Sam Brownback is expected to announce on Friday that he will be pulling out of the presidential race. This is very disappointing to those of us who are Brownback supporters. He was the obvious choice for Religious Conservatives, be he was never able to get strong political backing. The main reason for this was due to a lack of money. In the current political atomosphere you must have strong financial backing in order to succeed, and unfortunately the $800,000 or so Brownback was able to raise was not nearly enough. With Brownback out of the race the question now becomes; who do religious conservatives turn to now?
It is not known at this time if Brownback will endorse another republican candidate, but if he did it would likely be his senator friend McCain or the man who most closely resembles his political stances Mike Huckabee. I have not done extensive research on any of the candidates besides Brownback, but it appears to me that our best remaining choice is Huckabee. Huckabee was a southern baptist minister who is very similar to Brownback on most of the important issues. He is a strong pro-life candidate unlike most of the front runners. I know that we need to look at more than just one issue when deciding on a candidate, but we must at least agree on the most important issue. Personally, I can say that I will not vote for a candidate that is not pro-life. If it comes down to a choice between Guliani and Clinton for president, I will not vote for either. In that scenario, I would probably vote for Brownback as a write-in vote. I can not vote for a person who is pro-choice because it would go against everything I believe and what I'm standing up for in this blog.
It's time to jump on the Mike Huckabee bandwagon and ride it as long and as far as he'll take us. I am so thankful for Senator Brownback's couragous attempt at the presidency. He is a great man and would have been a great president, but unfortunately his run has come to an end. If Huckabee eventually falls out, we will have to reevaluate who is left and find the best remaining candidate. One thing I will never do is vote for someone because I think they have the best chance to win. No candidate will be perfect, but we must chose one that lines up most closely with us on the most important issues. Now that Brownback is out, that man is Mike Huckabee.