Mike Huckabee Struggles For Money Again

February 14, 2008 by  
Filed under US Politics

In an e-mail to supporter’s this evening, Huckabee acknowledged that they must win Texas to have hopes of a brokered convention. I must admit, like many other conservatives, I’m not hip on McCain being our nominee. In it though, he again is encouraging all to donate as much as they can to win Texas. Text can be found below.

I find it simply amazing that Huckabee is beating Paul in the delegate count, yet he cannot muster the money to compete against McCain. Latest figures show the Huck running around $9 million total, Paul more than $28 million. We all have witnessed that money can’t buy you this election, but why can’t the Huck raise the money yet he has more support in the voting booths?

Before we get to a brokered convention however we will need to win Texas and seize the momentum. For this to happen however, we must have your immediate financial support. We are laying it all on the field in Texas and we need you to join us.

Will you make an immediate contribution of $25 or more? Will you stand with me and fight for Texas and reclaim the momentum in the race for the Republican nomination?

This race is about issues. This race is about you.

The fight for Texas is critical. We will invest your support into television ads, targeted voter contact efforts and new campaign materials. Every dollar counts. To compete in the March 4 Texas primary we estimate we must raise an additional $1.5 million by then. To accomplish this, we need you to renew your financial support today. Remember a contribution of $25 or more will help us move closer to the goal and you can be certain we will invest it wisely.

Stumping South Carolina – Update 2

January 14, 2008 by  
Filed under US Politics

The primaries are coming in South Carolina. The Republican Primary is on January 19th, the Democratic Primary is on January 26th. Check here often for stump information!

Please note, these events are subject to change. I’ll update as soon as I learn otherwise.

  • Thursday, January 17th
    • All
      • 5:00pm – 8:00pm – All have been invited to a President’s Day Banquet held at the Spartanburg Marriott. Cost is $40 / person. Don’t know who plans to be in attendance.
    • Fred Thompson
      • 9:30am – Radio Town Hall, Sunset Grill, 1213 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC
      • 11:45am – Meet Fred, Stable Steak House, 111 Grace St., Prosperity, SC
      • 5:30pm – Meet Fred, Ryan’s, 3517 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC
    • Ron Paul
      • 11:00am – Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 940 Market Street, Fort Mill, SC, 29708, (803) 548-7878
      • 12:00pm – Thursdays Too Restaurant, 147 S. Herlong Ave, Rock Hill , SC 29732, (803) 366-6117
    • Mike Huckabee
      • 8:30am – Nucor Steel, 455 Hagan Avenue, Huger, SC 29450 (Outside of Charleston)
      • 11:00am – Rally in Myrtle Beach, FBO Myrtle Beach Airport, General Aviation Terminal, 100 Jetport Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29755
      • 12:45pm – Rally at FBO in Florence, Powers Aviation Terminal, 500 South McCall Boulevard, Florence, SC 29506
      • 3:00pm – Clemson University, Jervey Athletic Center, Special Guests – Chuck Norris & Ric Flair
      • 5:30pm – Grand Opening Lexington GOP Office, The Lexington County Republican Party, The Shoppes at Flight Deck, 109 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072-2065
    • John McCain
      • 9:00am – Rally in the Alley, Aiken Municipal Center, 214 Park Avenue SW, Aiken, South Carolina
      • 12:30pm – Campaign Rally, SC McCain Headquarters, 1600 Gervais Street, Columbia, South Carolina
      • 5:15pm – Town Hall Meeting, Black River Electric Co-op Civic Center, 1121 North Pike, Sumter, South Carolina
  • Friday, January 18th
    • Fred Thompson
      • 12:35pm - Meet Fred, The Beacon Drive-In, Spartanburg, SC
      • 6:00pm – Pre-election Rally, Embassy Suites, 670 Verdae Blvd., Greenville, SC
    • Mike Huckabee
      • 8:00am – Sun City Rally, Sun City Community Center, Sun City Hilton Head, 138 King’s Creek Drive, Bluffton, SC 29909
      • 10:00am – Aiken Airport Rally, Aiken Municipal Airport, 129 Aviation Blvd., Aiken, SC 29805
      • 12:00pm – Greenville Rally, Greenville Technical College, 506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607
      • 3:00pm – Spartanburg Rally, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
      • 6:00pm – York County Rally, Winthrop University, McBryde Hall, 701 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29733
      • 9:00pm – Columbia Event, University of South Carolina, Capstone Conference Center, Columbia, SC 29208
    • John McCain
      • 8:45am – Campaign Rally, Carolina Hospital East Campus Conference Center, 805 Pamplico Highway, Florence, South Carolina
      • 11:30am – Campaign Rally, Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
      • 2:00pm – Campaign Rally, Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
      • 5:45pm – Campaign Rally, The Yorktown, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Saturday, January 19th
    • Republican Primary
    • John Edwards
      • 7:15pm -Town Hall Meeting, Greenville High School, Greenville, SC

Mike Huckabee Will Pardon Hollywood

November 23, 2007 by  
Filed under News

Over the past week, we have been hearing Mike Huckabee’s name getting thrown around a lot. It has all been positive promotion which has me concerned a little bit. First of all, let’s go through his endorsements over the past week or so.

  • Chuck Norris
  • Rick Flair (“The Nature Boy”)
  • Congressman Bob Inglis (R- SC)

He already has picked up the endorsements of former SC Governor David Beasely, Former SC Governor Carrol Campbell’s family, and many others.

So what bothers me with his popularity. My wife and I were watching one of the news shows and they were interviewing Huckabee. They discussed his growing popularity, his love of rock and roll, etc. Well, at the end of the interview, he told a story about meeting Keith Richard (Led Zeppelin). Keith had mentioned he had a driving record (reckless driving charges) in Arkansas and the former Governor responded, well, you are talking to the person that can do something about it. At the end of his term of Governor, he pardoned him of his charges stating (paraphrased)

I’ll pardon anyone who can rock or play the guitar like he can.

Not only does this go to confirm that Hollywood gets special treatment, but I wonder how much more “special treatment” will Hollywood get with a Huckabee Administration.

August 2007 – Campaign Stops Update 1

August 19, 2007 by  
Filed under News

This week saw a flurry of activity in campaign stumping by the many Presidential hopefuls. Mitt Romney and Sam Brownback made stops on Thursday and Rudy released radio spots. Mike Huckabee is supposed to be in York and Upstate SC on Tuesday (8/21) and Wednesday (8/22). According to SC Politics Today, the Greenville stop will be at Tommy’s Ham House and the Spartanburg stop at the World Famous Beacon Drive-In. Sen. Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Conway at Coastal Carolina University on Thursday (8/23). Also on Thursday, Ann Romney will be in Spartanburg with Andre Bauer and SC State Senator Jim Ritchie at the Spartanburg County Executive GOP meeting at the Marble Slab Creamery on E. Blackstock Rd. John Edwards will be in Spartanburg on August 30th at the Annual County Democratic Party Rally. There is a cost for admission to this event. See the Spartanburg County Democratic Party Website for details.

I was able to see Brownback when he made his stop at Wade’s on Thursday. He spoke very well, but had a deep concerned look on his face though (maybe because he had an hour to get to the Charlotte airport so he wouldn’t miss his flight). There may have been 7 – 10 supporters there though. There were 5 Ron Paul supporters to show up including myself. I was looking forward to the opportunity to hear him speak and at least get a picture with him and my daughter. A few others came out to question him on his pro-life voting record where he voted yes on a few Planned Parenthood earmarked bills. He said he would research those bills. I hope to see the references soon myself.

I hope to have my video up soon. He said a few things that concerned me, but until I see the video again, I’ll refrain from commenting.

On the non presidential front, Congressman Bob Inglis will be doing his monthly “Let’s Talk” at Wades on August 27th (noon), followed by a Town Hall meeting at the Boiling Springs Family Resource Center on the 28th (7 – 8:30).