Mike Huckabee News
Aug 05 2012
I'm honored to be invited by Governor Romney to address my fellow Republicans at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, but especially grateful for the opportunity to explain to my fellow Americans why this election provides the most stark contrast of political platforms in American history. Four years ago, many Americans were willing to give an untested and largely unknown candidate their hope. Barack Obama made wonderful speeches and promised a government that would be dramatically different. That turned out to be an understatement. We were promised transparency but we have been a government cloaked in secrecy , Executive Privilege, and hidden agendas. We were promised a government that would operate in a bi-partisan manner to solve problems, but have been given a government that has been led by the most divisive and partisan President in modern memory. We were promised economic recovery and the creation of millions of jobs, but have now seen the longest period of record unemployment since the Great Depression. We were promised that we'd have the respect of the nations of the world, but the nations posing the greatest threat to our security like Iran, have shown no regard for the political speeches that have substituted for sound and stellar policy. We were promised that we would make major reforms in our tax code and even watched an esteemed Commission of thoughtful people create a blueprint for addressing the staggering debt, but Barack Obama appointed the Commission, allowed it to do its work, and promptly ignored its every recommendation. He campaigned with the clarity that he would respect the sacred institution of marriage and claimed it was his own belief, but then became the first President in history to support changing the nature and definition of marriage. And he promised that his faith would guide him, but instead he has launched a full frontal assault on the conscience and convictions of religious liberty by insisting that his government run health system include forcing churches, colleges, hospitals, and businesses to bow their knee to the Baal of the federal government. Electing Mitt Romney is our opportunity to restore the function and scope of our government to its Constitutional origins. I will do all I can to help Mitt Romney become our President.