Archive for the ‘Mike Huckabee’ Tag
“What the president has done — and this is the typical left: We know better, we’ll structure the marketplace, we’ll run it and it’ll be better than if people do it in the private sector. It’s a lie. It doesn’t work.” These are the words of former Senator Rick Santorum in an article from The Hill today about a possible presidential run. In the article written by Shane D’Aprile he says that Santorum has been to Iowa more than any other GOP possible presidential nominee.
Here are a few thoughts about a probable Santorum run…
- Much like Herman Cain, Santorum will struggle financially. He will not be able to contend with the likes of Romney, Gingrich, etc. However Huckabee did not have much money in 2008 and he was able to win in Iowa so it certainly is smart to campaign hard there which is what he appears to be doing.
- Santorum has not been afraid to say some bold things and he has had many circumstances where he made a stupid statement. After Hurricane Katrina he encouraged giving tougher penalties to those who chose not to leave area after they were warned. This is just one example, but in doing some research it would not surprise me if he would make many more of these statements if he did run.
- As this Newsweek article points out Santorum is putting in a lot of hard work in Iowa which is sure to pay off but he may be too similar to the aforementioned Mike Huckabee. As the piece points out Huckabee is likely to run again and he has strong support there so Santorum would likely have to beat him out in particular because they are both social conservatives.
UPDATE (January 20th) : As I mentioned above there is a good chance that Santorum will say something stupid and he has already done that. Playing the race card on Obama is not a good idea…
I’m very anxious to see what happens this November in the mid-term elections, but I’m already anxious for the 2012 elections especially the presidential election. Less than 2 years into Obama’s presidency I already feel optimistic that Republicans will take back the White House. The GOP will have to put out a great candidate because no matter how bad an incumbent is they are always hard to get out of office.
Charles Krauthammer wrote a very insightful article today which acknowledged that a win for Republicans this fall could backfire in 2012. He uses the example of Bill Clinton gaining re-election in 1996 after Republicans took control of Congress in 1994.
I have not fully decided on what candidate I want to support in 2012 yet, but I will list my top 4 choices in alphabetical order.
- Mitch Daniels
- Newt Gingrich
- Mike Huckabee
- Tim Pawlenty
And yes Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are not in my top 4.