Skip to comments.Huckabee NOT Running for President
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."
Looks to me like they’re pushing Newt.
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.
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.
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.
“Im 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.
A miracle. An anti-establishment Revolution...
I’ve never liked him. Reminds me of the Republican Bill Clinton.
“One of us is correct”
I am, LOL! Time will tell.
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.
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.
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????
“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.
“Phew! I hope he urges his supporters to back Sarah Palin when she announces.
Take the blinders off. Sarah isnt going to run either. Thats 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 isnt. Saraah isnt.”
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.
Palin/West. Ticket made in heaven.
“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.
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.
Good. Thanks for finally going away, Gomer. Huckabee was the conservative version of Jimmy Carter.
I think Bachmann may be in the race as well.
Now if only Romney would drop out as well.
Praise The Lord!
>>””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.... :-)
“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.
“Fox already knows who is going to run and who isnt. Saraah isnt.”
Good insight. Hadn’t realized that.
The MSM wants Daniels to run, heck even Obama said he would be a tough customer, pretty transparent strategy no?
She is running....just gotta listen to the “background chatter”.
“Game On” comment at Madison
Organize for Palin chapters forming
Draft Sarah 2012 has been told to join Oranize for Palin
Indeed good news. Thanks 2DV.
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.
The Huckster would have made a mess of the primaries.
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.
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.
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.
Trump seems to be the most electible yet.
C'mom, JohnD9207! I'm not a Huck fan either, but this is how FR operates.
Day in. Day out.this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings. Either way, the violin is sweet yet lethal.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I think Trump is a Giuliani-type political shooting star already on the way down once people see what he’s really all about.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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