Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fantastic interview

Sorry I don't have the embedded code, but you really should watch this great interview with Mike Huckabee on CNN after his big win in Kansas.


Zita said...

Have you checked out the candidacy of your Catholic brother, Alan Keyes? Here is a message from Alan Keyes:

Tom & Carrie Herring said...

Zita, I love Alan.

How many delegates has he won, again?

Tom & Carrie Herring said...

I may as well turn in my ballot with a write-in for Benedict XVI.

Anonymous said...

How many delegtes did Jesus have when Pilate polled the crowd, "Whom shall I release to you, Jesus or Barabas?" I don't buy into the saying that I would be wasting my vote if I were to vote for Alan Keyes. (I don't blog much, so I didn't know how I did this the last time, but it seems that anonomous is the only one working.)

mom said...

You don't need to write in Benedict XVI because we have Alan Keyes!

Tom & Carrie Herring said...

"How many delegtes did Jesus have when Pilate polled the crowd, "Whom shall I release to you, Jesus or Barabas?"" -Zita

Zita, I hear you. I really do. I am about as uncompromising of a guy you'll ever meet when it comes to principle. But we also have to be realistic. If I like, I can be more principled than you, and write down Papa Benny on my ballot. Surely he would make a better president than Alan Keyes. But just as surely he would lose.

Alan Keyes would make a better president than Mike Huckabee. But Alan Keyes, like the pope, has zero chance of winning.

Getting back to the point you are making above, I don't think it's a very good analogy because our options right now are not between a political Barabas (the Huckster) and a political Jesus (Dr. Keyes).

A better religious analogy would be something like a choice between Archbishop Burke of St. Louis, Cardinal George of Chicago, and Bishop Skylstad of Spokane, WA. Given a choice between the three, I would take Burke hands-down, any day of the week. But Cardinal George is lightyears better than Skylstad.

In the same way, Huckabee is lightyears better than McCain. And, though his chances of winning are slim, they are not nill, as Alan Keyes' are. So yes, if you want to vote according to principle alone without a thought for prudence, you really ought to write in for the pope -- not Alan Keyes.

mom said...

You are falling for the lie. Do not remain in the dark about what is happening in this election. This election is not about Alan Keyes. It is about what is right for this country. The truth is there are a lot of people who would vote for Alan Keyes if he were the nominee.