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Huckabee Says He's the GOP's Front-Runner for 2012
Politics Daily ^ | June 28, 2010 | David Sessions

Posted on 06/28/2010 3:24:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

After weeks of keeping himself in the headlines and growing more explicit about his intentions to run for president in 2012, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee touted himself as the Republican front-runner, The Hill reports. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Huckabee attempted to remain elusive about his presidential ambitions, but showed he is closely watching his poll numbers.

"I end up leading a lot of the polls," Huckabee said. "I'm the Republican that clearly at this point does better against Obama than any other Republican." About his presidential run, Huckabee added: "I haven't closed the door. I think that would be foolish on my part, especially when poll after poll shows that there is strong sentiment out there."

The 2012 Republican presidential field could also include Mitt Romney, who led early polling until Huckabee overtook him in April, and Sarah Palin. Huckabee said Sunday that he has "no doubt" Romney will be running, and praised both of his potential opponents. He said Romney has money and organization on his side, while Palin has "fire and energy" and fervent support from the Republican base.

Huckabee, who hosts a weekend show on the Fox News Channel, has kept up a steady stream of political pronouncements since he lost the 2008 primary to John McCain. Earlier this month, he received extensive coverage after a profile in The New Yorker quoted him cracking jokes about sex with former White House correspondent Helen Thomas and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and calling gay sex "icky."

"The only thing worse than a torrid affair with sweet, sweet Nancy would be a torrid affair with Helen Thomas," Huckabee joked in an e-mail to the magazine's reporter, Ariel Levy. "If those were my only options, I'd probably be for same-sex marriage!"

In April, Huckabee faced what was seen as a setback to his presidential hopes when a man he had pardoned in Arkansas killed four police officers in Washington state. Politics Daily's Jill Lawrence wrote that it was "almost inconceivable" that Republican voters would unite behind Huckabee after the slayings.


TOPICS: Arkansas; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012; delusional; democrats; gomerhuckleberry; huckabee; huckafraud; huckajoke; mauriceclemmons; obama; palin; sarahpalin; snakeoilsalesman; waynedumond; williehorton
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1 posted on 06/28/2010 3:24:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Correct. Minnie Pearl Palin and her cult versus Mike the Medicine Show Salesman and his cult. Chances are they will cancel eachother out in the southern primaries.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 3:25:47 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um, no...just no.


3 posted on 06/28/2010 3:26:23 PM PDT by mancini
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I should report you for abuse as you didn't place a mega hurl alert! ;-)
4 posted on 06/28/2010 3:27:23 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Clemenza

You Romney-bots amuse me.


5 posted on 06/28/2010 3:27:45 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 think the Huckster is greatly over-estimated, by himself, and by his crony backers!


6 posted on 06/28/2010 3:28:06 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Kartographer

He will shill for RINO Jeb Bush this time. The MSM is aready setting us up.


7 posted on 06/28/2010 3:29:39 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Demint/Daniels is my dream ticket. We need men of competance, not ditzy broads who play on the identity politics of flyover country.


8 posted on 06/28/2010 3:30:56 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HAHAHAHAHAHA, HUCKABEE? The front runner? This got to be Satire. He’d be mince meat in no time. The DNC would welcome it, the election will be revenge for Mondale’s loss of 49-1.


9 posted on 06/28/2010 3:31:11 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (THE CANDIDATE THE LEFT SMEARS THE MOST IS THE ONE THEY FEAR THE MOST.)
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To: Kartographer

I figured the hurl alert was implied by the title...


10 posted on 06/28/2010 3:31:31 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

ANY poll this far out is meaningless. At this point in the cycle, Birch Bayh was polling ahead of the Democrat pack in 1974. Jimmy Carter was even breaking 2%. Ted Kennedy would have beaten all of ‘em had he been a candidate based on those polls.

Also, when the number doesn’t crack 25%, and it doesn’t, it is even less meaningful, as other candidates’ supporters may go “anywhere BUT Huck.”


11 posted on 06/28/2010 3:33:13 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Clemenza
You know what most voters would say when they hear that? WHO??
12 posted on 06/28/2010 3:33:33 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: Clemenza
I'm proud to be a Palin "cultist." Guilty as charged.

Go Sarah!

13 posted on 06/28/2010 3:34:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Clemenza
Demint/Daniels is my dream ticket

I like Inhofe/ Barbour

Palin is the new Fred Thompson and Huck is the new Huck. Both are certain losers in 2012

14 posted on 06/28/2010 3:34:24 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: Clemenza

Ouch, I hope you have your flame suit on.


15 posted on 06/28/2010 3:34:34 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A candidate who has to say “Look at me, look at me!” isn’t really out in front.


16 posted on 06/28/2010 3:35:44 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Clemenza

‘Ditzy broads?’ Oh geez, you’re another one of ‘those’.

As for Huckabee? Hahahahahaha. You just keep believing that Huckster. The MSM trying to manipulate who our candidate will be again.


17 posted on 06/28/2010 3:36:04 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: HospiceNurse
I like Inhofe/ Barbour

Wake me up when they're able to draw 20,000 screaming supporters at the drop of a hat.

18 posted on 06/28/2010 3:36:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i’m hoping and praying that there is someone still in the shadows... someone of whom we are not yet aware... Huckabee, no... Romney, no...


19 posted on 06/28/2010 3:37:26 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t like Mike Huckabee. He’s on the radio station that I listen to every weekday. I can’t quite put my finger on why I feel that way, except to say he seems shallow intellectually and I think that he would blow with the wind in his decision making. I don’t trust him.


20 posted on 06/28/2010 3:37:54 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: latina4dubya

Why does there have to be someone ‘in the shadows’ when Sarah Palin would make a perfectly great candidate?


21 posted on 06/28/2010 3:38:39 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He said he was not a socialist also. The man is a lying sos, big government looney loser.

LLS


22 posted on 06/28/2010 3:39:01 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
1975: Jimmy who?

1991: Bill who?

If early name recognition meant anything, than we would have had President Rockefeller, President Edward Kennedy, and President Giuliani. Luckily we avoided those, just as we will avoid a Palin or Huck Presidency.

23 posted on 06/28/2010 3:39:21 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckster is the front runner... for being a sanctimonious RINO.


24 posted on 06/28/2010 3:39:21 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Clemenza
We need men of competance

Wrong. We need LEADERS from OUTSIDE of Washington with EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE. Governor Palin is a leader with the qualifications I noted. Daniels is a follower. DeMint is a sitting Senator, not a Governor.

25 posted on 06/28/2010 3:39:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabee is horse crap.
ANY attempt by the pubbies to push this RINO ass clown down our throats as the nominee will be met by Pubbies turning independant or saying to hell with it.
Enough of Bob Dull, Juan McLame, and the damned Bush’s.
Time for Real conservatives or go fish.


26 posted on 06/28/2010 3:41:13 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Wake me up when they're able to draw 20,000 screaming supporters at the drop of a hat.

Obama did it a bunch of times. We need people who can manage and govern. A false messiah-ette isn't the solution for the mess we're in.

27 posted on 06/28/2010 3:44:19 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he can go fry himself some catfish and stay the hell away from ruining another election....jerkwad!


28 posted on 06/28/2010 3:45:08 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can*t stand the huckster!


29 posted on 06/28/2010 3:45:23 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: Clemenza

Christie or Brown.....enough said.....Huckster was one of the main reasons we got stuck with Cain and zero....


30 posted on 06/28/2010 3:46:53 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee Says He's the GOP's Front-Runner for 2012

The huckster is a delusional twit. Keep on strumming, Huck...politically, you have gone as far as you will ever go.

31 posted on 06/28/2010 3:47:34 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He did, He gave us Palin. Unfortunately, the rest is up to us and we may very well screw this up.

I love conservatives, we are a feisty bunch of patriots, but we can’t seem to ever get our act together.

Rather than asking God to help us, perhaps what we should do is get ready to ask Him to forgive us for screwing up a chance to turn this mess around.

With Huckaliar in the race, Obama WILL get another 4 years and this country will die.


32 posted on 06/28/2010 3:47:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW..)
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To: Clemenza

not ditzy broads who play on the identity politics of flyover country. ..................................... As ditsy as she appears to you, you must realize that she saved McCain from experiencing a Mondale type loss. Had any of the 2 you suggested ran with McCain do you really think the results would have been the same? McCain was destined to be over whelmed until Ditsy arrived and awakened the Independents and stay home voters. The dormant voters went to the polls and voted for Ditsy not McCain. At least here they did. I still hear people bragging that they voted for Ditsy not McCain. People say she will lose if she runs in 2012, OK, how about putting up the odds and we’ll all bet on it. 20-1 if you are so sure, you got my $1.


33 posted on 06/28/2010 3:48:14 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (THE CANDIDATE THE LEFT SMEARS THE MOST IS THE ONE THEY FEAR THE MOST.)
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To: HospiceNurse

I don’t think you’ll see Palin phoning it in when it comes to campaigning. That was Fred’s demise


34 posted on 06/28/2010 3:50:33 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Huckster is John McLame with a wooden leg.. and no balls..


35 posted on 06/28/2010 3:50:46 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Clemenza

Are you calling Huckabee a ditzy broad?!

Hehe.


36 posted on 06/28/2010 3:51:26 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: DallasDeb

Where do I start? He is simply not electable!


37 posted on 06/28/2010 3:52:16 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: HospiceNurse
I like Inhofe/ Barbour

Sounds good to me, as I have been a fan of Haley's for years, and Inhofe is in my personal top five in terms of Senators.

Fred should have stayed in Hollywood, and Sarah needs to position herself as the new Oprah.

38 posted on 06/28/2010 3:52:48 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No thanks, Gov. Douchebag. Two Southern Baptist presidents in the past half century was two too many.


39 posted on 06/28/2010 3:54:47 PM PDT by MIlle
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To: La Enchiladita

I don’t think Huck is ditzy. He has the keen understanding of selling to those who would buy his urine as a cure for impotence were we in 1890.


40 posted on 06/28/2010 3:54:47 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

The independents voted for Obozo.


41 posted on 06/28/2010 3:55:06 PM PDT by dforest
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I don’t think you’ll see Palin phoning it in when it comes to campaigning

She phoned in the speech at Stanislaus the other day. It sounded like one of those answers to a "Why do you want to be Miss America" question. In the past, when the going got tough, she quit. I don't find her inspiring at all.

42 posted on 06/28/2010 3:56:06 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: Clemenza

“Smarmy” comes to mind.


43 posted on 06/28/2010 3:56:32 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Clemenza

Talk about delusional.

Uh, don’t quit your radio job.


44 posted on 06/28/2010 3:57:32 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

She’s the only reason I voted for McCain. And I have friends and family who say the same thing. I guess I would have stayed at home if she wasn’t on the ticket. Obama would still have won. However, without her on the ticket Obama would have a mandate like you ain’t never seen.


45 posted on 06/28/2010 3:58:00 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( I voted for McCain and still feel like I wasted my vote. Vote third party - same results.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And he just cracked off about Palin snorting coke?

Frontrunner.

Like the-deer-tied-on-the-hood frontrunner.

46 posted on 06/28/2010 3:58:21 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: HospiceNurse

That’s because you insist people without advanced degrees aren’t worthy.


47 posted on 06/28/2010 4:00:09 PM PDT by rintense
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To: HospiceNurse
We need people who can manage and govern

Uh, what do you think Sarah did as Mayor and Governor? Stand there and looked pretty.

48 posted on 06/28/2010 4:00:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Clemenza
1967: Nixon? A two-time loser?

1979: Reagan? The old actor?

1999? Bush? Gore'll cream him!

2004: Bush? Our guy's a "war hero", he was AWOL! We have the documents to prove it!

2011: Palin? She's a quitter!

49 posted on 06/28/2010 4:00:58 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: PhilDragoo
*HE* thinks he's funny. No one else does. He tries to use wit to hide truth but he fails all the time.

As I've said before, I found his treatment of Romney and Paul in the RNC debates disgusting. And I don't like either Mitt or Ron. Yet, when someone turned his 'humor' around on him, he cried like a girl that the others were picking on him.

He's a RINO wuss, and a Christian Socialist to boot.

50 posted on 06/28/2010 4:03:04 PM PDT by rintense
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