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Huckabee: Brokered GOP Convention A ‘Trainwreck,’ But Pressure On Gingrich To Drop Out Is ‘Unfair’
Mediaite ^ | March 17, 2012 | Frances Martel

Posted on 03/17/2012 11:56:22 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mike Huckabee does not agree with Sarah Palin that a brokered convention is a good thing for Republicans– though he discourages the idea of Newt Gingrich stepping aside to prevent that from happening. The former Arkansas governor went on Fox News today to describe the brokered convention process to Uma Pemmaraju (“a trainwreck”) and discourage the party from, if it must happen, choosing someone who didn’t run during the primary.

“If you’ve ever seen a trainwreck,” Huckabee joked, you’ve seen a brokered convention. Calling it “a disaster for the Republican Party,” he expressed dismay at the way this campaign has been run, “not because of process is taking so long, but because of the nature of it.” While the brokered convention was a problem to him, he also took issue with calls for Gingrich to step out, particularly those coming from other campaigns. “I think even though there’s a lot of pressure on Newt Gingrich to drop out, I think that’s unfair on Newt Gingrich– Santorum could implode, or Romney could implode, or both of them could implode,” he posited. That said, he admonished all the candidates for being too negative, arguing, “people can tell you what Republicans are against, I’m not sure the average person on the street can tell you what Republicans are for.” He noted he would change his stance on Gingrich staying in “when Newt’ supporters start telling him to get out– then it’s time to think about it.”

While Huckabee did not discount that a brokered convention “would certainly be entertaining, be a lot of fun for people to observe,” he thought the worst that could happen was a candidate who “walks into a coronation.” To have someone “walk in and just get handed this magic mante” without preparation, he argued, would leave someone unprepared for the political assault from the Democrats.

The discussion via Fox News below:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; huckabee; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; palin; ricksantorum
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Know why he doesn't like it? Because he knows he won't be the one chosen. If he thought he would, he'd be all for it.
1 posted on 03/17/2012 11:56:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the choices are take what the establishment is selling and like it or a train wreck convention give me the latter please!

I have seen gite enough of what the former provides than you very much!


2 posted on 03/17/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go away Mike. No one cares what you think.


3 posted on 03/17/2012 12:02:52 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Bigun

than = thank


4 posted on 03/17/2012 12:02:56 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mike Huckatorum screwed the ‘08 election up.


5 posted on 03/17/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Bigun
If the choices are take what the establishment is selling and like it or a train wreck convention give me the latter please! I have seen gite enough of what the former provides than you very much!

Should read: If the choices are take what the establishment is selling and like it or a train wreck convention give me the latter please! I have seen quite enough of what the former provides thank you very much! (Damned fat dyslexic fingers!)

6 posted on 03/17/2012 12:11:08 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It sure can’t be any worse than this disaster we have now!

A Brokered Convention would let us hit the “Reset” button and override the GOPE. Either that, or we start a third party and be done with it. We have pretty much lost already and have nothing else to lose.

America needs to be completely rebuilt from the ground up and to do that, it needs to collapse first.


7 posted on 03/17/2012 12:11:49 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabee positions are inconsistent. We don’t need a brokered convention and one way to avoid it is for Newt to withdraw immediately. His campaign manager said that if he failed to win MS and AL he’d quit as these were must win states for his southern strategy. He invested lots of money and time and it did not pay off. That’s now over.


8 posted on 03/17/2012 12:12:01 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

If that is the case, then prepare yourself for the result; A definite Romney win and no BC.


9 posted on 03/17/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Bigun

The Dole in ‘96 and McLame in ‘08 disasters, were more than too much for me.


10 posted on 03/17/2012 12:15:21 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: Steelfish
Huckabee positions are inconsistent. We don’t need a brokered convention and one way to avoid it is for Newt to withdraw immediately. His campaign manager said that if he failed to win MS and AL he’d quit as these were must win states for his southern strategy. He invested lots of money and time and it did not pay off. That’s now over.

Santorum needs 64% of the remaining delegates to win outright.

You're living in a Fantasy Land AND smoking drugs if you think that by himself, he is going to get that many delegates with Newt out of the race.

Furthermore, I have a sneaking suspicion that if Newt dropped out Rick, sooner or later, give up and get out of the race throwing the race to Mitt.

Newt needs to stay in to keep Rick honest and deny the nomination to the LIAR Mitt Romney.
11 posted on 03/17/2012 12:18:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t stand Huckabee. He shows up as the conservative on shows but he’s really just another RINO!


12 posted on 03/17/2012 12:21:31 PM PDT by Cricket24 (NO MORE RINO'S....That means you Romney)
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If the choices are take what the establishment is selling and like it or a train wreck convention give me the latter please!

Every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

13 posted on 03/17/2012 12:23:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Steelfish

Did Newt ever say he’d quit?


14 posted on 03/17/2012 12:24:28 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I’d like to see Newt and Palin team up and run on a 3rd party ticket. I’m so fed up with the GOPe and their open primaries and preordained moderate candidates.


15 posted on 03/17/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Steelfish

You got here about a week before Mr. Obama won the election. That makes me a little suspicious.


16 posted on 03/17/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Snake Oil Salesman. Hypocrite of the 33rd Degree.


17 posted on 03/17/2012 12:30:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: conservativejoy

“I’d like to see Newt and Palin team up”

So do I.
In Tampa.


18 posted on 03/17/2012 12:34:33 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Cicero

Huckabee (aka: The Huckster) is a trainwreck. To top it off he’s eating excessively, ballooning to his past dimensions. Scary.


19 posted on 03/17/2012 12:37:46 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Utmost Certainty

That’s right, the Huckster is what kept Fred Thompson from getting any traction. The Holy Roller vote has been a pain in our side since then.


20 posted on 03/17/2012 12:39:33 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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