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
-- VICTORY OR DEATH --
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.