Smuckers used to have this odd-ball ad campaign that took their rather "interesting" name and attempted to turn it into a positive. Their motto for a company whose name rhymed with things it shouldn't have to... was: "With a name like Smuckers, it HAS to be good". Hmm...clever.
I like Mike Huckabee. I first met him when he was a rotund Lt. Governor...many years ago.
And over the years, he's had a kind of "Smuckers" name deal on him. First it was his accidental rise to the Governorship of Arkansas...and then it was his last name that sounded rather cartoonish to some in DC on the national stage...then it was his Baptist Preacher thing...then it was...you get my point?
He was and is a talented man with a great sense of timing and a greater sense of humor. He's since slimmed down and run for President, winning a number of Primaries...and starting an organization while collecting a number of grass roots supporters, ala Reagan and his post 1976 Convention loss.
Here are some examples of Gov. Huckabe's humor:
Though he's a Baptist pastor by training....I almost get the feeling that he's the kind of Baptist preacher who would tell the joke about the goofy "do's and don'ts" of organized religion.
Not aware of it? Hmm...ok, here goes:
"Why should people not have sex standing up?
...Because it'll lead to dancing."
You get what I mean, I think....Mike Huckabee is self-deprecating, interesting and fun.
I also appreciate his regular HuckPac info. Here's a blurb on a recent Federal Judicial decision that DID go well with conservatives.
Finally, a Federal Judge has chosen to interpret the law rather than legislate from the bench.
I was pleased to read the ruling of U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson who permitted the lawsuit filed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli against Obamacare to move forward.
Judge Hudson in his 32 page ruling said, “While this case raises a host of complex constitutional issues, all seem to distill to the single question of whether or not Congress has the power to regulate –and tax – a citizen’s decision not to participate in interstate commerce.”
The Attorney General of Virginia, who was endorsed by Huck PAC early on during his campaign for Attorney General, truly and correctly, articulated the heart of the issue, “this case is not about health care, so much as it is about liberty.”
The Federal Government, under the Obama Administration has expanded the reach of the government to the point that it intrudes into every aspect of our lives. Obamacare is perhaps the most pervasive step by the Administration to take away our liberty by requiring us to purchase a product that the majority of us do not want.
That is why we must fight the attempts by the Obama Administration to take away our liberty. I congratulate and applaud Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in having the courage to take on the Federal Government and defend the Constitution of the United States.
I know that many other state Attorney Generals are also fighting against the health care law and I hope that more states join the battle.
When pivotal moments present themselves to our leaders – it’s encouraging to know a Huck PAC endorsed candidate like Ken Cuccinelli will stand up for our freedoms.
Since the ruling, Ken has been taking many personal attacks from frustrated left wing special interest groups. I expect these attacks will continue and only escalate as this case moves through the courts.
Ken is leading the fight for those of us who are frustrated and angry with the unprecedented expansion of the federal government into our private lives. As a way of thanks, I am sending him a short thank you note which I would like you to co-sign.
You can find a copy of my letter here. When I send this to Ken in a few weeks I would like nothing better than to be able to say to him that 25,000+ Americans joined me in expressing their thanks for his hard work on behalf of all of us.
Use this link to co-sign my letter of thanks today: