Huckabee Urges Georgia Supporters to Unite Behind McCain
Says “[We] Can’t Afford to Sit This One Out”
[ATLANTA, Sunday, July 6, 2008] In advance of Barack Obama’s visit to Georgia on Monday, former Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has cut a webcast calling on his Georgia supporters to unite behind John McCain and to “get to work now” in his Georgia campaign.
Huckabee opens the video with his trademark humor saying he is here [in Georgia] to talk about not his bid for the Presidency, but his support for the man who was “my second choice for President.”
After forewarning supporters that Obama would raise taxes and appoint federal judges that are left of center, Huckabee says “It’s time for Republicans across America, and especially here in Georgia, to unite behind John McCain. We need him as our 44th President.”
“This past week when we saw the Supreme Court make a very, very important but narrow decision affirming our Second Amendment rights, I think we became more aware than ever just how tenuous it is to think about a President who would appoint people to the left of center and have an activist judiciary. John McCain won’t do that,” he said.
Huckabee urged his supporters to contact the McCain campaign and get involved. The webcast provides a Georgia phone number and email address to the McCain campaign.
“Over the next few months I hope that you will give your very thorough, undying support to the effort to elect John McCain President of the United States…We have to get to work now. This is no time for us to say ‘I think I will sit this one out.’ We can’t afford to do it. Too much is on the line for our country and for our kids. And that’s why I am not only thanking you for all you have done for me but asking you to do that much and more to help Senator McCain get elected and be our next President.”
Huckabee won the state of Georgia narrowly defeating John McCain and Mitt Romney. The three-minute video was recorded last Saturday by former supporters when Huckabee was in Duluth for a reception for Georgia Congressman John Linder.
The video can be viewed at: http://www.webcastingtechnologies.com/Mike_Huckabee/Huckabee_300.wvx