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Falwell Family Endorses Mike Huckabee for President
ABC 13 WSET ^ | Josh Farmer

Posted on 11/28/2007 11:49:49 AM PST by Def Conservative

Lynchburg, VA - He's huge in Iowa, and making headlines everyday. Now a contender for the Republican presidential bid is in the Hill City. Governor Mike Huckabee spoke at Commencement at Liberty University Wednesday morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at new.wset.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; christianvote; conservativebase; conservatives; election; huckabee; huckster; libertyu; socialconservatives
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You can raise my taxes, open the borders, and give away my money to illegal immigrants and the "working poor" all you wan't. WITH ROE v. WADE STILL ON THE BOOKS, THESE ISSUES DON'T MATTER! /sarc.
1 posted on 11/28/2007 11:49:50 AM PST by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

If Huckabee is the nominee, it will be President Hillary. It would be a general election slaughter.


2 posted on 11/28/2007 11:51:47 AM PST by GnL
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To: Def Conservative

Twilight Zone. The religious right has gone mad!!!!


3 posted on 11/28/2007 11:53:38 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: GnL

“If Huckabee is the nominee, it will be President Hillary. It would be a general election slaughter”

The worst ever!


4 posted on 11/28/2007 11:54:18 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Def Conservative

I was expecting this endorsement. Mike Huckabee got his start in politics as the leader of Moral Majority in Arkansas.


5 posted on 11/28/2007 11:54:29 AM PST by HAL9000 (Fred Thompson/Mike Huckabee 2008)
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To: Def Conservative

Huckabee is likable. And its looking like he is going to win Iowa. If he weakens Guiliani, that’s good. As long as he doesn’t actually get nominated.


6 posted on 11/28/2007 11:54:34 AM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: Def Conservative

The two easiest way for frauds to get power is through religion or politics!
Doing both should throw up a huge red flag.


7 posted on 11/28/2007 11:55:15 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rudy,Romney,McCain, Huckabee send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: Def Conservative
Evangelical Christians are getting behind Mike Huckabee. The truth is they are base of the Republican Party. A lot of people don't like em but no GOP presidential nominee can win next November without them.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

8 posted on 11/28/2007 11:55:43 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Def Conservative
If your primary concerns are social issues, there isn't anything principled about this endorsement. It's no different than those support Giuliani because they believe terrorism is the issue that takes priority over all others.
9 posted on 11/28/2007 11:57:08 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Def Conservative
"Huckabee wants to put those fears to rest, saying he has shown time and again he is a candidate for every man."

Yup..and he's never met an illegal he didn't like.

I can't believe this guy is being taken seriously as a future president..Have we lost our friggin minds?!!!

sw

10 posted on 11/28/2007 11:57:23 AM PST by spectre (spectre's wife (It's Illegal immigration, Stupid)
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To: GnL
If Huckabee is the nominee, it will be President Hillary. It would be a general election slaughter.

Bee Ess. Huckabee is being ridiculously campaigned against by some on FR.

11 posted on 11/28/2007 11:58:47 AM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: Def Conservative

Hasn’t this country had enough of the Arkansas political machine?


12 posted on 11/28/2007 11:59:06 AM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Nothing like a little slander against a Christian conservative.
13 posted on 11/28/2007 12:00:06 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: spectre

“Have we lost our friggin minds?!!!”

And he’s an Arkansas politician on top of that!


14 posted on 11/28/2007 12:00:27 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Def Conservative

I’m still holding out for the Jimmy Swaggert endorsement........


15 posted on 11/28/2007 12:00:48 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: BlueNgold
Hasn’t this country had enough of the Arkansas political machine?

And who besides Huckabee has shown he can beat it?

16 posted on 11/28/2007 12:00:51 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: Def Conservative

AMEN could not have said it better myself. It has become obvious to me that this issue is all the matters to some of the one issue voters.


17 posted on 11/28/2007 12:00:53 PM PST by lone star annie (Duncan Hunter will put America First Always)
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To: BlueNgold
Especially Slick Hillary's. A fight between two Arkansans would be entertaining. Pass the popcorn.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

18 posted on 11/28/2007 12:01:17 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Def Conservative

Take a chill pill...this is the primary season..not elections yet.

Huckabee could slaughter the Hildebeast...


19 posted on 11/28/2007 12:01:24 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: GnL

Hillary Clinton is the meanest and most unlikeable person to run for President in modern time, no person with such fatal character flaw can win the Presidency no matter how hard she tries or how hard the liberal media tries to help her.


20 posted on 11/28/2007 12:01:28 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
The religious right has gone mad!!!!

How is that? They are supporting the ONLY candidate in the race that is strong on social issues.

It's the fault of the Republican party for not assuring there is a conservative that can unify all factions of the party and is strong on social issues.

We can also blame Fred Thompson from running an terrible campaign and alienating social conservatives.

21 posted on 11/28/2007 12:01:30 PM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: spectre

this really is Bush’s fault. Fred better be nominated or else the GOP will be the illegals party


22 posted on 11/28/2007 12:01:44 PM PST by ari-freedom (I don't want Huckabee or Applebee...give me someone from Tennessee!)
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To: GnL
If Huckabee is the nominee, it will be President Hillary. It would be a general election slaughter.
Why else would the drive-by media be promoting Huckabee so much? Because they know he's the only one of all the R's who can't beat the Beast.
23 posted on 11/28/2007 12:02:40 PM PST by samtheman (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: unspun

I take the “religious” portion of his comment to mean the frauds who claim they are “Christian”, talk the talk and fleece the flock but secretly don’t walk the walk.


24 posted on 11/28/2007 12:02:42 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: goldstategop
A lot of people don't like em but no GOP presidential nominee can win next November without them.

Nor can the nominee win with ONLY them.....

25 posted on 11/28/2007 12:03:07 PM PST by NeoCaveman ("On illegal immigration, Huckabee makes George Bush sound like Tom Tancredo." - Ann Coulter)
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To: lone star annie
AMEN could not have said it better myself. It has become obvious to me that this issue is all the matters to some of the one issue voters.

What in the current, actual positions of Mike Huckabee do you disagree with?

He's pro-life, pro-personal-sovereignty, pro-family-sovereignty, pro-national-sovereignty, anti-illegal-immigration, pro-strong-defense....

Pick what you don't like. (And the distorted and exaggerated reports on his previous actions and positions are getting tiresome.)

26 posted on 11/28/2007 12:03:48 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: spectre
.Have we lost our friggin minds?!!!

Yes. Yes, we have.

27 posted on 11/28/2007 12:03:53 PM PST by NeoCaveman ("On illegal immigration, Huckabee makes George Bush sound like Tom Tancredo." - Ann Coulter)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Not all “social conservatives” are conservatives. They like their big gubmint cheese as much as any liberal; so long as it’s slathered on right to left instead of left to right.


28 posted on 11/28/2007 12:04:44 PM PST by Redcloak (This post certified 100% Hillary-free. um... Never mind.)
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To: Def Conservative

A gathering of clowns. Senator Hillary must be laughing her head off.


29 posted on 11/28/2007 12:04:46 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Def Conservative
I'm a small-government, Evangelical Christian Conservative. What this demonstrates is that the schism in the R's is worse than I thought. Giuliani is unacceptable to one part of the coalition on a bunch of issues. Huckabee to another. And they are the two leading candidates. Both have an implicit message, "The other part of the coalition may jump in a lake." And the other part will.

The candidates that address the requirements of both sides of the coalition are Romney (after changes of heart), Thompson (after change of heart on CFR) and Hunter (never had to change his heart). And they are all running behind. Yuck.

Falwell should know better. Huckabee will tear the coalition apart just as surely as will Giuliani.

30 posted on 11/28/2007 12:04:54 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
I take the “religious” portion of his comment to mean the frauds who claim they are “Christian”, talk the talk and fleece the flock but secretly don’t walk the walk.

If you have some important, secret information on Huckabee, please report it here. If not, I suggest you and the others shut mouth and open eyes and ears, FRiend.

31 posted on 11/28/2007 12:05:04 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Not voting for Huckabee, seems he’s the new media darling. Who cares about Falwell’s family and what they think?

I’m running the other direction...toward Thompson/Hunter


32 posted on 11/28/2007 12:05:07 PM PST by madison10
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To: unspun
He is not a conservative and it is not slander.
He uses his version of religion to push open borders and socialism.
33 posted on 11/28/2007 12:05:30 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rudy,Romney,McCain, Huckabee send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: unspun

Sort of like the campaign against Rudy, Romney, Fred, et al? At this stage of the game, everyone is taking and receiving shots. Eventually support will coalesce around one nominee, but the extent of that eventual support depends on who it is. And if it is Huckabee, we are doomed. Your opinion must differ and that is why ballots are cast.


34 posted on 11/28/2007 12:05:44 PM PST by GnL
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To: Def Conservative
You can raise my taxes, open the borders, and give away my money to illegal immigrants and the "working poor....."

One would think the GOP would've had their fill of "compassionate conservatism" by now and would be ready again for the limited gov't variety.

35 posted on 11/28/2007 12:05:46 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: samtheman

and Rudy. of course we’ll probably end up with a Rudy/Huck ticket to drive everyone crazy


36 posted on 11/28/2007 12:05:54 PM PST by ari-freedom (I don't want Huckabee or Applebee...give me someone from Tennessee!)
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To: Def Conservative
any bible believing person will see that Hunter is the closest match.

we are in such a crucial time in history, it's no wonder that were seeing the world turn more liberal!

37 posted on 11/28/2007 12:05:56 PM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
He is not a conservative and it is not slander. He uses his version of religion to push open borders and socialism.

From what I've seen and heard, those appear to be lies.

38 posted on 11/28/2007 12:06:17 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: goldstategop
Evangelical Christians are getting behind Mike Huckabee. The truth is they are base of the Republican Party. A lot of people don't like em but no GOP presidential nominee can win next November without them.

It's also true that no GOP presidential candidate can win without libertarian votes. Libertarians aren't going to vote for Huckabee.
39 posted on 11/28/2007 12:07:08 PM PST by radioman
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To: unspun

What part of my comment makes you think I’m talking about Huckabee? Get over your emotional attachment to this candiate.


40 posted on 11/28/2007 12:07:45 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Ol' Sparky

>>If your primary concerns are social issues, there isn’t anything principled about this endorsement. It’s no different than those support Giuliani because they believe terrorism is the issue that takes priority over all others.<<

Did you mean there isn’t anything unprincipled?


41 posted on 11/28/2007 12:07:47 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: goldstategop

You got that right. And it didn’t come from you, it came from above


42 posted on 11/28/2007 12:08:27 PM PST by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus Saves)
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To: unspun
He's pro-life, pro-personal-sovereignty, pro-family-sovereignty, pro-national-sovereignty, anti-illegal-immigration, pro-strong-defense..

This is a genuine question, not rhetorical. It is my understanding that Huckabee endorsed Bush's comprehensive immigration reform plan or something very much like it. Is that true or not?

43 posted on 11/28/2007 12:08:41 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: radioman
I think its overrated. Bush won the libertarian leaning Mountain West twice. Huckabee could be in jeopardy only if he does not push a small government message there. I don't think Hillary has much traction this far West.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

44 posted on 11/28/2007 12:09:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: jveritas

Never underestimate someone as evil as Hillary Clinton. When we start doing that, we will surely lose. I know she is mean and many don’t like her AT ALL. However, she is also corrupt, and that can get someone a lot of extra votes in key states.


45 posted on 11/28/2007 12:10:11 PM PST by GnL
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To: stephenjohnbanker

It’s the Romney backlash factor . The Huckster is a breath of fresh air for Evangelicals , because the thought of a Mormon scared the heck out of them . Everything else be damned ....

Meanwhile the truly consistent Conservative pro-lifer ,Thompson , gets ignored .


46 posted on 11/28/2007 12:11:09 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Unite against Rudy ! - Vote Thompson ! - It's the only way to beat Hillary !)
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To: Def Conservative

Falwell Family endorses Twinkie Nazi (play on soup nazi)


47 posted on 11/28/2007 12:11:15 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: unspun
Tyson has him roped, tied and branded.

I do not care what a person says after they are running for POTUS, that is not what they said before running.

48 posted on 11/28/2007 12:11:26 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rudy,Romney,McCain, Huckabee send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: unspun

I don’t like being called a racist for not wanting my country invaded, I don’t like his ethical problems regarding gifts to furnish his home and most of all I don’t his record on taxes. I want a President not a Preacher—I get that at church.


49 posted on 11/28/2007 12:11:58 PM PST by lone star annie (Duncan Hunter will put America First Always)
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To: longtermmemmory
Falwell Family endorses Twinkie Nazi (play on soup nazi)

They'll have to pry the twinkies from my cold dead hands.

50 posted on 11/28/2007 12:12:07 PM PST by NeoCaveman ("On illegal immigration, Huckabee makes George Bush sound like Tom Tancredo." - Ann Coulter)
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