Guaranteed. McCain, don't be a fool.
Don't beleive me? Ready what Adam Graham writes today at The Conservative Voice.
by Adam Graham
National Review Does Not Speak For Me
June 29, 2008 10:00 AM EST
In December, I listened to and joined in the DC echo-chamber that slammed Mike Huckabee mercilessly. I fed on the constant negative drumbeat of National Review and their relentless assaults on Arkansas' former Governor. I bought into it, I regurgitated it.
I never bothered to look into the facts, particularly in regards to the charges against Mike Huckabee's fiscal record. If I had, I would have found out that he had two court rulings come out against his state that forced increases in Medicaid and Education, and that on top of that he faced a legislature that was at least 70% Democrat every year he was in office and could override his veto by a simple majority. I wonder which Huckabee critic could have done more for conservative values than Huckabee under those circumstances.
If this past election cycle taught us nothing, it taught us that bias exists in the conservative media. The one-sided attacks on Mike Huckabee last December were not only unfair, they allowed the rise of John McCain to the Republican nomination...and I wept for what I helped to bring about.
"The one-sided attacks on Mike Huckabee...were not only unfair, the allowed the rise of John McCain...and I wept for what I helped bring about."
[I]...missed, as we all did, the grassroots movement that was Huck's Army: thousands of grassroots activists producing miracle wins on little money. They missed the optimism and faith in America that Mike Huckabee exuded? Why? He graduated from school they never heard of, he was an Evangelical, came from the rural South, and didn't embrace Darwinism as unalienable truth.
So, National Review can feel free to lump Mike Huckabee in with liberal Republicans like Tom Ridge and Charlie Crist, and even a Scoop Jackson Democrat like Joe Lieberman. But it is they who are missing the next great wave of conservatives.