Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee had some harsh words for conservative columnist and author George Will after Will announced he was leaving the Republican Party.
The columnist declared online: “Enough of those ruffians and peasants who went and voted in record numbers in the recent Republican primary.”
Will based his decision solely on the fact that he does not like presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
Here’s Huckabee’s response in an open letter at Breitbart.com:
“We were all supposed to say, ‘Oh no! How on earth will the GOP even organize a county committee meeting without George Will there to instruct us on what to think and especially how to behave in the proper way?’
“But as much as I wish Republican voters had given me their nomination, they gave it to Donald Trump. And it wasn’t that he barely won. He got more votes than any Republican in nomination history. And Republicans ELECT our nominee, we don’t delegate the process to backroom bosses who SELECT our nominee. I’m staying and will help Donald Trump become President. George Will, Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol and a handful of others are in full-pout and left.
Huckabee went on to explain why he’s supporting Donald Trump:
“And all those hard hat and factory workers who lost jobs, pensions, homes, and their sense of self-worth because of the brilliant globalist policies that the elites pushed as “good for us” will now know that the party of Lincoln and Reagan will again have some respect for the “little people” that the George types looked down their noses at. Lincoln is quoted as saying that “God must have loved the common man because he made so many of them.” Reagan’s election coined the term “Reagan Democrats” that represented the many working men and women who were ignored and held in contempt by the “swells” of both parties.
“To those who boast of leaving the GOP, I respect your decision. It’s a free country, and you can go as you please. But your stewardship of the GOP hasn’t been that stellar for the [common] “folks,” so forgive me if I don’t beg you to reconsider. You decided to leave. I have decided to do everything possible to stop “Hellary” from continuing the slide of this nation into the abyss. And it appears that a lot of Americans, like me, are ready for a fight to keep their country and and their culture.“
Well said, Governor Huckabee. George Will and other GOP elites have lost touch with middle-class conservative Republicans. And frankly they don’t care about what “we the people” think any more. That’s why they’re taking their political ball and going home with it by leaving the party and/or attacking Trump.
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