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Tag: National FairTax Initiative
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
I received an e-mail this morning from Roger Buchholtz, the North-Central Regional Director for Americans For Fair Taxation, forwarded from Sam Kemp (the South-Central Regional Director for Americans For Fair Taxation), as a follow-up to Herman Cain's endorsement of Newt Gingrich last Saturday. As Roger said in his e-mail, "We are all struggling with finding the ideal Republican candidate. There is none. What we must then determine is, Who will save our nation? A fellow FairTax Regional Director, Sam Kemp, has put this question and the answer in print below. It is well worth the read. Hopefully, you will find it helpful."
A point of clarification before the break: The South-Central region consists of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma (plus perhaps one or two other connected states). However, Mr. Kemp's primary residence is in Florida, and it's with that residence in mind that his letter is written. Following the break is Sam Kemp's letter in its entirety.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
I did not see this coming.
Everyone who's familiar with me is well aware that I'm a big fan of Mike Huckabee. This is for multiple reasons. The guy's a solid conservative and was - in my opinion - a better choice than John McCain for the Republican presidential ticket in 2008. Most importantly, as far as I'm concerned, is the fact that Governor Huckabee is an open proponent of the National FairTax Initiative. (Yes, he's also an open supporter of the Michigan FairTax Proposal.)
With that in mind, I fully expected that Governor Huckabee would, if he endorsed anyone in the Michigan Gubernatorial race, be endorsing Pete Hoekstra (who has openly endorsed both the national initiative and the state proposal). Congressman Hoekstra has also actively and constructively engaged the Michigan TEA Party Movement, and I recall well that grassroots engagement was what kept Huckabee in the Republican primary race as long as he was. I also know for a fact that HuckPAC will not endorse, support, or otherwise back any candidate who doesn't support the FairTax initiative.
So you can imagine my surprise when, around 8:30 this morning, I received a phone call from a close friend who just happens to be an insider to the Mike Cox gubernatorial campaign.
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