DES MOINES, IOWA - Convincing victories in the Iowa caucuses for Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrat Barack Obama have shaken up the race for the White House in both parties.
Amid record turnout, both men won over significant portions of Iowa caucusgoers by preaching change and presenting charismatic personas that struck voters as authentic. Mr. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, made up for a lack of money and a small organization with the fervor of his supporters, many of them evangelical Christians like him. Mr. Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, also enjoyed the most spirited support in his party, drawing massive crowds at rallies and reaching out successfully to young people, independents, and even some Republicans.
"Tonight we proved that American politics still is in the hands of ordinary folks like you," Huckabee said, reflecting the populist bent of his campaign.
Mike proves, just as he did as Gov. in Arkansas; that the good will of the American people is what really counts, with honesty and integrity, as opposed to buying your way into a position of power-because putting all the money you've got on the line, doesn't say much about your character and what is important for America, and the American people know that. Yes, friends, we've got an honest man in Mike Huckabee. He shows that he's willing to put behind him, and not be distracted by the rhetoric that others are trying to pin on him, and move forward to helping the American people. Who is that? You!!!
Today's crisis is not about money, that's just part of it, but the larger crisis looms over us, namely-abortion, crime, education, energy dependence, marriage, and terrorism. A Massive moral crisis, to say the least. These are the things that need to be addressed and worked on, and I believe that Mike will help bring about the change that is needed in confronting these issues, and working to resolve them.
With the New Hampshire primaries just days away, some project that Mike won't do as well there, but given the fact that much if not all of the Southern vote has yet to be retained, the Huckabee teams has a lot of promise going for him there, the Bible-belt region of South Carolina on into the mid-western States.
So, as we've prayed for Iowa's Victory, let us likewise, pray for Victory for the rest of the country.