Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’

Pray for Mike Huckabee

January 18, 2008

PrayThis is an official call to prayer for good Christian Americans.  Mike Huckabee has a good chance to win South Carolina tomorrow, but so does John McCain.  But there is only one of the two who proudly and bravely stand for God, and that man is Mike Huckabee.

Our Father in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy Name.

Please bless America by granting Mike Huckabee a victory in South Carolina.  Let him do Your work on Earth.

We so humbly pray.

Amen.

== Sam Brown ==

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Mike Huckabee Shines in South Carolina Debate

January 11, 2008

Mike HuckabeeI’m not sure how many people actually watched last night’s debate in South Carolina on Fox News Channel, but Mike Huckabee was fantastic. Dean Barnett at The Weekly Standard agrees:

Huckabee deftly parried Thompson’s aggressive and spirited attacks early in the debate. It was a battle on terrain that was unfriendly to Huckabee, and Thompson attacked with skill. And yet Huckabee got out of the exchange unscathed.

The exchange with Thompson came early in the debate, and Huckabee was just getting warmed up. For the first time in this campaign, Huckabee looked like a credible commander in chief when the conversation turned to those Iranian speedboats. His normal joviality vanished, replaced by an appropriate gravity.

Gates of HellThat was when Mike Huckabee said that Iran would be opening the “Gates of Hell” if they were to challenge the United States militarily, answering a question about the recent skirmish with Iranian gunboats in the Persian Gulf.

Here’s what Huck actually said: “Be prepared, first, to put your sights on the American vessel. And then be prepared that the next thing you see will be the gates of Hell, because that is exactly what you will see after that.”

Then he got even better. He seized on a characteristic piece of Ron Paul idiocy to give a spirited speech defending America’s commitment to Israel. Again, he looked credible as a commander in chief. But this was also an extremely shrewd piece of politicking. Conservative foreign policy types obviously loved it as did pro-Israel people. But Huckabee’s core audience of conservative Christians, a much larger segment of the society than either of the other two groups, adored it also.

And it’s about more than just rhetoric. Huckabee has an incredible array of skills which he would bring to The White House.

Mike Huckabee’s an exceptional politician whose package of skills is often sold short. He’s a lot more than an affable dispenser of one-liners who only knows how to play to the home crowd.

Romney vs HuckabeeBarnett concludes with this:

For the first time, it was not only possible but easy to imagine Huckabee as the leader of 300 million people. He combined this newfound authority with his old standbys of off-the-charts likability and a deft way of tapping into aspirational politics.

In the race for the Republican nomination, Mike Huckabee is going to be tough to beat.

Indeed. Go Huck!

== Sam Brown ==

Huckaboom in South Carolina

January 7, 2008

South CarolinaWith less than two weeks to go before South Carolina makes its choice for President, Huckabee is where he wants to be: at the top.

In a Republican Primary for President of the United States in South Carolina today, 01/07/08, twelve days to the vote, Republican Mike Huckabee is 2:1 atop challengers Mitt Romney and John McCain, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WCSC-TV Charleston and WSPA-TV Greenville.

The numbers look promising for Mike Huckabee, even better than they did in Iowa.

Today, after Iowa and before New Hampshire, it’s Huckabee 36%, Romney 19%, McCain 17%, Fred Thompson 11%, Rudolph Giuliani 9% and Ron Paul 5%.

And another Huckaboom appears to be taking place. Huck has been on the rise, once again.

Compared to a SurveyUSA tracking poll released 3 weeks ago, before Christmas and before Iowa, Huckabee is up 8 points, all other candidates are effectively flat or down. Upstate, Huckabee leads by 22. In the Midlands, he leads by 16. In the Low Country, he leads by 14.

And South Carolina voters care about the issues. That’s what’s helping Huck.

South Carolina Republicans think the next President should focus on Immigration ahead of all other issues. On Immigration, Huckabee and Romney had been tied, Huckabee now leads. Among Republicans who say the Economy is most important, Huckabee’s support has quintupled over the past 60 days and he is now 2:1 preferred over all others.

Huckabee: preferred 2:1. How’s that for a campaign slogan! Go Mike!

Update: Rasmussen agrees:

  • Mike Huckabee 28% (12%)
  • John McCain 21% (9%)
  • Mitt Romney 15% (21%)
  • Fred Thompson 11% (21%)
  • Rudy Giuliani 10% (13%)
  • Ron Paul 4% (8%)
  • Some other candidate 2% (4%)
  • Not sure 9%

Look at that!  Mike more than doubled his numbers.  This is surely another Huckaboom!