Supporting former Governor Huckabee is a mistake for the Republican Party. We need a Republican that demonstrates the total package of the party. The only thing Governor Huckabee is good for his social values on ending abortion and limiting marriage to heterosexuals.
If you want someone who is closer to former President Reagan it would be more prudent for Republican voters to consider former Senator Fred Thompson. Social values alone do not make a Republican nominee. It also takes a strong position on the illegal immigration issue, someone who would resist tax increases and someone who would be continuing the course on the war in Iraq.
A consistent conservative would unify the party and provide success against the Democratic Party in November.
As printed in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.