A British author and political observer has written a new book that compares the current Republican presidential candidates to the one they want to be compared to — Ronald Reagan.
Nicholas Wapshott, founding editor of London’s Times, recently published a book called Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage. Wapshott has spent a great deal of time comparing the current top-tier GOP candidates to the Reagan model and says former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani falls far short, while Fred Thompson, John McCain, and even Mitt Romney have some Reagan characteristics. But Wapshott says former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is the closest match — especially in one important category.
“Like Reagan, he is a true Christian. He has very sure principles. I mean, he’s a Baptist minister,” says Wapshott. “In the same way … Reagan learned many of his core values in his family and from his mother’s church. [Reagan’s] mother was from the Disciples of Christ [denomination] in Dixon, Illinois, where Ronald Reagan learned all his fundamental beliefs.”
My Comments: Huckabee does resemble Ronald Reagan in his Christianity and, needless to say, would be a billion times better than Hillary. He has demonstrated that he has the warmth, the charisma, and the communication skills that it takes to be this country’s leader. He says that he is pro-life and he talks like someone who respects human life and seems to be a man of integrity, but there are no voting records to check.
I am keeping my eyes on him, but still have some unanswered questions. I hope he comes to Kansas because I would like to meet him and ask him a few questions. Some of these include: Is his wife pro-life? If you read Jill Stanek’s column “My pillow-talking presidential pick”
awhile back, you’ll understand why this is so important. Exactly what does he intend to do to resolve the illegal immigration issue? Will he consistently support pro-life issues on all levels? In other words is he 100% pro-life? How will he handle the conflict in Iraq? What will he do to ensure that more Americans will be covered by health insurance? These are just a few – I have more. I want to see him, shake hands with him, and listen to him speak in person. In the meantime, I’m praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit for all of us in the next presidential election.