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Huckabee NOT Running for President
Pundit Press ^ | 5/14/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 05/14/2011 6:06:01 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

In an eight o'clock announcement on Fox News, Mike Huckabee announced that he will NOT be running for President in 2012.

Mr. Huckabee was one of the major contenders for the Republican nomination in 2008, garnering 282 delegates by the convention. The former governor of Arkansas, he now hosts a show on Fox News.

Huckabee discussed voters that will support him, how he believes that he will gain plenty of money fund-raising, and his prayer to Jesus Christ.

He also spoke of "clarity" and an "inner-peace." He stated: "I will not run for President."


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To: flaglady47

Looks to me like they’re pushing Newt.

We’re doomed!


51 posted on 05/14/2011 6:52:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: everyone




"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

~RONALD REAGAN~

52 posted on 05/14/2011 6:55:26 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ncalburt

I want Trump to stay because he’s comfortable being the boss, believes in America, and is ruthless in business.

Herman Cain is someone I’m getting to know and like.

I’d throw down for LtC West in a nanosecond.

Don’t know if Sarah will throw in, but the Left will do ANYTHING they can to her and to her family to stop her. They’re trying the same with Trump, who’s no picnic, of course.

Most of all, we know these people are Americans by inclination and belief systems, not by ‘happenstance’ or (supposed) accident of birth.


53 posted on 05/14/2011 6:56:17 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If RomneyCare, RomneyMarriage, flip-flopping on Right-to-Life and all that don’t stop him, we’re in worse shape than I thought!

Is that worse than America electing a Chicago community organizer whose votes in the Senate were LEFT of a Socialist Party Senator and who got elected because he was a black leftist and it was "cool" to vote for him, never mind what he stood for?

I think we're in big trouble already.

54 posted on 05/14/2011 6:56:55 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I’m leaning Mitch Daniels if he runs.

He has done a lot for Indiana according to my friend there. Not much face time and never heard him speak or know what he thinks but I’m willing to listen.


55 posted on 05/14/2011 6:57:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“I’m leaning Mitch Daniels if he runs.”

I’d rather watch paint dry than watch Mitch Daniels running for President. What a totally uncharismatic man he is, plus he is a basic RINO. If I’m going to be stuck with a RINO as Prez once again, I at least want a charismatic one. Daniels doesn’t turn on even my baby toe. Plus he has the short man’s complex. Put him up against Obama and it’s going to look like Mutt and Jeff, and visuals do matter.


56 posted on 05/14/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT by flaglady47 (EA)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Huck's $3,000,000 11,000 sq.ft. house in Florida as of April:


57 posted on 05/14/2011 7:04:17 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: FReepers; onyx; TheOldLady

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58 posted on 05/14/2011 7:05:30 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: "You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: flaglady47
Santorum and Gingrich had both announced exploratory committee's and Fox had to let them go. Sarah Palin has not yet announced either a candidacy or an exploratory which is why she is still at Fox. My eyes are wide open and I think she's running. The evangelicals who backed Huck will move to Sarah. One of us is correct.
59 posted on 05/14/2011 7:07:08 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: Jim 0216
What a relief. Now what’s it gonna take to get rid of Romney?

A miracle. An anti-establishment Revolution...

60 posted on 05/14/2011 7:07:48 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I’ve never liked him. Reminds me of the Republican Bill Clinton.


61 posted on 05/14/2011 7:08:04 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: JPG

“One of us is correct”

I am, LOL! Time will tell.


62 posted on 05/14/2011 7:09:33 PM PDT by flaglady47 (EA)
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To: Jim 0216

Many of those people thought that vote would eradicate 400 years of slavery, racism, Jim Crow, lynchings, etc. Hopefully, they’ve learned since then. As Rush Limbaugh says, every gas station price board is an advertisement for the Republican party.


63 posted on 05/14/2011 7:12:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

If you listen,you will lean away, but I am worried about this because he is the “chosen” establishment candidate. Laura Bush called his wife the other night to encourage her before she gave her first public speech. And if the Bushes are behind daniels, it looks like a fait accompli.
I don’t like it one bit. He doesn’t want to discuss “social” conservative issues like gays and don’t ask, don’t tell, or abortion...which are our core values. This is a rino. NOT a conservative, and bad medicine for Conservatives to have to swallow.


64 posted on 05/14/2011 7:14:46 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: CommieCutter

Not a Huck fan here but what is the answer. If you read this thread along with many others EVERY person that is running is being shot down. Hell the demoncrats don’t have to say a word we are shooting down each person considering a run. So who it it gonna be????


65 posted on 05/14/2011 7:15:23 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“He also spoke of “clarity” and an “inner-peace.”

Iow, he loves his current gig at FNC — play some bass guitar, talk some politics, and collect a fat paycheck. Don’t blame him one bit.”

I said this from day one. As long as his job is secure with Fox he will never run. He loves doing that show and makes far more money. Why give that up? I think he just hinted to help his ratings and maybe get an even bigger paycheck from Fox. Can’t blame him.


66 posted on 05/14/2011 7:19:37 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: flaglady47

““Phew! I hope he urges his supporters to back Sarah Palin when she announces.”

Take the blinders off. Sarah isn’t going to run either. That’s why she is still on Fox, like Huckabee, whereas Santorum and Gingrich were let go. Because Fox already knows who is going to run and who isn’t. Saraah isn’t.”

Bingo!!

She’s NOT running. She’s happy where she is and is done with public office. The race is between Newt and Mitt.

My call is the nominee will be Newt Gingrich.


67 posted on 05/14/2011 7:21:49 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: precisionshootist

Oh, please....


68 posted on 05/14/2011 7:24:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: JohnD9207

Palin/West. Ticket made in heaven.


69 posted on 05/14/2011 7:26:54 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Newt had his day (1994) and he blew it.”

Nixon had his day in 1960, and blew it.

Reagan hade his day in 1976, and blew it.


70 posted on 05/14/2011 7:31:47 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: therightliveswithus

We need someone who will be a moral leader. We need someone who will stand up for family, life, and the free market. And most importantly, we need someone who will stand up for the constitution...including ALL of its clauses.


71 posted on 05/14/2011 7:33:30 PM PDT by Article2-Section1-Clause 5
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To: therightliveswithus

Good. Thanks for finally going away, Gomer. Huckabee was the conservative version of Jimmy Carter.


72 posted on 05/14/2011 7:33:36 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Is it just me, or is the price of ammo going through the roof?)
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To: SatinDoll

I think Bachmann may be in the race as well.


73 posted on 05/14/2011 7:34:53 PM PDT by Brett11
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To: therightliveswithus

Now if only Romney would drop out as well.


74 posted on 05/14/2011 7:35:00 PM PDT by Brett11
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To: JaguarXKE

Praise The Lord!


75 posted on 05/14/2011 7:36:36 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: JaguarXKE

>>””Thank you Jesus!!!<<’’ Amen To that brother, amen to that!!! “Amen,Amen/amen,amen,amen/Sing it over(amen)he ain’t gonna run/(amen)/ he ain’t gonna run/(amen)/Huckabee ain’t gonna run again’’/ sing it over.... :-)


76 posted on 05/14/2011 7:41:05 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: SatinDoll

“We may end up with a very interesting 4-way race: Palin, Trump, Cain, and Gingrich.

The debates will be barn-burners!”

I would pay to watch that on.


77 posted on 05/14/2011 7:42:25 PM PDT by Persevero (We don't need Superman -- we have the Special Forces)
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To: flaglady47

“Fox already knows who is going to run and who isn’t. Saraah isn’t.”

Good insight. Hadn’t realized that.


78 posted on 05/14/2011 7:43:59 PM PDT by Persevero (We don't need Superman -- we have the Special Forces)
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To: Persevero

The MSM wants Daniels to run, heck even Obama said he would be a tough customer, pretty transparent strategy no?


79 posted on 05/14/2011 7:46:24 PM PDT by youscreamIscream99
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To: onyx; Lakeshark; Virginia Ridgerunner; DBeers; reformed_dem; Right Wingnut 2; Robert Drobot; ...

Ping!


80 posted on 05/14/2011 8:13:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: Jim 0216

She is running....just gotta listen to the “background chatter”.

India visit
Isreal visit
“Game On” comment at Madison
Organize for Palin chapters forming
Draft Sarah 2012 has been told to join Oranize for Palin

www.conservatives4palin.com


81 posted on 05/14/2011 8:32:57 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Indeed good news. Thanks 2DV.


82 posted on 05/14/2011 8:33:41 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I kinda thought when he pulled all his staff out of SC that was a clue. And, by the way, I think it’s quite a clue that Palin has zero staff (that I’m aware of) on the ground in OH or AZ, two rather important states. Dunno about SC or MO or FL, but it would certainly be a clue. Anyone who doesn’t have boots on the ground now-—at least in a preliminary way-—is going to be well behind.


83 posted on 05/14/2011 8:37:10 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx
I'm happy, I'm relieved.

The Huckster would have made a mess of the primaries.

84 posted on 05/14/2011 8:41:20 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: therightliveswithus

VIDEO – Huckabee: I Will Not Seek the Republican Nomination for President

In a heartfelt announcement moments ago, Mike Huckabee said that he would not be joining the race for 2012. After deep personal reflection over the past few months, he recently realized “All the factors say go, but my heart says no.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHCC9jqZLOY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL


85 posted on 05/14/2011 8:47:30 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: Jim 0216
Sarah has already decided, she's just torturing the knuckleheads who can't figure out what "It's still too early" means. If she was not running, she'd just say so.

It is never "too early" to say "I'm not running."

It can only be "too early" to announce a run for the White House. Every time Sarah repeats "It's too early," she's actually confirming to her base, "Keep the faith, our time is coming."

Palin already has the GOP nod sewn up. Watch and see.

;^\

86 posted on 05/14/2011 9:25:59 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval")
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To: LS

Unlike Myth, Jon, Newt, Tim and Mitch, Gov. Sarah Palin doesn’t need to “build” an organization. She already has tens of millions of Americans that will jump at the chance to volunteer, donate, fundraise and do all the things needed to help her win. I myself will raise $2 million dollars for her campaign. Watch and see.


87 posted on 05/14/2011 9:33:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: combat_boots

Trump seems to be the most electible yet.


88 posted on 05/14/2011 9:38:52 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

:-)


89 posted on 05/14/2011 10:12:35 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: JohnD9207
Not a Huck fan here but what is the answer. If you read this thread along with many others EVERY person that is running is being shot down. Hell the demoncrats don’t have to say a word we are shooting down each person considering a run. So who it it gonna be????

C'mom, JohnD9207! I'm not a Huck fan either, but this is how FR operates.

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90 posted on 05/15/2011 12:00:08 AM PDT by rdb3 (Knowledge without God only produces intellectual barbarians.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ah, the old "my pol doesn't need to do what every pol in history has done" because he/she is so special. It took a remarkable organization to get Obama elected. Volunteers didn't just "come out" and "donate." They were organized by incredibly well run and staffed state and local organizations.

How about this: why don't you post 10 state Palin organizations/hqs up here so people can get involved. Give us the names of state directors. These things don't "happen." The last campaign that "happened" was Lincoln's nomination in 1860, and he had perhaps the shrewdest campaign manager in history. Money is nice, but Phil Gramm had more money than anyone else in the race back in the 1990s and he couldn't get past the first debate. Steve Forbes has more money than Palin can ever raise, and can't get to first base. But keep the delusion up that you can somehow just "turn on" a campaign (I think Fred Thompson's people were told that) and see what happens.

91 posted on 05/15/2011 4:48:40 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Celtic Cross

Correction!:
the swarmy Worm didn’t do the right thing! He just couldn’t line up any support worthy of note! Huckleberry only cares about himself.........
But it is the Right Thing for America!


92 posted on 05/15/2011 4:54:56 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: therightliveswithus
Huck simply read the "tea leaves". Romney would be smart draw the same conclusion. To me, this means a Palin/Cain ticket is now a possibility.

Liberal policies have aroused the private sector, economic issues will be at the forefront, and both the Drilla from Wasilla and the Godfather are strong there.

93 posted on 05/15/2011 4:56:50 AM PDT by wayoverontheright (The Democratic Party is trying to end "the private sector as we know it".)
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To: Gargantua
She's expressed grave concern for the price her family and especially he children will certainly have to pay for her run. She's also clear that the future of our country hangs in the balance. (SCOTUS has already given Congress unlimited powers. The states are going to have to nullify SCOTUS decisions in favor of the Constitution. This could mean a breakup of the Union. In the cause of freedom, I say, "So be it." Not sure what Palin can do about that other than nominate good justices if she gets the chance & if Congress gives her a pass.)

Nevertheless, it would be nice to see some evidence of Sarah's reconciliation of her family's pain if she runs vs. America's pain if she doesn't.

94 posted on 05/15/2011 5:32:54 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: truth_seeker
Reagan hade his day in 1976, and blew it

??

95 posted on 05/15/2011 5:36:26 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: television is just wrong

I think Trump is a Giuliani-type political shooting star already on the way down once people see what he’s really all about.


96 posted on 05/15/2011 5:41:42 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: MestaMachine

“Palin/West. Ticket made in heaven.”

That would work. In either spot. I want ruthlessly American people in this government or there will be no America. Soon.


97 posted on 05/15/2011 6:16:59 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ak267
She is running....just gotta listen to the “background chatter”.

Yep, if her doubters and detractors would bother to check her numerous support blogs and Facebook groups, then they would see it all coming together.

Sarah said that if she runs, then it would be an unconventional campaign, the likes of which no one has ever seen before. And so here it is, getting ready to go at the true grassroots level.

98 posted on 05/15/2011 6:19:38 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jim 0216
She's expressed grave concern for the price her family and especially he children will certainly have to pay for her run.

I don't know where you've been getting your information, but Todd and Track are pretty much ready to fight back after all the liberal attempts to destroy the Palin family. They are not shrinking violets, as you seem to suggest, but tough people who don't give up.

99 posted on 05/15/2011 6:26:47 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

What I’m saying is Palin has shown real angst when it comes to her children, shrinking violets or not, becoming targets because of her political aspirations. She called out the “bully” lady to fight with her, for example, but to leave her children alone. She has not made it clear to me that she going to run. I thought she was, but now I not sure.


100 posted on 05/15/2011 6:48:00 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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