Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Mike Huckabee Withdraws

Mike Huckabee tonight gave a concession speech and endorsed John McCain. Anyone who has read this blog for any time know I was not a big fan of Mike Huckabee. However tonight he ended his concession speech by reading William Travis's last letter from the Alamo. What a classy way to end his campaign. In case you missed it here is the letter
"I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna -- I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannoned for 24 hours & have not lost a man -- The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken -- I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls -- I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & every thing dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch -- The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country

William Barret Travis Lt. Col. Comdt."

William Barret Travis died at his post on the cannon platform at the northeast corner of the fortress.
He was 26 years old.