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Reaching Out to El Rushbo (Attacks on Huck driving voters to Fred, not Mitt)
Holy Coast ^ | December 23, 2007

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 he’s 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 don’t have his number," Huckabee explained. "If you have it, Jonathan, why don’t you give it to me. I’d love to talk to him."

Governor, here's the info you're looking for: 1-800-282-2882 or elrushbo@eibnet.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.


TOPICS: Arkansas; Iowa; Massachusetts; Missouri; Tennessee; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: broadcasting; conservatism; conservatives; dittoheads; electionpresident; elections; fred; fredheads; fredthompson; gop; mikehuckabee; mittromney; republicans; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; thompson
Many of us saw this coming.
1 posted on 12/22/2007 10:04:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabeen there and done that....


2 posted on 12/22/2007 10:11:07 PM PST by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Friday wasn't the first time Rush made his assessment of the Huckster. And Huck's reach out to Rush is laughable as Rush will not be back on the air until the day of the Hawkeye Cauci. OK, not laughable, but shrewd.

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.

3 posted on 12/22/2007 10:17:48 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: NonValueAdded
IMHO, Rush has gotten very close to endorsing Fred without overtly doing so.

Saying that Fred is the only conservative one in the top tier was pretty much an endorsement, IMO.
4 posted on 12/22/2007 11:03:53 PM PST by CottonBall
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


5 posted on 12/22/2007 11:19:54 PM PST by HerrBlucher (He's the coolest thing around, gonna shut HRC down, gonna turn it on, wind it up, blow em out, FDT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Methinks someone else’s campaign had their hand in this.


6 posted on 12/23/2007 12:10:02 AM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I no longer think a Thompson win in Iowa is out of the question

I'm no eggspurt but Jan 4th will bear out this prediction either way.

7 posted on 12/23/2007 1:48:43 AM PST by byteback
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Blogger Rick Moore: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.

I suspect that the primary goal of the Romney camp at this stage is to shoot out a couple of tires on the Huckmobile.

8 posted on 12/23/2007 4:11:09 AM PST by elli1
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To: pissant
Methinks someone else’s campaign had their hand in this. <>/i>

Rush stated on Friday that his essay on Huck was the result of comments made by Ed Rollins, national chair of the Huck campaign.

9 posted on 12/23/2007 4:47:23 AM PST by GOP_Proud (I'm really tired of the Paulie WalNUTS.)
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To: CottonBall
Saying that Fred is the only conservative one in the top tier was pretty much an endorsement, IMO.

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.

10 posted on 12/23/2007 4:50:36 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: GOP_Proud; pissant
Every candidate lives with the possibility that at some point, someone on their staff will screw up and do or say something so stupid that it can derail the campaign. Sometimes it can be just a low level staffer, but it doesn't matter because the damage can be permanent.

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.)

11 posted on 12/23/2007 5:32:51 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Limbaugh: "There was one candidate who did not display any moderateness or liberalism or have any of his past forays into those areas displayed, and that candidate was Fred Thompson."

Rush's statement about Thompson

12 posted on 12/23/2007 5:36:42 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: Enterprise; pissant; Conservativegreatgrandma; GOP_Proud
Hey Enterprise - a little research might help!

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."

Huckabee's Rollins Trashes Rush Instead of Debating Conservatism

13 posted on 12/23/2007 5:41:09 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: NonValueAdded
Hi, NVA........I heard Rush say he'd be back on Jan. 2, the day before the Hawkeye Cauci.

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.

Leni

14 posted on 12/23/2007 5:41:35 AM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: All; pissant; Conservativegreatgrandma; GOP_Proud
The stupidity of this statement is jaw dropping:

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."

uckabee's Rollins Trashes Rush Instead of Debating Conservatism

15 posted on 12/23/2007 5:48:59 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: All
Limbaugh: "Now, I remember Ed Rollins after he left Ronald Reagan, he worked for the axis of DC-Manhattan in New Jersey where he was leading the Christie Todd Whitman campaign. If anybody is an elite and part of the DC-New York axis, Ed Rollins should look in the mirror. Christie Todd Whitman, by the way, is of the DC-Manhattan axis."

uckabee's Rollins Trashes Rush Instead of Debating Conservatism

16 posted on 12/23/2007 5:51:44 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


17 posted on 12/23/2007 5:56:03 AM PST by Ditter
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To: All
Limbaugh: "By the way, Ed Rollins worked for Perot, too."

Limbaugh:"So, I see some similarities here in the Huckabee campaign and Perot. You know, Perot, Whitman, Ed Rollins?"

uckabee's Rollins Trashes Rush Instead of Debating Conservatism

18 posted on 12/23/2007 5:57:09 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: CottonBall

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.


19 posted on 12/23/2007 6:01:04 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trash talking Rush is like relieving yourself on a live 3rd rail...When you wake up, your not going to like the results!


20 posted on 12/23/2007 6:03:22 AM PST by truemiester (If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Rollins attacks Rush........."

"When you strike a king, you must kill him". (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

21 posted on 12/23/2007 6:05:29 AM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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22 posted on 12/23/2007 8:35:16 AM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huck peaked to early. Look for a Fred movement below the radar.

Merry Christmas to Our Military


23 posted on 12/23/2007 8:38:08 AM PST by bray (Let's Bring Christ Back to Christmas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Caught Limbaugh`s attack against the Huckster on Friday. It was classic Rush. Whether it will change voters minds is unknown.

GO FRED GO!!!


24 posted on 12/23/2007 8:48:54 AM PST by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: Enterprise
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

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.

25 posted on 12/23/2007 8:49:55 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: byteback
You may not be an eggspurt, but that is a damn fine prognostication...
26 posted on 12/23/2007 8:59:48 AM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

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!


27 posted on 12/23/2007 9:00:49 AM PST by CottonBall
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To: NonValueAdded

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!)


28 posted on 12/23/2007 9:02:23 AM PST by CottonBall
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To: hinckley buzzard; All
Rollins is crap. He had it made and went off the reservation in Conservative and Republican circles with his Perot stunt. Political whore is the best description for that mess. Did more to help reelect Clinton than Carville and Begala combined.

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...

29 posted on 12/23/2007 9:06:10 AM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Rollins is now on my official jerkwad list.


30 posted on 12/23/2007 9:18:03 AM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LOL! Harry 'Dingy' Reid tangled personally with Rush and got his ass handed to him to the tune of over $4 Million. Huckabee needs to take his msm beer goggles off and smell the conservative coffee.


31 posted on 12/23/2007 9:52:17 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: GOP_Proud

“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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1943453/posts?page=59#59


32 posted on 12/23/2007 10:07:15 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Algore - there's not a more priggish, sanctimonious moral scold of a church lady anywhere.)
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To: Politicalmom

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 :)


33 posted on 12/23/2007 10:09:51 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: byteback
I'm no eggspurt but Jan 4th will bear out this prediction either way.

Don't the results usually not come out for a few days after the caucus? We might be waiting a bit longer.

34 posted on 12/23/2007 11:43:04 AM PST by Texas Federalist (Fred Thompson - The only true conservative in the race)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


35 posted on 12/23/2007 2:47:50 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: bray

I ran across five more Fred votes today for the Hawkeye Caucaii.


36 posted on 12/23/2007 6:10:57 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

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

37 posted on 12/23/2007 7:52:45 PM PST by glmjr
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To: glmjr

 

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
.


Giuliani in drag

 

 


Giuliani in drag

38 posted on 12/23/2007 7:53:17 PM PST by glmjr
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To: glmjr

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."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39 posted on 12/23/2007 7:53:55 PM PST by glmjr
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To: HerrBlucher

Old Huckleberry...whose Huckleberry are you now...EL RUSH..


40 posted on 12/23/2007 7:58:12 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: MinuteGal
I just hope Rush says many more good things about Fred Thompson ( here that Rush ? Fred is the ONLY one for the President of the USA in 2008 ).
I hope Rush would take the time and explain Fred's papers he has written , I hope Rush would do this ( and Rush ? you can still not been seen as endorsing Fred ( yet just ).
I also hope on the 2nd that Rush get's many callers in support for Fred.
Snerdly ? are you listening ?
41 posted on 12/24/2007 7:15:50 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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