The Torch Bearer for 2012

Ah yes, the body isn’t even cold yet and some names to lead the Republican party in the future have been thrown into the hat.  I made the mistake of turning on Hannity and Colmes last night (Hannity is one of the main reasons I can only take FOX in small doses…………I can’t stand the man) just in time to listen to his discussion with Bobbly Jindal on the future of the GOP.  Jindals’ name was thrown out there along with Palin, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney as those future torch bearers.  This morning on CNN they were doing the same thing, although, they were throwing a negative out for each of the candidates also. They mentioned Rudy Gulianai who they thought might be too moderate, Sarah Palin who they believed to have an experience flaw, and Romney who they saw as having a problem appealing to a broader base.  Because I am going to try desperately on this blog to stay vertical, I will not trash two of the names mentioned for their total abandonment of traditional values.  What I will point out, however, is that they failed to mention Mike Huckabee and most likely on purpose.

What drawback could they actually find about Huckabee being the leader of the GOP for 2012.  Experience?  Nope.  He had been a governor for almost eleven years while all of the other governors mentioned have either declined to seek re-election or have not come up for re-election yet.  I think that getting a chance to serve a second or even a third term says a lot about a person’s executive skills and ability to lead people.  Is Mike too moderate?  Now that’s funny.  On to the next one.  How about not able to appeal to a broader base.  Huckabee was elected three times in a Democratic state and on his Huckabee show on FOX he has had guests ranging from the atheist Bill Maher (who said he would never step foot into FOX studios except for Mike) to pastors who were discussing politics and the pulpit.  That’s not mentioning the panel discussion he had with truck drivers or the economic discussions with the millionaires.

So, go ahead and keep leaving Mike Huckabee’s name out.  We’re used to it by now and it just gets us more fired up.  He’s the one who was second in delegate count last primary season without having name recognition, organization, endorsements, or money.  As frustrating as it is, I believe it is a blessing that he is once again not the pick.  Let’s take a look at where the front runners for 2008 ended up.  Not on the ticket.  I’ll say it one more time, you don’t pick ’em, we do.

I will end with Huck’s final part of his blog after John McCain’s defeat.  This is what a leader sounds like.

Politics is not an event but a process. We sometimes lose the events but it never gives us the right to stop being faithful to our principles that enlisted us in the process. We shall live to fight another day.

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  1. […] The Torch Bearer for 2012 Ah yes, the body isn’t even cold yet and some names to lead the Republican party in the future have been thrown into the hat.  I made the mistake of turning on Hannity and Colmes last night (Hannity is one of the main reasons I can only take FOX in small doses…………I can’t stand the man) just in time to listen to his discussion with Bobbly Jindal on the future of the GOP.  Jindals’ name was thrown out there along with Palin, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney as those future torch bearers.  This morning on CNN they were doing the same thing, although, they were throwing a negative out for each of the candidates also. They mentioned Rudy Gulianai who they thought might be too moderate, Sarah Palin who they believed to have an experience flaw, and Romney who they saw as having a problem appealing to a broader base.  Because I am going to try desperately on this blog to stay vertical, I will not trash two of the names mentioned for their total abandonment of traditional values.  What I will point out, however, is that they failed to mention Mike Huckabee and most likely on purpose. What drawback could they actually find […] […]


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