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Don't forget about Huck (Another rah-rah piece for Gomer!)
MSNBC's First Read ^ | December 6, 2010 | Mark Murray

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. He’d be the undisputed frontrunner in lead-off Iowa, where he won by nine points in 2008. He’d 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 Palin’s – 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, Huckabee’s 2008 campaign chairman and still a close adviser.

“He’s truly enjoying what he’s doing right now,” added Chip Saltsman, the governor’s 2008 campaign manager and another close confidante, noting that Huckabee has “never really made any money.”(continued)

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


TOPICS: Arkansas; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; gomerhuckleberry; huckabee; huckafraud; huckajoke; hucksnewbeachfront; mittbuyshuckahouse; mittpayinghucktorun; palin; rino; rove4rinos; snakeoilsalesman; stalkinghorse; tokyorove
The same Ed Rollins who just wrote an anti-Palin screed a few days ago? What a coincidence.
1 posted on 12/06/2010 7:43:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left is really pushing for the loser Huck aren’t they?


2 posted on 12/06/2010 7:45:21 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If one ‘cranks out’ a book a year and nobody notices, did one really crank anything out?


3 posted on 12/06/2010 7:46:40 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

They are pushing him because Huckabee makes McCain look Conservative. They know a Huckabee nomination means an easy win for Obama. Beware of anyone that the left kisses ass with


4 posted on 12/06/2010 7:48:52 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While I watch Huckabee on Saturday and Sunday nights on TV, I do not feel that he should run for President again. I hope he won’t give up his TV program on Fox. I feel that he could do a better job of reaching people on TV than being President.


5 posted on 12/06/2010 7:49:26 PM PST by Buddygirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another name to add to the wait and see list.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 7:52:42 PM PST by Patrick1 (I'm a soldier of good fortune, I'm guarding the Yucatan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.



7 posted on 12/06/2010 7:54:41 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Inyo-Mono
The Left is really pushing for the loser Huck aren’t they?

Third or fourth PUSH Huckabee article today.

Not too Caption Obvious is it? LOLOLOL.

8 posted on 12/06/2010 7:56:43 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wasn’t he the guy directly responsible for the deaths of 4 or 5 Seattle-area policemen? Why is ANYONE taking him seriously?


9 posted on 12/06/2010 7:57:34 PM PST by BobL
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To: onyx

“The most consequential decision in the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes could be whether Mike Huckabee decides to run again”

LOL. Nobody gives a flip what this goober does except for a few consultants and Mittens Romney. It won’t amount to anything. But if he runs, we can have some fun exposing his record. Huck is going to explode like the ripe, rotten fat melon he is.


10 posted on 12/06/2010 8:10:24 PM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man! Don’t anyone be fooled by the fake “conservative” Mike Huckabee!

Bob Ellis has done a good job of compiling Huckabee’s “crimes against conservatism” here: http://www.dakotavoice.com/2010/12/huckabee-has-the-gall-to-talk-2012/

Huckabee needs to take a hike. He is NOT a conservative!


11 posted on 12/06/2010 8:13:44 PM PST by WXRGina
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fast Eddy is getting around ain't he.
12 posted on 12/06/2010 8:16:03 PM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Brices Crossroads; conservativegranny; t-dude
LOL. Nobody gives a flip what this goober does except for a few consultants and Mittens Romney. It won’t amount to anything. But if he runs, we can have some fun exposing his record. Huck is going to explode like the ripe, rotten fat melon he is.

LOL. Can you believe this tripe and full-out PUSH for Huckaboob this week, and it's only Monday?

What gives, I wonder? Talk about a trial balloon that's going to burst. The goober is dying to run, but he had his best showing in '08 Iowa. He has no money and Sarah Palin will suck both the oxygen and money from whatever "grassroots" he's counting on.

Yeah, he'll have some Evangelicas and RINOS, but not TEA Party patriots or conservative Republicans.

He might win Iowa again, according to t-dude, but I don't think so and so what if he does?

13 posted on 12/06/2010 8:17:03 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: BobL

Yes, but Huckaboob claims otherwise, (of course).


14 posted on 12/06/2010 8:18:10 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

>>>He might win Iowa again, according to t-dude, but I don’t think so and so what if he does?

The Huck cult has some strength, but may be waning here.


15 posted on 12/06/2010 8:19:52 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: 2ndDivisionVet

16 posted on 12/06/2010 8:22:08 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Keith in Iowa
The Huck cult has some strength, but may be waning here.

Good. The campaign season hasn't really opened, so I would think that his support is there for the taking. The guy is a boob.

17 posted on 12/06/2010 8:28:12 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huck will have the MSNBC vote sewed up!


18 posted on 12/06/2010 8:29:58 PM PST by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: jimbo123; Clyde5445; BobL
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...
19 posted on 12/06/2010 8:30:31 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: JaguarXKE

ROTFLOLOL. You betcha!


20 posted on 12/06/2010 8:31:03 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

“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?


21 posted on 12/06/2010 8:41:43 PM PST by BobL
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To: onyx

Huck last time around had a presser to just show off a campaign ad. Now that’s pathetic.


22 posted on 12/06/2010 8:43:33 PM PST by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

huckabee can’t be trusted.

he’ll do a 180 newt rino.


23 posted on 12/06/2010 8:59:50 PM PST by ken21 (who runs the gop?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckster’s ego is sucking up every bit of it, too. He’ll run.


24 posted on 12/07/2010 1:56:21 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (Don't make me use uppercase.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

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.


25 posted on 12/07/2010 3:46:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

forget about Huck


26 posted on 12/07/2010 4:40:02 AM PST by flowerplough (Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia. Or maybe we're North Alabama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Country has had enough “Dopes from Hope”, AR.


27 posted on 12/07/2010 7:39:56 AM PST by seemoAR
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