Well, I am not one to tell people how to vote, I certainly will encourge and tout my candidate in the hope that you will vote for that person, but I try to stay away from telling people whom they need to vote for. So I will stick to that today and instead say tell you whom not to vote for: Mike Huckabee.
Now it is no secret to many that I have a lot of bitter feelings about Huckabee, I think he is slimy and dirty. I also think that the only reason he is still in the race is to ensure that Mitt does not win. Disappointing. I wouldn’t bother me that he were in, if he actually gave of the impression that he thinks he had a shot to win, that is fine. But it is apparent that he is only in to draw votes away from Mitt in order to prop McCain up, but he won’t admit it. The ethical move to make would be to drop out and endorse McCain and campaign for McCain, that is honorable.
But that is hardly the real reason to not vote for Huckabee, that is just my own personal beef I have with Huck. The reason that you (especially those in the South) should not vote for Huckabee is that he can’t win. Period. Why are you going to waste your vote a guy who can’t win the nomination, and even if he did win the nom, would get completely destroyed in the general election? Added to this is the fact that the GOP race is down to two people, John McCain and Mitt Romney. If your second choice behind Huckabee is Mitt Romney, then your vote for Huckabee is poorly cast, for any vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain. So I would urge you to greatly consider the ramifications of your vote, especially if you live in Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, or Missouri. If you are turned off to McCain because of his fairly liberal tendencies, a vote for Huckabee there could be the determining factor is such close races.
Now if your second choice is McCain, cast your vote for him rather than Huckabee. It is much healthier for the party to be down to two people, the less votes Huckabee gets, the more likely it is that he drops out and that is good for the GOP. So please, let’s keep this at a two person race and get rid of the candidates that have no shot whatsoever.