Governor Mike Huckabee will be making his first trip to Iowa since the conclusion of the midterm elections in which his Political Action Committee was very successful assisting 94 candidates across the nation at all levels of government with their wins, which is a 75% success rate, and ten of those victories were in Iowa. In polling news Huckabee has defeated President Obama by 8 points in a head-to-head match-up and was also the favorite for the Republican nomination if he chooses to run in 2012. He has a new policy book coming out in February which I am sure will include a book tour and possible another visit to Iowa in the future.
On Sunday, November 21st, Governor Huckabee will be the keynote speaker at the Celebrate the Family event put on by Iowa Family Policy Center Action. It will be held at First Federated Church in Des Moines from 2:00-5:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. there will be hors d’ oeuvres and dessert buffet and the program will begin at 3:00 p.m. Huckabee will be using his experience as a pastor turned politician to address the need for the church to engage in our culture to preserve family values.
The invite from IFPC Action included this information about the event:
Governor Huckabee will be speaking about the role of the church regarding God-honoring civics, the current assault on life, marriage and family, and what it means to be a Christian statesman. The afternoon will include a dessert & hors d’ oeuvres buffet, praise and worship music, and exciting new announcements regarding the Iowa Family Policy Center Action. Come join us for an inspiring afternoon!
Please visit the Celebrate Family section on the Iowa Family Policy Center website. There are special opportunities for sponsorship, a special invite to pastors and churches, and $25 general admission reservations.
The recent coming out of the closet of Joe the Plumber’s real feelings about McCain’s support of the $700 billion bailout have been the most refreshing thing out of his short political career. He’s got a new book out and he stated in an interview that “he wanted to get off the bus” after asking McCain why he supported the bailout.
I am going to confess that by November 4th I was so sick of hearing about JTP that it wouldn’t bother me if I ever heard from him again. I don’t want to be too hard on the guy since it was not his plan that asking one question would propel him into the national spotlight and it wasn’t really him I was nauseated with. It was more the fact that the JTP issue was McCain’s last desperate attempt at an economic message and he beat it to death.
I will also throw it out there that Joe’s opinions of McCain seem quite opportunistic due to the fact that his book was not yet finished when we knew the election results. Would Joe be saying the same thing about McCain if he had won? I don’t know what is in Joe’s heart, but I sure hope he is sincere because he may have just backed his wheels over John McCain in order to sell books. Just a thought.
Thoughts on the current auto bailout.
Thank you Congressman King and Latham for your “no” votes. You guys have been rock solid on this. May the voters continue to bless you.
It looks like the Senate is going to be a stubborn one to convince. Even Give the Dough Grassley is hesitant about voting for the auto bailout. Well, so is Harkin so that’s not saying much. I would love to believe that these two (or at least Grassley) will vote “no”, but I realize that all it will take is some pork and they will most likely say “yes”.
Today is when Governor Mike Huckabee’s anxiously awaited new book Do the Right Thing hits the shelves. Yesterday Time released an article giving a preview of the book that got the blogesphere worked up because it paints Huckabee’s book as a way to settle scores with his past rivals and non-supporters. First of all, I would like to thank Time for proving once again that the old saying “no press is bad press” is very true. This book has been shooting up the book sales chart on Amazon and is still climbing. Second, I need to point out that this book is not about Huckabee settling scores or reliving campaign moments. It’s about what worked and didn’t work on the campaign trail. It’s a behind the scenes look at the competition for the most important job in America. And most importantly, it is about the truth. Unfiltered, to the point, and sometimes painful truth about the Republican party and its path from the center back to its core principles. There have been critics step forward about how Huckabee has handled the truth in his book, but no one has yet disputed him on what he says is the truth.
On a blogger conference call yesterday with the governor I got a chance to hear him answer our questions and give us insight into the book. Huckabee made it clear to us that the central theme in his book is the importance of the social issues and how their deterioration is directly related to government. He also said that in his book he ”uses his presidential campaign as a backdrop to demonstrate where the GOP needs to go from here without losing the conservative principles of less government, lower taxes, sanctity of life, and traditional marriage.” He explained to us that these principles are the “what” we believe, but now we have to do a better job of explaining “why” we believe that they are what is best for our nation. I also believe that our party needs to do a much better job of unifying around our core issues and values and taking it to the people with reasons and solutions. There is nothing wrong with our message, we just need some better messengers. Thanks for being one of those messengers, governor, and hang on to that smiley-face ring because you might need it again.