Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Vice President

Choose The Right by Stephanie Marrott
Choose The Right

Who would (or should) Mike Huckabee choose as his vice-presidential running mate should Huckabee be nominated? Would he pick one of the big-name Republicans? One of the so-called "lower-tier" candidates? A member of the present administration? Another trusted advisor or friend?

  1. Huckabee has shown executive leadership. Though this involves thinking on his feet, and the ability to make decisions (without consulting his lawyers), a Christian view of leadership understands that a king is a servant, and that leadership is a team effort uniting the strengths of many. If I were him, I would want a vice president who is a proficient military strategist.
  2. If Mike Huckabee is going to win the Republican vote by being a principled, genuine conservative, I argue he wouldn't gain much by joining with the "top-tier" candidates he surpasses, whose records on the social issues are their proven weak points.
  3. Having gained popularity among conservatives, it would not benefit this former governor to adopt one of the ultra- conservative fellow candidates who did not win the vote themselves by virtue of being inflamatory and single-issue.
  4. With enough groundswell support garnered by oratory and good ideas to receive the Republican nomination, he won't necessarily need a big name tied to his to win the presidency.
  5. If anyone is interested in my suggestions, I would like to highlight former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum or Matt Chancey. I'm consulting my more militarily-minded brothers for a savvy international affairs and defense candidate, but they are unhelpful. Do you have suggestions?


  • Men with experience in defense. Maybe a former general or other military officer?
  • Men with comprehensive grasp on Israel, the Middle East including Iraq,
    Iran, nuclear warfare, Russia, Bible prophecy, China, North Korea, and
  • Thinkers, planners, and do-ers.
  • Men with money and fame. (It helps when you're campaigning to have
    somewhere to start and some means to go.)
  • Men who are loyal, strong conservatives.

I'm not the only one wondering, or putting forward my nominations. Edward Daley suggests names for the executive branch (including all the secretaries) like: Newt Gingrich, Elizabeth Dole, Dinesh D'Souza, and Mark Levin.

To God be all glory.

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