As you know, if you know me or have been reading this, I've had to re-align my favorites for the 2008 election... a few times. As dirt surfaces, and as people say dumb things, I've had to keep re-analysing who will be the absolute best for the long-term best interests of America.
Right when finally I think my initial assessment of Tancredo being the best is solidified, he tries to bet his campaign on a baseball game. There's too much at stake for that. Maybe he just wanted some extra publicity, and to try to capture the hearts and minds of the Americans who don't have a clue (ie: the ones who care more about "reality TV" and celebrities doing dumb things than anything else). That took him down a notch in my book. He's still in the top three for me...
Hunter. He started as my number 3. He moved up to number 2 when I learned about Thompson's CFR ties. Thompson was dropped from the list. We can not afford to elect anyone with CFR ties. Hunter took the time to visit and speak at the Gathering of Eagles event. He made it clear we were at war with an ideology, and we could not afford to back down. He was a good speaker, and you could tell the issues were important to him, not just important to getting elected.
Thompson dropping from my list moved Huckabee up to number 3. Huckabee echoes the platforms of Tancredo and Hunter, so closely that I thought since he's the most popular of the underdogs he might be the best after all. Then some dirt surfaced. He's not my top pick for the absolute best, but he keeps saying the right things, and he's still in my top 3, if only because nobody else seems to be available...
Huckabee recently got an endorsement from Chuck Norris, on WorldNetDaily, and is still popular there.
So is another 9/11 possible?
"There's almost an inevitability, not just a possibility. It will happen again. And it'll happen because we face an enemy that is not a nation-state that can be contained within borders and boundaries, because their war is not about borders and boundaries. Islamofascism is rooted in a theocratic Islamic jihadism that seeks to destroy and annihilate every last one of us. It wants to establish a complete Islamic theocracy across the world, and for that to happen it means our culture has to be completely snuffed out. There's no peaceful co-existence, there's no accommodation, there's no naïve nonsense that if we leave them alone they leave us alone. This is a war someone will win and someone will lose. Whoever perseveres and whoever has the strongest will, will in fact win, and that's why we can't give up."
He seems to have a good grasp of the situation, and his recent rise to front-runner status is encouraging, but I'm likely going to be keeping my fingers crossed for Hunter all the way. Huckabee might not be the cleanest, but he's not stupid either- and bottom line is, he's still better than the other front-runners... I hope that if he does manage to get in office, he'll choose Hunter (or even Tancredo) as a solid VP.