Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Huckabee Has Love for the GOP - But Not Ron Paul?

From a column by Pastor Chuck Baldwin:

"Mike Huckabee recently said he could support any of the other Republican Presidential contenders (including Rudy Giuliani), except Ron Paul. That means, Mike Huckabee would rather support a pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control liberal such as Giuliani than support the pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-Second Amendment candidacy of Ron Paul. Why is that?"

I can answer that one - Huckabee wouldn't mind being Vice President, and he doesn't think that Paul has a prayer. That's not the only way that Mike's a pragmatist, but that's an issue for another day.

Baldwin's column is good at demonstrating Paul's biography and acknowledging the rage Paul's supporters feel towards the way that the Bush Administration and the Democratic Congress have America headed in a recessive direction. Where Baldwin whiffs is the purported purpose of this column - identifying and explaining the actions of the "kooks" who support Ron Paul.

That's my main problem with Paul at this point - too many fringe elements backing this campaign. There are some good old fashioned libertarians doing a good deal of the work for him - I have no problem with them. It's the neo-Nazis, the homosexual agenda, the segment of the population that believes "The X Files" is real, and the Bonnaroo crowd that I am uneasy standing with at a campaign rally that worries me about Paul.

As one of his supporters will undoubtedly point out, that means that I agree with most of his policies. Yes, that does mean that. However, I'm not at all convinced that he can keep his policies sound with so many fringe elements crying for satisfaction should President Paul rise to power.

MORE: Volunteer Voters has more on Huckabee and Paul getting into it over the use of religion in the campaign. I agree with A.C. - Paul's Christmas ad (below) doesn't differ enough from Huckabee's in my opinion to say that one is wrapping himself anymore in his religion more than the other at the other.

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