Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Open Topic Tuesday

You know the drill - keep it clean & the floor is yours.


  1. Hence it happened that all the armed prophets conquered, all the unarmed perished.

    Machiavelli (1469-1527)

  2. what do you guys think about Mike Huckabee? Future of the republican party or not? he seems to everywhere all of a sudden and I think he's solid.

  3. I haven't completely made up my mind on Huckabee yet. He would be sound on issues such as abortion and traditional family values. He's a strong supporter of the individual's second ammendment rights. He is also pro-Israel.

    However, it's difficult to pin down where he would be on taxes and government spending. He talks a good game, but he's not averse to tax hikes and government spending increased over $5 billion during his 4 year stint as governor in Arkansas.

    He stated that he is against "universal healthcare" which is good, however he frequently talks of changing our nations focus from the treatment of health problems to prevention. It's hard to see how to enforce something like that without pouring money into it.

    You can find more on Huckabee's positions here and here.

    I would like to see him run again, however, it would depend on who his primary challengers were whether I'd support him or not.

    I'd definitely like to see Romney back in. I plan to take some time to learn some more about Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal (Louisianna gov) - and am hoping that at least one of them tosses their hat in the ring.

    At some point in the relatively near future, I plan to start a series on potential GOP candidates.

  4. I don't know. There seems to be an "I've got all the answers" attitude about him. I'm not sure what I think yet. If he were the Republican nominee then I would definitely vote for him. Personally, I would prefer Sarah Palin.

  5. I don't know. I have heard him say some really great things; but then again, I seem to remember him contradicting himself when taken to task for some other stuff too. Not that I would expect more than that from any politician, but when the guy says he's a pastor, and then acts more like an oily politician . . . I'd rather have somebody else. Also, he seems to get responsibilities of government and responsibilities of the church confused. I've heard him say things like "loving your neighbor" in the same breath as "government help." He could potentially not only be bad for the party because of fiscal issues, but could be a poor representation of Christianity too. Seems like risking a double whammy of disappointments for a fringe religious righty like me. KWIM?

    But like everyone else says, if he were the Republican nominee, I'd pull the lever for him.