Thursday, March 01, 2007

Who Will Fill Conservative Void?

The question that many are asking so early in the 2008 presidential campaign is who will fill the conservative void? What Robert Novak and other pundits are asking is who is the real conservative who will step to the front of the republican candidates? The consensus is that so far there isn't one. John McCain or Rudy Guiliani can't fill the void although Guiliani plans meet with some conservative leaders tomorrow. Mitt Romney is certainly trying to secure the conservative base into his camp.

I've mentioned Mike Huckabee often as a potential candidate who could secure at least the social conservative votes. Some are trying to solicit him to run for the U.S. Senate rather than the White House. Another name that I ran across yesterday but had completely forgotten about is Jim Gilmore. I don't know anything about him other than what is on his exploratory committee website but he seemed to make waves at the Conservative Political Action Convention in Washington this week.

I think it is important that we have a true conservative in the top tier of the republican candidates but no one seems to be stepping up at this point.

On a different note, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is bloggin this week about A Valley of Betrayal by Tricia Goyer. I hope you get a chance to read the reviews and purchase Tricia's book.

Jerome

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2 Comments:

Blogger Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks for the mention Jerome!

2:33 PM  
Blogger TwistedCandles said...

I don't think Huckabee has the electability that will be necessary to beat Clinton or Obama. He's got the right stance on the issues, but he's not the best speaker or very good in public.

Lots of family in Arkansas, very familiar with Huckabee! I do greatly admire his stance on taxes though. He's very gung-ho on cutting spending and balancing budgets.

10:58 PM  

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