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Mike Huckabee says he met with Donald Trump in New York last weekend
The Politico ^ | April 12, 2011 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 04/12/2011 8:45:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump had a one-on-one meeting last weekend, after a month where the former Arkansas governor has been quietly meeting with donors in New York as he weighs a run.

The meeting, which Huckabee mentioned in passing on Fox News on Monday, was in New York City during a weekend when the 2008 Iowa caucuses winner was in town taping his Fox TV show.

It was unclear what the two discussed, but sources familiar with the get-together suggested the meeting was part of Huckabee's recent listening tour with donors, since Trump would be a useful supporter if he himself didn't run for president, as he's flirting with right now. However, Trump has made increasingly clear to people around him that he's seriously weighing getting in.

Meanwhile, Huckabee has been holding a string of about a half-dozen meetings with donors or bundlers in New York, primarily from the finance industry, over the past 6 weeks, three sources told POLITICO....

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


TOPICS: New York; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; huckabee; obama; trump
No more Gomer McRomneylentys!!
1 posted on 04/12/2011 8:45:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Good God, Trump is everywhere.

They are all starting to look like lilliputians compared to this guy.

2 posted on 04/12/2011 8:49:03 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media is so full of it. A story where there is no story.


3 posted on 04/12/2011 8:50:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Probably just a friendly meeting.

One where Trump says “Mike, you’re not going to win...unless...you run as my running mate.”


4 posted on 04/12/2011 8:52:12 AM PDT by RockinRight (Trump doesn't play stalking horse for anybody.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Maybe Trump is casting for “Hillbilly Apprentice” or some such.


5 posted on 04/12/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ('As a kid, I got three meals a day: Oatmeal, miss-a-meal, and no meal.' Mr. T)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah no kidding: “A couple of guys met”. Film at eleven...


6 posted on 04/12/2011 8:52:46 AM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think we learned anything new here other than Huckabee might run. LOL


7 posted on 04/12/2011 8:55:48 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not voting for any ‘old boys club’ - I’m with Sarah, she’s the only one I trust and the only one who has not remained quiet in 2.5 yrs. She has the words and the actions behind it. This time I do things my way.


8 posted on 04/12/2011 8:56:17 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RockinRight
I think Trump/Huckabee could close the deal. Wow. Two highly skilled confidence men with lots of money and Obama as an opponent. I wonder if my talking Donald Trump action figure ( I made the mistake of calling it a doll the other say) will end up being a collectible.
9 posted on 04/12/2011 8:57:51 AM PDT by Huck (Will we still be using U6 when the pubbies are back in charge?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the Huckster wore his stripped shirt for the casting.


10 posted on 04/12/2011 8:58:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Huck

bttt


11 posted on 04/12/2011 9:00:22 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabee told him “I’ll let you be my veep” ‘cause he thinks he’s owed the nomination for keeping Romney down in 2008 by hanging in for McCain.


12 posted on 04/12/2011 9:00:52 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Huck

I’d support that ticket in a heartbeat over Obama.


13 posted on 04/12/2011 9:02:27 AM PDT by RockinRight (Trump doesn't play stalking horse for anybody.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is that dog-torturing fan, squirrel-popping, lying fake preacher doing now? Keep your day job, phony huckster.


14 posted on 04/12/2011 9:03:16 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Terry Mross

Then Donald laughed and said, “No, Mike, it’s the other way around.”


15 posted on 04/12/2011 9:03:20 AM PDT by RockinRight (Trump doesn't play stalking horse for anybody.)
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To: RockinRight

Not only “no”, but “hell, no!”


16 posted on 04/12/2011 9:03:59 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
""However, the Governor of course has conversations with people all the time to gauge what kind of support he might have if he does announce. With many national polls showing that Huckabee can defeat Obama in 2012, people are energized, excited and wanting to discuss the Governor’s potential candidacy. The Governor is encouraged by these conversations and by virtually every credible poll in the nation that lists him as the definitive front-runner.”

Fox had better cancel his show. Giving him free exposure to promote himself is not fair to other candidates who are thinking about running in 2012.

Let the huckster spend his own money campaigning!!

17 posted on 04/12/2011 9:04:37 AM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Audio of the interview with Mr. Moderate here;

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/04/11/huckabee_reveals_meeting_with_trump_says_could_run_on_same_ticket.html


18 posted on 04/12/2011 9:11:49 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Sacajaweau
A story where there is no story.

Hey Politico would go out of business if they had to only report real news.

19 posted on 04/12/2011 9:12:04 AM PDT by McGruff (There is no such a thing as bad publicity)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will be very unhappy if either Huckabee or Romney are the nominee..they are weak candidates with too much wishywashyness,
I would much prefer Michele Bachman who is not afraid to take a stand.. The women of the GOP have more guts than any of the men save for Marco Rubio..


20 posted on 04/12/2011 9:13:08 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
They are all starting to look like lilliputians compared to this guy.

That's because they are!

21 posted on 04/12/2011 9:24:50 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: Terry Mross
Huckabee told him “I’ll let you be my veep” ‘cause he thinks he’s owed the nomination for keeping Romney down in 2008 by hanging in for McCain.

Fred Thompson too...that was probably part of the deal.

22 posted on 04/12/2011 9:26:55 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go back to Little Rock!


23 posted on 04/12/2011 9:27:46 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"There's talk of strange folk abroad. Can't be too careful."


24 posted on 04/12/2011 9:30:41 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee told Trump what I have heard Huckabee say about Obama on several talk shows, something that made me come to distrust Huckabee: “But his birth was listed in two Hawaii newspapers....”
25 posted on 04/12/2011 10:03:31 AM PDT by john mirse
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To: Rational Thought
If he were to win the nomination, Donald Trump is too smart to consider placing Huckabee on his ticket. He knows that would sink his chances of a win.

My bet is if Donald does run, and wins the nomination, he picks someone like Allen West as his running mate. A smart man like Donald does smart things!

26 posted on 04/12/2011 10:15:28 AM PDT by seekthetruth (My Dream Ticket For 2012: "Allen West / Scott Walker")
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To: indylindy

Here is a recent poll from Newsmax, which is astounding, since their following is dominant Conservative.

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/trump-obama-romney-palin/2011/04/11/id/392535


28 posted on 04/12/2011 12:53:32 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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