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Why Mike Huckabee probably won’t run for president in 2012
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 24, 2011 | Linda Feldmann

Posted on 02/24/2011 5:43:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Mike Huckabee is the Hamlet of the 2012 presidential cycle. The former governor of Arkansas says he really, truly has not decided whether to run for the Republican nomination, and we believe him. He says he’ll decide this summer.

His just-released book, “A Simple Government,” and accompanying book tour – which happens to include six stops in Iowa and five in South Carolina, two early nominating states – would appear to point to “yes.”

But at a tea with reporters Wednesday sponsored by the Monitor, he seemed to plant the seeds for “no.”

First, let’s go through the reasons Mr. Huckabee should go for it: He had a terrific run four years ago, when he ran as an unknown and caught fire with his folksy charm, superior communication skills, and special appeal to religious conservatives, as a former Baptist minister. He won the Iowa caucuses, then came close in South Carolina. A few tweaks here and there, and he could have won the nomination....

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Arkansas; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; gomerhuckleberry; huckabee; palin
Doesn't he have a new multi-million dollar mortgage in Florida?
1 posted on 02/24/2011 5:43:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good.


2 posted on 02/24/2011 5:44:41 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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Why Mike Huckabee probably won’t run for president in 2012,

What? They won't serve squirrel at the White House?

3 posted on 02/24/2011 5:44:46 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. Coy Boy is trying to keep the media anal exam off him. He is going to run.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 5:45:41 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

absolutely running. No question.


5 posted on 02/24/2011 5:47:30 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t he have a new multi-million dollar mortgage in Florida?

Yes. And That’s Just For The Kitchen and Pantry.


6 posted on 02/24/2011 5:49:33 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: dragonblustar

Probably wouldn’t have any pets if the “boys” lived with them...


7 posted on 02/24/2011 5:50:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s getting fat again. He ain’t running. ; )


8 posted on 02/24/2011 5:51:29 PM PST by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t do it, Mike. You’re probably a nice guy as a private citizen. As a public official, you’re a hopeless POS. Do the right thing, Mike. Choose nice guy over hopeless POS.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 5:52:28 PM PST by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because The Huckster is a JUANnabie?


10 posted on 02/24/2011 5:53:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 5:58:45 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It appears the stars are aligning for our soon to be new President.

see my tagline....


12 posted on 02/24/2011 6:00:02 PM PST by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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I don’t think we would see LTC West just yet. Herman Cain may be a distinct possibility, though.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 6:01:43 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Living in Arkansas, I endured the Huckabee years in this state. Trust me - he is far from a Conservative! Our current governor, a Democrat, is FAR more conservative than Huckabee could dream about. Huckabee is a tax and spend RINO who has very weak positions on crime, entitlement reform, and the role of government.

We ended up electing a dem to undo the damage that Huck foisted upon this state - that is how bad he was.

14 posted on 02/24/2011 6:01:49 PM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: newfreep

And Mark Levin, Attorney General


15 posted on 02/24/2011 6:15:21 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this the boob who plays bass guitar on the television?


16 posted on 02/24/2011 6:16:39 PM PST by punchamullah
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To: punchamullah

Probably so.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 6:25:47 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckaphony SUCKS!


18 posted on 02/24/2011 6:43:30 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabee will run if he thinks mitt has a chance. His running is predicated on mitt’s chances. If he is certain mitt has been effectively rendered unelectable his job is done and he won’t run.


19 posted on 02/24/2011 7:43:42 PM PST by parisa
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

He hasn’t raise a lot money from even his own PAC! The first time around in 2008 he didn’t have much money and he won Iowa, but this time around he is a known figure and still can’t raise money - btw his wife is rumored to want out of the political rat race


20 posted on 02/24/2011 7:53:06 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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It was nice of Hucksterbee to include a photo of himself in this article:

Mike Huckabee declares: Obamacare "never should have come alive. This is a Frankenstein. This should never have come out of the laboratory. We had some test models that had been done in the states and they failed miserably." (AP Photo)

21 posted on 02/25/2011 7:43:36 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, having a couple of your clemency grantees going out and killing people probably doesn’t help.


22 posted on 02/25/2011 7:51:09 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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