No matter what the media or the Romney campaign tells you, the race for the GOP nomination is not a 2-man race! Newt Gingrich stated on Thursday night that Gov. Huckabee would have no reason to drop out because he's in a great position to get enough delegates to win the nomination.
Here's what Gov. Huckabee has to say about it: "We are in this race to win despite the desperate efforts by the Romney campaign to try and say that "a vote for me is a vote for McCain." Actually, a vote for me is a vote for me! And it's a vote to say no to the underhanded efforts of the Romney campaign and his wholly-owned talk radio backers who are repeating that nonsense. We have outlasted Rudy, Fred, and others who were supposed to be the winners. Only 8% of the Republican delegates have been selected, and we have about the same number of delegates as McCain or Romney. We are in it to win."
The first reason for this post is to answer the Romney supporter who commented on our blog, trying to get Huckabee supporters to vote for Romney. The second reason is to refute the false information that the Romney campaign is targeting toward conservative voters through phone calls, the media and talk-radio show hosts.
Myth #1 -"This is a 2-man race."
This is not a 2-man race. There are 4 candidates still running.
Myth #2 - "If you're a conservative, you have to vote for Romney to stop McCain."
First of all, since when is Romney conservative? He says he's proud of his record and that his record shows his qualifications to be President. Unfortunately, his record is more liberal than Sen. McCain's. Just saying he is a conservative doesn't make him one, and it's unsettling to realize that Romney has changed positions each time he has run for office, depending on what he needs to say to win with that particular group of people. The fact is that neither Romney nor McCain is conservative.
Myth #3 --"Huckabee should drop out."
If indeed the conservative vote is being split by Huckabee and Romney, why should Huckabee drop out? Shouldn't Romney be the one to drop out? He is polling much lower in the delegate-rich southern Super Tuesday states than Huckabee. If Romney is really interested in not splitting the conservative vote, he should be the one to drop out so all the conservatives can vote for Huckabee, who is leading anyway. More than 90% of the delegates haven't even been chosen yet!
Myth #4 --"Mike Huckabee's votes are going to Romney."
As much as the Romney campaign wants to believe this, it simply isn't true. True Huckabee supporters are going to vote for him, and no one else. We are in it until the convention...and then on to the White House! The fact is, Huckabee's supporters are drawn to him because of his honesty, his consistency, his principles, his humility, his courage to speak up about his faith, his vision for America, and his understanding of real people! The same supporters are repulsed by the apparent lack of these qualities in Mitt Romney. On the other hand, even though John McCain isn't a conservative, Huckabee supporters are able to respect him for being honest about where he stands! Even if Gov. Huckabee were to drop out (and he doesn't intend to!), his votes would go to McCain -- NOT Romney.
Myth #5 -- "Mitt Romney is electable -- Huckabee isn't."
Current polling shows that Mitt Romney is the least electable of all the Republican candidates except Ron Paul. I personally don't know one person who plans to vote for Mitt Romney. I do, however, know many people who would never vote for him, even if it were in a general election against Hillary Clinton -- myself included. We wouldn't be able to vote against our consciences just to keep someone worse from becoming the President.
A VOTE FOR HUCKABEE IS A VOTE FOR HUCKABEE. The media has told us all along that he couldn't do what he has done already! So why believe them now? Let's show everyone that message is more important than money...and far more important than the opinions of the media!