Mike Huckabee has posted his response to President Obama's SOTU address at Huck Pac. As I read through his response I am reminded again why Mike Huckabee should be the Republican nominee in 2012. Mike Huckabee was a successful governor who worked with both parties in his state to do the work of the people. He was re-elected two times and left office only due to term limits with an approval rating in the 60's.
January 27, 2011 - 03:58 PM
The President's State of the Union Speech:
by Mike Huckabee
I was a bit confused when I listened to the President's speech Tuesday night - mainly because it sounded more like one of his campaign speeches from just two short years ago instead of the speech it should have been.
Somewhat surprisingly, the President doubled down on some of his campaign promises and again vowed to work with Republicans and even pleaded with Republicans to work with him; wanting everyone in Washington to look past Party politics and come together in order to accomplish greatness. Noble? Sure. But his speech sounded all too familiar and rang a bit hollow since we heard the same empty rhetoric during his campaign in 2008.
In fact, upon taking office, the President had the supreme chance to cross the political aisle and work with Republicans - but not only did he refuse, it seemed to many as though he put up an impassable velvet rope excluding Republicans and ultimately the American People from a seat at his table.
Instead the President and Congressional Democrats immediately passed dangerously unexplored and wildly unpopular legislation all the while refusing listen to a vocal majority who expressed civil but adamant concerns. Those concerns have become a reality as many of the President's pet programs are now rapidly bankrupting this nation - and the country knows it.
Ignoring the wishes of the American people cost the Democrats Congress and the President his popularity - but it has cost us much much more. Last night, the President renewed his promises and made a new push to spend more money to try and solve our problems despite the fact that the people overwhelming rejected that agenda this past November and the fact that it clearly hasn't worked.
It's time for the President and the Democrats to get on board with a new agenda that won't bankrupt our country. Now is the time to admit if we want Washington to change, we must first change Washington.
Are you ready for Mike Huckabee vs Barack Obama in 2012?