Monday, December 03, 2007

3 Reasons Why Mike Huckabee's Poll Numbers Are Rising

In case you missed the latest poll out of Des Moines, our favorite presidential candidate now leads the Republican field:

Mike Huckabee = 29%
Mitt Romney = 24%
Rudy Giuliani = 13%
Fred Thompson = 9%
John McCain = 7%
Ron Paul = 7%
Tom Tancredo = 6%
Undecided = 4%

"So, where did this guy come from?" That's what a lot of lost socks are asking nowadays, having apparently missed all the posts in this dryer over the last several months.

The momentum that put him on top has been building for quite some time, and it's due to three primary reasons, in my humble estimation:

1. He has a sense of humor. That's a rarity amongst politicos nowadays. I mean, can you even imagine someone like Hillary Clinton making jokes about herself?! So, the governor's self-effacing manner makes him stand out in the crowd.

2. He knows how to govern. He can speak in confidently and in clearly understood terms about how he made government work for the people of Arkansas while he was governor, and how he'd like to translate that to the federal level. More importantly, he approaches public policy problems from an optimists' viewpoint--something we haven't seen since (dare I invoke the name?!) Ronald Reagan.

3. He is a unifyer. I know that sounds somewhat trite. But, he's not campaigning to simply beat-up on the other guys. Rather, he's trying to rally folks to his message of coming together to tackle the myriad challenges that face all Americans, regardless of partisan stripe.

The bottom line is, you don't have to be a Republican to like Mike. I've given you the three big reasons, as I see them. But, I'm sure if you stack him up against "the other guys," you'll come up with a few dozen more yourselves. So, give him a look, ye socks. A lot of folks in Iowa already are . . . if you believe the polls!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huckabee is pretty swell... now his competition is trying to overcompensate is quick rise by smearing him with baseless claims... in the long run it will continue to make Huckabee look better and them slimier.

4:26 PM  
Blogger ArtfulSub said...

I'm on the border of formally endorsing Huckabee and sending him a small check. Agree with your first two reasons.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Apopkan said...

I've been on board since March, when he pointed out that America's "Greatest Generation" has yet to be born. We cannot look back for greatness, or else we might as well fold the tents and admit the American experiment in democracy is over. We must continue doing what those behind us have done, and continue looking to the future. We owe it to posterity, and Mike Huckabee gets that.

12:39 PM  

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