Skip to comments.Don't forget about Huck (Another rah-rah piece for Gomer!)
Posted on 12/06/2010 7:43:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Politico's Martin and Smith remind the political world not to forget about Mike Huckabee when looking ahead to the 2012 GOP presidential contest.
Dial down the deafening Sarah Palin buzz for just a moment: The most consequential decision in the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes could be whether Mike Huckabee decides to run again and associates say the former Arkansas governor may well take the plunge.
If Huckabee gets in, he will unquestionably be a force to be reckoned with in the fight for the nomination. Hed be the undisputed frontrunner in lead-off Iowa, where he won by nine points in 2008. Hed be the candidate to beat in South Carolina, which he narrowly lost to John McCain two years ago in part because of a divided conservative vote. His weekly Fox show, thrice-daily radio program and Grisham-like ability to crank out a book-per-year has given him a direct media presence akin to Palins but without the sky-high negatives.
And should Huckabee stay out, it would create a vacuum on the right among both religious conservatives and tea party activists that would significantly re-order the race and potentially create a larger opening for Palin.
And will Huck run? Some mixed opinions.
My sense is he would like to do it, said longtime GOP consultant Ed Rollins, Huckabees 2008 campaign chairman and still a close adviser.
Hes truly enjoying what hes doing right now, added Chip Saltsman, the governors 2008 campaign manager and another close confidante, noting that Huckabee has never really made any money.(continued)
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“Long before coming to Washington, Clemmons was serving a 35-year prison term in Arkansas for armed robbery but his sentence was commuted by then-Gov. Huckabee...”
Still waiting to hear his apology - but heck, what’s a few widows and fatherless kids when you’re after the BIG PRIZE?
Huck last time around had a presser to just show off a campaign ad. Now that’s pathetic.
huckabee can’t be trusted.
he’ll do a 180 newt rino.
Huckster’s ego is sucking up every bit of it, too. He’ll run.
Yes the media is pushing theis howdy doodie RINO.
Huckabee would be the easiest “pubbie” for obammy to beat in 2012.
Use of “open” primaries and a lot of help from the media and even this clown can get in just like Juan McLame did.
forget about Huck
This Country has had enough “Dopes from Hope”, AR.