Tuesday, September 25, 2007

'Ridiculous' Richard

Dr. Richard Land, a well-known Southern Baptist official has put his support behind Actor Fred Thompson.
I read this quote on Brody File and everything in it can be applied to Gov. Huckabee (except for the last part). Here's what he said:

Land explained to me why Thompson appeals to some voters.
“Fred Thompson grew up in a very modest means in a small town in America just like Ronald Reagan grew up in very modest means in a small town in Illinois. You acquire not only an understanding of but a respect for everyday folk when you come from the background that you don’t get otherwise and people sense it. That this is a guy who respects me, a guy who understands that we are the backbone of this country, we are the salt of the Earth and he not only understands us, he’s one of us. He’s a successful one of us but he’s one of us and they trust a guy like that. They give a guy like that a larger margin of error. Nobody gets everything right but its core values. My assessment is that this guy is a whole much like Reagan including his Teflon quality. The press has been beating up with him for these types of gaffes and he continues to climb in the polls.

I placed some emphasis on the key points of his long, drawn out, quote. If one reads them they would think he is talking about Mike Huckabee.

I HONESTLY don't know why there is this big republican nostalgia over Reagan. The truth is there will never be another 'Reagan.' He has also made a few gaffes and mistakes, but as time goes by, we tend to forget those shortcomings. I can bet you Pres. Bush will be looked at in a kinder light about 10 years after he leaves office.

Fred Thompson is a media-made character. People are buying a lot of stock on him without even knowing what he has done and who he even is. Do you think he can beat Hillary?? Hillary is going to even more confidently stress her experience, and Fred Thompson won't be able to hit back because he doesn't have any.

The fact that he is not comfortable talking about his faith tells one how much he considers God as a priority in his life. Gov Huckabee said that his faith makes who he is. Have you heard any other candidate make a similar statement? All others have said "My faith is important to me, but I don't wear it on my sleeve" (or something like that).
It's unthinkable for a church leader like Richard Land to snub a fellow Southern Baptist like Gov. Mike Huckabee who has 14 years of executive experience in Arkansas as Liet. Gov and as Governor (for 11 years). Mike Huckabee isn't a Gary Bauer, or a Pat Robertson, or a Pat Buchanan. This is a man who has lead an entire state successfully with integrity and honor. He is immensely qualified.

What kind of experience does Fred Thompson have? He is not faithful with the little things, such as his own campaign. People are quitting every other day.

I hope the republicans will have the courage to stand behind the man that has crossover appeal and conservative values i.e., Gov. Huckabee.


Anonymous said...

Excellent post. I hadn't heard about Land supporting Thompson. It's quite upsetting and doesn't make sense.

huckabeehound bob

Mike Smith said...

I have contacted Dr. Land through his website on a couple of occasions in the past few weeks urging him to put his support behind Gov. Huckabee. Unfortunately Dr. Land appears more interested in having a seat at the party than standing on principle. I can't wait for Dr. Land to be left out in the cold after Huckabee wins the White House.

Peter said...

Dr. Land may be endorsing Fred because of his current popularity, which, by the way, is disintegrating every day.

Anonymous said...

Great post...I posted about this...Read it and let me know what you think...I also made a video about it...it has Dr. Lands contact info...I have had a lot of response to the posting because in the post I urge people to contact their local pastors...and tell them to call on Dr. Land to do right...

Justin said...

Dr. Land hasn't officially endorsed him but from his comments you can see where he is leaning. I'm pretty certain Fred Thompson will go no where.
So eventually, Land will come over to the Huckabee camp like the prodigal son and Huckabee will stretch his hands out and receive him. HAHA..

OKforHuckabee said...

Chekc out my OCTOBER CHALLENGE for Huckabee supporters: http://okforhuckabee.blogspot.com/2007/09/october-challenge-from-okforhuckabee.html

Hamilton said...

Were you aware that Baptist Minister Huckabee also belongs to a Masonic temple?

Justin said...

Don't post idiotic comments on my blog. You need to take some prescription pills.