Dear Mr. Huckabee,
As someone who disagrees with you on more issues than not and who voted for President Obama and has voted for many candidates in both parties over the years, I wish to Thank you! I admittedly am socially liberal while leaning more conservative fiscally (as I suspect many others are). After the election I particularly watched as many Republicans reactions and responses as I could to hopefully see or hear a possibility for a future of compromising to resolve the issues facing our country. (No need to listen to the 'winning' side at this point)
I was disheartened and disappointed over and over again day after day until I finally heard YOU and your very respectful, mature and honest response to the results. If many of those responding at their disappointment and upset in the days following were my elementary aged children and students I would have been forced to call a class or family meeting to address the issue of good sportsmanship and the importance of being both a graceful winner as well as a graceful 'loser'. I seriously would have been appalled if my children or students responded/reacted to losing a ball game, competition etc. the way I heard many of the Republicans responding. You were a rare and welcome exception to that Mr. Huckabee!
I know you voted for Mr. Romney and were mostly likely disappointed in the outcome, but yet you still had the decency, maturity and again respectfulness to respond with dignity and grace following his loss. Mr. Huckabee, it was a much needed relief for me that SOMEONE currently in the Republican Party seems to have a balanced overview of the entire situation and the maturity to respond appropriately, regardless of your personal feelings, disappointment and perhaps even anger. Thank you!
I'm not starry eyed about expecting changes over night but at least someONE in your party has a bit of an idea and heart about how best to continue toward making progress for all Americans and our future. My best to you and your lovely family,Mary Carleton
Maybe there was a large group of people who voted for Obama because he promised them "gifts" that addressed problems in their particular life style but some of the people I know, feel that our government is out of control and needs to be completely torn down for a fresh new start from the ground up, and not just covered over with another bandage to continue on with the same old corruption and people in charge. In which case, a vote for Obama may be seen as the quickest way to tear down the establishment and force a radical change in government. Maybe they feel like anything, including total dismemberment of the status quo and default, is better than a vote for the Republican candidate who represents a return to failed, antiquated policies and fraudulent, underhanded, double dealing for personal gain. Maybe there is a total lack of trust, and any alternative is preferable.
Mike I am beginning to start an organization to select someone to run for President in the next election. I want to focus on smuggling drugs, welfare reform, illegal immigration among other topics. I will be sending you a letter asking for your support. I will need an address, please. Thank you,Frank L Bileth
I called today and was not able to get a full comment on secession. I said that I am not in favor of secession but we have a huge divide between the left and the right. The vitriol coming from the left is never matched by the right unless you go extremely right or fringe. People Iike Allan Colms and others who appear on TV are ready to defend the leftist positions no matter how bad and disrespectful they are. This pushes many to dislike the federal government and want to leave it. Granted, going back to a proper relationship(constitution) of states to the federal government would be a much better idea. I am afraid this President will not give any rights back to the states that he usurped by his legislation or executive order.
I appreciate your sense of humor and personality.
I've gone to church all my life, first Methodist and now Presbyterian. I consider myself a Christian, and I respectfully ask that when you say you represent Christians in your opinions about abortions and gay rights that you say that you are not assuming you represent all Christians. You see I believe the Jesus represented in the Bible would not agree with you and other Republicans on these issues. He doesn't address these issues directly at all, but I believe Jesus cares about all of life born or unborn including the pregnant mom and gay people. Again you don't have the right or permission to represent all Christians in your views. Thanks for your consideration.