December 27th Roundup

Good morning!

We are now exactly a week away from Iowa. It’s all coming to a head now.

BTW It’s Freedom Lives Day. Have your made your contribution today? I am not sure how much money we will raise today. The site was flooded with bogus pledges for trolls trying to gum up the works. I’ve made my contribution today. Ever little bit helps!

After dipping in Rasmussen the numbers look more realistic today as Mike leads Rudy 20%-18% (with a three way statistical tie for 3rd place). John McCain is polling highest of those three today. That is no surprise as he is surging in Iowa, and New Hampshire presently. Good for him. Along with Mike John has run a very clean and honorable campaign. I just wish he supported the FairTax, and did not work hard for the Amnesty bill, and did not limit our first amendment right of political free speech with McCain Feingold. I might seriously consider voting for him if he did not have those things hanging over his head for me. I wish John McCain the best of luck. He definitely has my respect compared to Fred and Mitt who I have lost all respect for during this campaign.

As I said yesterday the AOL Straw poll is very interesting. For a time yesterday John McCain led in Wyoming but that didn’t last long. Ron Paul took over Utah for a short time as well but Mitt Romney has regained the lead there. As of this posting Mike Huckabee is winning Georgia and at times has led both Arkansas and Mississippi.

EDIT (1 PM EST) – The states I keep referencing keep going back and forth. Paul again leads Utah, Arkansas, and Georgia. Mississippi is still Huck’s

In other polls, Mike Huckabee now leads in Oklahoma!

There are some new Huckabee endorsements today. Florida state Senator (and Majority Whip), Mike Haridopolos, and former Wyoming Governor (he also served in the House and Senate), Jim Geringer. A few days ago Mike received the endorsement of the Dallas Morning News.

There will be two bloggers calls in the next five days or so. The first one is tomorrow afternoon while Mike travels the trail in Iowa. The 2nd one is really special on New Year’s Day afternoon during the Bloggers Bash the campaign is throwing at the campaign office in Des Moines. While meant for bloggers who are in Iowa or traveling there, there will be a call for those of us who cannot travel up to The Hawkeye State for the Caucus-week push. Chuck Norris will be on the call. I can’t wait! I’ll be all over both calls.

Check out One Mom’s blog. Kerry does an awesome job! Today she has a post documenting Mitt Romney’s panic attack mode he has gone into this past month as he has seen his lead in Iowa disappear and his lead in New Hampshire shrink down to nothing. The other thing I want to point out is not only is Mitt in attack mode but the Conservative elite “Chattering Class” is also in on it as well. I am really starting to get frustrated with a lot of folks who I admired, listened to, and bought books from. I’ve had a bout enough of these Bozos. For people who literally worship at the altar of Ronald Regan they are doing quite a good job at violating…no down right defecating upon Regan’s “11th Ammendment”, Thou Shalt Not Attack A Fellow Republican. Way to go folks! Regan is turning in his grave! OUTRAGEOUS!!

Huckabee Leads Iowa Button Poll

I want to give credit to fellow Huck’s Army soldier, Brett Passmore who shared this over at the Race 4 2008 blog. Mike Huckabee is leading the unscientific Button poll in Iowa. You can check out the amusing story HERE

Thanks for all you do Brett! So nice to see a Mike Huckabee supporter blogging over there. Lately going over there to get poll numbers has hurt my Huckabee heart because they have so very brutal. It’s about time!

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AOL Political Machine Straw Poll – Ron Paul Dominates but Shows A Possible Huckabee Trend

This is very interesting. Go check out the AOL Political Machine Straw Poll. Ron Paul leads all states except for Utah (Mitt Romney), New Jersey, & New York (Rudy Guiliani in both). Ron Paul winning nationally and in 48 states is a no-brainer. He rules these things. However the past few days I have checked Huckabee continues to gain on Rudy nationally. If this is any indicator of what could happen next year I will argue that Mike might sweep the South as he is in 2nd place in almost all the Southern states. Here is where Mike is polling 2nd in this straw poll presently: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. That’s almost half of the country! While this poll may not be accurate it does show a trend that we might be able to see when things unfold after Iowa if Mike Huckabee wins there.

EDIT – John McCain just snatched Wyoming from Paul.

Here Are All the Stats I Have!

Here are all the stats I have:

Mitt Romney 1595 27.62%
Mike Huckabee 1565 27.15%
Ron Paul 865 14.98%
Fred Thompson 564 9.77%
Undecided 329 5.70%
Sam Brownback 297 5.14%
Duncan Hunter 140 2.42%
Tom Tancredo 133 2.30%
Rudy Giuliani 107 1.85%
John McCain 81 1.40%
Not Voting 67 1.16%
Barack Obama 9 0.16%
Joe Biden 5 0.09%
Hillary Clinton 5 0.09%
John Edwards 4 0.07%
Dennis Kucinich 4 0.07%
Christopher Dodd 2 0.03%
Bill Richardson 2 0.03%
Mike Gravel 1 0.02%
Total 5,775 100%

Onsite Straw Poll Results
Mike Huckabee 488 51.26%
Mitt Romney 99 10.40%
Fred Thompson 77 8.09%
Tom Tancredo 65 6.83%%
Rudy Giuliani 60 6.30%
Duncan Hunter 54 5.67%
John McCain 30 3.15%
Sam Brownback 26 2.73%
Ron Paul 25 2.63%
Undecided 11 1.16%
Not Voting 7 0.74%
Barack Obama 5 0.53%
Christopher Dodd 2 0.21%
Dennis Kucinich 2 0.11%
Joe Biden 1 0.11%
Hillary Clinton 0 0.00%
John Edwards 0 0.00%
Mike Gravel 0 0.00%
Bill Richardson 0 0.00%
Total 952 100%

I don’t have much time to eleaborate but the results from the Onsite Poll are very telling. I am hearing there was shock and anger when the actual results were announced and that the crowd at large was not bery happy with Mitt winning.

I am off to judge a Karaoke contest tonight and I won’t be back here probably until I get home from the Debate watching party. I may have my other editor finally post some of my thoughts later. We’ll see. When I get home Expect some post debate and Post briefing analysis, video from the Glenn Beck interview and a huge Blog Roundup that might take a whole day to post on Monday!

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OK The Results Are In And It Is Really Close

Well here’s the results of the Straw poll….

Romney: 1595
Huckabee: 1565
Paul: 865
Thompson: 564

ONLY THIRTY VOTES! Gah! 😦

Biggest loser here is Fred though. He was way behind here. I expected him to get more votes. Also surprising is that Ron Paul supporters’ impact was not as much as I expected too. Again it is a Romney, Huckabee finish. Mitt played lowball. He paid for votes and he got out the Internet vote. That was the difference. We ghave it our best shot folks.

So now what will the Evangelicals say? I have no idea if this is a crushing blow or not. We shall see in time I am sure.

We did all we could do. We should be proud of OUR EFFORTS and proud of Mike.

I got chills reading this account of MIke’s Speech

I have not a whole lot about Mike Huckabee over at REDSTATE.org but this is the longest bit ever on Mike as they have been liveblogging the Washington Briefing. Go read it for yoruself. It was not on TV anywhere but I got chills just reading it and I stood up and cheered when it was over! HERE’S THE ARTICLE

There’s an hour left until the straw poll closes. If this didn’t get them flicking over there to choose Mike nothing else would have! WAY TO GO MIKE!!!

This is a Most Important Day!

Good Morning!

In what has been a most fantastic week for the campaign yet we have reached the climax day. Mike Huckabee will speak to the Washington Briefing this morning at 11 AM, in thirty-five minutes. Then we wait and we pray. Based on what I have been reading this speech is crucial as there are many undecideds in attenedence and most of them have decided to hold off voting until they hear Mike Huckabee speak. After that there is an hour left before the poll closes. Mike almost gets the final words in (I think Rudy is after him but discounted by the majority in attendence before even hearing him speak right, wrong, or indifferent).

How will the poll turn out? I have no idea. I do know who are the most likely candidates to win it – Romney,who I have read paid for much of his suppport AGAIN this weekend, Ron Paul, whose supporters are stuffing the ballot box, Fred Thompson, who gave a good speech based on many accounts, and Mike Huckabee. A strong 2nd might be good enough but a win would be an absolutely fantastic end to an incredible week. We’ve done our part. Let’s all pray!

BTW – AMOUNT RAISED SO FAR – $128,702.36