Mike Huckabee News
Nov 19 2012
The election is over, and Mitt Romney still hasn’t learned his lesson: that everything he says is on the public record. During a call to donors this week, Romney reportedly credited Obama’s win to his promise to give “big gifts” like free health care to voting blocs like minorities and women. That prompted howls from the left, but also from a strong contender for the 2016 GOP nomination, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. He called that “absolutely wrong,” and said Republicans have to stop dividing voters and appeal to 100 percent of the electorate by showing their proposals will help everyone’s children get a good education, better paying jobs and an opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
I’d second that and hope that my own party takes it to heart. There’s been a lot of sour grapes about this election showing that America has become a nation of takers who just want free stuff. But I don’t buy that. Yes, there are always some who’ll ask what their country can do for them, but they’re a small fraction. As Governor of Arkansas, I had to oversee the assistance programs, and I met a lot of people who depended on them. I assure you, there were very few who wanted to be on welfare or food stamps. If it meant the difference between their kids eating or going to bed hungry, they took it. But most would’ve traded it for a good job in a heartbeat. If Republicans want to win their votes, they have to do two things: First, stop questioning their character. Assume that virtually every American would rather have a good job than a government handout. Then, convince them that the GOP is the Party that can actually make that happen. Do that, the votes will follow.
This commentary is from Friday's Huckabee Report. Please leave me a comment below. I read them!