Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
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 and a Happy New Year!
This is the only reason for the season!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
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 But, in the interim, he doubled the standard deduction and the child care credit, repealed capital gains taxes for home sales, lowered the capital gains rate, expanded the homestead exemption and set up tax-free savings accounts for medical care and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Most impressively, when he had to pass an income tax surcharge amid the drop in revenues after Sept. 11, 2001, he repealed it three years later when he didn’t need it any longer.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.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Check out today's Rasmussen Report and the new Truth Squad articles.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
- 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!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
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
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!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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
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."
Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Hardin for hosting the meetup!
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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%
Click here for the Truth Squad statements.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
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!
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
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
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
You can be more involved with fundraising by joining the Huckabee Rangers. You can set your own goal and track your progress!
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
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.