Friday, January 04, 2008

“People” Beat the Purse: Huckabee (quoting Chesterton) wins Iowa Caucus

On the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, former Baptist minister, Mike Huckabee, defied critics by defeating the seemingly invincible Mitt Romney in the Iowa Caucus, 34 to 25 percent. "I formed friendships here that will last a lifetime," said the former Arkansas governor during his acceptance speech."I love the state of Iowa ... you proved that people are more important than the purse." Then quoting G.K. Chesterton, Huckabee said, "A true soldier fights not because he hates those who are in front of him but because he loves those who are behind him."

"If we are to win the nomination, we must do the same," Huck concluded. Then after kissing his wife and hugging his family (and, of course, Chuck Norris), Huckabee was off to New Hampshire, for in this compacted primary season, there was little time to celebrate—but a great moment to be happy for Huckabee and his campaign of hope.


JimAroo said...

Congratulations to Gov Huckabee.

Bet you can't misinterpret this post!

Tom O'Toole said...

James, a lot of Evangelical "Our Fathers" and Catholic Rosary prayers deserve congratulations too!

Solange said...

Is it Better for the GOP to lose in 2008?

JimAroo said...

Well I thought God wasn't partisan.
It seems like praying to win the football game. Our team is holier than yours! What a sacrilege!

History is clear ... people -Christians, Muslims, even Catholics -who think God is on their political side always end up slaughtering the infidels. A little less of the sanctimonious attitude would go a long way to win the less holy to your side politically. And you will need a lot of the unclean ones to vote for your guy.

I put my faith in Jesus Christ never in a politician even one I agree with.

Tom O'Toole said...

Solange, To me that's like throwing a pro football game to get a better draft pick. The true Catholic way is to always try to get the best person for the job regardless.

Tom O'Toole said...

Jim, I've written on the subject of NOT praying for wins (you pray for God's will and to do your best) many times -- several of which you've commented on -- so it leads me to wonder if you are now just arguing to argue.

Many others, from priests to peasants also think Huckabee was a good governor, is a good man, and would be a good president, but if you've closed your mind (and heart) to his canidacy, why not comment on some pro-Romney or Giuliani blogs or call in to Rush "The Republican Pontiff" Limbaugh, instead of leaving anti-Huck rants here.