Huckabee, Perry and Romney look like they are running in 2016
At the start of the year, I told a friend to keep an eye on Mike Huckabee. He just had the look of a man running for president. After all, didn't Ronald Reagan write columns and do radio commentaries before running?
Last month, I was very happy to hear that Mitt Romney was considering another run. Frankly, I think that he is one of the most qualified people ever denied the presidency.
Let me add another one - Governor Rick Perry of Texas. We didn't see the real Perry in 2012 but we are seeing him now.
Over the last few weeks, Gov Perry has been at the forefront of the "kids on the border issue." He represents people who are directly impacted by the chaos on the border.
Over the weekend, Gov Perry moved beyond the border and wrote a column about President Obama's foreign policy. It was strong. He challenged isolationism and he is right:
"As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind isolationism.
Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where isolationist policies would only endanger our national security even further."
Gov Perry also took on Senator Rand Paul's view of the world. He also aligned himself with President Reagan's foreign policy - the projection of strength and maintaining a strong defense.
Gov Perry also has his Texas' economic record to talk about. Frankly, a lot of Americans may want to hear how Texas does it in 2016.
Foreign policy, economic prosperity and border security That's pretty good slogan!