is not mean spirited with his beliefs.

Governor Huckabee is battling establishment elites in his own party who claim to be Christians, but who are staunchly opposed to spending tax dollars to improve America's infrastructure and human capital. He is clearly the underdog in the presidential contests, the David against Goliath.

Governor Huckabee is the candidate with America's interest at heart and her people. He is an incredibly talented and gifted man. I believe that he will appoint the best qualified people that he can find to public office and that he will be open to radical reforms in public education as well as tax reform. He is a man with humility. He is not afraid of criticism. Best of all, he doesn't always have to be right.

Related Blogs and Articles

See Swain's blog of December 4, 2007--"Fishes and Loaves: The Rise of Mike Huckabee. "

Swain's Blog, December 19 Gender, Race, and Reality: The Inadequacies of the 2008 Presidential Debates"

Swain Editorial, May 20, 2007 "It's not a Question of Clinton or Obama, Not in 2008"

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