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Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee: Who Gets Your Vote?
The Stir at CafeMom ^ | December 13, 2010 | Julie Marsh

Posted on 12/13/2010 4:37:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Supporters of Sarah Palin seem to view her as the second coming of Christ, and given her self-appointed code name of "North Star," it seems that she agrees with them. Speculation on a 2012 presidential run by Palin almost sounds as if her candidacy is divinely ordained.

Next thing we know, she'll tell us she was born in a barn because all the hospital beds were occupied.

Not so fast, cautions Politics Daily. Mike Huckabee could pose fierce competition for Sarah Palin, even among those Republicans who, inexplicably, think she's a well-qualified candidate.

Ever play that game on long road trips where you have to choose between two seemingly equally horrible scenarios, like giving a 20-minute speech in front of your high school graduating class while naked or subsisting entirely on bugs for a month? That's how I view a choice between Palin and Huckabee. I'll take what's behind door number three, thanks.

No, really? I have to choose? Then it's got to be Huckabee. (How's that for a campaign slogan? It's got to be Huckabee. Copyrighting that now.)

He's as socially conservative as she is, or perhaps even more so given his ministry. He's a FOX News commentator like she is. He drops his g's occasionally, though less often than she does. But who's more qualified? Hands down, Mike Huckabee. Furthermore, who would I rather have representing our country in the world? Huckabee.

I'm admittedly impressed by Politics Daily's recap of how, as Arkansas governor, "Huckabee faced a legislature with 89 Democrats out of 100 legislators in the House and only four Republicans in the 35-seat Senate. Yet, Huckabee found a way to govern." Palin knows how to govern people who agree with her. Governing those who may not march in lockstep requires more finesse.

With the advent of the Tea Party, plus the ostracizing and name-calling within the Republican party, a successful GOP candidate will have to bridge those gaps, as well as work with Democrats. Huckabee demonstrated he could do that at the state level. Palin isn't interested in working with anyone who doesn't agree with her, and her governing style at a national level would appear to be more dictatorial than consensus-building.

Huckabee's personable and has the same sort of beer-drinking, pretzel-munching, football-watching appeal that George W. Bush did, but he's far more well-spoken than the former president. Palin attempts to cultivate that ability to connect with people, but hers is a caricature of Huckabee's, and it arouses suspicion. Those who love her are convinced they know her, but the rest of us aren't so sure.

Play along with me (Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, Socialists, even you commie pinkos -- everyone's welcome): Naked speech, or bugs for lunch? Huckabee or Palin?


TOPICS: Arkansas; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; freepressforpalin; huckabee; huckloserstuffagain; palin; pardonmegovernor
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Julie's out to lunch. An Arkansas Democrat is virtually indistinguishable from Gov. Huckabee. Gov. Palin "knows how to govern people who agree with her. Governing those who may not march in lockstep requires more finesse." So she knows absolutely nothing about Governor Palin's history aside from Tina Fey's impersonation, is that it?

I can't wait for "you-know-who" and his platoon to arrive...

1 posted on 12/13/2010 4:37:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin definitely.


2 posted on 12/13/2010 4:38:49 PM PST by Netizen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No brainer. Gomer or Homer (Alaska)?


3 posted on 12/13/2010 4:40:47 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin first

Alan Keyes second

Huckabee third.


4 posted on 12/13/2010 4:40:57 PM PST by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the sons (and daughters) of liberty!!!! SP4P2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neither. I like them both as people, but Huckabee is a RINO and Palin would be fighting upstream from one attack after another from the left, dominating the news cycle 24/7.


5 posted on 12/13/2010 4:40:57 PM PST by apoxonu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Between Sarah and the Huckster? Easy: Sarah.


6 posted on 12/13/2010 4:42:49 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Supporters of Sarah Palin seem to view her as the second coming of Christ, and given her self-appointed code name of "North Star," it seems that she agrees with them. Speculation on a 2012 presidential run by Palin almost sounds as if her candidacy is divinely ordained. Next thing we know, she'll tell us she was born in a barn because all the hospital beds were occupied.

Complete and total disrespect for Christianity.
7 posted on 12/13/2010 4:42:53 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Neither.
8 posted on 12/13/2010 4:43:37 PM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

None of the above. John Thune or Bobby Jindal.


9 posted on 12/13/2010 4:43:53 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HUCK NO.


10 posted on 12/13/2010 4:43:59 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: apoxonu

Anyone that the left/media thinks is our favorite or is likely to be a good candidate is going to get blasted 24/7. Get ready for it.


11 posted on 12/13/2010 4:44:24 PM PST by Ditter
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To: apoxonu
No matter who's the GOP nominee, they're going to get torched by the DNC/media anyway.

Palin has been through the fire and is completely vetted. She also has a better grasp of the issues and can draw a sharp contrast with Obama. With Huckabee, they'll say he "agrees" with Obama on amnesty and nanny-statist polices.

The moment Huckster gets the nominee, the media will unload with stories about his pardons, corruption, and fiscally liberal policies.

12 posted on 12/13/2010 4:44:35 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Governor Palin.

John Bolton.

At this point, I see no one else that remotely interests me.


13 posted on 12/13/2010 4:45:34 PM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They hate her and they can’t stop thinking about her.

It must suck to be a leftist Palin-hater and forced by your own feverish brain to think about the object of your hate day and night, night and day. It especially must suck to be a jealous-bitch leftist Palin-hater like this one.

But you know what... I don’t feel sorry for this one or any of them. Because they hate America, too.


14 posted on 12/13/2010 4:45:44 PM PST by samtheman
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To: MissesBush

Jindal has already ruled himself out, besides he’s unappealing and bland. And Thune is a Senator. Conservatives aren’t going to get behind another legislator.


15 posted on 12/13/2010 4:45:53 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: apoxonu

So you think that choosing Palin would lead to the start of a new trend, of the media being hostile to the Republican Presidential candidate?


16 posted on 12/13/2010 4:46:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Lonnie, little by little the look of the country changes, because of the men we admire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin of course, there NO WAY IN “H”, I’d ever vote for that HALF-ASSED preacher!


17 posted on 12/13/2010 4:47:00 PM PST by A. Morgan
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To: apoxonu

The left MSM doesn’t like us. Period. If they back a Republican it’s one who’s as liberal as we can run... Then when that person gets the nomination, the MSM switches to the REAL dem - and back him. Look at McCain. He was the MSM darling. Do you think any of them voted for him?


18 posted on 12/13/2010 4:49:19 PM PST by GOPJ (Sharpton wants Limbaugh off the air- if you don't hate liberals yet, you're not paying attention.)
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I’m voting for Palin in 2012, the only question is if it is a write in vote or if she will have a R next to her name. Shuckster would be an even worse choice than McCain.


19 posted on 12/13/2010 4:50:16 PM PST by csivils
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That used car salesman, Gomer Pyle wannabe, felon freeing, squirrel frying putz doesn’t fool me.


20 posted on 12/13/2010 4:50:18 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: ansel12
So you think that choosing Palin would lead to the start of a new trend, of the media being hostile to the Republican Presidential candidate?

You forgot the /s tag. The media is hostile to GOP candidates, but I don't think any candidate has ever gotten as much heat as Palin. Think she'd make a good POTUS but don't think she'll win the primary with that kind of baggage.

21 posted on 12/13/2010 4:50:22 PM PST by apoxonu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin or Huckster? Sheesh that is so easy.....Sarah for sure!


22 posted on 12/13/2010 4:51:26 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin


23 posted on 12/13/2010 4:51:28 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“She also has a better grasp of the issues and can draw a sharp contrast with Obama”

Than who?


24 posted on 12/13/2010 4:52:01 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: apoxonu

Finally someone who sees the truth. I agree.


25 posted on 12/13/2010 4:54:04 PM PST by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neither. Both aren’t close to being equipped to run the free world. Palin is even less equipped and electable than the Huckster.


26 posted on 12/13/2010 4:54:04 PM PST by DemonDeac
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PALIN! Hey I recently had surgery and the PAIN pills, well I wrote PAIN on the lid, so they are easy to find when I am in pain. I noticed if you add an “L” in the middle of PAIN, you get PALIN. And that is what she causes the democrats = PAIN! LOL I adore her and she is much more of a man than Obama. Can you imagine Obama mushing those doggies on ice and snow? He is such a girl. I LOVE SARAH. Whomever runs on the “R” ticket, if it isn’t her, I hope they are half the leader she is!. and if she runs GREAT!


27 posted on 12/13/2010 4:54:04 PM PST by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: GOPJ

I realize that. However, I’ve been in politics a long time and nothing has ever come close to the attacks on Palin. She’s also getting it from the RINOs, and between them and the Dems, IMHO, she loses the primary.


28 posted on 12/13/2010 4:54:27 PM PST by apoxonu
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To: Leader_Of_The _Conservatives

Huckster is the second from the bottom for me just before Newt who will never get my vote due to his millions of marriages. Ok three marriages. I can sorta understand one failed marriage but multiple for a President.....NO WAY! And that is before I get to his global warming nonsense.


29 posted on 12/13/2010 4:54:50 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a snarky little article. Once again a Dem telling us who Republicans can choose in the primary. Nice.


30 posted on 12/13/2010 4:56:11 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Huckabee faced a legislature with 89 Democrats out of 100 legislators in the House and only four Republicans in the 35-seat Senate. Yet, Huckabee found a way to govern."

Yeah--he governed as a big-spending, amnesty-loving, criminal-coddling Democrat!

I can't believe anyone would choose Nanny Huckabee over Palin. I guess there are still some Christian Conservatives who see he was a minister and that's all that matters.

31 posted on 12/13/2010 4:56:14 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: napscoordinator

I’m with you naps - the question is who is at the BOTTOM of my list, and the Huckster is a contender as is Newt. I’ve gotten into arguments on this site with rabid Palin supporters but would vote for her in a nanosecond over the Huckster even though I don’t think she’s our best chance for 2012, given how the media has already poisoned the well for her.


32 posted on 12/13/2010 4:59:10 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: apoxonu

The primary is the conservative base, Governor Palin is the frontrunner, of course she can win it.

Unless of course, you can get conservatives to not vote for her, because you fear the media will be mean to conservatism, and not be nice and sweet to us anymore.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 5:00:26 PM PST by ansel12 (Lonnie, little by little the look of the country changes, because of the men we admire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NEITHER....EVER!


34 posted on 12/13/2010 5:00:31 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: apoxonu

I was around when Ronald Reagan was running the first time - they were much worse on him.


35 posted on 12/13/2010 5:01:09 PM PST by GOPJ (Sharpton wants Limbaugh off the air- if you don't hate liberals yet, you're not paying attention.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah of course


36 posted on 12/13/2010 5:01:28 PM PST by chicken head
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To: Netizen

I’ll take a mama grizzly over a huckster anytime,thank you very much!


37 posted on 12/13/2010 5:02:00 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mike Huckabee could pose fierce competition for Sarah Palin.

What has this author been smokin'?

38 posted on 12/13/2010 5:02:06 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: goseminoles

Than her main challenger, Mitt Romney, for one.


39 posted on 12/13/2010 5:02:17 PM PST by ansel12 (Lonnie, little by little the look of the country changes, because of the men we admire.)
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To: MissesBush

Another senator with no executive experience? That doesn’t seem to be working so well. Governor Jindal has declared he’s not running for president, and besides, I don’t believe his parents were citizens when he was born.


40 posted on 12/13/2010 5:02:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would crawl over hot coals and chew glass to vote for Sarah Palin... but I would not pee on huckster if he were on fire... ok... maybe I would. :-)

LLS

41 posted on 12/13/2010 5:04:59 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: goseminoles
Than who?

Than all of the other potential GOP contenders.

42 posted on 12/13/2010 5:05:18 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: Netizen

Ditto!!!


43 posted on 12/13/2010 5:06:20 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: gimme1ibertee

I’ll take a mama grizzly over a huckster anytime,thank you very much!

That being said,i’d like to see a West/Palin ticket....


44 posted on 12/13/2010 5:06:20 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Leader_Of_The _Conservatives

Alan Keyes may be Newt G. in a different color; too cerebral. But I do like him and the way he thinks. Appoint him Ambassador to the UN; he’d out-irk that ex-Democrat lady that Reagan sent to the UN. (Didn’t think I’d ever forget her name; that’s what four score and counting can do).


45 posted on 12/13/2010 5:06:51 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m looking for someone who will lead the country back to constitutional government.

That someone is not Huck. He is no fighter. He does not believe in securing the border. He believes in using government to enforce “compassion”.

He’s a Democrat, basically. He is what a Democrat would be if Christians were still allowed in that party. He and people like him are Republicans basically because the Dems have forced believers out of the party. So, he and they are welcome here in the GOP, but I don’t want to elect them president.


46 posted on 12/13/2010 5:07:45 PM PST by marron
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To: roses of sharon
I agree and I am offended... not only for Palin... but because of the demonic attack on all Christians. Never doubt who is ultimately behind ALL of these attacks.

LLS

47 posted on 12/13/2010 5:08:56 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: DemonDeac
Palin is even less equipped and electable than the Huckster.

Small libertarians and independents aren't going to support Huckabee because of his fiscal liberalism, his wishy-washy leadership, & belief in the nanny-state.

Before you can win the general election, you have to win over your base. The base is not enthusiastic over Huckster as they are with Sarah, and Sarah will still pull in social conservative votes.

Saying that Sarah is unelectable is a crock and a cop-out. She has the conservative base locked up. Enthusiasm from the conservative base will pull in undecideds and independents, who by nature are bandwagoners, not people who hold deep political convictions.

48 posted on 12/13/2010 5:09:29 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin.


49 posted on 12/13/2010 5:13:29 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: marron
“He’s a Democrat, basically. He is what a Democrat would be if Christians were still allowed in that party. He and people like him are Republicans basically because the Dems have forced believers out of the party. So, he and they are welcome here in the GOP, but I don’t want to elect them president.”

Given the makeup of the ARK Senate and House and the fact that they gave us Clinton, maybe that type of Republican (coughRINOcough) is the only type that is electable there.

But all that is said of Palin (the image created by MSM) being unelectable is actually true of Huckabee. The guy is a joke. See his “still in the race, mathematical impossibility” appearance on SNL and tell me the guy is Presidential.

50 posted on 12/13/2010 5:13:53 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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