There Is No Joy In Fundyville, the Mighty Huckabee Has Dropped Out!
In case some of you missed reading Huckabee's "Position on Issues" in Choices08, there are a couple of gems I'd like to share with you.:
2007-character is the issue, we DO legislate morality. [Plan to enact Fundie morality laws?]
-One world view will prevail.[Supports one-world government under Theocratic rule]
-My faith DOES affect my decision process [Makes decisions based on his Baptist Fundy religion]
He is anti-abortion and NOT to be left to the states to decide. He is anti-gay. He advocates isolation of AIDS "plague" patients and to cut funding for their medical care.He advocates that women be subject to their husbands' rule. He is anti-divorce, one-man, one-woman for life.
[The best is last! I LOVE it!]
***2007-Wal-Mart is a case study in genius of American marketplace.
[Can you believe it?!]
Huckabee drops out of presidential race
By ANGELA K. BROWN and LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press Writers 40 minutes ago
IRVING, Texas -The genial conservative went out as he had campaigned all along, with a quip: "It's time for us to hit the reset button." bowed to reality Tuesday and out of the Republican presidential race. "We kept the faith," he told his end-of-the-road rally Tuesday after clinched the nomination. "I'd rather lose an election than lose the principles that got me into politics in the first place."
Huckabee won the leadoff, making him a sudden but short-lived sensation, and then seven other states: Alabama, Arkansas, , , , and . Meantime, McCain piled up big victories on his way to winning the prize on Tuesday night.
The writing was on the wall for weeks, but the former Arkansas governor hung on until McCain secured the necessary delegates.
"We started this effort with very little recognition and virtually no resources," Huckabee told supporters. "We ended with slightly more recognition and very few resources."
The crowd laughed. "But what a journey," he said. "What a journey. A journey of a lifetime."
Huckabee rarely raised a negative word during the campaign about McCain, a man he clearly likes, and he called him Tuesday night to congratulate him.
Huckabee said he extended "my commitment to him and to the party to do everything possible to unite our party, but more importantly to unite our country."
Huckabee vowed: "We aren't going away completely. We want to be a part of helping to keep the issues alive that have kept us in this race."
An ordained Baptist minister, Huckabee spoke the language of the pastors and preached in their megachurches. He compared abortion to slavery and played up his opposition to gay marriage.
At breakfasts and large gatherings with, Huckabee urged pastors to use their address books and e-mail lists to mobilize their flocks.
For a time, conservatives dissatisfied with McCain were drawn to Huckabee, but the party began to unite behind the likely — and now certain — nominee.
Huckabee displayed the common touch that came from a meager childhood in a little rented house with a father who worked two jobs in., hometown of .
He told working-class voters he understood their problems.
"When you grow up and life's a struggle, you have a whole different understanding of what most people are going through," he said in one ad. "Most Americans want their next president to remind them of the guy they work with — not the guy who laid them off."
He played the bass guitar on the campaign stage, to rock and roll classics like "Mustang Sally" or "Takin' Care of Business."
In scoring largely Southern victories, Huckabee demonstrated limited appeal outside of his religious conservative base.
He was also a near novice on world affairs, which became evident after a few stumbles. At one point, he was caught unaware that the White House had released a report sayinghad halted its nuclear weapons program.
Throughout, he went easy on McCain — but not their common rival.
Huckabee said he was proud that he and McCain ran a civil campaign. He told supporters in Columbia, S.C., the night he lost there, "Even though I'd like the outcome to be just a little different, I had rather be where I am, and have done it with honor, than to have won with the dishonor of getting there by attacking somebody else."
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