Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Steelfish

Did Newt ever say he’d quit?


14 posted on 03/17/2012 12:24:28 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

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?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

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........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Those ought to be too much for anyone with a brain!

Certainly too much for me!


21 posted on 03/17/2012 12:41:03 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Marguerite

I honestly think Newt and Palin could win! They are both known for fighting against the establishment and there is no doubt we would finally gain Energy Independence with their leadership. That is such a Huge issue.


22 posted on 03/17/2012 12:44:06 PM PDT by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: conservativejoy
I do too... Lot of people would start out asking, what the heck is going on... Then they'd quickly say. “where do we start, how can I help” and they would beat Obama for sure!
23 posted on 03/17/2012 1:19:09 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Huck-prah is against it, I am for it.


24 posted on 03/17/2012 1:27:24 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigun

Is the Primary season we are going through any different than a train wreck?

We have GOP trying to pick our candidate in spite of over half of us disliking their pick.


25 posted on 03/17/2012 1:37:46 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anyone should drop out, it is Ron Paul. He is dead last. Now why is nobody calling for that to happen?


26 posted on 03/17/2012 1:38:28 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GizzyGirl

At least it would generate some real excitment in what is currently a pretty uninspiring mess of an election.

There is a reason that the Palin bashing has continued, with the President actually making an ad against Palin. They must be trying to neutralize her, but it is not going to work.

Wth a Gingrich/Palin ticket, our country would begin to rally with optimism for the first time since Reagan.


27 posted on 03/17/2012 2:14:12 PM PDT by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: hal ogen

28 posted on 03/17/2012 3:06:46 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Suspicious”? I was hoping my support and that of other FReeepers for Santorum and for Newt to pack it in, would actually make you nervous.


29 posted on 03/17/2012 6:56:23 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson