Election 2008 Coverage, Hawkeye Edition

I am so glad I don’t live in Iowa. This is WAY too early to make the call on who should be on the ballot for our next president. I need more time to hear all the concerns & the responses to the concerns, watch the candidates & learn more about who they really are. Today does however start a very interesting year of politics. I love it. For those of you who don’t, sorry. I don’t understand you. I find it fascinating. There’s an adult relative who shall remain nameless who actually went to bed early (at like 7 o’clock!) the night of the 2004 presidential election!! You know, the one where Ohio was “too close to call” (r-i-i-i-ight) until the next morning. Unthinkable & impossible for me. I enjoy living history & watching it unfold before our eyes.

Anyway, ever since the weekend we hopped on Huckabee’s site & read his positions, I have been UNimpressed by him. I like his site. On line he looks good, but I realize actions speak louder. After keeping my ears open & listening to those who’ve delved more into who he really is (listened to his speeches, scrutinized his gubernatorial records, etc.), I have to say if I had to vote today, I would not vote for him. If he ends up with the nomination, I will vote for him in the national elections. At least he’s got good standing on abortion & the marriage amendment & I like him personally, for what that counts for in presidential matters. (I said before I WILL NEVER stay home & let everyone else pick the next president for me.) But it really makes me leery of him when so many conservatives (Rush, Ann Coulter, Phyllis Schlafly, Mark Belling, etc.) say the same things – he’s basically a liberal with a couple family values. One was heard to say that if you took away the abortion & marriage amendment issues, he would sound JUST like John Edwards. That’s not a flattering comparison. Then I hear the New Hampshire NEA endorsed him. These are huge red flags to me.

Romney’s looking better all the time. I’m hearing people I highly respect like Mark DeMoss endorse him. Good sign. Still keeping my ear to the ground though & waiting for more info…


3 responses to “Election 2008 Coverage, Hawkeye Edition

  • Charley

    I heard Mark Lavine on the radio last night say that he interviewed Fred Thompson for three hours on the Constitution and he has never seen anyone who knows the Constitution as much as he did. He said he questioned him on everything – even odd stuff and Fred knew everything. I thought that was pretty impressive.

  • Alicia

    Ron Paul’s my man. I spent all morning outlining why on my blog.

  • renaissanceguy

    I’m with you on politics. It’s too exciting. I have a person in my house who doesn’t care that much. I don’t get it.

    As I think you know, Keyes is my #1, and Thompson is my #2.

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