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Steve Schmidt: Mike Huckabee could have been nominee (Rest of the story even funnier!)
The Politico ^ | August 27, 2012 | Kevin Cirilli

Posted on 08/28/2012 1:21:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This year’s cast of GOP convention speakers could be future rivals, each jockeying for prime positioning in case 2016 opens up, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said on MSNBC Monday night.

The emerging five: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Rep. Paul Ryan.

“All of these people in their own right are people who may have presidential aspirations and the ability to run a formidable campaign,” he said. “You maybe see the next generation of rivalries in the Republican Party.… You may see them all previewing what’s going to be many, many years of history to unfold in front of us.”

And if presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney loses, Schmidt said there will be an internal debate within the party about where it is headed....

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


TOPICS: Arkansas; Florida; Kentucky; New Jersey; Texas; Wisconsin; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2016; chrischristie; huckabee; randpaul; romney; rubio; ryan
Notice a certain name missing? Hahahahahaha!
1 posted on 08/28/2012 1:21:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steve “Backstabing POS” Schmidt? ...that Steve?


2 posted on 08/28/2012 1:32:14 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve suspected for a long time Steve Schmidt is a deep cover infiltrator.

Now if he said, Huckabee was thinking of eating the 2016 convention, he might be on to something.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 1:33:58 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And monkeys could have flown out of my butt.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know Mitt wasn’t the first choice for a lot of us (or second, or third) but I sure as Hell would have voted for him over Nanny Huckabee. If Huckabee had won, we’d be in for four years of Christian Socialism — a Republican version of Jimmy Carter — which would result in a Dem Congress and a Dem president 4 years from now.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 1:36:35 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: Zathras
Only two missing any meals are the dog and daughter:


6 posted on 08/28/2012 1:48:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are people who believe Huckaphoney is a conservative in spite of his record.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 1:58:39 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: SUSSA

If Mexico and illegals have a better friend inside the United States, I don’t know who that would be.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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If Mexico and illegals have a better friend inside the United States, I don’t know who that would be.

Jeb Bush

9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:02:56 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re right about that!!


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:08:08 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee could have been the nominee this time.

After all the other "anybody but Romney" candidates fizzled, he'd have been the one left standing.

Those who hated Romney enough would have to look seriously at Huck, and with evangelical support as well, he'd have put in a very respectable showing in the primaries.

But four years from now, he'll look pretty stale and tired -- far past his political sell-by date.

11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The violent criminals that Huckabee let out early, and the specific case that resulted in that multiple murder up in Washington state would have destroyed any slight chance for Huckabee to get the nomination. His history of putting out the welcome-mat and encouraging illegals to come to Arkansas hardly would have helped either.

Schmidt is a moron. (besides being a backstabbing POS)


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:09:33 PM PDT by greene66
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To: The Shrew

It is a close call between those two. Both are pro-criminal.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 2:11:04 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Schmidt and Rove should open a ‘gay friendly’ bed and breakfast in Vermont and leave the rest of us alone...


14 posted on 08/28/2012 2:13:14 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: x

His support for amnesty, his ethical problems (he even tried to steal the furniture when he left office) and his tax hikes would have sunk him. Tax Hike Mike would never be nominated.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 2:17:20 PM PDT by SUSSA
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NOTE TO STEVE SCHMITZ....

DON’T THINK YOUR OPINION MATTERS ONE DAMN BIT..


16 posted on 08/28/2012 2:22:38 PM PDT by haircutter
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Huck, please go away and stay away. Blasts from 2008 ...

The direction Governor Huckabee would take us in … liberal economic policies … liberal foreign policies … taxpayer funded programs for illegals … that’s not the model of the Reagan coalition, that’s the model of the democratic party.

Joy Behar’s Favorite Republican

17 posted on 08/28/2012 2:27:51 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A good thread on Tax Hike Mike

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1953786/posts


18 posted on 08/28/2012 2:58:55 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said on MSNBC Monday night.”

“Republican strategist” + “MSNBC” = out of work RINO

so, he’s no authority, nothing to see here, move on


19 posted on 08/28/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Huckabee is the Mike Bloomberg of the south.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 3:13:22 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Huckabee is a worthless grifter.
21 posted on 08/28/2012 8:51:17 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Elmer Gantry - On My Way To Canaan’s Land
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMXR2wBcLIM


22 posted on 08/28/2012 9:07:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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