Friday, February 01, 2008

7 Good Reasons to Vote for Elmer Gantry

Has Jim Robinson, the owner of Free Republic.com gone completely insane??!!
Not so fast kiddies- as they say in the movies and cartoons: It's a crazy idea...but it just might work!
(In the spirit of full disclosure, it should be noted that Jim was/is a huge Fred! supporter.)

"My friends, I have to admit that I've been in a bit of a quandary since the Real Conservatives ® Thompson and Hunter dropped out of the race leaving us to to place our bets on one the four headless horsemen. But after having a day or three to sort it all out, I'm beginning to see a ray of hope.

Number one, my worst fear that the pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun social liberal Rudy Giuliani might be nominated, and thereby bring an abrupt and unholy end to the pro-life conservative movement within the GOP has been allayed. His evil culture of death platform has been soundly rejected by the Republican voters. Thank God! If nothing else is gained, that alone is a huge victory for us!

And that leaves us with the unwelcome slippery task of having to determine and select the least evil of the three remaining RINOs. But wait! When choosing between evils, why not choose the good?

McCain is insane and there are many good reasons not to choose him, but I'll list just five: McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, the Keating 5, and the Gang of 14. No thanks. McCain is out!

Romney ran on a pro-abortion platform, is pro gay rights, is prone to BIG government solutions, promises anything to anyone for a vote, and flip-flops on important issues. Can't trust him.

Now Governor Huckabee. Could this be the good vs evil? He's a Baptist minister. A genuine 100% pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, Southron Christian social conservative!

And that would be my reason no. 1 to support Huckabee. He has the trust and backing of the Christian evangelicals and the support of the Bible Belt. You cannot win the presidency without the South, and I believe the pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-America Mike Huckabee is the most likely of the three GOP hopefuls to carry the South. And that's a pretty darn good reason!

My number two reason is that he is NOT McCain (and that's a pretty darn good reason too).

Number three (and this will be a tough one for a lot of my FReeper Friends) is that he is NOT Romney.

Numbers four and five are he's NOT Hillary and NOT Obama. Oohrah!

Number six, he plays a mean bass and he's a traditional favorite at Free Republic's infamous quadrennial Inaugural Balls in Washington, DC. Perhaps we could persuade President Huckabee to drop by our ball and perform his rocking rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama!" Now, wouldn't that be a hoot!

Number seven, if we can keep Huckabee in the race all the way through, thus preventing McCain or Romney from gaining enough delegates to win the nomination, then maybe, just maybe a deadlocked convention might seek out another candidate. One who can re-unite the Reagan Coalition, save the GOP, and put us back on the conservative track. Of course, my personal favorite to be that man would be FRed Thompson.

Woo hoo!!

Let it ring out through grassroots America and on to the convention! Support life! Support the GOP! Support Huckabee! And re-draft FRed Thompson!!

Never give in, never give up, and never lose hope.

Long live the Reagan Revolution!"



UPDATE: This thread on FR has over 800 comments so far, ranging from Yeah, sounds good to me! to You're friggin' nuts, dude!

Jim steps in with further 'splainin':

If Huckabee gets knocked out or quits early, then it’s very likely that his delegates could go to McCain and he becomes the nominee with no challenge at the convention. It’s beginning to appear that, short of a miracle, McCain is going to win this thing hands down anyway. I can’t see Huckabee’s Christian pro-life evangelical supporters suddenly jumping ship to Romney with his pro-abort record, so Huckabee can probably stay in the race all the way through, even on a shoestring budget. If he wants to. And if not, who knows how his supporters will split. Chances are most will not go to Romney. McCain is in like Flynn unless we have a brokered convention. Even then, he could still get it. There’s only a slim chance that someone else would be drafted. It’d have to be one heck of a knock ‘em down drag ‘em out fight.

Look, this thread was done kind of tongue-in-cheek and I’m not really asking anyone to vote for Huckabee or even support him for his sake, or vote for anyone else for that matter. I no longer have a dog in this race other than I’m hoping our eventual RINO nominee is at least pro-life and is one who can carry all the Red states, including the bible belt. We’re going to need them. I just think the possibility of a brokered convention where there could be a possibility of pulling in a well-rounded reliable conservative is an interesting development and is worth the discussion.

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