Sour Grapes Has Establishment Puckered

May 13, 2016 |

So let me get this straight—Paul Ryan and some of his Capitol Hill cronies in the donor community and elite DC media mob are not sure if they will support the Republican nominee for President...the one who won the primary by beating all the other candidates and has already received more votes before the process is over than the GOP nominees in 2008 or 2012 had when it was concluded. In fact, they want the nominee to convince them that he is “worthy” of their support before they will pledge to support him instead of Hillary Clinton. The nominee is supposed to come to THEIR table with hat in hand to secure their “blessing.” After all, they aren’t sure that the nominee is conservative enough for them.

And we wonder what THEIR brand of conservative orthodoxy has done for America? The debt is larger, we have adopted job-killing trade and open border immigration policies that have devastated the middle class, the tax system is still a complicated mess, we are no closer to ending the scourge of the killing of unborn babies or selling their body parts like parts for a Buick, Obamacare is still funded, the Iranian nuclear deal has gone through, and Congress stands by watching as a President now shreds the 10th amendment by ordering every school district in the nation to allow boys to go into female locker rooms, dorms, restrooms, and changing rooms.

Instead of asking the Republican nominee to come and “prove” his conservative bona fides, perhaps we should ask the DC insiders just what their version of “conservatism” has done to make America stronger, better, freer, more prosperous, and (let me borrow a term), greater.

Of course, they have to investigate if the nominee is really who he says he is. Because isn’t that what they did when Mitt Romney ran? When he ran claiming to be a “severe” conservative (whatever that is), but who had created RomneyCare (the template for Obamacare), who marched in gay pride parades and whose governorship welcomed the first same-sex weddings in American history; who had boasted on television in his Senate race with Ted Kennedy that he was more pro-choice than anyone and proved it by hosting Planned Parenthood events and contributing to them; who puffed that he didn’t vote for Reagan or identify with THOSE Republicans; and who didn’t release his own tax returns until just before the election of 2012.

I was his opponent in 2008 and beat him, only to lose to John McCain. But in 2012, when he won the nomination, I vigorously campaigned for him, and I never insisted he have a meeting with me so I could check out whether he was conservative enough for me. The reason was because I knew that he would be far better than another term of Barack Obama.

The time to question Donald Trump was when there were 16 other choices on the stage a year ago. But Republican voters have spoken. Trump wasn’t MY first choice — I was! But I probably know Hillary Clinton better than any of the 2016 GOP candidates, and believe me, Trump will be a great President compared to Hillary and very well may be a great President compared to any in our nation’s history. Do I wish he were “more like me” on issues such as Israel, sanctity of life, religious liberty, and the institution of marriage? Of course. But that’s not what the voters of my party wanted this time.

Like every other candidate, I pledged my support for the nominee. I gave it in 2008; I gave it in 2012; and I am giving it in 2016. If others pledged that and now refuse, it says more about their pledge than it does the nominee. We all benefited from the infrastructure and apparatus of the party. If we are only going to suit up if we get to quarterback, then we are going to have a lot of people sitting in the cheap seats, watching and being critics.

For those who say “Never Trump” and pretend it’s because you’re too principled and pure to trust someone who has in the past had more than one marriage, supported very liberal abortion laws and labor unions, who was okay with tax increases, and who compromised with Democrats and rarely went to church, then I know you probably hated Ronald Reagan. Yet those of us who supported Reagan never regretted it. The ones who didn’t later pretended they did, and all claimed to be on his side.

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  • JONEEN KWASNIEWSKI

    05/23/2016 11:03 PM

    Funny how all 16 wanted his support and sign a pledge and cannot do the same in kind for Trump. What a bunch of sore losers. Must be from the same generation that never learned how to lose or win graciously. Let's keep score again and not be just participants. There is a lot to be learned from a generation that innovated, entertained themselves and got up of our dead asses to change the channel.

    American elitists need to wake up and HEAR THE PEOPLE. We are mad as hell at their representation. Everyone is not blinded by their rhetoric. We knew how we wanted to be governed in 1776...and we still do today. Hurray for a man who raised his kids as well as he did. That is the measure of a man - what he leaves behind. SUPPORT THE MILITARY....GO TRUMP!!!!

  • Justin Brown

    05/23/2016 10:35 PM

    Governor, thank you for standing up for what is right instead of just the party line and all its financial influencers. Trump is on to something and I believe the people will give him a chance to right the wrongs of the last several years. The media can lie, cheat and deceit and he still wins. You, Newt and Pat Buchanan have been the best voices of reason and I absolutely appreciate it! Wake up the rest of the establishment! We the people will vote you out.

  • Regina Beach

    05/22/2016 08:57 AM

    Thank you for those comments Gov.Huckabee. I totally agree with you especially about Mr, Ryan. He appeared very arrogant and self-serving when he was interviewed about Mr. Trump. I also have admired the Bush family for their dedication to this country but feel they are wrong not to support the Republican candidate . The people of this country have spoken this election season and Trump is the nominee at this time. He was not my first choice either but I would vote for him over Hilary any day. I have admired your thoughtful comments and miss your show on Fox. You welcomed both conservative and liberal thinking guests and that type of attitude is needed in this country. Please continue to speak up for the faith and values our country was founded on.

  • J. Ricks

    05/21/2016 06:17 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, I heartily agree with your blog and perspective. I also want to offer my "take" on "conservatism" and how it fits into our national dialogue and the Republican ideology. I take a little issue sometimes with the emphasis being placed on conservatism as opposed to the "populism" that informs Mr. Trump's ideology. My (evolved) opinion - I am 74 - is that our Founding Fathers were more populist than conservative. They were looking to create a society that could thrive in personal freedom for the most people, regardless of their born station in life, or their specific religious affiliation. They were NOT trying to create a theocracy either. They believed in the collective wisdom of a free people that were unencumbered by chains of government regulations and forced economic and political walls defined by their ancestors' backgrounds. The Founding Fathers' only real bow to "conservatism", as we define it today, is the US Constitution, with its numerous, and exclusive, limits on the Federal Government. They placed few, if any, limits on the States themselves. To me, that is the definition of "populism", with a dash of conservatism thrown in for keeping our the Federal Government "small" and financially viable; AND, for the record, the US Constitutional limits on our Federal Government were in terms of functions, NOT size. Limiting the functions automatically limits size, except perhaps in those areas where national security is involved...and without strong/adequate national security, we don't really have a democratic republic to enjoy anyway - because the despots and "community organizers" of the world will see to that. We can also see that Trump's populism calls forth conservative positions on so many issues that he addresses in his campaign and interviews. I submit that "conservatism" is a subset of principles that, more often than not, are included in Trump's "populist" agenda - much more so, in its practical application, than all the purist, doctrinaire, eGOP "conservative" stipulations espoused by all these RINOs who are currently, and condescendingly, opposing Trump's nomination...and we can see where all these RINO, eGOP, "conservative" US Congressmen/Senators have led us up to now. It really is time for a change, back to the populist roots of the Founding Fathers.

  • J. Ricks

    05/21/2016 05:56 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, I heartily agree with your blog and perspective. I also want to offer my "take" on "conservatism" and how it fits into our national dialogue and the Republican ideology. I take a little issue sometimes with the emphasis being placed on conservatism as opposed to the "populism" that informs Mr. Trump's ideology. My (evolved) opinion - I am 74 - is that our Founding Fathers were more populist than conservative. They were looking to create a society that could thrive in personal freedom for the most people, regardless of their born station in life, or their specific religious affiliation. They were NOT trying to create a theocracy either. They believed in the collective wisdom of a free people that were unencumbered by chains of government regulations and forced economic and political walls defined by their ancestors' backgrounds. The Founding Fathers' only real bow to "conservatism", as we define it today, is the US Constitution, with its numerous, and exclusive, limits on the Federal Government. They placed few, if any, limits on the States themselves. To me, that is the definition of "populism", with a dash of conservatism thrown in for keeping our the Federal Government "small" and financially viable; AND, for the record, the US Constitutional limits on our Federal Government were in terms of functions, NOT size. Limiting the functions automatically limits size, except perhaps in those areas where national security is involved...and without strong/adequate national security, we don't really have a democratic republic to enjoy anyway - because the despots and "community organizers" of the world will see to that. We can also see that Trump's populism calls forth conservative positions on so many issues that he addresses in his campaign and interviews. I submit that "conservatism" is a subset of principles that, more often than not, are included in Trump's "populist" agenda - much more so, in its practical application, than all the purist, doctrinaire, eGOP "conservative" stipulations espoused by all these RINOs who are currently, and condescendingly, opposing Trump's nomination...and we can see where all these RINO, eGOP, "conservative" US Congressmen/Senators have led us up to now. It really is time for a change, back to the populist roots of the Founding Fathers.

  • Maury Solel

    05/20/2016 05:02 PM

    Nobody can be more succinct with his erudite commentary than you.

  • Nanine Felico-Mattei

    05/20/2016 10:58 AM

    Dear Mike, I couldn't agree with you more. I am so disappointed with our party right now. Do they truly understand what they appear like in the public eye. Granted I was not a big Trump fan at the beginning. There were others I preferred before him (you being one), however he is the nominee. Also being a native New Yorker, I totally get Trump. Not unlike myself, he says what's on his mind and while we may like that in people it seems out of place in politics. The more I think about it, that's really what we need...The Truth...maybe that will wake some people up. Truth, however, doesn't seem to bode well in DC. More importantly, Trump will do a lot of what he says, most of which are good things. The other option is Hillary will do most of what she doesn't say and that is a scary thing. We need for the Republican Cronies to Wake Up and think about WE THE PEOPLE, Not their political futures! Thanks Mike for being a man of your Word. Also Thanks for your support and love of Israel, the Apple of His eye!

  • Jim Riley

    05/20/2016 10:54 AM

    As the Founder and CEO of a Company in the United States I welcome your comments. I agree that we should support the nominee and do the right thing for the party. I like to think that Trump did not grow up wanting to be the President of the united States but rather as a successful businessman that see's a very big problem with the state of affairs and wants to try and fix things. He didn't lead a life that would eventually be open to criticism by every last american but rather a life of success filled with trials and tribulations that got him to where he is today. Why can't americans see that? We are so critical of everyone, Trump just wants to make us great again. I am happy to over look his flaws as a non politician and works towards supporting someone that can actually make a difference because he has in business. Keep up your good work and I enjoy your commentary. BTW - I had you as my candidate from the start.

  • Jackie Hatvany

    05/19/2016 07:02 PM

    Thank you for putting into words what I have wanted to say since this debacle started. They made Mr. Trump sign a paper saying he would support the winner of the Primary. Now he is the winner of the primary and they don't know if they will support Mr. Trump? I say what is Good for the Goose is good for the Gander.
    I wasn't for Mr. Trump when this all started but I now back him because he was the winner and I don't want Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in office for 3 Big reasons.
    1. My father was in WWII in the Navy and Stationed in Africa. He would not talk of his war years. I now know why.
    2. My dear Father in Law was a Marine in WWII. Again he never talked about his time in the war. Would you talk about it if you saw friends killed?
    3. My Uncle, My Mothers brother was in the Army in WWII. He was captured and because he has a Jewish last name he was put into a concentration camp. They didn't dare send him to a death camp but the camps were all the same. He came home a skeleton. His parents were told he had been KIA.
    Now Hillary and Bernie want to turn our country into another Hitler's Germany of WWII? I think not. We need to get different GOP leaders in place BEFORE the election ones who will support whoever is the winner and fire the ones who won't.
    I was in the Military and I am a Proud American and a Proud Messianic Jew and I hate to think what will happen if Hillary or Bernie get into office. If Hilary gets in it will be another 4 years of Obama politics

  • Jinx Helmer

    05/19/2016 06:35 PM

    I agree. I'm a 72 yr old female, educated, have worked hard and have money, conservative. I LIKE TRUMP!! I'm so so disappointed in the Mitt Romney et al, Never Trump, group! If they represent the Republican Party, then I have to ask myself, why am I a Republican? I'm discussed with all of them. I have been calling the Republicans on my ballot. If they can't support Trump, then I can't support them and vote for them. Mike, thanks for speaking out. Jinx Alamo, CA

  • Joe Robbins

    05/18/2016 04:13 AM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee. I have watched you on Fox News recently. Debating that Neo con on the Kelley File... (I thought you did well by the way) Once I heard that blow hard was one of Romney's people... I rolled my eyes. Neo cons like the Bush's have given republicans a terrible name this past decade. I personally think Trump's best strategy in the early primary's was to oppose Jeb at all costs and put the Iraq war front and center. Thanks to the globalist Bush family, republicans had a reputation as war hungry, blood thirsty, war mongers. W. never vetoed 1 piece of legislation his entire tenure! Our federal government grew into this over bloated central control system, with terrible legislation such as the Patriot Act. (Funny name to give a bill that does everything but give individual freedom). Even during the 2012 debates, we were still keeping that reputation, with a blood thirsty foreign policy. Maybe everything really did happen for a reason. The American people suffered under 4 more years of a dictatorship. You know it's bad, when you can no longer feel comfortable going into a public restroom. And now the every American is suffering from the same illness. And Donald Trump is the cure! He successfully changed some of the war mongering, hard line - 1950s, "Leave It To Beaver" reputation we had built. He shed light on our party in a whole new, modern way. I have followed politics for quite some time, but never actually voted. Well I did this primary season for the first time. I registered as a republican proudly, and cast a vote for Trump. When Americans witness wars that appear to be senseless & politicized, and see our jobs going to other countries for their, "slave labor". When we are up to our eye brows in political correctness, that almost seems insane. When we see illegal aliens suddenly appear to have the same status as legal immigrants, and for some reason it's "racist" to discuss it. When we see the religion our nation was founded on, spoken of in private, almost like our beliefs have to be kept a secret. When we see a whole new generation of youth raised in a soviet style, godless educational system. (Basically a Bernie supporter factory). It finally gets to the point, when we say, enough is enough. And along comes The Donald. His loud & unscripted rallies, speaking out loud, what most of us are thinking. Shedding new light on a whole new category of issues, that would not have been discussed in a normal political season. By the time the primary season ends, he will have received more votes then any other GOP candidate in history. He broke every known rule. He even managed to brake some new rules we didn't even know existed. And yet he prevailed against a field of 16 other heavy hitting, well groomed professional politicians with a lifetime of experince. For all of the "conservatives" out there. If you think you are too pure, or if you drank a little too much Cruz Kool Aid during the primary. Just remember, many people were skeptical of Reagan before he became president. And now he is considered the flagship model for success with conservatism. Trump might not tell you everything you want to hear, but for God's sake. Look what we are up against. If you are happy with liberal Supreme Court Justices for the rest of your days. If you aren't real concerned with your 1st or 2nd amendment. Then just stay home in November. To anyone with common sense, this is a, "no brain er". My best advice, with all due respect, take your Cruz shrine down at home. Don't listen to ignoramuses like Beck or Levin or Erickson. They don't care if Hillary wins. Put it this way, if Trump wins and is a success (which will most likely be the case). They won't have anything to complain about for 3 hours a day, their ratings will drop. If Hillary wins, they will have a full schedule of new things to complain about. Plus, all of them, Romney and Kristol included. They have plenty of money. Their lives won't change a bit under Hillary. But if you work for a living, and you might want to kind of keep your job. Then do some soul searching, and realize how bad we will all suffer under Hillary. Also, word to the wise. If she actually got into office, her first move will be to get revenge on all of us who opposed her. Maybe not directly. But maybe the new thing will be, "trans sexual education in all elementary schools". That's not even an exaggeration. PS. Mr. Huckabee, keep up the excellent work. You have already made a huge difference helping the conservative cause. I have no doubt their will be a job for you in the Trump administration.

  • RJ Hennessey

    05/17/2016 05:37 PM

    I totally agree with your comments. However, after finding out a lot about Lyin' Ted Cruz & how quickly people are to forgive him for sealing his records & how the GOP doesn't want to force him to unseal them, I can only imagine how dedicated they are to keeping things status quo in DC. Paul Ryan is a Dem at heart who supports his wife & her Dem lobbying for Hillary Clinton & others. We know now why there is such a divide in DC & how scared & pathetic speaker Ryan is & why he has backed down in support of American sovereignty to give into Obama & his failures & Iranian deals. We all know that everything Obama did could have easily been overturned had it just been taken back to the states. The states over rule federal authority every time yet GOP run house decided they couldn't do that. Even after we all bought their lies in 2012 to put in Tea Party conservatives who said they would stop Obama at all costs. They have failed to do anything but be lapdogs & failures for America. Then to find out that they have allowed a confirmed NBC Canadian to run for POTUS is outrageous by any means or stretch of the imagination. I had no desire to vote for Mitt Romney in 2012 but I did it because it was better than having Obama for another term. He was never my choice just the lesser of two evils. Now he has the nerve to follow in his fathers footsteps & try to block the only hope & people's choice, Donald J. Trump, from becoming POTUS in Nov. He should be ashamed of himself & should be told that he either gets on board the Trump train & shuts up about him or he can leave on the next train to Venezuela where Bernie Sanders should be voted in as dictator. GOP has no right to tell me what's best for me. They have failed miserably for decades and we have a champion of the people who's willing to fight for & protect Americans from invasions, terrorism & implosion.

  • Kathryn Fitchett

    05/16/2016 09:36 AM

    That was wonderfully said! I was hoping you would be our nominee. I have never heard you say anything that I disagree with. The perfect ticket for me is Huckabee/Gingrich! Hang in there with your insight and wisdom. We need you and Newt to keep speaking the truth.

  • Deborah I McConnell

    05/15/2016 11:46 AM

    Mr. Mike Huckabee...
    I was Hoping also...that You Would be the Nominee, Seriously!!!!!!!!!
    THIS Wouldn't be the first time I mention it on social media...I DID NOT vote for Mr. Donald Trump...BUT Like I told Others throughout this time that HE has been campaigning ...WATCH OUT HE IS TALKING WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR...AND IF HE KEEPS IT UP....HE COULD VERY WELL...TAKE THE NOMINATION....N...BAM...LOOK WHAT HE IS DOING...ONE STATE RIGHT AFTER THE OTHER...BINGO...IF OTHER "CONSERVATIVES" DO NOT STAND BEHIND HIM...
    WHAT A DARN SHAME...DOESN'T MAKE HIM, LOOK BAD....MAKES YOU...WHOMEVER....YOU ARE MAKE "THE PARTY"...LOOK LIKE A BUNCH OF "POOR LOSERS"...That IS my "opinion"...Like IT or NOT...
    YOU ALL are ABSOLUTELY Doing NOTHING TO "Unify"..."THE REPUBLICAN PARTY"...
    N
    I WILL HAVE NO PART...Of ALL That NONSENSE.

    THANK YOU.....Mr. Mike Huckabee for ALL You continue to do, making People UNDERSTAND...WHY They NEED To Stand Behind Him....EVEN IF they Didn't Vote for "Mr. Donald Trump"
    WHY Those LIKE "MR PAUL RYAN N WHOMEVER" Thinks...HIS Same WAY...Need to BE called Out...Like THIS......UNFORTUNATELY.
    What a Crying Shame ON YOU All....That THINK You OVERRIDE The AMERICAN VOTERS...Better Watch WHAT Job Title You THINK You Hold...
    THE PEOPLE ARE SPEAKING...N...YOU Too...WILL Be PUT RIGHT OUT OF OFFICE...Just YOU Wait N SEE...
    OUR ONLY HOPE....HERE IS....That Mr. Donald Trump...WILL Pick A Candidate That WILL Help HIM...WIN...
    IN November...
    N
    "GOD BLESS The United States of America....n...Each N EveryONE Of Us That HEAD To The Polls
    To VOTE For the NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A."
    I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK...Just Sayin'

  • Robbie wilbanks

    05/15/2016 02:35 AM

    Very well spoken mr. Huckabee I wish America was not so far to the left that someone such as you could be readily elected..... By far you are the most intelligent choice... And also I must add I saw you on television playing guitar comma... making up songs about Obama.... It was excellent and every time I think about it I smile to this day...! You are a very talented man.... God bless and thank you for everything that you do for America

  • Nathan Wingert

    05/15/2016 01:52 AM

    Governor Huckobee, it saddens me to read this. You, like Sean Hannity and so many others, are ignoring SO much by jumping on the Trump wagon and by disrespecting the massive NeverTrump movement. Mark Levin is right, this man never was anything remotely like Reagan, that's a despicable analogy you would make. If Bill Clinton could run for a 3rd term, I'm sure you would be among those arguing he's disqualified by his sexual exploits. Yet you minimize Trump's life of zero moral backbone by stating "that he's been married more than once in his past". What??? This man had affairs while married, left wives for new women he was sleeping with, and BOASTS about sleeping with married women. This wasn't a mistake he made, it defines who he is. He speaks incredibly basely about women. You who preach the evils of sin frequently why are you so alluded by Trump's wealth and promises to rid us of those nasty Mexicans and Muslims, that his life of glorifying debauchery and making billions in deceptive and ugly ways does not matter to you?
    Yes, the dilemma is hard, for Hillary is awful. But you cannot compare this to 2008. The vast majority of us NeverTrumpers voted gladly for Romney, a fiscal conservative who knew how to govern and who was a man of character. Trump is a whole other animal, and many, many of us trust him exactly as much as we trust Hillary. I only hope this debacle of a year is the end of the Republican party as we knew it and the beginning of the end of this useless 2-party system.

  • Rose Howell

    05/15/2016 12:58 AM

    MIKE, you are my choice for VP.

  • Dianne Cannon

    05/15/2016 12:22 AM

    What do you suggest voters do to convenience the staunch GOP to support the Peoples Choice? My 1st choice was Carson. I respect his endorsement of Trump. NO MORE CLINTONS OR BUSHES. JEB, if your son is going anywhere in POLOTICS, your family best rethink your decision to back Hillary. It will only backfire. Mike, please share with all that are determined to defeat our DECISION 2016 CANDIDATE.....

  • Marla Sample

    05/14/2016 07:45 PM

    We so agree with you. The party has not done what they proimsed. We have backed you before. But, people want change.

  • Bill romano

    05/14/2016 02:35 PM

    Mike. The people are with you. Tell DJT to avoid DC gang totally. The people will back him and reassure him he's on his way to the White House

    Bill

  • Vin

    05/14/2016 09:01 AM

    Shocking news Mike. This sucks won't post to Facebook. Zuckerberg is working hard to beat #lyinggrandma

  • Jason Mast

    05/14/2016 08:00 AM

    Thank you Mr Huckabee!!! That is my feelings exactly but I could never put them in words as well as You! God Bless

  • Janine D'Amato

    05/14/2016 07:13 AM

    One of the best articles I have read so far regarding this! You are so right as always!

  • Victoria lewelling

    05/14/2016 02:47 AM

    Thanks for another great article. I was hoping you would get the nomination but the media chose someone else. Perhaps a vp for you. Which ever way it goes I hope you will keep putting out great articles that inform us of information that is true

  • Frances Riggs

    05/14/2016 01:26 AM

    You are so right Gov. Huckabee,one of the very few Rep. that has any common sense. I always enjoy hearing what you have to say,you too are very straight forward and a very nice person. Thank you for pointing out to some of the so called do gooders that want the public think they are something that they aren't. We the people see right through them.

  • Bert Dodson

    05/14/2016 01:13 AM

    Spot on! Thank you for supporting nominee Trump and being the better man.

  • Aaron Warner

    05/13/2016 11:51 PM

    Wow, Mike. Excellent read there. I grew up in the Reagan years. Trump isn't an ideal candidate, but far better than Hillary and Bernie.

  • Susan Davis

    05/13/2016 11:47 PM

    How utterly establishment of them and once again proving why millions voted for Trump. I liked Ryan - I'm seriously disappointed in in him. He clearly wasn't paying attention during the whole primary process. I came out several time spouting about partial statements - never hearing the whole comment which would have made more sense. He listened to someonesles talking points - Lie'n Ted's. He completely twisted and misrepresented Trump. Why didn't Ryan watch an interview for himself - he should have paid attention to all of them. I sure did! This is important! I wish November would hurry up an get here-this is definitely stressing me out- I need safe space...just kidding. That insanity is a whole thing by it self.
    I always like you too, and have appreciated your commentary. I hope you will continue to assist The Donald.
    #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
    #Huckabee4VP

  • Michael Brendel, II

    05/13/2016 10:57 PM

    Governor Huckabee, you have always been that rare breath of fresh air! You are not a politician, you are a statesman. It was our loss that you didn't become our nominee for POTUS. However, I think Trump will do a fantastic job, and I am sick of the neverTrump garbage. You have hit the nail on the head so many times these last few weeks! I wish you would be his VP! Thanks for being a voice for conservative Americans who are too passionate about their country to let it go to pot all over again while a bunch of misguided, self-righteous voters write in an arrogant, whiny, eliminaTED loser who was never as conservative or Christian as he tried to make himself be! Thanks again, sir! Keep up the good work!

  • Joyce Williams

    05/13/2016 10:20 PM

    I am not a Republican.I am registered independent and that is exactly what I am ....not a party called Independent,but a person who cannot vote for someone as disrespectful, vulgar,misleading,dishonest(obviously so), no morals...Nor can I vote for Mrs.Clinton...most likely a true criminal......I can write in a name AND I will......I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ,the son of God, actually God the Son..who lived in a human body.....suffered and died in that body to pay for Everyone's sin.Why!Because He bought us back,redeemed us....we were His ...He made us...but He wanted our love voluntarily ,so He showed us the best way we could be shown how much we meant to Him...He came and lived in an aggravating body and suffered and died in that body to show us how much he loved us.When we repent of sin(agree with Him,we can't do anything about it ourselves,but will willingly give our lives back to Him)and accept His payment ,the wages He paid to save us from eternal death...always dying but never getting there and accept His gift of spiritual life,eternal with Him.His Holy Spirit inhabits us when this happens in our lives.We must do what that Spirit leads us to do.AND morals is a big part of that...not just for morals sake ,but because Jesus our maker and redeemer says "this is the way to live.'Not just because He says so,but so we can be as happy as possible in this life...He knows all,sees all and knows the payment the future holds when we do things our way instead of His....that is why morals are important......Mr.Trump has NO respect for Jesus and His ways!Jesus is love!Love is not mushy acceptance of people who spit in the face of "our best" that Jesus wants and has for us.


  • Joyce Williams

    05/13/2016 10:18 PM

    I am not a Republican.I am registered independent and that is exactly what I am ....not a party called Independent,but a person who cannot vote for someone as disrespectful, vulgar,misleading,dishonest(obviously so), no morals...Nor can I vote for Mrs.Clinton...most likely a true criminal......I can write in a name AND I will......I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ,the son of God, actually God the Son..who lived in a human body.....suffered and died in that body to pay for Everyone's sin.Why!Because He bought us back,redeemed us....we were His ...He made us...but He wanted our love voluntarily ,so He showed us the best way we could be shown how much we meant to Him...He came and lived in an aggravating body and suffered and died in that body to show us how much he loved us.When we repent of sin(agree with Him,we can't do anything about it ourselves,but will willingly give our lives back to Him)and accept His payment ,the wages He paid to save us from eternal death...always dying but never getting there and accept His gift of spiritual life,eternal with Him.His Holy Spirit inhabits us when this happens in our lives.We must do what that Spirit leads us to do.AND morals is a big part of that...not just for morals sake ,but because Jesus our maker and redeemer says "this is the way to live.'Not just because He says so,but so we can be as happy as possible in this life...He knows all,sees all and knows the payment the future holds when we do things our way instead of His....that is why morals are important......Mr.Trump has NO respect for Jesus and His ways!Jesus is love!Love is not mushy acceptance of people who spit in the face of "our best" that Jesus wants and has for us.


  • Janet Hartman

    05/13/2016 10:13 PM

    I really enjoy reading your posts. This whole establishment to do reminds me of small children with their toys when another child tries to play with one. They just pick up their toys and want to go home. Just like the Hollywood elitists that say they will move out of the country if Trump is elected, I wish the "establishment GOP" would just stop and look at themselves. They are all making fools of themselves. If they don't get what they want, they'll just pack up and move. Who cares? Let them move. The "establishment GOP" folks are the same way. If they don't get their guy (who by the way has been out of the running for a long time), they'll just go vote for Hilary Clinton. Are they trying to say that if the Republican isn't their own that Hilary would be a better choice? That's where they need to look in the mirror and decide what their problem is.

    Thanks!! Keep up the great work!!

  • Kenneth Paul

    05/13/2016 08:59 PM

    Trump did not divide the party it was divided by the very insiders who are now saying Trump has to unite the party. Wrong Trrump doesn't have to unite the party they do.

  • ken Forgey

    05/13/2016 08:55 PM

    I am supporting Trump I am hoping for some change that he seems willing enuff to engage in . I would also like to know your stance and Trumps regarding the TPP. Why was it fast tracked and compleated with executive orders by Obama and why was it agreed upon without we the people included.? I'm sure that a man of your stature is aware that The government has given foreign corporations athourity to sue government if it voilates policies of this partnership. Also how does our constitution work when 3 arbitrators will decide what is acceptable and fair this is way more than a trade agreement . It is extremely disturbing. Do you have any coments about this issue that has been signed by Obama? Please help me understand why most Americans are still in the dark about this? something seems a little bit unconstitutional to me

  • Linda Rayborn

    05/13/2016 07:26 PM

    You are so "on spot" here. Thank you for your common sense American spirit. I am hoping and praying you will be Trump's running mate...He could never find anyone better!!!!

  • Geri turner

    05/13/2016 07:10 PM

    Right on target. ...among all the 16 candidates , Huckabee and Carlson is the only conservatives that thinks about the people's choice and not themselves. DT exposed all the corrupt establishments. People knows, and on Election Day people will decide!... Make America great again.

  • Andy N

    05/13/2016 07:02 PM

    You said " I never insisted he have a meeting with me so I could check out whether he was conservative enough for me." That is because both McCain and Romney (both people I never supported myself) had a record that you could look at. What record do you have with Trump? Are we suppose to just take is word on everything? If so, what word do we take?
    Do we take his word from November that he won't do anything with the minimum wage and leave it as is, or do we take his word from this last week where he even tweeted that he wanted to raise it?
    Do we take his word that he is pro-life and will do what he can to fight for it, or do we take his word that "the laws are set. And I think we have to leave it that way.”?

    Trump's supporters only support him because at one time they heard something they liked and then when he flipped on it, they stopped listening. Every person in the country can agree with 50% of what he says, because the other 50% contradicts the former.

  • James E Morris

    05/13/2016 05:31 PM

    I've got good news and bad news...The good news - Your statement is spot on and you couldn't be more correct! The bad news You've just fallen out of contention as a potential running mate for Donald Trump.

  • Gina Mitauer

    05/13/2016 04:59 PM

    You are one of the most reasonable men of politics! I look forward to all of your interviews on FOX and always agree with you. Your common sense approach is what we need out of all politicians! Thank you for being a stand up man and for the people! Thank you for your service to this country! Article was fantastic! God Bless you and your family always! I hope to meet you one day..... Gina

  • Diane Ingram

    05/13/2016 03:59 PM

    Gov Huckabee you nailed it! The DC establishment must be dealt with and there is no better time that the present. Also, you would be an awesome VP for Trump! That would be an outstanding ticket! Thank for supporting Trump and helping to Make America Great Again!!

  • Brian Garrett

    05/13/2016 03:33 PM

    Wise words as always Mr. Huckabee. You are a true Patriot, unlike your friends in the GOPe. We need more leaders such as yourself willing to make a stand for those of us with no voice. Until we beat back the scourge that is the Super-Liberal Democratic Party and our own GOPe we are lost as a nation.
    If we continue the path we are on it can only end in our own annihilation.
    Please let us know how we can help get our country turned around.

  • Nicholas Jackson

    05/13/2016 02:54 PM

    Very well said Sir, you have stood up for Trump from the very beginning, you get it...you two would be a good team, you have been in office,you get the constitution, you are smart in foreign relations , you acknowledge what the people want this time around ..not to mention you have defeated the Clinton machine before,....you would be a smart pick, we Must Not have 4 or 8 more years of Obama ...omg!!...we Have to turn America Around and be Great Again!! It will be nice to have different options for jobs again,it will be nice to feel safe again, it will be nice to be able to say Merry Christmas again, it would be nice to have prayer and the pledge of allegiance back in school again...you guys get it you know whathat "we the people" want BACK!!! God Bless America

  • Cindy Piper

    05/13/2016 02:54 PM

    You sir are a class act and why I have always had such respect for you. I have been on the Trump Train and agree with all that you say. I hope they read and get a wake up call but probably not as they do not have half the class and common sense that your sir have. Godspeed Govenor Huckabee.

  • elaine orr

    05/13/2016 01:24 PM

    Thank you for your words of wisdom. I am with you on this and most other things. With God, you, Dr. Carson on hand to advise Mr. Trump I think we are on the way to my kind of America. How dare these men thinking they can change and control Mr. Trump. I hope
    he remains who he is and will not conform to their wishes. In case they have forgotten they work for us, even though most of them are overpaid and stayed too long. Press on my friend

  • vicente sotto

    05/13/2016 01:14 PM

    Thank you, Gov. Mike Huckabee for supporting the nominee. You are a good person indeed.

  • Roberta L Byrd

    05/13/2016 01:10 PM

    Very well said Gov Huckabee. You really summed up Mittens. I never liked the man, but I supported him and voted for him. He would not have been a good president, but would have been better than Obama Bin Lyin. I think you need to put Cruz in his place now. As recently as yesterday he was still crying on a Texas radio interview about Fox being responsible for Trump winning. These globalists are hell bent on keeping the party divided to protect their special interest money.

  • Jennifer Bishop

    05/13/2016 01:01 PM

    Gov. Huckabee,
    I gained great respect for you while hearing your views during the debates and I enjoy reading your tweets. It is nice to hear from a Republican who has common sense and puts America and Americans above his own selfish agenda as it appears many establishment Republicans including Ryan and Romney are doing. I hope you will continue to be active in politics and I look forward to the great things I believe you will do for our country. I am a conservative woman and like you, I proudly support Trump. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you.
    Thank you and God bless

  • Jane Wrathell

    05/13/2016 12:56 PM

    Thank you Mike. You gave me some information I needed. I appreciate your views and commitment to Christ.

  • Lori Zaroban

    05/13/2016 12:41 PM

    You are right on as always Gov Huckabee! Hope you will be Mr Trump's V P!!

  • Jonathan Phillips

    05/13/2016 12:37 PM

    Excellent analysis as always. Trump was not my Ist choice either-YOU WERE. However, I support him 100%. The establishment is showing themselves for what they are- hypocrites.