Saturday, August 11, 2007

Iowa Straw Poll

One of the things I've enjoyed about living in Iowa is the political atmosphere so early in the 'game!'

Today was the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames. I didn't get to go, but I would have liked to - and I think Jake would have gotten a kick out of it, too, since we've spent some time studying presidents and talking about how we GET to choose our president in America. I want my kids to know its a privilege - and a responsibility to be involved in the process.
I'm supporting Mike Huckabee for president - for a whole host of reasons (he's a strong Christian, homeschool supporter, wants to transform the "health" care system, supports Fair Tax & more). He came in 2nd in the Straw Poll today. Huckabee is a former Arkansas govenor, but don't hold that against him. He's also a former pastor and he lost over 100 pounds a few years ago through better nutrition and exercise! Just a few of the reasons I like him. If you're interested in learning more, check out his website!


amain said...

Mike Huckabee would be an EXCELLENT president, but I have to tell you, I could not have been more SHOCKED that he came in 2nd in the straw poll~ I thought he would be way too conservative, and, well, Christian, to have that kind of support.
But as Mark and I were watching the news last night, and saw the results, I gave out a big Woo-Hoo!! And with Brownback as #3 in the poll...things are certainly looking up!!!
Gotta love IOWA!!!!

Lori Eilers said...

I'm a Huckabee fan, also. Glad to see he did so well in Iowa!

Anonymous said...

I had the true honor of taking my children on a homeschool field trip last week to meet Governor Huckabee while he was campaigning in Fort Mill, SC. The buzz on Huckabee is growing by the day! I posted some pics of meeting him with a short recap at my blog. I too was very excited that he came in second, but not TOO surprised...I knew he had a knockout grass roots support base just waiting to bust out in Iowa! Now, the next step. :)