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Huckabee Push Polling HARD In South Carolina
NW Republican ^ | January 16, 2008

Posted on 01/16/2008 6:45:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Oh boy one has to believe that Huckabee will be getting some blow-back from this. These push polls have even brought out the South Carolina Attorney General to make this statement:

“Last evening the Associated Press reported that that an out-of-state special interest group, Common Sense Issues, had launched a massive push polling effort disparaging John McCain and other candidates for president. In their push poll, Common Sense Issues makes several misleading claims regarding John McCain’s record.“Allow me to set the record straight. In the U.S. Senate, John McCain has been an unwavering voice for the rights of the unborn. He has fought, without concern of political consequence, to eliminate wasteful spending in Washington. And John McCain understands that solving the problem of illegal immigration requires that we secure our borders first.“I urge voters in South Carolina to join me in rejecting these negative and misleading attacks.”

The interesting thing is that the AG probably got the McCain attack because he press #? to say he supported McCain. If he had press #?? to say he supported Thompson he would have received something that sounded like this:

Open Letter to South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster:

Earlier this evening, at approximately 8:50 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, I received a telephone call from telephone number 703-961-1077 with the Caller ID of “Hinton, L”. Answering the phone, I was asked if I would participate in a 45 second poll on the presidential primary. After being asked if I supported President Bush and was planning to vote in the South Carolina Primary, I was asked whom I planned to support. I responded Fred Thompson. I was immediately thrown into a series of questions asking my position on illegal immigration, abortion, and others. Each question went as follows: “Are you pro-life” My answer “Yes”. Their response: “Did you know that Senator Fred Thompson [contradicting pro-life stance], and that Governor Mike Huckabee has [supporting pro-life stance]. After answering two of the questions, I took out my tape recorder and recorded the rest of the conversation. Being acutely aware of push polling tactics and negative campaigning, I answered some of the questions based on the responses that would illicit a negative response from the caller. I have attached a copy of the voice recording of the second half of the auto call (unfortunately the really good nasty stuff was during the first half of the call), as well as photos of the caller ID displaying the callers name, telephone number, and time of call. It is my request that you pursue these individuals to the fullest extent of the law. You may reach me at the contact information listed above. Sincerely,

So now you have Huckabee sliming Fred Thompson and making it sound like Huckabee is the only pro-life candidate in the field.

That person who recorded those calls and took pictures of the number that the calls were coming from (703-961-1077) seems to have started a bit of a fire storm. Because there is a website set up for people to respond to annoying calls and it lists the number as well as comments from people who have been receiving those calls. It is really quite amazing and I suggest you go see for yourself.

Here are some of the responses from people going online and complaining about the calls from 703-961-1077.

Just received a call from the same number two minutes ago as well. My caller id said unknown. I love this site and I HATE these people calling my home. Got the call (same number, VIRGINIA in the ID) just after noon, today, Saturday. Starts with the question about Bush. I answered honestly (as a Democrat) to see where it would take me. Obviously it's a Huckabee pushpoll. It also asked if I supported senator Levin, so it's tailored to Michigan.Question is, is it illegal for Huckabee to do this? Is this hitting the mainstream news yet? I should add, it's an obvious pushpoll because the questions lead to criticism of Romney and McCain, and positive crap about Huckabee. It's a pretty dishonest manner of campaigning. If one were paranoid, one could think it was a dirty trick played against Huckabee, since it's hard to believe he (or any candidate) would believe it would have a positive effect. THIS IS FROM HUCKABEE'S CAMPAIGN HQ.THERE WAS ANOTHER 703 NUMBER AT THE END, BUT IT WENT BY TOO FAST TO CATCH.THIS MESSAGE SPONSORED BY "COMMON SENSE ISSUES"ADDRESS LISTING UNDER GOOGLE FOR THIS NUMBER:13296 Leafcrest Ln, Fairfax, VA 22033


TOPICS: Arizona; Arkansas; Michigan; South Carolina; Tennessee; Campaign News; Issues; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: abortion; christianity; christians; dirtytricks; electionpresident; elections; fredthompson; gomerpyle; gop; huckster; illegaltactics; immigration; jimmycarter; johnmccain; mi2008; mikehuckabee; nixonian; populist; prolife; pushpolling; pushpolls; republicans; rino; sc2008; slimeball; smearcampaign; valuesvoters
Yep, he's quite the Christian, isn't he?
1 posted on 01/16/2008 6:45:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t worry. Huckabee will NOT get away with using the precious cross of Jesus as the hood ornament for the Peterbilt that he (wrongly) thinks he’ll ram through the gates of the White House.

Galatians 6:7 — “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”


2 posted on 01/16/2008 6:50:52 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What would you expect from someone who learned his politics watching the Clintons operate?


3 posted on 01/16/2008 6:53:13 PM PST by penowa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can tell Huckabee where to push a poll....

What a dorkmeister, one of the worst I have ever seen. Anyone that supports Huck for prez needs serious psychotherapy and a bucketful of meds.


4 posted on 01/16/2008 6:56:03 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Fred will crush the beast and send her back through the gates of hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m wondering how fast Huckabee will drop.

Today Chris Matthews, speaking hypothetically, said something like what if Thompson wins South Carolina.


5 posted on 01/16/2008 6:58:35 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Donating to Fred Thompson is the antidote to media bias.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Honest, I never noticed that glowing white cross hovering behind me for 16 seconds. Honest."

“Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

If a former preacher will lie about the cross, what won't he lie about?


6 posted on 01/16/2008 6:59:26 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Nervous Tick

Amen.


7 posted on 01/16/2008 7:00:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"And John McCain understands that solving the problem of illegal immigration requires that we secure our borders first.“

when has McCain ever pushed to seal the border? what a whopper!

8 posted on 01/16/2008 7:00:46 PM PST by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So now you have Huckabee sliming Fred Thompson

If it's slime you want, Huckabee is a natural to give you what you want.

9 posted on 01/16/2008 7:01:05 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

 
Fred Thompson: Substance
 

10 posted on 01/16/2008 7:01:55 PM PST by counterpunch (GOP Convention '08 Go For Brokered!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

“Allow me to set the record straight. In the U.S. Senate, John McCain has been an unwavering voice for the rights of the unborn.”

Oh really? Follow the link my FRiends.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YmVhYjdlYzJjNzI0NGE2MjRlYTNlMDc0ZDlkZGVhNTg=


11 posted on 01/16/2008 7:07:56 PM PST by Grunthor (If I don't get to Carley Simon's house I'll never know if that song was about me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My fondest wish:

To get a sample of Huck’s DNA and compare it with that of B.J. Blythe-Clinton. If they aren’t half-brothers, they must be first cousins!

(B.J. has admitted that his father probably wasn’t Bill Blythe. Could BJ have been sired by a Huckabee male back there in Hope AR?)


12 posted on 01/16/2008 7:10:26 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn
To get a sample of Huck’s DNA and compare it with that of B.J. Blythe-Clinton. If they aren’t half-brothers, they must be first cousins!

Considering it's Arkansas, there's an outside chance they're both.

13 posted on 01/16/2008 7:16:26 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: Travis McGee
Absolutely true.

However, he is no one whit worse than Rudy, Romney, or McCain.

14 posted on 01/16/2008 7:16:39 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck is the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aren't going.)
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To: lesser_satan

> Considering it’s Arkansas, there’s an outside chance they’re both. <

Beautiful!


15 posted on 01/16/2008 7:26:44 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical Liberal behavior. Figures.


16 posted on 01/16/2008 7:52:01 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Grunthor
That article deserves its own thread. It truly is a must read.

Why does McCain get a pass on stifling the pro-life message in the service of suppressing free speech … for the benefit of pro-abortion Democrats?, by Andrew C. McCarthy

17 posted on 01/16/2008 8:06:39 PM PST by eastsider
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Call 719.306.2543 and let them know you intend to file a formal complaint. Let them know their push poll helped you to decide against the sHuckster.
18 posted on 01/16/2008 10:38:34 PM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Per Palmetto Scoop dot com

This the company doing it...ccAdvertising.

The firm that’s been doing the calls on Common Sense Issues’ behalf is ccAdvertising (also known as FreeEats.com). And their legal record isn’t encouraging. That company has already lost twice in federal court. In 2004, they challenged North Dakota’s do-not-call law and lost (they’d made approximately 235,000 calls polling a range of GOP hot-button issues). The company was fined $20,000. And in 2006, they challenged Indiana’s do-not-call law and lost (the group made 400,000 calls attacking Rep. Byron Hill (D-IN)). [PAUL KIEL - TPMmuckraker]

19 posted on 01/16/2008 11:16:56 PM PST by papasmurf (I'm voting for FRed, even if I have to write him in.)
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To: lesser_satan

Uncalled for.


20 posted on 01/17/2008 6:51:16 AM PST by Uncle Ivan (FredOn: Apply Directly to the White House)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, Huckabee’s campaign push polled my home and cell phone last night. I supported Fred both times.


21 posted on 01/17/2008 9:20:33 AM PST by MeSpikeLibs (Thompson 2008)
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To: papasmurf; dixiechick2000
The company was fined $20,000.

Any campaign willing to sink to this level would gladly pay that (or multiples thereof) to get the calls made. Twenty grand is just a cost of doing business.

The fines should be increased by an entire order of magnitude (or two), and there should be jail time attached.

Meantime, see this:

Actual pushpoll call

Someone had the foresight to capture one.

22 posted on 01/17/2008 9:25:06 AM PST by Petronski ("Make all the promises you have to." --Slick Willard, 9 Jan 08)
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To: Petronski

Bump...

...and thank you!


23 posted on 01/17/2008 9:26:02 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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24 posted on 01/20/2008 9:29:37 PM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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