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Dear Mike Huckabee,
I wish you all the best as you continue to fight for conservative causes in our nation. I wish that you were still a viable presidential candidate but felt you bowed out of the race with grace and dignity.
One of my favorite things about you was that your stands on the issues stemmed from the same cause as mine: belief in God. Being a Christian impacts everything one does and most certainly should drive where he stands on many political issues. I like how you stood up for your values without wavering, even when those positions weren’t popular.
Some fellow Huckabee supporters are clamoring for John McCain to pick you as his Vice Presidential candidate. As I think you would make a great president, of course I think you would make a great VP as well. I, however, don’t necessarily think that strapping yourself to McCain’s ticket is the best option. Whether or not you are VP, I think you can do some good.
Thanks for what you’ve done for our country and what God will continue to do through you!
Dear Fellow Driver,
I first noticed your car as I was driving to work because of the faded Mike Huckabee bumper sticker in your window. Kindness welled up in my heart as I remembered the common cause that we strove for.
When I had to get over because of temporary construction in my lane, I waited (not so) patiently for someone to let me in. I was frustrated as it was clearly not my fault that there was a construction vehicle blocking my lane and no other car was going to let me (or any of the 50 cars behind me) get over in front of them. But you did. That’s when I noticed that you had a license plate on the front of your car with our church’s logo on it.
I realized at that moment that we had more in common than a favorite political candidate. We sat in the same pews (or chairs, as our church has), listened to the same teaching, and heard the encouragement of our pastors to love our neighborhood.
That’s exactly what you were doing. You didn’t know that I was a member of the same church, let alone a Christian. You were neighborly because that’s what we’re called to do, and how we can be witnesses to those around us.
Thank you for your kindness to me and more importantly for being a good witness of our church and, above all, Christ. So many times Christians (and I’m definitely including myself in on this one!) seek after our own good above the interests of others. We know better, but we do it anyway. We get caught up in the go, go, go and the the materialism of our culture and forget that we have a higher calling (Philippians 3:20).
If I happen to see you at church, I probably won’t tell you this because I’m a wimp about talking to strangers. But know that I thank you, fellow driver, for this timely reminder and allowing the light of Jesus Christ to shine through you in this dark world.
I suppose it doesn’t surprise anyone that I’m excited that Kansas chose right…and overwhelmingly so. It looks like Mike Huckabee got more than twice the number of votes in the Kansas Caucus today than the next closest, the “inevitable” McCain.
Thanks, Kansas, for making me proud to call you home!
Last night was disappointing, but tonight was beautiful. What more could I ask for but solid victories both for Mike Huckabee and the Jayhawks?
They both get style points, by the way, for winning in a timely manner. Mike Huckabee’s victory was determined within the hour, and the Jayhawks wrapped the Hokies up before midnight. My tired football-weary eyes appreciate that!
Sorry for the poor picture quality. Apparently, my new camera is good, but it still needs time to recharge. I need to do a better job of knowing when the battery is low, or at least invest in a backup battery.
My guess: 1 in 4
Today’s November 20th for the Children, a grassroot support of Mike Huckabee. Check it out!
Tomorrow I’ll be flying home. Nothing like traveling on the biggest traveling day of the year. Since I’ll be home, I doubt I’ll be tackling any big topics on this blog like world peace or the meaning of life (though the answers to those questions aren’t as tough as they might seem).
I do like to travel. It gives me countless hours where I don’t have to think. This makes it perfect for reading books and writing papers, because they don’t require brain usage. So that’s not entirely true, but it’s the good kind of thinking.
I always see interesting people when I travel, too. I like to guess where people are going and why. I chuckled at the sight of an unprepared traveler with bags in disarray who grilled the gate agent about details of the boarding process and then proceeded to tell him that she had lived in South America for years and traveled back and forth regularly.
I’ve struck up many an interesting conversation with someone traveling to see his wife and daughter who live in a different city than the one he works in, someone traveling to visit their new boyfriend whom they haven’t seen in years, and someone traveling home after working a 6-week stint in a city 3 hours away. That last one blows my mind: why would you fly the equivalent of a 3-hour drive? I assume there was more there, but I didn’t want to ask.
That said, best wishes to all who are traveling this week. May God keep you safe and bless your time with family or friends!
**Update: Who knew that “ontime” wasn’t a word? I did! Yet somehow it got past my keen proofreading skills…in the TITLE. Yikes.**
NaBloPoMo, Day 20
I tried to post this while I was at Panera this afternoon, but apparently this is “not authorized for viewing.” I haven’t a clue why. Maybe they think I look ornery and will post something about their food tastes like two-day-old socks. Believe me; I won’t since I come here almost every week!
One year from today is the election for the president of the United States. Of course, if it is anything like the last two elections, we won’t know who won the first day, but that is certainly the day that America will choose where our country should be going.
I have already mentioned my choice of presidential candidates here. While I believe that he is the best for the job, I’m perfectly aware that he may not be elected. As a Christian, I can rest assured that God can work in our government regardless of who is in office (even if it’s Hillary!). The Lord knows much better than me, anyway!
NaBloPoMo, Day 4
I don’t normally go out on a limb and post my political beliefs since very few people read this and I’m sure those who do probably don’t care, but I feel I need to get the word out to anyone who in fact might read this and care about it. I’m one of those people that enjoys talking politics as long as it is civil and sticks to the issues. As a Christian, I find it is important that I vote in a manner that honors the Lord.
After researching the major candidates, I believe Mike Huckabee is the best candidate for president in 2008. While I would love you to join me in supporting him, I would much prefer you to research yourself and come to that conclusion than to simply take my word for it.
Just a few reasons why I like Mike:
He has a strong view of the sanctity of life.
He supports reform of health care that does not involve the government simply taking it over and making a bigger mess of it.
He supports convental marriage.
He has a strong desire to protect our citizens, both internationally and domestically.
He has the leadership experience, more than any other candidate.
I encourage you to check out Mike and the other political candidates. Make an informed decision and don’t rely on someone else to do all the thinking for you. Even if you come to a different conclusion than I did about the right person to lead this country, at least you will have the reasons to back up your opinion.