Georgia Right To Life Endorses Huckabee!

Georgia Right To Life Endorsing Huckabee

(11/30/07) Parting company with National Right To Life, which has endorsed Fred Thompson, Georgia Right To Life is giving its endorsement to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the organization announced Friday.

The big issue for the Georgia group: Huckabee’s support of the proposed Human Life Amendment in Georgia, also known as the Paramount Right to Life Amendment.

“We appreciate and respect the pro-life positions of all pro-life candidates,” the Georgia group said in its statement. “We commend Rep. Duncan Hunter, Dr. Alan Keyes and Rep. Tom Tancredo for their strong pro-life positions, but find that Gov. Mike Huckabee is the only candidate which qualified under Georgia Right To Life PAC guidelines.

“We examined three factors in our decision to endorse Gov. Mike Huckabee: the positions of the candidates on the life issues, their records on the life issues and their ability to win.”

The group said Huckabee responded with this statement to its inquiry about life issues: “In keeping with my consistent support for life, I believe in the ‘one exception’ clause for the life of the mother and I support the Georgia Personhood Amendment. I also support, and have consistently done so, the Human Life Amendment to the United States Constitution.”

The Georgia legislation is HR 536, introduced late last session but still available for action in 2008. It is a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds votes in both chambers. Some Republican leaders are anxious to keep it bottled up, seeing no way it can attract the Democratic votes that would be needed to pass it and fearing that it could only produce “scorecard” votes to be used in the primary campaigns.

The Georgia group said it normally would pass along the national endorsement to its members but was grateful that national leaders allowed individual state organizations to make their own choices. “Passing a Personhood amendment here in Georgia is our key issue … Support of a candidate who ushered a similar amendment through his own state speaks volumes to us,” said Bryan Lash, director of the Georgia group’s PAC.

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New Polls In New Hampshire, Iowa by ARG and Rasmussen

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Huckabee was at 7% in October now he is at 13%

New Hampshire
Likely Republican Primary Voters Nov 26-29
Giuliani 22%
Huckabee 13%
Hunter
Keyes
McCain 11%
Paul 2%
Romney 36%
Tancredo 1%
Thompson 3%
Undecided 12%

Iowa: Huckabee was at 24% the last time this poll was taken.  Now he is at 27%

Iowa
Likely Republican Caucus Goers Nov 10-14 Nov 26-29
Giuliani 11% 9%
Huckabee 24% 27%
Hunter 1%
Keyes
McCain 10% 9%
Paul 3% 3%
Romney 26% 28%
Tancredo 1% 1%
Thompson 11% 14%
Undecided 13% 9%

RASMUSSEN NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL:
http://rasmussenreports.com/public_cont … an_primary

Romney 34%
Giuliani 15%
McCain 15%
Huckabee 14%
Paul 8%
Thompson 3%

Mike clearly now competing with the other top candidates in NH, and he is up 4% from the last Rasmussen New Hampshire poll.

Blue Mitt Vs. Red Mitt

Someone Sent this too me in an email and I found it very telling.  Alot of people try to tell me Mitt didn’t flip-flop-flip on abortion, he had a change of heart.  What about all these other issues that he has flip-flopped on and contridicted himself. 

 “I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard.” -Mitt Romney, Boston Herald Debate, October 29, 2002

“Roe v. Wade continues to work its destructive logic throughout our society This can’t continue.”-Mitt Romney, May 10, 2007

“With these 11 million people [here illegally], let’s have them registered, know who they are…. those that are here paying taxes and not taking government benefits should begin a process towards application for citizenship.” -Mitt Romney, Lowell Sun, March 30, 2006

“One simple rule: no amnesty. If that [Kennedy-McCain bill] is not a form of amnesty, I don’t know what is.”Mitt Romney, New York Times, June 4, 2007

“I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.” -Mitt Romney, Boston Herald, October 27, 1994

“Ronald Reagan is … my hero. … I believe that our party’s ascendancy began with Ronald Reagan’s brand of visionary and courageous leadership.”-Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, January 19, 2007

“I was not planning on signing up for the military. It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam…”-Mitt Romney, Boston Herald, May 2, 1994“I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam.”

-Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, June 24, 2007

?I will preserve and protect a woman?s right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard.?-Mitt Romney, 2002

“I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice??-Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, July 26, 2005


“We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them. I won’t chip away at them; I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.”-Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, January 1, 2007

“I have a gun of my own. I go hunting myself. I’m a member of the NRA and believe firmly in the right to bear arms.”-Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, January 14, 2007

Chuck on Huck

This is a very candid video of Chuck Norris talking about how he came to decide to endorse Mike Huckabee.

More Good News: Another Email From The Huckabee Campaign!!

I am running hard. This race is coming down to the final miles and I can see the finish. It is a real race and I am happy to have you by my side. We have less than 48 hours until our end of November online fundraising goal and I am asking you to make a personal sacrifice for our campaign.

You have contributed multiple times before and I am deeply grateful.

Will you contribute again?

Your contribution of $10, $25, $50 or even $100 today will help us close the gap.

Over 1,000 supporters made their first online contribution over the last 24 hours. Our campaign phones have been ringing non-stop. Over the last 24 hours we have raised almost $200,000 and had over 6,000 supporters sign up for our campaign emails. Clear momentum.

Will you contribute before midnight tomorrow night?

It is a race to the finish and our campaign is in the thick of it. Everyone is digging deep and I am asking you to help push us forward by doing the same.

I am headed to New Hampshire to spend the weekend campaigning. On Saturday morning I want to tell everyone I meet that we met our online fundraising goal for November. Will you help us get there? Time is running out.If you’ve just made a contribution online towards our goal, please forward this email to a friend and ask them to match your support.

With deep gratitude,

Mike Huckabee

Email from Huckabee Campaign and a push for fundraising to meet the November goal!

The debate has just finished and I am heading into the spin room. It was a good debate and if you missed it, be sure to checkout our website for our coverage of the debate and the reviews afterwards.I wanted to update you on our fundraising today. So far we have raised over $100,000 and I am told the fundraising ticker is moving quickly. In fact, during the debate, we raised over $30,000. The surge is on. Website traffic is up and over 4,000 people have signed up for my campaign emails since noon today.

Mike Huckabee still has over $500,000 to meet his November Goal.  Would you please consider supporting him financially.  If you would like to contribute you may do so here!

CNN-Youtube Debate Analysis

Well the reviews are in and it seems that everyone thinks that Huckabee won the debate!!!   The Florida survey conducted with the Florida Chamber of Commerce showed the following results:

Huckabee: 44%
Giulani: 18%
Romney: 13%
McCain: 10%
Thompson: 5%
Paul: 4%
Hunter: 1%
Tancredo: 1%
Rest: undecided

The survey of 341 Republicans who stated they were undecided, intended to watch the debate and agreed to phone in their opinion immediately after the ending was weighted for age and gender. It has a margin of error of +/- 6%.

A survey of Iowa Republicans of over 1,035 Iowa Republicans taken in the last twenty minutes of the debate showed Huckabee the winner in that state as well. The numbers virtually mirrored Florida. They were:

Huckabee: 32%
Romney: 16%
Giuliani: 12%
McCain: 10%
Thompson: 7%
Paul: 6%
Tancredo: 2%
Hunter: 0%
Rest: undecided

You can read the entire report on Southern Political Report

Huckabee’s  answer to the question about believing in the bible was great! 

Governor Huckabee’s answer to the “Would Jesus support the Death penalty?” was also great!! 

Matthew Lee Anderson of Mere Orthodoxy: Tonight’s winner? I’m biased, but I think Huck did particularly well, especially at the end.

Bryron York from the Corner:
[Huckabee’s] clearly on the rise in Iowa and South Carolina, and perhaps elsewhere, and my guess is that people who are considering supporting him liked what they saw tonight.

Patrick Ruffini:
Huckabee actually won. I wasn’t a fan of his previous debate performances, but he dialed down the schtick. This was a debate performance he needed at a critical time.

Erick at RedState: Mike Huckabee scored the debate points on rhetoric and is the winner of this debate. He did really well. He showed up Romney. He showed up Rudy. If Mike could convince me he’s actually a free market guy, I’d be tempted.

Bull Dog Pundit of Ankle Biting Pundits: Mike Huckabee continues to impress, and comes off as the most genuine guy up there. He’s obviously a darling of social conservatives (for good reason) but doesn’t come close to being the MSM stereotype of a “wacky preachy religious guy”. His answer on why it’s impossible to understand the Bible was pure genius. On substance he’s a great salesman for the Fair Tax. I’m not quite sure I’m on board with it, but it does intrigue me, in large part because something about Huckabee makes me trust him and the decisions he makes.

He also gave a good answer to whether he would accept support from the Log Cabin Republicans (”I’ll accept anyone’s support, but I won’t change my views just to get it. We can disagree on things but still support each other on others”).

I also get another vibe from Huckabee. I’m not a very religious guy, and the subject usually bores me, and I can’t stand people who constantly talk about it, because it just turns me off. But I think Huckabee is the kind of guy who you could sit down and talk to about religion that would get you to start thinking positively about religion and get yhou to make it a bigger part of your life, not by bashing you over the head with it, but just getting you to think about its role in your life. Not that I’m at all interested in that (although I should be), I’m just saying I could see him being that kind of guy.

Ed Morrisey of Captains Quarters: Now, who won among the candidates? I’d have to lean towards Mike Huckabee. He steered clear of personal attacks, allowed his natural personality to emerge, and used his sense of humor to great effect. If people wonder why Huckabee has made a major move in Iowa, they saw why.