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Novak calls House Republicans on rejecting Flake 21 February, 2008

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House Republicans showed how much they really care about losing their fiscal responsibility brand when they rejected Rep. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), the leading crusader against earmarks, for a vacancy on the House Appropriations Committee. They picked Rep. Jo Bonner (Ala.), a former House staffer and a consistent supporter of earmarks. Flake’s goose was cooked earlier when the House Republican Conference did not unilaterally impose a moratorium on earmarks.

From the Evans and Novak Report Feb. 20, 2008

Interesting–State Jobs in the family 13 February, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in State.
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http://www.delawareonline.com/news/relatives/

This is a list of close relatives who got state jobs after these state officials were elected.

There is nothing illegal or inethical about the state being open to qualified people who happen to be related to elected officials.  It is a problem if undue influence is used because there is nothing right about a state that keeps out qualified people to make room for relatives and friends of those in power.

It ain’t over! 13 February, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Election 2008.
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Mike Huckabee is winning and competitive.  So much for the commentators.

Marylanders seemed frisky.  They got rid of Gilchrist and Wynn in the Republican and Democrat primaries respectively.

Dr. James Dobson to endorse Gov. Huckabee 7 February, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Election 2008.
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Influential Christian Leader, Dr. James Dobson is reported to be endorsing Governor Mike Huckabee. Now that Governor Romney is out of the race, Dr Dobson has endorsed a candidate for the first time in a GOP primary.Now that this is a two person race, it is shaping up as a contest between the establishment party and the people’s party. Louisiana will be pivotal in the race Saturday.

Huckabee is back! 6 February, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Election 2008, federal.
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It has been a week of comebacks.  First Tiger Woods, then the Giants, and finally we see Mike Huckabee roll back into contention (he was never out unless you bought the line of some blabbing heads).  The man wins primaries. 

 Unfortunately, enough people bought the line that we need to solidify behind Romney because Huckabee doesn’t have enough money that MO, OK, the like narrowly went to McCain.  Remember, vote for the best candidate and shape the odds –don’t vote to play the odds.

Influential Delaware Republicans Support Huckabee 2 February, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Election 2008.
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Huckabee deserves support in Republican primary

The Republican Party can hold its head up high this primary season. Without question, we have quality candidates, all of whom would make an excellent president. Each in his own way has articulated foundational core Republican principles.  As we enter into Delaware’s Feb. 5 primary, we would like you to consider Mike Huckabee as the leader who can move America forward.

As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee inherited a government in distress. The state was hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, had a school system rated 49th in the nation and a road system that was arguably the worst in America.  Despite having to govern in an environment where Democrats outnumbered Republicans 9 to 1, Gov. Huckabee took his message of fiscal responsibility and moral consciousness directly to the people.

By the time he left office in 2006, the state of Arkansas’s fiscal house was in order boasting an $800 million surplus; Arkansas’s roads were rated as the most improved in the nation by Trucker Magazine; and just recently it was announced that Arkansas schools now rank eighth in the nation. All this culminated in Gov. Huckabee being named one of the top five governors in the nation by Time magazine.

Gov. Mike Huckabee’s commitment to the protection of the pre-born, to our right to keep and bear arms, and to the sacredness of the institution of traditional marriage is unwavering. Additionally, Mike Huckabee’s immigration and border security plan has been endorsed by Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minuteman Project.

We truly are blessed to have a leader like Mike Huckabee running for president as a Republican. Not since the great communicator Ronald Reagan has there been a candidate who can speak so genuinely to the people of America as a common man; a man who has known the hardscrabble struggles of life; and who can articulate a vision that will inspire a great nation to even higher plains of glory.

Please join us in supporting Gov. Mike Huckabee for president in the Delaware Republican Primary on Feb. 5.

Ray Clatworthy, Dover
Keller Hopkins, Bridgeville
John Rieley, Millsboro
Bill Vernon, Rehoboth
David Crossan, Wilmington

David Anderson, Dover

Gov. Huckabee on Feb. 5 2 February, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Action Item, Election 2008, federal.
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We are in this race to win despite the desperate efforts by the Romney campaign to try and say that “a vote for me is a vote for McCain”.  Actually, a vote for me is a vote for me!

We have outlasted Rudy, Fred, and others who were supposed to be the winners.  Only 8% of the Republican delegates have been selected, and we have about the same number of delegates as McCain or Romney.  We are in it to win.

The Romney campaign knows this and they are running scared.

So far the media has with a few exceptions, been content to sell this sham of a story to their viewers and listeners.  You would think that under this coordinated assault, we would be sinking in the polls nationally.

Not so.  FOX News has us tied with Gov. Romney in 2nd place nationally in a new poll of registered voters.

What’s more, in Tennessee, Georgia, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma, recent polls have us in first or tied for first.

We can win.  We will win.

To close this gap and shock the pundits and more importantly our rivals I need your immediate financial support.  I am counting on you as I always have, because you are the five smooth stones in my pocket.

Make an immediate contribution of $25 or more today and watch us soar.

I am counting on you for victory.

With deepest gratitude,

My word on Feb. 5th 1 February, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Election 2008, Fair Tax, federal.
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I can hardly wait for the opportunity to vote for Governor Mike Huckabee in the primary on Feb. 5th . He speaks of hope and optimism. He speaks of faith and family. He spent his early life building people not wealth. He is a man from mainstreet in the mode of Lincoln.

To understand Gov. Huckabee, you have to watch him. Go to his web site. He is intriguing. He relates to people and taps into the concerns of middle America. He is following the Gingrich model of Republicans winning. Speaker Gingrich points out how a member of the ruling party won in France because he was the agent of change. Governor Huckabee is a change agent even though his party is the incumbent party. He is not afraid to propose big ideas like the FAIR Tax which has recently been endorsed by 80 influential economists including Delaware’s own Eleanor Craig. He wants to challenge the status quo and focus the nation on a real energy policy not one made by the big energy corporations. He is a solid opponent of earmarks and unnecessary deficit spending (he balanced 10 budgets in a row and took the state from a deficit to a surplus). He is unabashed in his desire to move the nation back to its heritage of protecting the sanctity of Life and the very definition of marriage.

Some Republicans are uncomfortable with the idea of adjusting the appeal of the party. President Reagan had the same problem with the party. He brought “Joe Six Pack” to the country club. Reagan was right then. Huckabee is right now. The Republican party has to be the party for all of the people.

The best hope for America this year is the other man from hope.