Skip to comments.Governor Huckabee Woos Em & Wows Em in California.
Posted on 11/30/2010 9:49:12 AM PST by grassboots.org
According to Max Emanuel Donner's glowing report, former Arkansas Governor and likely 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, won the hearts of potential supporters in Yerba Buena, California on Sunday night.
"The admiring crowd and frequent photo ops with the Presidential aura of this Presidential landmark are ideally suited to politics in the age of social networking. Hundreds of enthusiastic fans had their pictures taken with Huckabee smiling with Presidential memorabilia in the background.
This enthusiasm was quite genuine, inspired mainly by Huckabees own likeability and approachability. Visitor Charles Rhee came to the Nixon Library for the first time, saying Im here because Huckabee represents my views. Huckabee spent most of the evening meeting with visitors personally as they lined up to have him sign their copy of his Christmas themed book Cant Wait Til Christmas. If you have ever attended a book signing at a large bookstore, you would notice an important difference. This looked a lot more like a market research survey, with Huckabee taking the time to listen to candid conversations from hundreds of Americans about what they would like Americas future to look like. This highly personal approach to test driving a possible presidential campaign was a good match for the content of Huckabees book, which shares lessons about the importance of patience (emphasis mine)."
And patience may be just what pays off for Huckabee in the next year. He has been quietly winning over the masses. He is easily the most well liked of all presidential candidates as reported in the National Review. And you won't win, if you are not liked. He seems equally comfortable around Country Music celebrities, and the high-falutin' women on The View. He seems to relate well to both evangelicals and Catholics, blacks and Latinos.
And it isn't a listening tour like Jeb Bush, Eric Cantor, and Mitt Romney held in 2009 to find out what they believed. That was derided by Rush Limbaugh because he said that Republicans needed to teach, not listen. But Huckabee criticized the tour back then because these candidates weren't listening when they supported TARP over the will of the people. No, Huckabee is showing that the political instincts of the American people can be good, when given the facts. It is an opportunity to show he is listening and that he has many of the answers to the questions they are asking.
One group of Republicans who still seem determined to try and stop Huckabee are the talk-show and pundit classes. Don't look for many of them to jump on board unless he becomes a sure thing in the spring of 2012. They will mostly ignore him (at their peril of their own credibility).
David Shedlock (grassboots.org)
I didn’t realize there were any Republicans left in California.
Yeah he can talk for sure. Kinda funny at times.
Is this meant as a political ad or just another blog pimp?
More than most governors running for president.
I really liked Huckabee. He was one of the few candidates who I felt believed in Conservatism from the heart, and loved America more than he loved the American dollar (McCain, for instance, fits in none of these categories, and neither does Romney).
He is well spoken, intelligent, and could make Obama and his teleprompter look like a fool in a debate with nearly the skill of Reagan.
He’s had his Willie Horton moment, and as a result of this, is damaged goods on the national political scene. Americans don’t want a President who is soft on crime in such a direct and personally identifiable way.
“....he is a force to be reckoned with.”
Like flies at a picnic.
Last night, he sent out for Chinese.
Thanks for your honesty.
He just seems so passive. More Fred Rogers than Ronald Reagan.
Me, the big boss man, and many others.
Notice the location written on the bottom of the page. Fresno CA.
I know that CA just elected Gov. Moonbeam, but there ARE CA Republicans.
Ronald Reagan was one.
The MSM will predictably prop up a GOP candidate (e.g., Huckabee, Romney, Palin) who has electability issues (perceived or actual), with plans to then dump all over the candidate once he/she receives the nomination.
Open borders and freebies for illegal aliens. He's certainly more enthusiastic than his fellow RINO Mitt Romney in this category.
The Republican candidate for Senator got 400,000 more votes than any other Republican senatorial candidate across the US in the 2010 elections.
So, yes, there are still a lot of us here... we're just overwhelmed by the libs in LA and the Bay Area.
Except you are only getting one side of the story.
Huckabee did reduce Clemmons sentence in keeping with the guidelines and usual sentences handed out to comparable offenders. He was sentenced to over a hundred years for crimes in which no one was physically harmed.
Second, Huckabee did not pardon Clemmons. He reduced his sentence (and not even to time served, as Governors often do.)
Third, the final decision to parole Clemmons was made by a parole board. There was a public time for comment, and no one came forward to oppose the reduction (or his release, I think).
There were countless other opportunities to hold Clemmons on much severer charges in Arkansas and Washington but the authorities blew it in both places.
Have you read Huckabee’s side of the story:
The details don’t, really matter.
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