The election is a thing of the past, but as I make the transition from annotatedbookmarks.info to annotatedbookmarks.com I want to make sure that I do not lose my list of those bloggers who did what they could to support Mike Huckabee’s bid for the White House. I post them here to make sure I don’t lose them during the transition…
During the last 24 hours I have been asked no less than a couple dozen times what I think of John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin to be on the Republican ticket with him. I have no great insights into the selection (so you might want to stop reading now), but I share here four or five quick observations.
Who should John McCain select to be his running mate. The selection of a Vice President running mate has historically been a small factor in the success or failure of elections. However, I believe that the dynamics are different in this particular election such that the VP candidate will be absolutely crucial for both Republicans and Democrats.
In the video below Laura Ingraham discusses with Greta Van Susteren her preferences for who John McCain should ask to join him.
I’m not a Republican. No, I’m not a Democrat, either. I’m not a Libertarian and I’m not Green. I’m independent with a non-capital i.
I find no fault with anyone who is active in a political party, such as my wife. But, I just don’t feel like I can belong to a political party at this point in my life and not get caught in a conflict of interests with the primary calling on my life; the gospel.
Nevertheless, I am a political junkie.
So, I am very interested in what is happening with Huck Pac. After dropping out of the race to become the Republican nominee in the presidential election, Mike Huckabee formed Huck Pac to support Republican candidates who share the conservative values of those who had previously supported Huckabee. To quote Huckabee, “Huck PAC is not a “memory-maker” from the presidential campaign, it is a serious effort to make a difference in the campaigns of Republican candidates everywhere.”
I will be very interested to see how this endeavor develops.
“We need to return to pure Barry Goldwater conservatism.” That is what one radio talk-show host had to say this week. To most of the listeners that probably sounded pretty innocuous. However, it speaks volumes to the struggle that has taken place in the Republican primary this election cycle. [Read more…]