Skip to comments.The Latest Huckabee Meltdown
Posted on 12/31/2007 1:07:57 PM PST by Tossup
This is a train treck...
SPIKES SPOT ATTACKING ROMNEY ON ABORTION, SPENDING, GUNS.
AD HAD ALREADY BEEN DELIVERED TO STATIONS.
HUCKABEE SAID HE CHANGED HIS MIND JUST BEFORE THE PRESS CONFERENCE, HOPES IOWA VOTERS WILL REJECT NEGATIVE ADS JUST AS HE HAS.
LAUGHTER FILLS ROOM AS HUCKABEE SCREENS AD ANYWAY FOR MEDIA.
SKEPTICAL QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS ABOUT HIS PROFESSED CHANGE OF HEART, AS CAMERAS RECORD AD PLAYED ON GIANT SCREEN.
ROOM FILLED WITH EASELS DISPLAYING OPPOSITION RESEARCH ON ROMNEY.
(Excerpt) Read more at thepage.time.com ...
Good afternoon, folks-
For those of you who saw it with your own eyes, theres no need for me to describe how bizarre it was.
But for those of you who didnt, The Politico has a report of Mike Huckabees meltdown at a campaign press conference today where he displayed a negative TV ad attacking Governor Romney, at the same time he said he was running a positive campaign.
Huckster telling the truth about Romney is negative ?
Romney has been going negative for quite some time now and with great effect .
I don’t know if I would call that a meltdown, but it is pretty funny.
Is he trying to get the ads out there without paying?
Come now, this is hardly a melt down. He would have had done far more damage to Mitt had he run the ads on television stations. His campaign pressed him to run the ads, he pulled them. He showed them to the media to prove he had made the ads, so they would not accuse him of making it up.
The things the campaign had prepared about Mitt were not untrue, most of it is already in the public discussoin at this point.
Enough is Enough, Huckabee.
Just call him Mr. Passive Agressive Man.
Actually he just pasted. That’s the way the article was written by Halpern.
Good tactic if you have limited money.
Being a gentleman, I won’t mention how you beat your wife, but rather I will stick to the issue at hand.
Well, that should do it for Huckabee. Not presidential material. Can you just imagine if he did something similar with foreign policy? Announce it — then denounce it.
This might prove to be the Huckster’s biggest mistake , if true, as he just handed Romney a free pass through Iowa .
He should run the Ad and expose Romney for being the Liberal he truly is .
Telling the truth about Mitt is fine.....acting like your holier than thou, above reproach and still dropping the ads for reporters to view isn't just tacky..........It is Damn Cowardly!
Stupid is as stupid does. Either attack or not don’t play stupid and withdrawal before the big moment. All that does is disappoint and leave no one satisfied.
Romney will be the next President.
And ain’t it a pity that one of those pesky bloggers recorded the ad and put it on YouTube. But, we’re running a postive campaign.
Wow, all caps for that?
I absolutely agree, what a way to get press.
Man, you just can't make up this type of stuff. I'm not going to run these ads which we are now showing you to prove to you that we're not going to run these ads...
But glad to see there's at least one Huckster supporter around here.
That’s a depressing thought .
He may not be able to find Afghanistan on a map, but he might find a crocheted afghan on the sofa.
|Huckabee Confused about Borders
|Posted by Maelstorm
On 12/29/2007 2:30:51 AM CST · 19 replies
NYTimes ^ | Dec 28, 2007 | By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
DES MOINES Mike Huckabee used the volatile situation in Pakistan Friday to make an argument for building a fence on the American border with Mexico and found himself trying to explain a series of remarks about Pakistanis and their nation.
Someone needs to post the Howard Dean scream sound wave. This IS the Huckster’s “Dean Scream.”
I saw the press conference on Fox News. The reporters were bwhah-hah-hahing out loud at him—and I don’t blame them!!
It sure is like amateur hour on the Huckabus. Wonder if this brain trust will be advising President Huckabee?
Let me get this straight - does anyone really think that by NOT running these ads on TV he somehow will benefit more? Rollins wanted to run these ads and pressured Mike to run them, but the candidate himself took it down.
Could be genious in the end, but we will find out. It is hardly a meltdown.
BTW - there are several FREEPERS who support Huckabee, but they have been treated so badly by the Fredheads that they no longer come here for debate. Me, I like to debate, even those who lack the intelligence to articulate their own position, but just regurgitate some label they heard their favorte columnist or talk show host use about someone.
Huckabee walks a fine line, sometimes with his foot on one side, sometimes on another.
The liberal media gets miffed.
The backers of other GOP candidates try to make hay, while Huckabee gets to the voters with positive messages, while painting Romney as an untrustworthy man.
Sort of like the unintentional cross in that Christmas ad that none of the Huckabee team apparently noticed.
And when newsies made mention of it, Ole Huck just did his best Ole BillyJ, “awwww, shucks, ‘twern’t nothin’ meant by it.”
I’m with Fred. But no it’s hardly depressing. There will be disappointments no doubt but it’s far better than class warfare Silky Pony Edwards, or liberal theology Empty Suit Obama or heaven help us, the marxist in sheep’s clothing Shrillary.
You need some perspective my FRiend.
Happy New Year!
Well I wonder what old “Bare Knuckles” Rollins has to say about this . Why are they pulling their punches ?
Romney says he vetoed a bill to give in state tuition to illegals and also a bill to give illegals drivers licenses. If this is totally untrue let me know, because I will vote for Mitt to hold the reins in on amnesty. I figure if Joe Arpaio can support Mitt on antiillegals so can I, and that is why.
Only of his commode.
I was really taken aback this morning, but looking at Huckabee’s latest ads, I think he will keep taking his chunk of the Iowa voters:
There must be something about Iowa that makes unstable candidates go off the deep end. First Howard Dean, now the Huckster. LOL
Bottom line is the bottom line. He almost certainly did not have the money for a last minute buy so he tried to get it on the evening news instead. Hell, if I was a media outlet and someone wanted to air a last second ad, I would jack the price up a factor of 10 because it will cost me more to do a last second reshuffle of scheduling.
Huckabee is out of money and out of skills. He has been out organized and out scheduled. Any experienced campaign staff media person would know that having an ad aired during a news broadcast means the ad won’t air in its entirety, it will be snidely and sarcastically attacked by the anchor person, and it will become the object of ridicule rather than background subliminals.
Not ready for prime time.
When the press gets done airing the bootlegs of the ad and telling the story, it can also mean the 3 points Fred needs to move up to second place...
I see we have another MittWitt N00b.
If you think this is a story wait till you hear about how Mitt and his dad both marched with Martin Luther King!
You’ll be posting that in BOLD caps, right?
Umm, let's see... He doesn't have to pay for the broadcast of the ads, by making a major presser out of not showing the ads (and showing the ads to the press), these ads will then be regurgitated by the press on air, still getting out their content, but at no cost to the campaign. The Huckster can further claim to having taken the high road in not getting down into the mud, while at the same time making sure the opposition research gets out in front of the voters.
They call that a win-win. Let's see if a variation of the ads run in New Hampshire.
Yes, when he really loses it, he will be hitting the all-you-can-eat buffets again!
THE TRAIN TRECK WRECKS CAPS LOCK KEYS!
I have perspective , that’s why I quit supporting Romney.
The Dims will turn Romney into our very own John Kerry if he wins the nomination . Those Youtube Romney flip-flop vidoes aren’t going away ...FRiend
Hillary will be our next President before Romney will. That is coming from a very conservative person who cannot stomach the idea that Hillary will be President. I will never however vote for Romney>
Prairie Moon winery.
Aldo Tancredo supports Romney.
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