I’ve made no apologies for my support of Rudy Giuliani – even though it has raised the eyebrows of some of my more conservative brethren. He is not doing as well as I hoped and is actually running under someone I liked at first glance, but thought would never make it, Mike Huckabee.
As Huckabee has slowly risen in the polls, so has the rancor against him. No, I’m not talking about CNN or any other liberal media titan; the most vitriolic of the attacks have come from Republican bluebloods.
I would really like to know why.
Any modest examination of Huckabee’s record reveals positions and statements that most in the party would disagree with. But it’s okay to oppose without bashing.
I have trouble with many of Huckabee’s proposals: a national ban on smoking and mandatory health care for children, to name two. He definitely has his warts, but so does Romney (who is too ready to say what people want to hear), McCain (who is too cozy with the liberals and moderates), and Rudy (who is has several disturbingly liberal policies).
The fiasco CNN and YouTube hosted — they called it a Republican debate — was uninspired from beginning to end. The questioning was incredibly hostile and unenlightening in turns and basically followed the same line.
Today I officially entered my name as a Delegate supporting Rudy Giuliani in the West Virginia Republican State Convention. As a social conservative, the decision was not easy.
To be honest, my first choice was Mike Huckabee, but his chances of winning the primary, much less the general, are slim. Even now there are only 7 West Virginia Delegates supporting him.
The most uninteresting part of any magazine is the editorial section. Most editors spend their 500 words pleading with the subscriber to visit page so-and-so and not forget to check out the special section of the month. Unlike most editors, Forbes gets two full pages to comment on things that happen outside the magazine.