Skip to comments.Reaching Out to El Rushbo (Attacks on Huck driving voters to Fred, not Mitt)
Posted on 12/22/2007 10:04:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Somebody in the Huckabee camp made the mistake of insulting the leader of the conservative movement in the U.S., Rush Limbaugh. Rush responded on Friday's show and basically ripped the Huckabee camp a well-deserved new one. Whoever made the original comments clearly has not been paying attention.
Some are questioning whether the Huckabee campaign can survive the shellacking it got on Friday's program. Huckabee is trying to stop the bleeding:
SIOUX CITY, Iowa The best-talking Republican politician in America has a message for the best-talking conservative voice in the country: Let's talk to one another.
Mike Huckabee, taking questions from reporters after a town hall meeting here, responded to the torrent of criticism that Rush Limbaugh unleashed during his broadcast yesterday by turning the other cheek and then heaping on the praise.
"I love Rush Limbaugh; I've always loved his show," Huckabee assured. "I think hes been great for the conservative movement."
The former Arkansas governor conceded that he hadn't sought Limbaugh out to set the record straight but that he would like to.
"I dont have his number," Huckabee explained. "If you have it, Jonathan, why dont you give it to me. Id love to talk to him."
Governor, here's the info you're looking for: 1-800-282-2882 or email@example.com
I'm starting to see signs that the attacks on Huckabee by Romney are actually driving some voters to Fred Thompson and not to Romney has he had intended. Rush was very complimentary about Romney's "Mormon" speech, but he hasn't shown a lot of enthusiasm for him otherwise. I wonder if Rush's blast at Huckabee might drive more conservatives to consider Thompson again.
I know I am. Especially after this and this. Patrick Ruffini says Thompson is hitting Iowa hard - no more Lazy Fred. I no longer think a Thompson win in Iowa is out of the question, no matter what the polls show right now. Let's not forget that in 2004 the polls had Howard Dean the clear leader and he came in third.
Huckabeen there and done that....
And Rush has often spoken well of Fred, even going stronger on Friday than his earlier comments. IMHO, Rush has gotten very close to endorsing Fred without overtly doing so.
Hmmmmm, looks like Huckster forgot to stay in a Holiday Inn last night. Tsk tsk..... Bashing Bush then Rush....yah that’s a great strategy Huckabye baby...LOL!
Methinks someone else’s campaign had their hand in this.
I'm no eggspurt but Jan 4th will bear out this prediction either way.
I suspect that the primary goal of the Romney camp at this stage is to shoot out a couple of tires on the Huckmobile.
Rush stated on Friday that his essay on Huck was the result of comments made by Ed Rollins, national chair of the Huck campaign.
I did not hear this but if true, Rush is right--again, as usual. Fred is the only conservative in the top tier. The only other one is Duncan Hunter.
If this was actually the fault of Ed Rollins it counts as a world class screw-up for someone so politically savvy. So depending on where one's passions are, Rollins should resign, or to others, GO ED GO! Keep tripping up Hucklebee. (A caller on Rush's show recently kept pronouncing it Hucklebee.)
Limbaugh: "Mr. Rollins, who's now the campaign chieftain for Mike Huckabee, is saying that I am part of the New York or Wall Street-DC axis, the media elite axis, that didn't see any of this coming."
Now whether that means he'll be back on the air on the 2nd.....I don't know. I personally think he WILL be back on the 2nd. I don't believe he'd miss that day for the world.
At any rate, his show on this date would be VERY interesting to listen to.
He can be a BIG influence on the caucus the next day.
Unidentified: "Honestly...Rush doesn't think for himself. That's not necessarily a slap because he's not paid to be a thinker -- he's an entertainer. I can't remember the last time that he has veered from the talking points from the DC-Manhattan chattering class." And I thought, as I told you yesterday, "What in the world here? Anybody that's running a Republican candidate or is on the staff of a Republican presidential candidate can't possibly believe this. Maybe it wasn't Huckabee or anybody in his staff leaking this. Maybe it was somebody else."
I have heard Rush come very close to endorsing Fred, very VERY close. I wish he would go on and do it!
Go Fred Go!
Limbaugh:"So, I see some similarities here in the Huckabee campaign and Perot. You know, Perot, Whitman, Ed Rollins?"
Yep, when he first said it I thought he was only characterizing Fred’s remarks but this Friday Rush confirmed tht he meant Fred as a candidate. My condolences to the Hunter supporters as Duncan is the exception to the rule and is worthy of an honorable mention. Thompson / Hunter would make a great team.
Trash talking Rush is like relieving yourself on a live 3rd rail...When you wake up, your not going to like the results!
"When you strike a king, you must kill him". (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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Huck peaked to early. Look for a Fred movement below the radar.
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Caught Limbaugh`s attack against the Huckster on Friday. It was classic Rush. Whether it will change voters minds is unknown.
GO FRED GO!!!
Rollins worked for Perot. Rush was very adamant about exposing Perot. It figures Rollins wouldn't like Rush and be ready to try to trash him. Bad idea. But then Huckabee is a bad idea too.
I was pretty amazed he said it. I only accidentally caught it, since I was doing errands and I had to sit in my car in the Ace Hardware parking lot to catch the whole thing!
What did Rush say on Friday about Thompson? I only caught the previous statement about Fred being the only conservative in the top tier by accident - and it surprised me he’d go that far. (Of course, right afterwards he said he didn’t endorse any candidates during the primaries. But I considered what he said to be very close to one!)
Seems he wants to help team Clinton again.
Either Huck is part of it, or just an idiot.
Truth is, it's a tough call...
Rollins is now on my official jerkwad list.
“Rush stated on Friday that his essay on Huck was the result of comments made by Ed Rollins, national chair of the Huck campaign.” ~ GOP_Proud
Ed Rollins, like Fred Barnes, is living in a world that does not, in fact, exist.
Comparing Huckabee to Reagan, mistake # 1, Comparing Rush to D.C. elites, mistake # 2...
Here’s hoping his strike # 3 comes ASAP :)
Don't the results usually not come out for a few days after the caucus? We might be waiting a bit longer.
I wondered aloud to someone, right after Rollins made his comments about Rush, if Rollins might have volunteered his services to Huckabee in order to derail his momentum, because it is mind boggling that a Republican would think they could make that kind of personal attack against Rush without repercussions.
I ran across five more Fred votes today for the Hawkeye Caucaii.
Democratic Governor Endorses Mike Huckabee
Instead we have conservatives lining up behind Mike Huckabee because he agrees with them on two issues - gay marriage and abortion - neither of which the president can do much about. And all the while they ignore his liberal history as governor of Arkansas. If Huckabee is a real conservative, explain this: Since he's running in the Republican primaries for president, don't expect Mike Huckabee to be advertising the strong endorsement he just got from Ted Strickland, Ohio's Democratic governor.
It seems Mr. Strickland, who typically racked up a 95% rating from the liberal Americans for Democratic Action during his 16 years in Congress, has discovered a kindred spirit in Mr. Huckabee. He told the Cincinnati Enquirer last Sunday that Mr. Huckabee is a "combination of conservative views in some ways, but very, almost liberal views in other ways." Mr. Strickland concluded: "Of all the Republican candidates, Mr. Huckabee would be my personal choice."
NOW,,, THERE SHOULD BE NOT DOUBT IN YOUR MIND....HUCKABEE IS LOVED BY DEMOCRATS.
God save us if he is actually nominated by the Republican party, or should I say "former" Republican party ..if that actually occurs.
YOUR CHOICE This OR This.
NEITHER IS A PRETTY PICTURE
Giuliani = Liberal
Has our Party gone the way of the dinosaurs?
Have we lost our values?
If we elect a man who supports gay rights and is pro-choice, we can no longer call ourselves conservative. Have we sunk so low that we would elect a person who dresses in drag? Marches in gay pride parades? Giuliani is a liberal running as a conservative. He's pro-amnesty, pro-gun control, and pro-gay. He is intelligent and has governed New York City successfully, BUT he is not a true conservative by any measure. Conservatives wake up?
God help us if we elect a liberal.
MINUTE MEN of America
NRA of America
We want to know.....what the hell are you waiting for?
Your endorsements could make the difference in the upcoming elections. If you haven't noticed, you have the perfect candidate in the race. The future of stopping illegal immigration and the individuals right to bear arms are at stake. Failure to give your support to the right person could cost all freedom loving Americans dearly. Your members want you to endorse a person that will stop illegal immigration and secure our rights to bear arms. A true conservative is the only choice, no liberal republicans or democrats need apply.
Everyone needs to call NRA headquarters / Minute Men headquarters today and voice our opinions. I have.
"When I am president, I will build a fence."
"My idea of gun control is a good, steady aim."
Old Huckleberry...whose Huckleberry are you now...EL RUSH..