Okay, I know I’m a native Texan…but you just can’t take the Florida out of a girl. I loved my four years there and hope one day to be blessed enough to move back by the ocean. I am posting this short blog to counteract the reporting on Fox’s UNFAIR and UNBALANCED news. Huckabee is not giving up on Florida. He is retooling his campaign because he wants to win! Doing the same thing over and over again and not getting the desired results is insanity. Because he is a very intelligent man, Huckabee is in re-design mode. From his website:
Huckabee for President is being transformed into a leaner and more effective operation for the weeks ahead. We came very close in South Carolina, but very close isn’t good enough. We plan on winning and we are making a number of changes. The press has gleefully reported these changes as an sign of our “demise.” Not so. In fact, this exercise is actually breathing fresh air into our effort!
A campaign that doesn’t retool and try to be more effective with each set of new election results, eventually leaves the race. We are retooling because we want to win.
So buckle up and enjoy the ride.
For those of you who were Thompson supporters, I urge you to take a closer look at Huckabee. WallBuilders, a conservative organization that is “dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes” has put together a Voter’s Guide for the upcoming primary elections. They took a look at the candidates’ stances on a human life amendment, gun rights, traditional marriage, business freedom, limited taxes, the Iraq War and moral education. I found it very informative and thorough.
You can view this .pdf file here:
One of the main reasons I support Huckabee is because out of all the candidates, he is the only one like me, from humble beginnings. He is the only leader who practices servant leadership, as Jesus taught. In his book, From Hope to Higher Ground, he writes of the time he held a staff meeting shortly after becoming Governor of Arkansas. He told them that every day they would have to look at a picture of the boss. (I can imagine a room full of shifting feet and raised eyebrows with people thinking “this guy has some ego!”) But no, the picture was never of him, nor was it of any of them. It was a picture of an ordinary Arkansas citizen. They changed out that picture every week or two, and the staff was always reminded that they were to answer to the PEOPLE. Not to interest groups or lobbyists or big business.
That servant mentality, friends, is the kind of leadership I want to see in Washington.
From John 13:
12When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.
Here we have a beautiful picture of our Lord….serving us! Peter was so offended by the thought of his Lord doing dirty work that at first he refused to let Jesus wash his feet. Jesus was and still is the greatest leader who walked this earth. He set an example of leading by serving. As you investigate who to support in our elections, I urge you to consider in your own minds which of the candidates would be a leader like this?
I came to the conclusion that Governor Huckabee is the one who will put the word SERVE back into government.