Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Iowa Ads

Here are Gov. Huckabee's two latest ads that will be airing in Iowa this week.



"Start Now"

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"The Founding Fathers"

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Huckabooks and Huckabuttons!!!!!!

Gov. Huckabee made it to our house this Christmas!!!

His books were highly prized Christmas presents!


Everyone was pleased to discover the Huckabutton pinned to their stocking!

It's December 27th!!!

Today is the day set aside by the unofficial Huckabee campaign to be "Freedom Lives" Day. (http://www.dec27th.com/)



If you have not contributed to Gov. Huckabee's campaign today, click here to be part of the special fundraising effort!!



The Iowa caucus is just one week away! If you have friends who live in Iowa, be sure they visit the Iowa Huckabee Headquarters to see how they can get involved!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We wanted to take the time to wish all of you a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


On this day, set aside by many as a time for giving and receiving gifts, let us not forget the greatest gift that was ever given.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is GIVEN: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

For God so loved the world, that he GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Christ came to die that we might live.
This is the only reason for the season!
Merry Christmas from all of us!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Quotes from a sermon Governor Huckabee gave earlier today

“Sometimes in the middle of Christmas, Jesus is the one person who’s tough to find. You notice that? I can find Santa at every mall, you can find discounts in every store but if you mention the name of Jesus, as I found out recently, it upsets the whole world. Forgive me but I thought that was the point of the whole day.”



“One hundred years from now when all your worries are over, if your faith is in that child in Bethlehem born that day, and you’ve taken yourself off the throne and you’ve decided you’d rather be a shepherd than a Herod, then the good news for you is, when the game is over no matter what It looks like now, you win in the end. That is the message of Christmas so I say to you, Merry Christmas! Jesus is Lord!”

Governor Huckabee Talks About Christmas Ad

The Huckabee Christmas ad has gotten a lot of attention and criticism from the media. Listen to Governor Huckabee talk to a group of supporters about the ad.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

First Supporter Video

Here is our first attempt at making a supporter video for Gov. Huckabee.

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The YouTube link for this video is: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VZ26evdYDv0

Dick Morris: "Huckabee Is A Fiscal Conservative"

From an article by Dick Morris:

As Mike Huckabee rises in the polls, an inevitable process of vetting him for conservative credentials is under way in which people who know nothing of Arkansas or of the circumstances of his governorship weigh in knowingly about his record. As his political consultant in the early ’90s and one who has been following Arkansas politics for 30 years, let me clue you in: Mike Huckabee is a fiscal conservative.

A recent column by Bob Novak excoriated Huckabee for a “47 percent increase in state tax burden.” But during Huckabee’s years in office, total state tax burden — all 50 states combined — rose by twice as much: 98 percent, increasing from $743 billion in 1993 to $1.47 trillion in 2005. In Arkansas, the income tax when he took office was 1 percent for the poorest taxpayers and 7 percent for the richest, exactly where it stood when he left the statehouse 11 years later. But, in the interim, he doubled the standard deduction and the child care credit, repealed capital gains taxes for home sales, lowered the capital gains rate, expanded the homestead exemption and set up tax-free savings accounts for medical care and college tuition.

Most impressively, when he had to pass an income tax surcharge amid the drop in revenues after Sept. 11, 2001, he repealed it three years later when he didn’t need it any longer. He raised the sales tax one cent in 11 years and did that only after the courts ordered him to do so. (He also got voter approval for a one-eighth-of-one-cent hike for parks and recreation.) He wants to repeal the income tax, abolish the IRS and institute a “fair tax” based on consumption, and opposes any tax increase for Social Security.

And he can win in Iowa.

When voters who have decided not to back Rudy Giuliani because of his social positions consider the contest between Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, they will have no difficulty choosing between a real social conservative and an ersatz one. Romney, who began as a pro-lifer and switched in order to win in Massachusetts, and then flipped back again, cannot compete with a lifelong pro-lifer, Huckabee.

But Huckabee’s strength is not just his orthodoxy on gay marriage, abortion, gun control and the usual litany. It is his opening of the religious right to a host of new issues. He speaks firmly for the right to life, but then notes that our responsibility for children does not end with childbirth. His answer to the rise of medical costs is novel and exciting. “Eighty percent of all medical spending,” he says, “is for chronic diseases.” So he urges an all-out attack on teen smoking and overeating and a push for exercise not as the policies of a big-government liberal but as the requisites of a fiscal conservative anxious to save tax money.

From www.dickmorris.com

Huckabee Webcast on New Year's Day

On January 1, 2008, Mike Huckabee and Chuck Norris will host a live webcast from the Des Moines Huckabee For President Meetup at 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Watch it live on www.mikehuckabee.com!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Newsweek Magazine Calls Romney Attack Ads "False and Misleading"

This is a very interesting article. (http://www.newsweek.com/id/80949) Please take the time to read it and share it with your friends and family.

Check out today's Rasmussen Report and the new Truth Squad articles.

Huckabee Press Conference

Gov. Huckabee does a great job answering the questions from the media!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Some Facts About A Favorite American Statesman!



  • He was born to hard-working parents in unpretentious surroundings.


  • He graduated from high school and worked his way through college.


  • He was an avid outdoorsman and loved dogs.


  • He ran for Governor as a Republican in a very Democratic state and served two terms.


  • As Governor, he was criticized for raising taxes to eliminate the budget deficit.


  • He was able to consistently balance his state’s budget and end each year with a surplus.


  • He was faced with a very Democratic legislature and learned to work with members of the opposite party.


  • As Governor, he enlisted the help of parents in the education of their children.


  • In his run for President, there were 7 other Republican candidates running.


  • He refused to attack the other candidates and ran a positive campaign.


  • He was criticized for not having any foreign policy experience.


  • He was criticized for his occupation prior to his political career.


  • He was not ashamed of his Christian faith and referred to himself as a "born-again Christian."


  • He was known for his wit, charm and sense of humor.


  • He was able to cross party lines with his message of hope and vision for America.


  • He spoke with ease, with conviction, with passion -- and was able to communicate with the people like few politicians can.


  • His National Campaign Chairman was Ed Rollins.


  • His name is Ronald Reagan.

    How many of you thought I was referring to Mike Huckabee? :) It is both interesting and exciting to see the similarities in the lives, ideas and policies of Ronald Reagan and Mike Huckabee. With so many of the current Republican candidates trying to assume the mantle of Ronald Reagan for the profit of their campaign, it is very special to be able to support the candidate that really does have the same principles as our great 40th president. This is evidenced by the fact that Ronald Reagan’s National Campaign Chairman, Ed Rollins, has recently joined Gov. Huckabee’s campaign in the same capacity. Mr. Rollins stated that since the days of Reagan he has been looking for another statesman like that, and that Mike Huckabee comes closer to Ronald Reagan than any other politician. Coming from a man who knew Ronald Reagan very personally, that’s a powerful statement! Instead of looking back and wishing for the days of Ronald Reagan, it's time to look forward into the bright future our country can have with a president like Mike Huckabee!











December 27th

The unofficial Huckabee campaign (http://www.hucksarmy.com/) has set a goal of $1,ooo,ooo to be raised on Dec. 27th. Visit http://www.dec27th.com/ to read more and to make your pledge!

Monday, December 17, 2007

New Ad!!!

Gov. Huckabee's latest (and greatest!) TV ad will be airing in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Pass it on to your friends and family!

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Rasmussen: Huckabee 5 Points Ahead

Check out the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today.

Fellow homeschoolers might like this article from CBS news: "Home-Schoolers Buoyed Huckabee's Rise."

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Republican Primary Dates

Be sure to vote in your state's primary!
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Alabama - February 5, 2008
Alaska - February 5, 2008
American Samoa - February 23, 2008
Arizona - February 5, 2008
Arkansas - February 5, 2008
California - February 5, 2008
Colorado - February 5, 2008
Connecticut - February 5, 2008
Delaware - February 5, 2008
District of Columbia - February 12, 2008
Florida - January 29, 2008
Georgia - February 5, 2008
Guam - February 9, 2008
Hawaii - February 19, 2008
Idaho - May 27, 2008
Illinois - February 5, 2008
Indiana - May 6, 2008
Iowa - January 3, 2008
Kansas - February 9, 2008
Kentucky - May 20, 2008
Louisiana - February 9, 2008
Maine - February 1, 2008
Maryland - February 12, 2008
Massachusetts - February 5, 2008
Michigan - January 15, 2008
Minnesota - February 5, 2008
Mississippi - March 11, 2008
Missouri - February 5, 2008
Montana - February 5, 2008
Nebraska - May 13, 2008
Nevada - January 19, 2008
New Hampshire - January 8, 2008
New Jersey - February 5, 2008
New Mexico - June 3, 2008
New York - February 5, 2008

North Carolina - May 6, 2008
North Dakota - February 5, 2008
Ohio - March 4, 2008
Oklahoma - February 5, 2008
Oregon - May 20, 2008
Pennsylvania - April 22, 2008
Puerto Rico - February 24, 2008
Rhode Island - March 4, 2008
South Carolina - January 19, 2008
South Dakota - June 3, 2008

Tennessee - February 5, 2008
Texas - March 4, 2008
Utah - February 5, 2008
Vermont - March 4, 2008
Virgin Islands - February 23, 2008
Virginia - February 12, 2008
Washington - February 19, 2008
West Virginia - May 13, 2008
Wisconsin - February 19, 2008
Wyoming - January 5, 2008

Friday, December 14, 2007

Bumper Stickers!

We just got a new shipment of 50 bumper stickers. We want to get these stickers out and on vehicles as quickly as possible to get Governor Huckabee's name out. If you would like a bumper sticker, please leave a comment on our blog.





Rasmussen: Huckabee first in Florida

In the Rasmussen poll released today, Gov. Huckabee leads the rest of the GOP candidates with 27% of the vote in Florida! Mitt Romney is close behind at 23% and Rudy Giuliani is at 19%. This new development in the race is very exciting for Gov. Huckabee. Since the last Rasmussen Florida poll in November he has picked up 18 percentage points while Giuliani, the former front-runner, has dropped 8 points. Mayor Giuliani, like Mitt Romney, may have to start rethinking his campaign strategy. He planned to gain momentum by winning the delegate-rich state of Florida on Jan. 29 and go on to do well on Super Tuesday in other large states. A loss in Florida could be a big blow to his campaign.



Gov. Huckabee now leads in the important states of Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina, Florida and Texas. Rasmussen has him at 23% nationally again today, leading Giuliani by 4%!



Keep working and keep praying! Our God is ABLE!!

All signed and sent to Nashville!

Our petitions to be Huckabee delegates are finished!



Watch Gov. Huckabee's Recent Media Appearances Online

Visit www.prezcast.com to see Gov. Huckabee's latest media interviews.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Watch today's Republican Debate Online

The Republican Debate in Iowa will start at 1:00 CT this afternoon. Click here to watch it online. Fox, CNN and MSNBC all plan to air the debate.

Pray for Gov. Huckabee today as he prepares for the debate. This will be the last Republican debate before the January 3rd Iowa caucus date.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Huckabee 16 Points Ahead in Iowa!!!

I just had to post the results of a new Rasmussen poll of Iowa Republican voters. Gov. Huckabee now has 39% of the vote while Mitt Romney has 23%. Since the last Rasmussen poll conducted in Iowa 2 weeks ago, Gov. Huckabee has gained 11 points and Romney has lost 2. Not one of the other candidates is even polling in double digits in Iowa now.

Gov. Huckabee is now viewed favorably by 81% of Iowa Republicans -- that's 16% up from last month! This proves that the Iowans are too smart to believe the attacks and criticisms that the media and rival candidates have been levelling at Huckabee these last few weeks.

It has been exciting to see how the Lord is fulfilling His promise in Isaiah 54:17 for Gov. Huckabee: "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord."

Our First Huckabee Meetup

Last evening our Huckabee Meetup group met for the first time.
We discussed ways that we can help the Huckabee campaign locally, passed out bumper stickers to those who did not have them, and talked about the best places to get Huckabee materials.



Because 3 of the members of the meetup are working towards being Huckabee delegates, there were several petitions to sign.


After the meeting we watched Huckabee's interview on Hannity and Colmes.



Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Hardin for hosting the meetup!



To join our meetup group, or learn more about it, click here. To find a meetup near you, click here.

Poll Updates

Rasmussen - December 11th:

  • Huckabee - 22%
  • Giuliani - 21%
  • Mitt Romney - 14%
  • Fred Thompson - 12%
  • John McCain - 9%

CNN poll - conducted December 6-9:

  • Rudy Giuliani - 24%
  • Mike Huckabee - 22%
  • Mitt Romney - 16%
  • John McCain - 13%
  • Fred Thompson - 10%
  • Ron Paul - 6%

CBS/New York Times Poll - conducted December 5-9:

  • Rudy Giuliani - 22%
  • Mike Huckabee - 21%
  • Mitt Romney - 16%
  • John McCain - 7%
  • Fred Thompson - 7%

"Secure America" Immigration Plan

Click here to read more about Gov. Huckabee's 9-Point Strategy for immigration enforcement and border security.

Go Visit The Truth Squad!

Gov. Huckabee's campaign has put additional articles in the Truth Squad section of the official website. Be sure to check them out and share the site with your friends so they'll get the real facts on the things Gov. Huckabee is getting attacked about. As Gov. Huckabee said on Hannity and Colmes last night, the truth is his best friend in these situations!

Click here for the Truth Squad statements.

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Huckabee Campaign Ads

Gov. Huckabee's new ads began airing in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina today! Click here to watch "A Better America." Click here to watch "Secure Borders."

Contribute to Huckabee's campaign today to keep these ads running!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Rasmussen: Huckabee Up Another Point!

Huckabee continues to lead in the National Rasmussen Poll. Today his support is at 21% while Giuliani is at 18%, Romney at 12% and Thompson and McCain at 11%.

A Rasmussen poll released today shows Huckabee at 25% in South Carolina, an important early primary state. He leads Romney and Thompson by 7 percentage points!

Mobilize for Mike Day

Today our goal is to introduce 100,000 new friends to Gov. Huckabee using the internet. Here's what Gov. Huckabee had to say about it yesterday: "We hope to educate voters about our campaign, counter misinformation being circulated by rival campaigns and build our base of support nationally. While other campaigns spend hundreds of thousands of dollars micro-targeting voters with canned messages, starting at midnight tonight we'll focus on what has worked for us: friends telling friends about our campaign. Friend to friend conversations was the secret to our success in Ames and it will be the best way to build our momentum heading into next year."

Here's how it works: Visit the Build Our Base section of the Huckabee website.Choose the type of email you would like to send (you can preview messages). Add the email addresses of people you would like to send the message to. Add your personal message and hit send. It will take just a minute, but can be very effective! A ticker on the front page of the website will be tracking our progress.

Gov. Huckabee's campaign continues to experience an amazing surge. Yesterday was the best day yet for the campaign website -- over 6,000 new email signups, 700 first time contributors and over 100 new Rangers! Let's keep the momentum building by sending all of our friends to check it out for themselves!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

ATTENTION TENNESSEE HUCKABEE SUPPORTERS

WE NEED YOUR HELP!


If you are a Huckabee supporter from Tennessee we need your help. Governor Huckabee needs 3 delegates and 3 alternate delegates from each congressional district in Tennessee. We have only a week to fill these important slots, and we need Huckabee supporters from across the state to step up and fill these vacancies. If you are a registered Tennessee Republican voter who is willing to be a Huckabee delegate to the national convention, please contact one of these men right away:


Jared Morris, Ballot Access and Delegate Coordinator:



Bill Bryant, Ballot Access and Delegate Coordinator:



We have two in our family who have begun working to be delegates. Each potential delegate must submit 150 signatures of registered voters from their district by Thursday, Dec. 13th, in order to be included on the ballot. If you are a registered voter from the 7th Congressional district of Tennessee and would be willing to sign these petitions for us please leave a comment on our blog.

FIRST In The NATION!!!!

The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, released just moments ago, has Gov. Huckabee at 20% support nationally! Since Rudy Giuliani has slipped to only 17%, this places Gov. Huckabee as the leading contender for the Republican Nomination.

Today's numbers:

HUCKABEE - 20%
Giuliani - 17%
McCain - 13%
Romney - 13%
Thompson - 10%

Praise the Lord!!!!

"I will extol Thee, my God, O king; and I will bless Thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless Thee; and I will praise Thy name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable." Psalm 145:4

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Huckabee Featured On Nightline Yesterday

Click here to watch Gov. Huckabee on ABC's Nightline.

HUCKABEE TIED FOR FIRST PLACE NATIONALLY!!!!!!!!!!!



This is the best news so far! After coming in a definite second in the daily Rasmussen Presidential Republican Poll for 2 days, today Gov. Huckabee has gone up to 18%. Combined with Rudy Giuliani's falling numbers, it places Gov. Huckabee in a tie for first place nationwide!!!! "This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous it our eyes." Psalm 118:23

From today's Rasmussen Report:
"With less than a month to go before the Iowa caucuses, the Rasmussen Report's daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that Rudy Giuliani has fallen back in the pack in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. Giuliani’s support has fallen to 18% and four other candidates are within six percentage points of the lead. Mike Huckabee is enjoying an amazing surge and now shares the top spot with Giuliani at 18%. Close behind are John McCain at 14%, Fred Thompson at 13%, and Mitt Romney at 12%. Ron Paul attracts 7% of likely Republican Primary voters nationwide and no other Republican candidate reaches 2."

Even though our candidate is ahead, and the only candidate continuing to surge, it doesn't mean that we can sit back and relax. Criticism will be coming to Gov. Huckabee from all angles now. The Romney campaign has already sent out a mailing to Iowa voters slamming Gov. Huckabee's record and stand on the issues. Now is the time for us to really work on getting the truth out to the voters of America! And while it feels great to be tied for first place we must never forget Who is giving Gov. Huckabee success. "God is the judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another." Psalm 75:7 The Lord is blessing His servant Mike Huckabee and we give Him all the glory!!

"Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake." Psalm 115:1

Monday, December 3, 2007

Huckabee Campaign Announces New Fundraising Goal

Our new goal is to raise $1,150,000 by December 15th. Over $250,000 has already been raised. We have 12 days to raise about a million dollars for Gov. Huckabee. Let's do it! Click here to donate online. Your donation will be immediately invested in the efforts to get Gov. Huckabee's name and message to the early primary voters.

You can be more involved with fundraising by joining the Huckabee Rangers. You can set your own goal and track your progress!

Newest Rasmussen Poll Analysis

Today's Rasmussen Report has Gov. Huckabee at 17% nationwide -- that's only 3 points behind Rudy Giuliani's 20%. Gov. Huckabee is now within the margin of error to be the national frontrunner for the Republican nomination!

The poll numbers are:

Giuliani - 20%
Huckabee - 17%
Thompson - 14%
McCain - 13%
Romney - 11%
Paul - 7%

Gov. Huckabee was at 17% yesterday also, and the weekly poll average for him last week was 15%.

The CNN/YouTube debate was on Tuesday. Every time Gov. Huckabee is in a debate, his numbers surge. This simply proves that all Gov. Huckabee is lacking is name recognition. When people find out about him, they like him and want to support him! His message is resonating with the American people, not only in Iowa, but across the nation. Gov. Huckabee's campaign reported yesterday that 9,000 people signed up for his email updates in the previous 48 hours. Over 1,000 of those new supporters also contributed for the first time! If you have not signed up for the campaign updates, click here. Gov. Huckabee plans to announce the December fundraising goal today, but you don't have to wait to contribute! Also, the "Get Involved" section of the official Huckabee website has been revised. Click here to check out the new layout and resources!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

November Goal Reached

"If God be for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31


As the last day to meet the November fundraising goal, yesterday was a big day for the Huckabee Campaign. The online donations totalled more than $365,000. This is the largest amount of money raised online in one day during the entire campaign! Over 2,000 supporters made their first contribution to Huckabee's campaign yesterday.


The money raised yesterday puts the campaign at $3 million on hand. This money will allow the campaign to do some serious work in the early primary states. The money will be used to run ads, print literature and yard signs, and hire staff in these important early states. We have seen how much the Huckabee campaign has been able to accomplish in spite of the little they have spent. Less than 2 months ago Rasmussen polls had Governor Huckabee at 4% nation wide. Today Rasmussen reported him at 15%, his highest point so far, and within 10 points of first in the nation. Many people still have not heard of Huckabee, but your donations will help to get the word out. We will be watching in the days ahead to see what will be done through our contributions.



"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it." Psalm127:1



We must remember where the success comes from, yet we must also do our part. The November goal has been reached, but a new goal will be announced next week. Let's help get Governor Huckabee's name out. Even if you are unable to make a financial contribution you can support the campaign through prayer.


Remember to use our donor code(R34) when you make a contribution. This will help us to reach our family's goal.

New Poll Shows Huckabee at 2nd Place Nationally

The newest Rasmussen poll has just come out with good news. Governor Huckabee has passed Thompson, McCain, and Romney, and is within 10 points of Giuliani!


Poll Results

Rudy Giuliani 24%

Mike Huckabee 15%

Fred Thompson 14%

John McCain 13%

Mitt Romney 10%

This is the best national poll he has had so far. Let's keep spreading the word about Governor Huckabee and see if we can do even better on Monday! People are watching these polls and they do influence voters. Tell someone you know about Huckabee today.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Help us reach the November goal!!!!!!

Time is running out. We have only a couple of hours left to reach the $2,067,521.00 fundraising goal for November. We are less than $100,000 away from reaching this milestone. There is no reason for us to come this close and not meet the goal. The fundraising ticker is rising steadily and there are just over 100 tiles left on the timeline.

Click here to contribute to Gov. Huckabee's campaign. Remember to use Donor Code R34!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mike Huckabee wins CNN/YouTube Debate



Gov. Huckabee had another outstanding debate performance last night. Obviously we weren't the only ones who thought so. The Southern Political Report is reporting a Florida Chamber of Commerce survey of 341 Florida Republicans who stated they were undecided, intended to watch the debate and agreed to phone in their opinion immediately after the ending.

Here are the results:

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

Quoting from the Southern Political Report article: "A survey 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

"Interestingly, the Iowa poll did not survey only undecided voters. Yet, both a survey of undecided voters in Florida and a general survey in Iowa showed Huckabee the winner.

In the media Spin Room, most of the major candidates were left with little if any media attention as virtually all print and broadcast media circled Governor Huckabee."

Click here
for the full Southern Political Report article.

Click here to read the full transcript of the debate.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tonight's CNN/YouTube Debate

Google is providing live streaming of the CNN/YouTube debate tonight at 8:00pm Eastern Time.

First in Iowa!!!

A Rasmussen Report poll released today has Gov. Huckabee in first place in Iowa!
The numbers are:

Huckabee - 28%
Romney - 25%
Giuliani - 12%
Thompson - 11%
Paul - 5%
McCain - 4%
Tancredo - 4%

Huckabee also leads in committed voters. 53% of Huckabee supporters say they are certain to vote for him. 49% of Giuliani’s supporters say the same, along with 48% of Romney voters and 46% of Thompson supporters.

To read the complete report, click here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Huckabee 2nd in new Florida Poll

A new poll shows Governor Huckabee in 2nd place in Florida! Here are the results of the pre-debate poll, conducted Sunday and Monday nights.

Question:
“If the Florida Republican presidential primary election were held today, would you vote for…”

Rudy Giuliani (26%)
Mike Huckabee (17%)
John McCain (13%)
Mitt Romney (12%)
Fred Thompson (9%)
Ron Paul (3%)
Duncan Hunter (1%)
Tom Tancredo (1%)
Undecided (18%)

The poll was conducted Nov. 25 and 26 among 675 likely voters in the January Republican primary. It has a margin of error of about three-and-a-half percent.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Huckabee Television Ad

The newest Huckabee TV ad will begin airing in Iowa today. Click here to watch it.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Pictures From Our Thanksgiving

We had 19 people for Thanksgiving dinner!









"O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 118:29

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Gov. Mike Huckabee

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November to be a "Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father." Since I am a preacher who loves to expound upon written texts, I want to share with you an excerpt of this proclamation:


In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and provoke their aggressions, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence [sic] have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battle-field, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and with one voice, by the whole American people.


When I read these words, I was floored by President Lincoln's optimism.

By the time that Mr. Lincoln had issued this proclamation, more than 350,000 men from both the North and the South had died in bitter fighting—at a time when the national population was only 30 million. (It would get even worse; another 300,000 would die before the war's end.) Still, the President remained positive during a time of crisis. Even though the country was falling apart right before his eyes, Mr. Lincoln still could find a reason to give thanks to Almighty God.

Today, we have serious problems in our country; there is no denying this fact. The threat of terrorism is real. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have divided our nation. The economy has been weakened by high gasoline prices, rampant foreclosures, and a weakened U.S. dollar. On top of this, respect for traditional moral values, such as marriage and family, are under assault from the left-wing elements of our society.

Despite these problems, I remain hopeful. I truly believe that America's best days are still ahead of her. And for this, I am thankful to God.

I am thankful that one day the war on terror will end, not because we have lost, but because we have won!

I am thankful that one day our economy will rebound, not because of governmental micro-management, but as a result of America's entrepreneurial resolve.

I am thankful that one day the born and the unborn will be equal under the eyes of the law in every state.

Now I can't promise you that these goals will be achieved in my lifetime or even in yours. I cannot predict the future. However, I can promise you that if I am entrusted with the office that was once held by Abraham Lincoln, I will fight to restore America's collective optimism.

America needs a President who is not moved by what he sees. Instead, America needs a President who will be moved by what he sees in his heart.

What I see in my heart for this great country can hardly be expressed with words. But with your continued prayers and support, I pray that I will be able to express these ideals through my actions as President.

Thank you. God bless you. God bless America.

And, before I forget, happy Thanksgiving.

Mike Huckabee

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Iowa News and a New Poll

Click here to read an analysis of Gov. Huckabee's surge in Iowa.

A new Reuters/Zogby poll has Gov. Huckabee in third place nationwide. To read the entire report, click here.

Today's Rasmussen Poll

The Rasmussen Report today has Huckabee, Romney and Thompson all tied for second place nationally at 13%. One month ago, Thompson was at 19%, Romney at 15% and Huckabee at only 8%. Thompson continues to fall in poll numbers while Romney generally stays the same. Gov. Huckabee is the only candidate with serious momentum building right now!

Click here for the whole Rasmussen Report.

November 20th Goal Reached!

"The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad." Psalm 126:3

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

On the Verge of a New Record!

Click here to watch the video clip.

It's November 20th!!!!

The surge has already begun!!! The online fundraising numbers are climbing steadily. We want to reach at least $1,034,487 today. Will you help us?

Gov. Huckabee has already shown that he can compete against the other candidates with a fraction of the money they have been spending. Using his typical humor in his first commercial, he has reached 383,320 views on YouTube without spending a bit! Here are the YouTube stats: 383,320 Views, #2 most viewed video today, Most Discussed Video, #5 Rated Video today, Most Viewed News and Politics Video.

Please consider making a contribution today! You can follow this link to contribute online: https://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contribute.Home&r=34

We are excited about what the Lord is going to do today!

Monday, November 19, 2007


Huckabee Videos

Click here and here to see some Huckabee clips created by supporters.

Former Chairman of Arkansas Eagle Forum Endorses Huckabee

Click here to read the letter from Rick Calhoun, former chairman of Arkansas Eagle Forum.

November 20th Fundraising Goal

Tomorrow's goal for online fundraising is $1,034,487 -- one dollar more than we raised last quarter. If you are able to, join the many supporters who are giving $100 tomorrow. If you are not able to give that much, give what you can. Even if you don't have anything to give monetarily, remember that the money is going to get Huckabee's name and message out to the American people...and you can do that without spending a cent! If you can't give tomorrow, do your part by telling at least 2 people about Gov. Huckabee and then getting them to enlist in Huck's Army: http://www.hucksarmy.com/enlist_today.php

Don't forget to be praying!! The Lord is the One who is in control and who can make our efforts successful!

Let's do everything we can...for our God and for our country!!!!!

"For the kingdom is the Lord's: and He is the governor among the nations." Psalm 22:28


Friday, November 16, 2007

Busy as "Hucka" Bees





Tied for second in national poll!

Today the Rasmussen daily presidential poll showed Gov. Huckabee in a three-way tie with Thompson and Romney for second place. This is great news, securing Huckabee's place as a top-tier candidate!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Iowa Poll Shows Huckabee Climbing

A new American Research Group poll has Gov. Huckabee at 24% in Iowa! That's only 2% behind the current front-runner, Mitt Romney. Click here for complete poll results.

When looking at the entire picture, Gov. Huckabee's position is more desirable than Mitt Romney's. Romney is spending over $85,000 a day on advertising. Gov. Huckabee hasn't spent a nickel, but he continues to build momentum while Romney stays the same. What will happen when Huckabee begins ads in Iowa next week? It will be exciting to see!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Help Support Governor Huckabee through Prayer

One of the most important things we can do to help the Huckabee campaign is to pray.
Pray for Governor Huckabee
~Protection, strength, and rest
~Wisdom for the daily decisions he must make
~Courage and boldness during interviews
~Grace to respond to critics in a Christian manner
Pray for the Huckabee Family
~Protection
~Peace and strength
Pray for the Huckabee Campaign
~God's blessing
~Positive media coverage
~Finances
~Protection from attacks
~Growing numbers of committed supporters
Will you make it a priority to daily spend time praying for Governor Huckabee?

The Many Facets of Campaigning



"...He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God." 2 Samuel 23:3

5 Easy Things YOU Can Do Today To Help The Huckabee Campaign

1. Sign up for Gov. Huckabee's campaign updates. http://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=SignUp.Home

2. Commit to vote for Gov. Huckabee in your state's primary or caucus. Help us reach a million pledges on Huck's Army. http://www.hucksarmy.com/enlist_today.php

3. Tell at least 2 people today about Gov. Huckabee and ask them to do the same.

4. Contribute to Gov. Huckabee's campaign using the secure online donation center. https://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contribute.Home

5. Pray for Gov. Huckabee to have wisdom, strength and boldness in his media appearances today. Also pray for Mrs. Huckabee and the Huckabee staff.

Thank you for joining us in doing what we can for our country. Remember that "evil triumphs when good men do nothing."

"The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy." Psalm 147:11

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New CBS Poll shows Huckabee closing in on Romney in Iowa

Here are the poll numbers:
  • Romney - 27
  • Huckabee - 21
  • Giuliani - 15
  • Thompson - 9

This is even better than it looks, because half of the Huckabee supporters are positive they'll vote for him while only a third of Romney supporters were sure they wouldn't change their minds before the caucus.

We still have 2 months until the Iowa caucus and each report keeps getting better!!

What We Need

Click here to watch a new video clip.

Read Home School Legal Defense Association's May 2007 Endorsement of Mike Huckabee

Dear HSLDA members:

HSLDA's PAC Committee has taken the historic step of making an early endorsement in the 2008 race for president.We believe that Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas, should be elected the next President of the United States. Mike is a principled conservative, a friend of homeschooling, a man of character, and a man with a mature faith in Jesus Christ. Mike Huckabee, as governor, was the first to appoint a homeschooler to the Arkansas State Board of Education, and to our knowledge the first to do so in any state. He is adamantly opposed to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and is committed to stopping the erosion of parental rights.

He is pro-life. He supports traditional marriage. He believes that the Internal Revenue Service should be abolished and replaced with the Fair Tax--a move that we strongly support because it would greatly benefit homeschooling families. He believes and is willing to say that Islamic extremism needs to be understood as a theologically driven threat. He believes that America must be strong, but should never be perceived as a bully. He believes that our borders must be secured not only from illegal immigration but from the growing trend among American judges of "illegally importing" international law into our American judicial systems.

There are a few other candidates in the race who are properly described as principled conservatives. None of the media's "frontrunners" would qualify for this designation. But we believe that Mike Huckabee is by far the best communicator in the race--he is able to articulate his conservative principles in an incredibly winsome and articulate manner. Moreover, among the principled conservatives, Huckabee is the only one who has been a governor. And we have not elected members of either the Senate or the House--and certainly not a mayor--as President of the United States in nearly a half century. We believe that Mike Huckabee may be the only candidate in the race who could defeat Hillary Clinton in 2008.Because of her past support for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we believe that it is absolutely essential to find a candidate who can beat her. If she is elected president, both homeschooling and parental rights would be in serious jeopardy. To date, based on early polls, we are told that Rudy Giuliani is the front-runner for the GOP nomination. It is our judgment that Giuliani cannot possibly beat Hillary Clinton. Since 1976, no person running for president as a moderate Republican has ever won the election. (Not everyone running as a conservative proved to be a true conservative, but we are analyzing elections.) Ford and Dole--both moderates-- lost in 1976 and 1996. Reagan, a clear conservative, won landslides in 1980 and 1984. George H.W. Bush portrayed himself as a Reagan man in 1988 and won. But as president he violated his famous "read my lips-- no new taxes" pledge, and was defeated in 1992 when it had become clear to America that he was a moderate. George W. Bush ran as a conservative and was elected in 2000 and 2004. Moderate Republicans simply cannot win the presidency. If the nation wants a Democrat, they choose the real thing. This is particularly true on the abortion issue. Giuliani supports Roe vs. Wade and will never win the support of the crucial block of social conservatives. Hillary Clinton will be elected president if Giuliani is the candidate. We think this is true of any of the other front-runners--none of whom comes close to being labeled a truly principled conservative. Do not believe the early polls. History is a far better means of analysis. No moderate Republican can be elected president. We have taken this historic step of an early endorsement because the process of electing our president is based on a radically different timetable in this election.

The vast majority of the primaries will be earlier than ever before. If we do not act now, all conservatives will be driven from the race by lack of funding and we will be left with only unacceptable choices.Thus, we urge our members to do four things:

1. Support Mike Huckabee in your state's presidential primary (or other nomination process).
2. Please pray for him on a regular basis.
3. Please consider volunteering for his campaign. You can view his website at http://www.mikehuckabee.com/.
4. Please make a donation TODAY to his campaign at https://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contribute.Home. Do not think that your gift is insignificant because you cannot give thousands of dollars. A campaign like Huckabee's will only work when thousands of friends network together giving, $25, $50, $100, or even just $10 each.

Frankly, a campaign that receives $25 from 10,000 people is far stronger than a campaign that receives $10,000 from 25 people. Grassroots conservatives often complain about the big-dollar types who try to control the process. The only solution is for a whole bunch of small-dollar people to stand together and give together. And the left has learned to drive millions of people to websites and to fund large campaigns based on grassroots supporters who contact their friends and urge them to get involved. It is far safer for an organization like ours to sit silently on the sidelines for a long time. But, it is our judgment that we must get behind a conservative candidate who will provide a viable option to Hillary. Moreover, many of us have waited a long time for a presidential candidate who is a truly qualified and articulate man who shares our values down to his core.

Mike Huckabee entered politics for the same reason that most of us began homeschooling. He wants a future that is grounded upon timeless values.

We think that the time is now. Please support Mike Huckabee.

Sincerely,
J. Michael Smith
HSLDA President

Michael P. Farris
Chairman & General Counsel

Monday, November 12, 2007

A True Conservative

Click here to read about Mike Huckabee's conservative accomplishments as Governor of Arkansas.

Immediate action required!!!

Several major news sources have announced that the National Right to Life plans to endorse Fred Thompson tomorrow. This is shocking, since Mr. Thompson has stated that he will not support a constitutional amendment to ban abortion. Please contact the National Right to Life immediately and respectfully ask them not to make the endorsement.

Contact info for National Right to Life:
Phone - (202) 626-8800
Email - NRLC@nrlc.org
Fax - (202) 737-9189

Huckabee and Taxes


Gov. Huckabee has come under criticism from several sources about his fiscal record as Governor of Arkansas although he cut taxes 94 times during his terms. Click here to read an informed rebuttal from the Evangelical Outpost.

Huckabee Videos

Click here to watch one of our favorite Huckabee campaign clips.

Click here to see part of a sermon Gov. Huckabee gave a couple of months ago.

A Tribute To Our Favorite Veteran

Sgt. First Class Loren Walters Smith



Our grandfather faithfully served his country in World War II in the Second Infantry Division. He received 2 Bronze Stars for bravery and 2 Purple Hearts. We are so proud of you, Daddy Loren, and will always be grateful for the sacrifices you made so that we can live in freedom. We love you!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veteran's Day Salute

by Mike and Janet Huckabee

Today we honor American military men and women who have served, or are currently serving our country so we may enjoy the blessings of freedom and democracy. We owe a debt of gratitude to these brave individuals, as well as to those who have paid the ultimate price, so that we may be free to reach our fullest potential. Their sacrifices for our grateful nation must never be forgotten. It is our duty to ensure that their faithful service is truly recognized by upholding our promises to provide the opportunities and support they need.

Janet and I pray for our troops as well as their families, who keep the home fires burning while their loved ones are away. May God bless our veterans and their families, and may God continue to bless America.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Huckabee Campaign Materials

Are you looking for a place to get Huckabee materials at reasonable prices? We have gotten bumper stickers, campaign buttons, and rally signs from Adam Ratliff. You can email him at aeratliff@buttonsonline.com. Just tell him what you want and he will email you a price. You can go to buttonsonline.com to look at the products, but you will want to purchase the items through him as it is cheaper. He sells these materials on e-bay, but it is cheaper to buy directly from him.

Signs for Huck



We just finished painting 5 Huckabee signs to put up in the area. Even though they're not professional, they are easy to read from a distance. You can make signs, too! We just used materials that we had on hand. The signs were easy to make! You can use any kind of paint as long as you finish it with a clear sealant. Homemade signs like these show the enthusiasm of the grassroots campaign.

Huckabee Truth Squad shares the truth about Wayne Dumond pardon

It has been reported that Governor Huckabee released, pardoned, or granted parole to convicted rapist Wayne Dumond. That is not true. It's interesting that Wayne Dumond's name only surfaces during an election year for Governor Huckabee. In 2002, his Democrat opponent in the midst of the general election made a political issue out of the entire thing. Arkansas voters didn't buy this false attack from the Democrat in 2002 and re-elected Governor Huckabee to another term as Governor of Arkansas. Here are the facts of the Dumond case: Governor Jim Guy Tucker gave executive clemency to Wayne DuMond, and commuted his sentence to 39.5 years. This action made Wayne DuMond immediately eligible for parole. The parole board was made up entirely of Democrats appointed by Democrat Governors Bill Clinton and Jim Guy Tucker (who was later convicted on federal charges and removed from office). Not one member of the board was appointed by Huckabee. Governor Huckabee never took action in the DuMond case that made him parole eligible. Governor Huckabee either denied Wayne DuMond's clemency request, or took no action (which is the same as a denial) on four separate occasions. Governor Huckabee did not parole Wayne Dumond. Governor Huckabee had no authority to do that. Governors in Arkansas don't grant parole - the parole board does. The fact remains that Governor Huckabee didn't commutate, pardon, parole or grant any form of clemency to Wayne DuMond.

Huckabee Truth Squad answers critics on immigration

Immigration Facts


- The Governor opposes and will never allow amnesty.


- Governor Huckabee believes that securing our borders must be our top priority and has reached the level of a national emergency.


- The Governor supports the $3 billion the Senate has voted for border security. This money will train and deploy 23,000 more agents, add four drone planes, build 700 miles of fence and 300 miles of vehicle barriers, and put up 105 radar and camera towers.


- In this age of terror, illegal immigration is not only an economic issue, but also a national security issue.


- Governor Huckabee opposed the amnesty bill that was attempted to be rushed through Congress this summer, and opposed the misnamed DREAM Act, which would have put us on the slippery slope to amnesty for all.


- Governor Huckabee opposes and will not tolerate sanctuaries for illegals.


- Governor Huckabee opposes giving driver's licenses to those who are illegally in our country and supports legislation to prevent states from doing so.


- Governor Huckabee believes illegal aliens who try to vote or try to apply for welfare benefits should be arrested.


- Governor Huckabee will stop punishing cities which try to enforce our laws and protect the economic well-being, physical safety, and quality of life of our citizens.


- Governor Huckabee opposes and will not tolerate employers who hire illegals. They must be punished with fines and penalties so large that they will see it is not worth the risk or profitable.


- Governor Huckabee opposes the economic integration of North America that would create open borders among the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


- Governor Huckabee will never yield one inch of American sovereignty.


- Governor Huckabee will take our country back for those who belong here. No open borders, no amnesty, no sanctuary, no false Social Security numbers, no driver's licenses for illegals.
It has been reported that Mike Huckabee supported benefits for illegals immigrants while he was Governor of Arkansas. Governor Huckabee never supported benefits for illegal immigrants. In Arkansas, illegal immigrants do not receive welfare benefits or food stamps. Governor Huckabee has always, and will always be supportive of the laws and regulations of the country. It has also been said that Mike Huckabee was in favor of providing college scholarships for illegal immigrants while he was Governor. The governor only supported the measure that applied to those who met the academic qualifications and applied for legal citizenship. The measure didn't pass. Governor Huckabee stressed that any student would simply be treated as any other graduate of an Arkansas High School, and not given any special consideration. Critics say that Governor Huckabee's motives behind opening a Mexican consulate office in Little Rock was to court illegals to come work in Arkansas. The Mexican consulate provided Arkansas businesses with access to Mexico and opportunities to expand their markets, and would help further ensure that immigrants from Mexico are legal and better able to secure legal documentation. At the same time, the office would open up opportunities for Mexican investors to invest money with Arkansas partners, which would help create more jobs in the state.

Why we like Mike


Here is a copy of an email we sent out to friends and family a few weeks ago.



Dear Friends,

With the 2008 presidential caucuses and primaries beginning in fewer than 12 weeks, it's time for every Christian citizen to get informed about the candidates and begin taking action to prevent the nomination of a liberal Republican. We must nominate a candidate who will pose so sharp a contrast to Hillary Clinton that he will be able to defeat her next November. As proven in the past, running a liberal Republican against a liberal Democrat doesn't work. We must nominate a conservative Christian candidate who stands for our values and freedoms.

We are writing this email to tell you why we are supporting former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for the Republican nomination. Gov. Huckabee is a proven conservative, an unashamed Christian, and an experienced leader. He was a Baptist pastor for many years, Lt. Governor of Arkansas for 3 years, then Governor for 10 years.

Abortion:
Gov. Huckabee believes that life begins at conception and supports a passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the sanctity of life. He believes that abortion at any time and for any reason is wrong, and believes that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned.

Stem Cell Research:
Gov. Huckabee believes that it is wrong to create life for the purpose of destroying it.

Immigration:
Gov. Huckabee plans to make immigration one of his first priorites. He believes that those who are caught trying to enter illegally or living here illegally must be detained, processed, and deported. Illegal immigrants who are already living among us who commit crimes must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and incarcerated or deported. Gov. Huckabee supports the project of building border fences and deploying more guards to the borders.

Foreign Policy:
In Gov. Huckabee's own words: "I believe that we are currently engaged in a world war. Radical Islamic fascists have declared war on our country and our way of life. They have sworn to annihilate each of us who believe in a free society, all in the name of a perversion of religion...We go to great extremes to save lives, they go to great extremes to take lives. This war is not a conventional war, and these terrorists are not a conventional enemy. I will fight the war on terror with the intensity and single-mindedness that it deserves."
Gov. Huckabee is a steadfast supporter of Israel and believes that the United States must remain true to its commitment to Israel. Gov. Huckabee believes that winning the war in Iraq is part of winning the war on terror and that we cannot leave until we can leave with honor.

Marriage:
Gov. Huckabee believes that marriage is only between one man and one woman for life. He has consistently supported passage of a federal constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. As Governor of Arkansas, he led the successful effort to pass a similar state constitutional amendment in 2002, and led the successful effort to make his state the third to adopt "covenant" marriage.

To read more about Gov. Huckabee's stand on these and other issues, visit his website, www.mikehuckabee.com.

Gov. Huckabee is the candidate that conservatives are looking for. In spite of his small amount of funds and lack of name recognition, he is steadily rising in the polls, especially after each debate. Instead of talking about a "4-man Republican race" newsgroups are now realizing that it has become a "5-man race." With the support of Christians across America, Gov. Huckabee can win the Republican nomination and then go on to become our next president. It is your privilege and duty as an American to not only vote, but also to get involved in helping conservative Christian candidates in their campaigns. Please join us in supporting Gov. Huckabee by getting the word out, getting involved in the campaign, and most importantly, praying that God will have mercy on our nation! If you are not registered to vote, don't wait! Most states' primaries will occur in early 2008 and if your registration has not had time to be processed, you will not be allowed to vote.

Thank you for taking the time to read this! May God bless you!

~The Smiths


Follow this link to hear a wonderful speech given by Gov. Huckabee on Oct. 20:
http://www.mikehuckabee.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Blogs.View&Blog_id=617