Sunday, December 23, 2007

Huckabee for Stronger Military, Stronger Families

Gee... Where have we heard this before?

[note:] I was going to go all Christmas for the next several days. But seeing as how Mike Huckabee is campaigning today and attending fundraisers, this news story is appropriate as well.

When Mitt Romney visited Mike's America in November, he laid out the three pillars of his plan:
1. Strengthen our military (100,000 more troops and upgraded equipment) 2. Strengthen our economy (No taxes on savings or investments for those under $200,000 income) and 3. Strengthen our families (support traditional marriage).

Mitt Romney's been saying this since at least May, as his web site documents.

And now the Huckster:

Huckabee: Stronger Military, Families

Dec 22 04:16 PM US/Eastern
By LIBBY QUAID
Associated Press Writer

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appealed to Iowa conservatives on two fronts Saturday, calling for a stronger military and stronger families.

Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who jumped to a lead in Iowa polls earlier this month, wants a drastic increase in regular forces to ease the strain on National Guard and reserve units being called up for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"We need to have a larger regular force to make sure we are capable if we do have to go into battle, and let's pray to God that we don't," Huckabee told about 120 people in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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On his final stretch of campaigning before the Christmas holiday, Huckabee underlined his lifelong opposition to abortion and gay marriage, issues that will likely drive many churchgoers to the Jan. 3 caucuses in Iowa. He spent Saturday traveling the western edge of Iowa, the most conservative part of the state.

Funny how Huckabee omitted the third pillar of Romney's plan for a better America, which is to strengthen the economy by keeping taxes low. Seems Huckabee's habit of raising taxes in Arkansas (There wasn't a tax he didn't like --video here)is a hard one to break.

Let's recap: So far, Huckabee has stolen Barack Hussein Obama's foreign policy ideas, John McCain's long standing demand for more troops in Iraq and now Mitt Romney's stronger America program.

What's next? Take a page from the Ron Paul nutroots and suggest the September 11th attacks were an inside job?

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