Skip to comments.Cruz unavailable, Huckabee too pricey; GOP scrambles to secure big names for state convention (NC)
Posted on 06/02/2014 1:32:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The state Republican convention in Cherokee is still lacking that big national headliner; some 1,200 to 1,400 people are expected in Jackson County June 5-7, and organizers are feeling the pressure.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Tea Party darling from Texas, turned down an opportunity to speak in North Carolina because hell be attending his states convention. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, wanted $15,000 to secure his presence, an engagement fee North Carolina officials arent prepared to pay.
We dont have that kind of money, Ralph Slaughter, chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party, said last night during a county GOP meeting.
The scheduling task has been complicated because, in addition to Texas, conventions are taking place in multiple states in early June, Slaughter said.
As of now, North Carolina has secured Bill Bennett, former U.S. secretary of education, and Dennis Hastert, former U.S. House speaker. Charlotte minister Mark Harris, who failed in his primary bid for U.S. Senate, is on the agenda. State House speaker Thom Tillis, who beat Harris, also is on the schedule.
Michell Hicks, principal chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, will speak, too.
Hastert ? you’ve got to be kidding.
Maybe Pat Paulsen was unavailable?
The Huckster too pricey—ha ha ha!
He’s a preacher
Even more—he’s a TV preacher.
What about Trey Gowdy ? Or Sarah Palin? Allen West?
The Huck is from the GOP country club set.The first words out of his mouth are always “show me the money.” If he really could play bass guitar, he might even be worth it, but he has the drawing power of a lead fart.
Frist and Bob Dole unavailable? Or too expensive? What is Larry Craig up to these days?
Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, wanted $15,000 to secure his presence
Screw that fat, ugly, Baptist Hillbilly!
They could always invite the Paulathoners.
You think Palin would come for free?
’ Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, wanted $15,000 to secure his presence’
Says it all.
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