Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned Republicans Wednesday against moving to the "mushy middle," arguing that only clearly stated conservative policies can bring the party back to power. ...
"I hear people who give advice that the Republicans need to moderate. They need to be a little more to the left," Huckabee said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It sounds like advice that Democrats would give to us so that we'd never win another election ever."
Some argue that Republicans have lost Congress and the White House because they've turned the party over to social and religious conservatives, driving away moderates and independents. Huckabee made precisely the opposite argument.
"It's when they move to the mushy middle and get squishy that they get beat," he said.
Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister, argued that the U.S. is a conservative country receptive to Republican ideals.
Let's hope that the Republican leadership - whoever that is - follows Huckabee's sage advice.
But seriously, are there any Republicans (besides the apostate Colin Powell) that are advocating moderation?
Check Huckabee out on video, he is remarkably appealing. I am 180 degrees opposed to him on most every issue, but his demeanor is attractive.
@JeffKw: I agree about that, the guy comes off much warmer than most nationally know Republicans. So his future may be bright.
Maybe Huckabee might consider leading a Right Wing Second Amendment Crusade March on Washington, D.C. - the theme, "Onward Christian Soldiers ..." openly bearing arms and crosses.