Solutions Day :: Huckabee 08'

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On September 29, 2007 I attended an event at the University of West Georgia called American Solutions, hosted by Newt Gingrich. Newt's goal (not unlike that of Huckabee's vertical day) was to provide a forum for people to discuss real issues for real change. There were no bipartisan politics here. Everyone, regardless of political persuasion, came together to discuss solutions for America's problems.

Throughout the day there were many workshops. The issues of the forums ranged from how to effect local government to Social Security reform. Everyone seemed intent on putting politics aside and striving for a true solution. The thing that stood out the most, however, was the growing talk about Mike Huckabee. Every presidential candidate was invited to speak at a workshop, but as Newt pointed out in his speech, Mike Huckabee was the only candidate willing to put politics aside and show up. This was a great move for Mike. Throughout the day , every speaker I listened to (even Newt) spoke very highly of him.
These comments came from some of the 800-900 Georgia voters in attendance, and I observed an intriguing mix of people which could account for a significant grass roots movement.

The most exciting workshop I experienced during the day was hosted by Neil Boortz. This workshop addressed the Fair Tax proposal. Everyone was excited to discuss a change in the very confusing federal income tax system, and many responded gleefully when Neil Boortz told the crowd how "Huckabee is practically running his campaign from the platform of the Fair Tax plan". The place went crazy when they heard those words.

Guilani's name was also mentioned throughout the discussion and Boortz said, "Guiliani believes the Fair Tax is too confusing".

Huckabee's grass roots movement was given a substantial boost with the positive support from respected people such as Gingrich and Boortz. I believe here in Georgia Huckabee's campaign took another step in the right direction, and I am excited. GOOD JOB MIKE!!!

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