Mike Huckabee gives a stirring speech at the RNC
Like everyone else, I loved Sarah Palin's speech to the RNC on Thursday night. I thought it was funny, poised, and a breath of fresh air for the GOP. I liked Rudy's speech also. I can't help but think that if he had shown this kind of passion during the primaries, he could have changed his fortunes considerably.
For all of this though, the most memorable moment of the night in my mind is this portion of the speech by Mike Huckabee, available here. The story he told about Martha Cothran, a teacher in Little Rock that wanted to teach her students a lesson about honor, sacrifice, and dedication was incredible. She would not let her students have desks until they could tell her how they could earn it. They could not figure it out throughout the day.
At the end of the day she had 27 veterans carry the desks in and arrange them in the room. The teacher told the students that they did not have to earn the desks, the veterans already had. This had the crowd in the convention center on their feet.
I am not an emotional person but seeing the one veteran wiping his eyes can choke anyone up.
It was Sarah's night but I wouldn't want Huckabee's great speech and wonderful story to get lost in all the excitement over her. He deserves our respect and thanks for sharing this touching story.
Finally, the men and women of the armed services deserve our respect and thanks for all they have earned for us.