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Mike Huckabee and 2012 (Jourbalists and Schmidt fawning over him, for now)
MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2010 | Mark Murray

Posted on 06/22/2010 8:32:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Like it or not, the 2012 presidential campaign season is already underway. Right now, we're in the nascent stage of the cycle where folks are asking: Will he/she run?

A new 8,300-word New Yorker profile asks that question of Mike Huckabee. Among the nuggets in the piece (some of which we had already heard):

-- Huckabee is now registered to vote in Florida, not his native Arkansas

-- He has gained weight since his '08 campaign days, though he doesn't weigh the 300-odd pounds he once weighed

-- Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt says some VERY nice things about Huckabee.

In some ways, Huckabee seems like a promising candidate for 2012: a squeaky-clean family man and bona-fide Christian who loves to talk. His communication is folksy but fluid; he never seems flummoxed, like George W. Bush, or befuddled, like John McCain, or unprepared, like Sarah Palin. “If we’re running a race against their most articulate guy,” Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s former campaign manager, told me, referring to President Obama, “we should put our most articulate guy. Huckabee’s that guy.” Schmidt, who has traded barbs with Palin since the election, said, “There’s no one who really provides a better contrast to Sarah Palin, showing her as an entertainer instead of a serious thinker—and there’s not enough oxygen for both of them.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; gomerhuckleberry; huckabee; huckabee2012; huckafraud; huckajoke; obama; palin; pds; sarahpalin; schmidthead; snakeoilsalesman; steveschmidt; waronsarah
Steve Schmidt and Mike Huckabee: They deserve each other.
1 posted on 06/22/2010 8:32:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The three easiest ways for used car salesmen to get power is
to become a preacher, go into politics or get a media gig.
2 posted on 06/22/2010 8:36:10 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The huckster is a very annoying human being.


3 posted on 06/22/2010 8:36:39 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will not vote for Huckabee, ever... under ANY circumstance.


4 posted on 06/22/2010 8:37:27 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

One Dope from Hope is enough.


5 posted on 06/22/2010 8:39:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt says some VERY nice things about Huckabee. "

Schmidt would literally cut off his face if he could somehow spite Palin in the process. For all of Huckabee's faults (and they are plentiful), he's emphatically against gay marriage and gays in the military. What does Steve "I have a lesbian sister and am a closeted homosexual myself" Schmidt think about that?

6 posted on 06/22/2010 8:41:39 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope we all know that the journalist pick is not for us.


7 posted on 06/22/2010 8:53:48 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: OldDeckHand

>>What does Steve “I have a lesbian sister and am a closeted homosexual myself” Schmidt>>

Stevie hates Sarah Palin because he would love to wear her clothes to events.

In his world, Stevie is called a bit**


8 posted on 06/22/2010 8:57:59 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
The three easiest ways for used car salesmen to get power is to become a preacher, go into politics or get a media gig.

I'd prefer Cal Worthington and his dog Spot--with whom you're undoubtedly familiar if you've watched late-night network TV in Southern California over the past five or more decades.

9 posted on 06/22/2010 9:02:00 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: 43north
"The huckster is a very annoying human being."

Many have short memory's. I don't. The Huckster and McCain gave us Obama. I'm no big Romney fan but I believe he would have been much better than the POS that now occupies The White House.

10 posted on 06/22/2010 9:08:28 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Go see Cal, Go see Cal, Go see Cal
He has been on for 98 years.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 9:10:07 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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Huckabee is Lonesome Rhodes in “A Face In the Crowd”


12 posted on 06/22/2010 9:12:09 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabee, with his latest small, and I mean really small, comments has removed any doubt that he is a failed Christian, a failed Preacher, and now a failed Presidential Candidate before the primaries have even begun


13 posted on 06/22/2010 9:19:45 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoCalPol; Fiji Hill

Remember this? “Hi friends, Ralph Williams, Ralph Williams Ford.” Or Hobo Kelly? Sheriff John and Dimaggio carrots?


14 posted on 06/22/2010 10:19:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: SoConPubbie

So true.”Pastor” Mike is a nasty, mean, and jealous guy. I’d like to see Rick Warren give “pastor” Mike the same type of interrogation he gave Obama and McCain in 2008. If fox news would’ve replayed the Warren v. Obama interview there might have been a different election result. I’d love to see the look on Huck’s face when Warren camped out on the subject of resentment and jealousy and asked him question after detailed question about who Huckabee resents and who he’s jealous of. And yes, Huckabee is Lonesome Rhodes or president Logan from 24.


15 posted on 06/22/2010 11:38:16 PM PDT by JApost
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To: SoConPubbie

Not to mention a failed “endorser.” So far, every candidate he’s endorsed in 2010 has LOST.


16 posted on 06/22/2010 11:49:47 PM PDT by SallyH ( wit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In some ways, Huckabee seems like a promising candidate for 2012: a squeaky-clean family man and bona-fide Christian who loves to talk

I ran this through my trusty MSNBC translator and it comes up with:

"Please, please,please, PLEASE nominate Huckabee, Republicans. Please."

When people who hate you and think you're the devil start praising one of you, the red flags should start going up big time.

17 posted on 06/22/2010 11:50:05 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember this? “Hi friends, Ralph Williams, Ralph Williams Ford.” Or Hobo Kelly? Sheriff John and Dimaggio carrots?

Sure do. I was one of Sheriff John's Lunch Brigaders. I also remember Bob Yeakel, "the Lucky Dutchman," an auto dealer who sponsored Sunday afternoon auto races, exhorting viewers to "just get off that couch--don't stumble over the kids" and come down to his dealership. The Lucky Dutchman's luck ran out in November, 1960, when his plane crashed while trying to make an emergency landing on the San Bernardino Freeway, killing him and most of his family.

18 posted on 06/23/2010 7:43:42 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember Sheriff John in the early 1950s
That goes waaaay back.


19 posted on 06/23/2010 12:11:35 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: SoCalPol

As a little preschool tike I’d eat my lunch on a TV tray whilst watching him. Hobo Kelly, as you may remember, was a lady.


20 posted on 06/23/2010 12:19:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Fiji Hill

I was born in February of that year so I have no recollection of the “Lucky Dutchman” or his ads. Southern California was so different then it’s like we lived in another age.


21 posted on 06/23/2010 12:23:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard of Hobo but didn’t watch.
I watched a few times here and there John but even as a kid I watched the adult programs wasn’t too much into kid stuff,
A few of the kid programs out of New York were worth watching.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 12:24:39 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I minored in jourbalism in college. ; )


23 posted on 06/23/2010 12:27:45 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Be wary of all politicians..... especially ones that you admire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Southern California was so different then it’s like we lived in another age.

Another galaxy might be a more apt analogy. In 1960, at the age of nine, I knew every alley in West Whittier and regularly rode my bicycle--alone--to supermarkets, drugstores, parks, the library, etc. Most of these places were located more than a mile from my home. Today, in that same neighborhood, one wouldn't dare allow a nine-year-old to play unsupervised in his front yard.

24 posted on 06/23/2010 2:06:56 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

I could still do the exact same thing in 1968 at age eight in Chino. Today, an Army veteran, bodyguard and bouncer, 6 feet tall and weighing 340lbs I wouldn’t walk down a street there without at least a sidearm.


25 posted on 06/23/2010 3:36:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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