“The LP might have lots of problems, but the GOP is a coalition of murder-happy, central bankmongering police statists and we probably have more hope turning the Democrats back to its Jeffersonian, Clevelandian heritage than we do in returning the other party to a set of principles that it has never upheld, except rhetorically so as to blindside naive voters, give libertarian cover to their fascism and dirty the good name of free markets and individual liberty.”
Michigan has its primary in six days, and has been punished by both parties for being early. However, while the Democrats have stripped Michigan’s entire delegation, the state still has a Republican delegation at the convention, albeit smaller. Your vote for a Democratic candidate has no direct influence on who gets nominated at the convention.
I at first found Mike Huckabee to be an interesting character, as a possible bright point in the dismal lineup of presidential candidates. Unfortunately, his character did not bear up well when I looked at him further, and I’m sorry to see that some bloggers like Rod Dreher still think he’s a viable politician or sign of a genuine movement. This post is to show evidence that Mr. Huckabee would be a poor president.
Democrats already hate Bush and now it seems 1 of 5 Republicans isn’t so found of
him either. I’m not one of the conservatives mentioned in this article that finds
Bush insufficiently conservative (mostly because I consider myself moderate). However,
this article is of interest because it shows that Bush’s pale imitations of Reagan
aren’t fooling the entirety of his own party.
“WASHINGTON — During George W. Bush’s keynote address to the 40th anniversary black-tie
banquet of the American Conservative Union (ACU) last week, diners rose repeatedly
to applaud the president’s remarks. But one man kept his seat through the 40-minute
oration. It was no liberal interloper but conservative stalwart Donald Devine.”