it is with a heavy heart i write this entry. last night, governor huckabee withdrew from the gop presidential race. i am heartbroken, as are many others.
governor huckabee represented true substantive "hope, promise and change" for america. governor huckabee embodied the beliefs of evangelical christians and patriotic americans. governor huckabee articulated our values, our principles and our convictions. governor huckabee gave us a voice and a place in the process. governor huckabee represented us... governor huckabee fought for us.
thank you, governor huckabee. thank you, for giving of yourself and your family, for all of us.
never before, had i been involved in politics. never before, did i care who was running for president. never before did i consider myself a 'grassroots activist' or even dream of blogging. but, governor huckabee, you changed all that. yes, you changed all that, for many many americans.
governor huckabee has awakened and inspired evangelical christians, social conservatives and the average american to get involved in the public square. he has dared us to believe that we can make a difference. and that we, indeed, have a valid place and voice in the process. he has demonstrated that a "little", with God's help, prayer, committment and hard work, can produce "much." he has taught us the power of perseverance, tenacity and a message. governor huckabee has taught christians, to unashamedly and unapologetically STAND FOR OUR CONVICTIONS.
what a tremendous lesson this has been for christians. inadvertantly, as a result of the political power playing and lack of support of "christian leadership", the rank and file christian base have quickly "grown up" and learned to make our own decisions. we have learned to "stand up on our own." and you know what? we like it.
there is no turning back. the true colors of many, have been revealed throughout this political season. many in political and christian leadership as well as in the media have lost a tremendous amount of support, respect and relevancy amongst the evangelical christian base. the ramifications of this, will be clearly evident.
the evangelical christian base has been energized and mobilized by governor huckabee's campaign. despite governor huckabee's exist from the gop race, the political and evangelical landscape has, and will forever be, indelibly changed.
the rank and file christians have found their voice, and their leader. we will march on....
i have no idea what God has in store. i felt certain, God has something planned involving governor huckabee, during this critical time in american history. finally, a godly man that had not only convictions and principles but experience to execute the job. frankly, i am still stunned that governor huckabee is no longer in the race. i, along with many others, who have been fervently praying for governor huckabee, felt certain God would intervene and cut the path to the presidency.
but, it is not so. in thinking and praying, i realize....as with the gospel, as with many in the Bible, GOD GIVES US A CHOICE. that is the beauty of our God. yet, along with that choice comes consequences, both good and bad.