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Why doesn't Mike Huckabee get any respect? [Miss Rubin explains Gomer's lack of viability]
The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | December 6, 2010 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 12/06/2010 2:46:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Mike Huckabee puts on his best Rodney Dangerfied routine, whining to Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin that no one shows him any respect as a 2012 contender:

"I just don't understand how it is that a person can read these polls day after day and the narrative is constantly everybody but me," he told POLITICO. "Whether I do it or not, the fact is that if one looks at the overall body of information that's available, nobody would be in a better position to take it all the way to November."

There are a few good reasons for this. Most important, he has a rather cheesy show on Fox News, so it's a bit hard to imagine him giving that up and stepping back into the political ring. Ah, but Sarah Palin has a show with bears and canoes, so why is breezy TV fare a barrier to a political career? Well, it may be, in part for Palin. And Huckabee is no Palin when it comes to juicing up the base.

Moreover, Huckabee never showed much appeal beyond a specific segment of voters -- evangelical Christians. They are an important constituency within the GOP primary electorate, but you have to win more than just those voters to get the nomination; Huckabee never did....

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Arkansas; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; gomerhuckleberry; huckabee; palin
Despite what you East Coast elitists think, the nomination is hers to turn down or accept, as of right now. Don't think so? Google "Palin" sometime. The only person in the world with more results currently sits in the White House.
1 posted on 12/06/2010 2:47:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

but Sarah Palin has a show with bears and canoes,

Yea, but Mike plays the guitar. Everybody loves a guy who plays the guitar.


2 posted on 12/06/2010 2:49:26 PM PST by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Charming guy who is good at playing an instrument, grew up in a little town called Hope, and was governor of Arkansas. What could possibly go wrong?


3 posted on 12/06/2010 2:51:01 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: DManA
Not everybody likes guitar players.


4 posted on 12/06/2010 2:56:18 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee's show has the feel of an old Jim Baker re-run, without Tammy Faye, of course.

So, he plays the guitar...I play the guitar but I don't think that is my stepping stone to the presidency.

It's the kind of hometown-locally produced show you see on the "spare" channel of your local cable company.


5 posted on 12/06/2010 2:56:31 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

All non-animals LOL.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 2:57:30 PM PST by DManA
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To: FrankR

Kinda like “Fernwood 2 Nite”

The show satirized real talk shows as well as the sort of fare one might expect from locally-produced, small-town, midwestern American television programming.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernwood_2_Night


7 posted on 12/06/2010 3:00:19 PM PST by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously, he said this? The fat has gone to his brain.


8 posted on 12/06/2010 3:00:50 PM PST by StAnDeliver (\)
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To: Lazlo in PA
"I gave Huckabee a cherry, that had noooo pit..." *krerrang!*
9 posted on 12/06/2010 3:02:23 PM PST by StAnDeliver (\)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I was younger, Co Springs hosted a conference of evangelical ministers from all over the nation and at the same time there was a conference held for Automobile salesmen. I couldn’t tell them apart - most of them had the poofie hair styles and that almost greasy personality.
Huckabee reminds me of those ministers. I want someone that is willing to speak the truth not compromise the truth just so people will like him.
I can’t sit through his show without wanting to throw up as I watch him being so nice to people like Michelle Obama without asking some tough questions.


10 posted on 12/06/2010 3:12:03 PM PST by ODDITHER
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huck has two problems, in my opinion.

One, is that he on several occasions stated or implied that if you wanted the borders secured you were unchristian. I know he has tried recently to back away from that position, but that was his position back then and I have to assume its his true position.

His second problem is more recent. All he had to do was confront Obama aggressively over the last two years and he would be our leading candidate for president today. He preferred to be Mister Bipartisan Mildly Conservative. He has left it to people like Beck, Palin, and DeMint to do the heavy lifting and take all the artillery fire from the Left.

He isn’t a fighter. He is a genial, amiable talk show host. He is no Beck and he is no Palin. These are time that demand firebrands and firebreathers, and that isn’t Huck.


11 posted on 12/06/2010 3:12:11 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And therein is the clue to the clueless, and the clueless appears to be Huckabee.

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Huckabee, you like Gingrich, may run, but neither of you will ever be elected.
12 posted on 12/06/2010 3:21:37 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: marron


He WANTS to be liked, and that is the problem.

Read again his Rodney Dangerfield-like statement 'I don't get no respect! [whine]'
13 posted on 12/06/2010 3:26:49 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL!

I gave my love a cherry ... BAM!


14 posted on 12/06/2010 3:27:01 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...the narrative is constantly anybody but meeeeee..."

Well, *uckabee, that's probably because you're a whiney, milquetoast wannabe socialist who hasn't found a Democrat yet you aren't willing to snuggle up to. How'd that work out for Juan McCain's presidential aspirations? Why don't you and Linsey go play "My Pretty Pony" and get off my TV? Between *uck and Whore-aldo, I can't even turn Fox News on over the weekends anymore.

15 posted on 12/06/2010 3:36:56 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Think the Chiefs of Police in the State of Washington will endorse him?


16 posted on 12/06/2010 3:40:07 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am sure he is a nice guy but.....he reminds me of an unctuous preacher and then he picks up his bass guitar while wearing a suit.....sorry - he is a no go.


17 posted on 12/06/2010 3:58:32 PM PST by 30Moves
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To: jennings2004

Isn’t that where the guy Huckster pardoned shot some people a while back? I suspect not.

Heck even his major base, evangelicals, seem to be lining up behind Palin.


18 posted on 12/06/2010 4:05:39 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is a killer, right here. Which is the son who got fired for torturing and killing a dog?


19 posted on 12/06/2010 4:15:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

That’s peanuts alongside the then governor pardoning felons despite many warnings from corrections & judicial folks who went on to murder and commit other crimes once free. Unless you’re a PETA member or some such.


20 posted on 12/06/2010 4:18:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Re: Gov. Sarah Palin: Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~German Proverb)
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To: marron

Exactly! bttt

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2638118/posts?page=65#65


21 posted on 12/06/2010 4:22:53 PM PST by Matchett-PI ( Sarah Palin / Marco Rubio - a "can't lose" ticket for 2012..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All we need to know about the Huck is he’s the media’s darling.


22 posted on 12/06/2010 4:24:09 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

You are correct....he pardoned some unsavory characters while Governor of Arkansas even over the objections of the local prosecutors and with very snarky notes on letters of pleading. One turned out to be a murderer of police officer(s) in the State of Washington. I expect a through search of the records might turn up more such shortcomings in judgment.


23 posted on 12/06/2010 4:33:59 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am a white Southern Baptist.....so by the democrat / msm rules of identity politics Huck should be my guy. He strikes me as a phony, however, so I wouldn’t vote for him in the primary as long as most any other candidate is still in the running. If he were the nominee I guess I would hold my nose, but I wouldn’t like it.


24 posted on 12/06/2010 4:59:38 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: marron

It was the Huck family photo where everyone was dressed like Howdy Doody is the one that did it for me.


25 posted on 12/06/2010 5:00:47 PM PST by Ohio Hermit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I just don't understand how it is that a person can read these polls day after day and the narrative is constantly everybody but me,"

I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND...STOP...OK

Mikey just don't understand

This dumb ass has a weekend filler show on a 24 hour cable company that is trying to sell commercials and pay him s few bucks.

This is the best gig that fat huck has ever had and he doesn't have the balls to risk running for President and losing this sweet money maker.

Besides, according to huck,"I just don't understand".

26 posted on 12/06/2010 5:07:50 PM PST by USS Alaska
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To: DManA

He plays the bass guitar. Entertaining in itself, to a point. After all you’ve only got low E, D, A and G. on it.


27 posted on 12/06/2010 5:40:41 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huck needs to call the waaambulance


28 posted on 12/06/2010 7:05:46 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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