Skip to comments.Mike Huckabee Wonders Why Sarah Palin Gets So Much Attention (And NPR Pimps Gomer)
Posted on 12/06/2010 2:12:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who had a good run during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries before Sen. John McCain went on to win the nomination, is thought by some in the White House to be the likely GOP nominee.
But he hasn't been getting the kind of excited frequent media attention of Sarah Palin and this has apparently begun to bother him.
According to Politico.com which interviewed Huckabee, he expressed some consternation:
The polls are consistently favorable, putting me either at the top of every poll or right near it. Its hard to ignore that, having swum in that water before when I barely registered in those very kinds of polls, he said...
... Shes brought an enormous amount of energy to the party. As to why she seemingly draws ten times the attention, I dont know, he said, touting recent book signings of his that had drawn up to 1,400 people, with no note in the media.
Youre never going to read that. Im never going to be breaking news because I made a comment on Twitter and Facebook. Why is that? I dont know, he said.
Even so, Huckabee could be Obama's worst nightmare which might explain why some in the White House are thinking he will be the nominee.
As the New York Times' Peter Baker reported in a New York Times magazine piece right after the election:
They doubt Sarah Palin will run and figure Mitt Romney cannot get the Republican nomination because he enacted his own health care program in Massachusetts. If they had to guess today, some in the White House say that Obama will find himself running against Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor.
In contrast with the president's urbane coolness, Huckabee emanates folksiness from his pores. While Obama can seem distant, Huckabee has an everyman quality.
As a white southern male and the former governor of Arkansas, he would have wide appeal not just in the South.
He could make it harder for Obama to win the independent men who helped put Obama over the top in 2008.
Huckabee could make it even more difficult than the economy is likely to make it, for Obama to put together the electoral map of 2008.
North Carolina, for instance, would be a heavier lift for the president. So, too, would battleground states with large rural and suburban swaths like like Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Obama could try to marginalize Huckabee as a former governor without experience on the world stage.
But if the unemployment situation hasn't changed substantially, and there aren't many economists who think that it will have, the economy is likely to be the top issue, negating Obama's foreign-affairs advantage.
Also, it's worth remembering that approach didn't work for the last sitting president, George H.W. Bush who found himself running against a folksy Arkansas governor in 1992.
Meanwhile, as a former practicing preacher, Huckabee talks the talk of evangelical Christians. If many Americans have doubts about Obama's Christianity, they'll have very little doubt about Huckabee's.
Politico suggests Huckabee's building of a $3 million home on the Florida Gulf Coast could be an impediment to a presidential run since he'll need to make a lot of money to pay his $2.8 million mortgage. He may want to keep his Fox News Channel contract as well as his lucrative speaking gigs, the thinking goes.
But the Florida house could actually work for Huckabee. It could enhance his stature in Florida, helping him in his effort to win not just the Republican primary there but, if he were to become the nominee, the state's electoral votes.
Again, on paper, it appears Huckabee would be a formidable challenger to Obama.
But he hasn’t been getting the kind of excited frequent media attention of Sarah Palin and this has apparently begun to bother him. .................................... Maybe if he put one of his kids on DWTS, it might help???
Which kid? The fat boy who decapitated a pet dog?
Ugh. Here we go with Nanny Huckabee making his pitch for the nomination. If this free spending, amnesty-loving, crminial coddling, foreign policy dove nanny-stater gets the nomination, I seriously may sit this election out. It would be better for the GOP to lose than have him as president because at least that way the GOP would do better in Congressional elections in the off years.
Nice try NPR, you far left, feckless, tools, but this time around the State-Run Media will NOT get to pick our candidate and you can take it to the bank (as Baretta used to say) that it ain't gonna be no F'n RINO.
So why don't yall slither back under whatever rock you came from.
Wishful Lib thinking. The Huck hasn't got a ghost of a chance in 2012, but the Dims would love to run against him so they try to pump him up in the Lamestreammedia. Won't work...he's toast.
There's a pretty good reason that he's not qualified.
He has his own TV show, if nobody pays attention to him, maybe its because he has nothing new to say.
Pimpin’ Gomer because they fear Palin. They will also pimp Myth, McCain, and any other RINO they can to avoid a conservative. They fear losing their funding. I love it.
“...and you can take it to the bank (as Baretta used to say)”
I can picture Zero in the Huggy Bear outfit ... hahahaha .....
I soooooooo dislike him. He was on Ingraham radio show a bit ago saying how he had no problem with government being involved in our school system...
hasn’t he had a cable show for 2 years. I think he get’s enough attention.
“I soooooooo dislike him. He was on Ingraham radio show a bit ago saying how he had no problem with government being involved in our school system...”
did Miss Laura play nice with him?
Maybe because she is much better looking than Gomer ?
You have to know the liberal media like NPR are going to try to push whatever the easiest pubbie to beat they can. Just like last election with all those open primaries and Juan McLame was foisted upon us.
Ok, they tried the Romney balloon and it came down, now it’s the Huckster balloon with his why isn’t anyone paying attention to me? LOL! Next..
If Sarah gave one of her balls to the Huckster, she’d still and three. And, Huck ... one.