Tuesday, February 19, 2008

An Officer and a Gentleman

Mike Huckabee has been attacked and belittled by beltway and wall-street pundits, almost since he began his "main-street" run for the office of President. Still Huckabee persists in staying in the race until one candidate actually has a majority of the delegates.

Something about Mike's persistence reminded me of a scene from "An Officer and a Gentleman" but with a twist.

In the movie, Richard Gere's character is trying to become an officer and Luis Gossett Jr's is trying to run him out of the military. Gossett finally asks Gere something on the order of "why don't you just quit?" To this, Gere responds along the lines of; "I've got no place else to go".

In the case of Mike Huckabee, I picture McCain and the pundits hammering him and asking him why he doesn't quit. In response, Mike Huckabee, battered and worn looks over at those of us who are die-hard conservatives and says; "If I quit, they've got nowhere else to go."

Now Mike Huckabee may never been an officer in the armed forces, but he is unquestionably a gentleman. Added to his obvious moral fiber, his perseverance and dedication to what he sees as his duty should be more than enough evidence to prove that given the chance to become commander in chief of the military forces of the United States of America; he would do his utmost to defend American and would never blink in the face of the enemy.

In short, Mike Huckabee has proved himself to be a Five-Star General in the conservative movement; and even should we lose the battle for the White House, "Huck's Army" will be glad to follow him long after this battle is over.

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