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Huckabee Hints at 2016 Presidential Run
Newsmax ^ | March 20, 2013 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter

Posted on 03/20/2013 12:08:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has revealed to Newsmax that he is looking at a possible bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

Asked in a Newsmax TV interview if he is considering another White House run, Huckabee declares: “Yeah, I’m not ruling it out at this point.

“I’m not sitting around having meetings with the strategic team, but it’s something I will certainly look at and I’m talking to some people just to determine whether it’s a kamikaze raid or whether it has potential and possibility.”

Huckabee, who was governor of Arkansas for more than a decade up until 1997, will be 61 by the time of the 2016 election.

He was generally seen as coming in third in the 2008 GOP primaries behind eventual winner John McCain and Mitt Romney........

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


TOPICS: Arkansas; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; huckabee; huckabee2016; huckster; nononono; notagain
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Hopefully he's just pumping up his TV show.
1 posted on 03/20/2013 12:08:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please no


2 posted on 03/20/2013 12:09:32 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Noticed Saturday he’s been dropping a bit of weight... I wondered if this was connected somehow...


3 posted on 03/20/2013 12:10:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Possibly the only potential candidate greeted with more general revulsion than Jeb Bush.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 12:10:41 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: mnehring

If he does, it assures that we get another Romney-type squish.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 12:10:49 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll be Jebby’s running mate. They’re ramping to steamroll to a 30-state loss in 2016.


6 posted on 03/20/2013 12:11:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: mnehring

It’s his turn...


7 posted on 03/20/2013 12:11:27 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh great. So we’ll have a Republican primary season with 30-odd candidates again? I know I’m exaggerating but that’s what it felt like.


8 posted on 03/20/2013 12:12:13 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Good God, why don’t we just draft Richard Lugar and Bob Dole? They’re both still alive... barely.


9 posted on 03/20/2013 12:12:35 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

So he had his lap band tightened?


10 posted on 03/20/2013 12:14:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I won’t vote RINO again...I don’t care if the corpse of Lennin is the Dem candidate.


11 posted on 03/20/2013 12:16:04 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

American puppies and squirrels shudder.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 12:16:06 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hopefully he’s just pumping up his TV show.”

Don’t like to correct poster’s spelling.

But, the word is “Pimping.”


13 posted on 03/20/2013 12:16:07 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: ScottinVA

Exactly.


14 posted on 03/20/2013 12:17:56 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Possibly the only potential candidate greeted with more general revulsion than Jeb Bush.

Don't underestimate him. He can't win the nomination, but he has LOTS of social conservatives that love him. He can get a really big chunk of so-con support in the primaries, which may have the effect of splitting conservatives enough to allow another moderate to win the nomination. Don't forget, Huckabee continued supporting Akin long after it was obvious he couldn't beat Claire. There are a lot of social conservatives that refused to believe Akin couldn't win in Missouri. Those are the same demographic that will enthusiastically support Huckabee nationwide.

15 posted on 03/20/2013 12:18:00 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: OKRA2012

“Pumping” works too


16 posted on 03/20/2013 12:19:00 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!
Because the GOP apparently hasn't lost enough elections in a row...


17 posted on 03/20/2013 12:19:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh heck no! Please God, no!


18 posted on 03/20/2013 12:19:39 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: OKRA2012

Bingo!


19 posted on 03/20/2013 12:19:57 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

Stalking horse for the GOPe


20 posted on 03/20/2013 12:21:02 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!



Joy Behar’s Favorite Republican

Huckabee digs in behind Akin

21 posted on 03/20/2013 12:22:18 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Geez, can’t these losers just go away?

No More Retreads.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 12:22:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pardon me?

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/11/29/violent-felon-granted-clemency-by-huckabee-now-sought-in-lakewood-wa-police-ambush/

Go away Huckabee! In a moral, but not legal, sense you are an accomplice to the murder of 4 police officers.

23 posted on 03/20/2013 12:23:08 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need an organized effort telling the GOP no.

Or we need to STFU because Jeb and go will be the result. Oh who am I kidding. We are getting Jeb/Christe regardless so we best get ta’ skippin’ on an alternative now. Not 3 years from now.


24 posted on 03/20/2013 12:23:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, this goober is even worse than jeb and about as stupid


25 posted on 03/20/2013 12:24:13 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No thank you.
26 posted on 03/20/2013 12:25:08 PM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: MissTed

One Dope from Hope was enough.


27 posted on 03/20/2013 12:26:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

*snort* Exactly!


28 posted on 03/20/2013 12:27:05 PM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'll try to control my enthusiasm.

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there, it's controlled now.

29 posted on 03/20/2013 12:27:15 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Huskrrrr
Agreed. Never again. Even if we win we lose.
30 posted on 03/20/2013 12:29:58 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...and I’m talking to some people just to determine whether it’s a kamikaze raid or whether it has potential and possibility.”

Kamikaze raid.

31 posted on 03/20/2013 12:34:46 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CRAP!!!
32 posted on 03/20/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh great.

WTB more useless GOP panty waste.


33 posted on 03/20/2013 12:39:09 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Cue the banjo music...


34 posted on 03/20/2013 12:40:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: mnehring

The Huckster. What a con man!


35 posted on 03/20/2013 12:41:55 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No.


36 posted on 03/20/2013 12:42:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Longbow1969
Don't underestimate him. He can't win the nomination, but he has LOTS of social conservatives that love him.

I'm both a socon and supported Akin. And I wouldn't vote for Mike Huckabee for dog catcher.

37 posted on 03/20/2013 12:42:53 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of the sleaziest con artist ever!


38 posted on 03/20/2013 12:42:54 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: COBOL2Java

That’s Roves plan. It worked for Romney. And it will work for another Rino.


39 posted on 03/20/2013 12:43:19 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Huskrrrr

I just won’t stay home. I’ll vote for Hillary before I vote for another Rino.


40 posted on 03/20/2013 12:44:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Yaelle
American puppies ...

and squirrels shudder ...


41 posted on 03/20/2013 12:45:02 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Pooh on all of you. I don’t care what you all say about the Huckster. He’s a good Christian man and I voted for him in the 2008 Texas primary and I’d vote for him again.

Somewhere around FRville is a Jim Robinson thread from ‘08 also supporting Huckabee.

Not saying he’s the best choice out there. But certainly a far better choice than 90 percent of Repubs.

Flame away.....


42 posted on 03/20/2013 12:45:32 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 1rudeboy
If he does, it assures that we get another Romney-type squish.

We will also get another Obama type person, or maybe Obama himself again, if he figures out some way to remain in power.

43 posted on 03/20/2013 12:47:37 PM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So you’re pro-amnesty, pro-Mexico and soft on criminals? Or do you not know much about Gov. Huckabee other than he is a pastor?


44 posted on 03/20/2013 12:48:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: ScottinVA
He’ll be Jebby’s running mate

Not sure that can happen now. Huckabee lives in Florida and so does Jeb.


45 posted on 03/20/2013 12:48:28 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Huckabee participated in the May 3, 2007 Republican Presidential Debates along with the party's other nine declared candidates. Huckabee expressed support of [...] combating climate change, and comprehensive immigration reform."

Pass.

46 posted on 03/20/2013 12:49:48 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Somewhere around FRville is a Jim Robinson thread from ‘08 also supporting Huckabee.

 

 

The thread in question.

 

Seven good reasons to support Mike Huckabee [be sure to read reason number seven]

Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:09:25 PM · by Jim Robinson · 1,023 replies · 5,024+ views
The dark and jumbled recesses of my aging feeble brain | January 31, 2008 | Jim Robinson
My friends, I have to admit that I've been in a bit of a quandary since the Real Conservatives ® Thompson and Hunter dropped out of the race leaving us to to place our bets on one the four headless horsemen. But after having a day or three to sort it all out, I'm beginning to see a ray of hope. Number one, my worst fear that the pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun social liberal Rudy Giuliani might be nominated, and thereby bring an abrupt and unholy end to the pro-life conservative movement within the GOP has been allayed. His evil culture...

 

47 posted on 03/20/2013 12:49:55 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: tennmountainman
That’s Roves plan. It worked for Romney. And it will work for another Rino.

Yep. Same as it ever was.

48 posted on 03/20/2013 12:53:11 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks but no thanks. Huck will turn on a dime whether liberal or conservative or the direction of the wind. He’s Bill Clinton lite.


49 posted on 03/20/2013 1:05:07 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huckabee = Christian Socialist or Bloomberg with a Cross


50 posted on 03/20/2013 1:05:20 PM PDT by C19fan
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