by Daniel Short
Don't look now conservatives, but one poll has Mike Huckabee only two points behind front runner Mitt Romney in the Iowa's Republican Caucus. Huckabee has been coming on strong as of late as true conservatives look for someone that shares their core views. The biggest cheerleader for Huckabee now is Rudy Guiliani. Rudy knows that Iowa is not his kind of state and has spent little time campaigning there. On the other hand, Romney has bet the farm on Iowa and New Hampshire and any loss in one of these two states might be detrimental to his hopes of being president. That suits Rudy just fine. Huckabee knocking off Romney in Iowa is a dream scenario for the Guiliani and Thompson campaigns. Fred Thompson got in the race a little too late to make significant noise in Iowa.
My words of advice to the Guiliani camp - Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. If Huckabee wins Iowa and shows well in New Hampshire, real conservatives might wake from their slumber and jump on Huckabee's Stop Hillary Express. Still the question that pundits will throw out there is this. Is Huckabee electable in the general election next November? The polls show that Rudy can beat her, but are conservatives willing to compromise their platform? I say he is electable. Throw out the elite coastal areas and sell it to the real America. If that fails, look forward to a Guiliani/Huckabee ticket. That combination suits me fine.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
First off, thanks M I L for sending along this little jewel. Second, this pic comes from the courier-journal.com website.
Now, study the faces in this photo. You have Baron, looking like he is trying to find an escape route after the President scolded him and his commrades for their spending bills. Now scan to the left a little and you will see Mike Sodrel checking out Baron's reaction. Hum, wonder what he is saying to himself? Maybe, "look out Blue Baron, I'm coming after you." Leave some comments about what you think might be going through the minds of these two.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
by Daniel Short
Did anyone catch the full page ad in the A section of the Courier-Journal today? Right there on page A5 is a big waste of money that thanks Congressman Baron Hill from the ninth district of Indiana for supporting higher fuel mileage standards. Here is the kicker - it is endorsed and in part paid for by the UAW! Isn't this a little like a hen supporting Colonel Sanders? This ad states the legislation "will enhance our energy security, protect jobs in Indiana and preserve vehicle choice." HUH? It will precisely do none of the three. Energy security will be achieved by new technology. Until that technology is available, we need to utilize our own oil that is under our own ground. With the environmentalist wing lining the pockets of the Democrat party, any chance of bringing it up to relieve pressure from foreign markets is slim. Second, this legislation does not protect jobs anywhere. Someone please tell me how added restrictions and regulations helps to expand an economy? Indiana has a Navistar plant that produces not so efficient diesel engines for one of the Ford plants in Louisville where many Hoosiers work. I figure that more restrictions = higher costs = less produced = fewer jobs. Finally, the ad says the bill will preserve vehicle choice. If the legislation keeps it up at this pace, the only choice you will have will be between a Prius and a moped. The government once again feels that we cannot make decisions for ourselves. Why don't we just let the consumers and the market figure this one out?
Now it makes me wonder what Baron Hill has done for the UAW? Why else would they endorse this plan? Aren't the big three in Detroit in bad enough shape as it is?
Ah but I am reminded that the UAW would endorse even a yellow dog so long as he was a Democrat!