Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Nobody is paying attention to the Rebublican presidential nomination race. I get that.

But think about it this way. We have 3 supposed front runners. McCain, who has had a lot of problems internally with his campaign, Guiliani who would lose the socially conservative base, and Romney, who seems the best of those 3. But not real exciting. Then there's Fred Thompson-does he actually plan to run or what? Then there are the real conservatives. The top of these seem to be Sam Brownback who is a very solid social consevative, Mike Huckabee whose statement on life on his site is as follows:

I support and have always supported passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life. My convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering. I believe that Roe v. Wade should be over-turned.

Well, that's pretty clear-aye?

The more I learn about Huckabee really, the more I like him. Now what if we actually did get involved on the primary level and got a real conservative voted for the nomination? Wouldn't that be grand?

We can't take Hilary lying down. Come on. One of these two. Lets pick one and go with it.


Joyce said...

Hi, Kerri,
Cup of Grace rather than Oil of Gladness? Were you tired of your old blog title? Will you blog about the name change? :)

Marbel said...

Do you really think a guy with such a straight-forward stance on right to life could win? I don't know about that. I think most people in this country either think Roe v. Wade is just fine, or aren't particularly pro-choice but don't care that much about it.

I hope I didn't imply that the inevitabilty of Hillary was a good thing.

You are right, though, we should not be complacent (as I have been) on this!

Mrs. Darling said...

Im saddened that there are no really strong runners in the Republican race. If someone dont pull out of the pack soon we will be left with a Democrat by default almost and I do NOT want any of those democrats winning. I mean, at least Bill Clinton was handsome! (Okay im ducking out)

Amy said...

It would be nice if a ultra conservative would get the bid, but I don't see it happening yet.

McCain probably has the strongest chance against Hilary because he's "middle" of the right.

Hilary for president scares me...

kerri @ gladoil said...

You guys sound like little birds being hypnotized by a cobra.

Marbel, I do think a pro-life conservative can win. America is more Pro-life than Pro-choideath.

You just forget because you've been in Oregon too long.

Mrs. Darling-A canidate is only as strong as his voting block. The only reason Romney is ahead of Huckabee is cold hard cash. Huckabee just needs to get his name out, I think.

And Clinton is handsome. And fascinating in a wierd kind of way. Remember when he came out here for the Timber Summit? And there was this lady there from a timber town who was talking about the difficulty the timber families were having etc. His "I can feel your pain" look was just so... CONVINCING! I was fascinated watching it. You could tell the woman felt like he has sympathizing with her. He's got political gumption that's for sure.

Of course he went back to DC and didn't do a plug thing for the timber towns.

Amy-I don't think McCain has a chance. Most of his own party don't really like him as far as I can see. I think most are wondering when he will drop out.
Yeah, the lefties don't hate him as much as most Republicans, but THAT isn't going to get you the nomination.

kerri @ gladoil said...

And you know, Mrs Darling-Huckabee is a *Baptist!*

Marbel said...

Kerri, you are probably right about my comment about a conservative pro-life candidate. Before I lived in Oregon I lived in California. So I have always lived in liberal areas. (And seem to be now, mostly, once again!)

And that picture of the bird being hypnotized... unflattering, yes, but... hmm... I don't want to think about how accurate it might be. I'll use the excuse that right now I'm embroiled in PA homeschooling laws. Ugh. More on that another time.

Am I the only one who doesn't think Clinton is handsome? I never did. But I did... dare I say it... vote for him the first time 'round...

LynAC said...

ewwww! Clinton is not appealing to me in any way! Blah! But then, I go for pirates... lol

ya, what's with the name change?

Lyn who steers clear of political discussions when ill....

kerri @ gladoil said...

I just mean handsome in a general his face is constructed well kind of way. If I was to meet him somewhere and he wasn't who he is and didn't already find him repulsive etc. It's hard to be impartial when you know he's a snake.

Married to a she cobra.

We need a mongoose in this garden.

Lyn-I just decided I kinda like my old name better. That's all

Amy said...

I sincerely don't believe an ultra conservative can be elected at this time. The left is good at scaring the middle and even the right. There is no stand out candidate for the right that everyone will get behind. I would fully support Huckabee.

When I worked at the State Capitol I saw first hand how difficult EVERYTHING was. So much deal making just to get a bill to a committee hearing. Those poor freshman representatives that came in with a mission to change the system and get their agenda's passed and they couldn't. They had to follow their caucus or they would be ignored. Sad but true.

If we could have a dynamic Republican to rally the troups so we could throw our might behind one candidate that would be great. But who would that be?

kerri @ gladoil said...

You guys positively depress me.

And Amy, any freshman who thinks he's going to go in there and change things right off is deceiving himself. But SOMEBODY is making policy...