Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Even the Brits are Interested in Mike Huckabee

Check out this article from...England. Yes I said England. Not only do they care about what is going on in the American Primaries, they care enough to write about Mike Huckabee. This is snippets from an article from the British Times Online.

  • Republicans start to swing behind Mike Huckabee's Capitol offensive

  • Mike Huckabee, armed with little more than a bass guitar and the kind of Christian conservative authenticity that his rivals cannot buy, is elbowing his way into the 2008 Republican presidential contest.
  • Written off in the summer as a no-hope prospect, he has made up so much ground that what was once a four-way race between Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and John McCain now has a fifth hard-running – if dark – horse in the field.
This American says, let's kick one of those guys out, but keep Mike Huckabee, and keep it a four way race.
  • Over lunch in Washington yesterday Mr Huckabee, 51, spoke of his amazement over a “phenomenal couple of weeks” that began when he so out-shone his rivals before an audience of Evangelicals that a straw poll among those present backed him by five to one. Since then, fuelled by celebrity endorsements, he has received a desperately needed injection of cash.
  • But as Mr Clinton himself pointed out recently, Mr Huckabee is a Christian conservative without the anger or self-righteousness that characterise many of his fellow believers.
  • Does he think that God is on his side? “I would never be so presumptuous,” Mr Huckabee replied. Will non-Christians go to Hell? “I don’t know. Being president is not about picking out the people who will go to Heaven or Hell. Like a good Christian he believes...Jesus will sort that out.”
  • He said that proof that his campaign had come alive was that he now found himself “in the crosshairs of every predator out there”, adding: “A good hunter never aims his gun at a dead carcass.”
  • How they stand
  • With Republican primary voters
  • Giuliani 25%
  • Thompson 17%
  • Romney 14%
  • Huckabee 12%
  • McCain 12%
  • With Democrat primary voters
  • Clinton 42%
  • Obama 22%
  • Edwards 14%
  • Source: Rasmussen Reports poll
Read the full article here.

Cheerio yanks and God Bless from the Upper Peninsula in Michigan!

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