Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mike Huckabee highlights and offers support of President Obama's Tucson Speech

Mike Huckabee highlights and offers positive feed back of President Obama's Tucson speech calling the speech Obama's finest moment in which he brought the nation together in Tucson

"The evil actions by an unbalanced madman stirred all kinds of debate; some of it was almost as irrational as the crime itself. People tried to blame talk radio, television, or political speech for the shootings. But as the facts got louder, it was increasingly clear that the killer wasn't acting out a political point of view at all. He was just crazy.

The memorial service on Wednesday night saw commentators trying to determine what kind of impact the President's speech would have on him politically. I was disgusted. Have we no shame? Are we so fixated on the political end game that we can't pull aside from it to simply recognize that the President of the United States was speaking to a nation which was hurting and grieving over the cowardly killing of a 9 year-old-girl, a federal judge, a bright and idealistic young government worker, and some dear citizens who just wanted to talk with their Congresswoman?

The President's speech was his finest since taking office. I commend him for his comforting words, and his ability to bring the nation together by speaking personally and insightfully about all those who had lost their lives. Now to those who tried to speculate as to whether it helped him politically, I say shame on you. What it did was help all of America spiritually and emotionally. Can we not simply appreciate that he’s a father of 2 precious daughters and a spouse, and as he spoke, he did so not only as President, but as a fellow human being who felt grief and pain.

I know some criticized the atmosphere of the arena in which the service was held. I understand the discomfort many of us had for what we thought maybe would be a somber, reflective service of remembrance. But since I was not there, I will not judge the motives of those who were. Truthfully some people eat their soup louder than others, but it doesn't mean the soup tastes different. Some people respond to grief or to God differently than others, but there isn't a right or wrong way. There is a right way however when it comes to sometimes having the decency to put politics aside, cease looking for some hidden agenda, and maybe just finding an answer in the shortest verse in the entire Bible: Jesus wept. And so did we."

H/T GOP12.com

"I thought there were parts of it that really hit home -- that all of us can hold onto and can live out, obviously.

I agree with those who have said that the setting was a bit bizarre. It was kind of like a pep rally, kind of like a campaign stop, and that was unfortunate, because it really did -- the setting -- distract away from the message."

Cross posted at: I Like Mike Huckabee 2012


Anonymous said...

I commended Huckabee for publicly denouncing the methods and motives of the media and the left as they loaded their wagons and lit their torches in search of the witch but now he seems to be jumping the shark and is guilty of the same behavior he accuses others of. But, in this case, he intends to appeal to a different group of moderate minds with a centrist appeal. He should have quit while he was ahead.


Huckabee 2012 said...

Way to go again, Huck! And thanks for posting it everywhere, TC.

I think Governor Huckabee wants to be President of ALL of America in 2013.

Revolution 2010 said...

I agree JR,

This if not pandering, is no more than filling air-time on a much to long weekend show.

No one cares Mike if you liked his speech!

Huckabee 2012 said...

We'll see if the American public prefers the gentlemanly civility of a Huckabee, the constant pandering of a Romney, or the never ending whining and complaining of a Palin.

Soon enough.

OhioJOE said...

Being a gentleman did not help Mr. Bush, why does Mr. Huckabee think he is any different?

Huckabee 2012 said...

Joe, my friend..

Bush of two terms or Bush of one term?

Or Jeb Bush? - TWO TERM GOV OF FLA (And HuckaPal)

OhioJOE said...

Mr. Bush who lost us 2006 because he did not fight back. If Mr. Huckabee is going to be naive and kiss Mr. Obama's butt, he can kiss his political carreer down the drain also.

Huckabee 2012 said...


You must not listen to Huck's thrice daily ABC Radio spots or watch him most days on Fox News most when he criticizes White House policies.

Huckabee 2012 said...





BOSMAN said...

Nice video.


Maybe Obama will be able to edit some of it into a 2012 Campaign ad.

TexasConservative said...

Well, read what Cillizza had to say about Mike Huckabee gaining from Sarah Palin misstep:

Cillizza thinks Mike Huckabee has the most to gain in Sarah Palin misstep

Bosman, we need a president who is willing to compliment the other side when they do something we like. We can't be pointing out every negative thing, or our voice then becomes meaningless. People will always assume what we say is negative. Therefore complimenting a good deed gains trust in the listener.