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Minuteman Project Founder Endorses Mike Huckabee
Fox News ^ | 12/11/07 | staff

Posted on 12/11/2007 10:30:06 AM PST by pissant

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To: OB1kNOb

Which Bush states does Huckabee lose to Hillary in your estimation?


51 posted on 12/11/2007 10:53:44 AM PST by Callahan
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To: dynachrome
This is just wrong. Gilchrist doesn’t know Huck’s pro-illegal history?

Exactly my first thought. How in the world can any in tune to the immigration issue NOT know of Huck's absolute pro-illegal stance? Huck would be worse than GWB on immigration. This is a bizarre endorsement. Nonetheless, I have confidence that the Huckster will not get the nomination.

52 posted on 12/11/2007 10:53:49 AM PST by sand88
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To: pissant

Unreal.


53 posted on 12/11/2007 10:55:01 AM PST by rintense (Thompson/Hunter 2008!)
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To: M203M4
and that - on the basis of polling and MSM coverage

Then he is too stupid to take seriously about ANYTHING!

54 posted on 12/11/2007 10:56:03 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: pissant

Congratulations on posting the most disheartening thread of the day.


55 posted on 12/11/2007 10:56:30 AM PST by eastsider (There's a Hucker born every minute.)
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To: untrained skeptic

“He’s probably trying to endorse someone who is near the top in the polls rather than endorse someone that at this point doesn’t have much of a chance of winning the nomination.”

then why is he wasting his time scanning the border with binoculars? - if he cares that little about his own principles it makes his entire work with the minutemen incredible.

Does he know the Huck endorsed in-state tuitin for illegals in the last debate. No nuance, just straight up he’s for it.


56 posted on 12/11/2007 10:57:07 AM PST by wilco200
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To: pissant

Wow! More proof that people on FR can slap a label on someone that is misplaced.


57 posted on 12/11/2007 10:57:15 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: pissant
Unbelievable! Didn't he do any homework?

That plan is in no way a product or a reflection of Mike Huckabee. If he liked the plan so much, he should have endorsed the person Mike stole... [oh, pardon me] borrowed it from. Mike did not even tell the man he planned to use it before releasing it.

58 posted on 12/11/2007 10:57:27 AM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: pissant

Gilchri$t i$ a wannabe. Simcox is the one who really started it all.


59 posted on 12/11/2007 10:58:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: texastoo
If Huckabee get the nomination it will neutralize the illegal immigration issue.

I realized this about a week ago. I think that the game that the RNC is playing is to get someone pro-illegal nominated. If both candidates are pro-illegal, it removes it as an issue in the election. That allows the RNC to pander to the illegal aliens who will be voting once they get amnesty rammed through without any inconvenient electoral threat from the party base, at least in the short term. I think this is a strategy to avoid a repeat of 2006.
60 posted on 12/11/2007 10:58:59 AM PST by JamesP81 ("I am against "zero tolerance" policies. It is a crutch for idiots." --FReeper Tenacious 1)
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To: untrained skeptic

Which is exactly why I am opting out on the issue of supporting Giuliani, Romney or Huckibee. I’ll have no part of them. There isn’t a chance in hell I’ll endorse or vote for one of these.


61 posted on 12/11/2007 10:59:16 AM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: Callahan
Which Bush states does Huckabee lose to Hillary in your estimation?

In likeliest order (more or less):
Ohio, New Mexico, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Virginia.

62 posted on 12/11/2007 10:59:35 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Fred On, apply directly to the WhiteHouse)
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To: pissant

time for a 3rd party—conservative party—we have been hijacked. the liberal press will unload on Jimmy Huckabee.

And i don’t really expect Huck to know the real 11th commandment:

—snip—
Reagan biographer and conservative strategist Craig Shirley e-mails in response to Rudy Giuliani’s invocation of the “11th Commandment” in a CNN television package.

“Rudy Giuliani knows as much about the 11th Commandment as he does about conservatism, which is very little. The 11th Commandment was a term created by the Chairman of the California Republican Party, Gaylord Parkinson in 1966. Reagan adopted it to mean that one Republican did not attack another Republican’s patriotism, fidelity or sobriety. Politicians like Giuliani hide behind it when criticized by another on issues, which Reagan did plenty against Ford in 1976 and George Bush in 1980.”

Shirley is the author of “Reagan’s Revolution” and the forthcoming book “Rendezvous with Destiny.” He is also the chairman of the board of the revised Citizens For The Republic, a Reaganite revival political group that’s already raised around $20M.

http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2007/10/reagan_biographer_wants_to_tea.php


63 posted on 12/11/2007 10:59:45 AM PST by ridge
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To: Callahan
Which Bush states does Huckabee lose to Hillary in your estimation?

Virginia comes to mind.
64 posted on 12/11/2007 11:00:07 AM PST by JamesP81 ("I am against "zero tolerance" policies. It is a crutch for idiots." --FReeper Tenacious 1)
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To: cripplecreek
Was it Gilchrist that ran for Congress? If so, he may have been offered a cabinet position in the Huckananny’s administration as a kickback for the endorsement.
65 posted on 12/11/2007 11:00:11 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: cripplecreek
Simcox is the one who really started it all.

Has he endorsed anyone? Maybe he should speak up now and counter the insanity of this endorsement. Huck will increase the flood of illegals into our dying Republic.

66 posted on 12/11/2007 11:01:15 AM PST by sand88
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To: Just A Nobody

Yeah he’s just hungry for power.


67 posted on 12/11/2007 11:01:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: NeoCaveman

i think that a florida win is highly unlikely.


68 posted on 12/11/2007 11:01:35 AM PST by ridge
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To: JamesP81
You are exactly right. Illegal immigration will be a prime factor in the election and the Dems need to run against someone who is a weak on the issue as they are in order to win.
69 posted on 12/11/2007 11:02:50 AM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: Callahan

None, because he won’t win the GOP nomination unless conservative voters have gone totally insane on a nation-wide scale. The Huckster will end up as a VP for Rudy or some other Northeastern RINO to help “balance” the ticket and draw in the gullible southern white religious right voters.


70 posted on 12/11/2007 11:03:05 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE true conservative candidate.)
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To: ridge
i think that a florida win is highly unlikely.

I listed 7. That might be my 8th most likely to flip.

Of course, your mileage may vary.

71 posted on 12/11/2007 11:03:39 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Fred On, apply directly to the WhiteHouse)
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To: pissant
The DEMs call Huckabee “The Glass Jaw” because they can’t wait to break it if he makes it to the general elections. I’m having to chew back my own bile when I say this, but I have to agree with them. He’s been on the wrong side of too many issues in the past.
72 posted on 12/11/2007 11:03:49 AM PST by LoneStarGI
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To: untrained skeptic

Why not Fred Thompson? He’s not running away with the nomination but it’s still winnable for him with the right suppport.


73 posted on 12/11/2007 11:05:20 AM PST by RockinRight (Bill Clinton + Jimmuh Carter + Pat Robertson + Barack Obama + Gomer Pyle = Mike Huckabee)
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To: pissant

This is from Fox News so it’s not a joke. I wonder what gives? I’m going to let Gilchrest know about the Huckster’s amnesty plans. Perhaps he’s been conned by the Huckster. IF not, it’s time for Gilchrest to leave the Minuteman project, because if he continues to support the Huckster, they’ll never see another penny of my money!!


74 posted on 12/11/2007 11:07:39 AM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: NeoCaveman

LOL!


75 posted on 12/11/2007 11:08:31 AM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: Callahan

Virtually all of them, particularly AR


76 posted on 12/11/2007 11:11:41 AM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: NRA2BFree

If Huckabee is shrewed, he will repudiated Gilchrist’s bizarre endorsement as “mean-spirited” and out of the Republican mainstream. Remember how the Republicans in the 1960s had to repudiate the John Birch Society to be socially acceptable.


77 posted on 12/11/2007 11:13:15 AM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: JohnnyZ
Next we’re gonna see Pat Robertson endorse Rudy. LOL
78 posted on 12/11/2007 11:15:21 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: roses of sharon
Weird duck this minuteman guy.

Well, with Huckabee's penchant to pardon maybe he's just figuring if he can't get his accounting under control . . .

79 posted on 12/11/2007 11:16:45 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: RockinRight
This has GOT to be a joke!

Click on the link to Fox and you're find the story is very real.

Huckamania has brainwashed Gilchrist!

80 posted on 12/11/2007 11:20:59 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: NeoCaveman

>This is like a chicken endorsing Colonel Sanders
Or a cow endorsing Ronald MacDonald ...

If this is not some kind of a joke, then I can think of nothing better designed to make Gilchrist a joke.


81 posted on 12/11/2007 11:21:30 AM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: dano1

Come clean now and admit Huckabee and Gilchrist are conspirators in the New World Order conspiracy!


82 posted on 12/11/2007 11:23:00 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: bill1952
Or a cow endorsing Ronald MacDonald ...

So you want me to believe that actual beef from cows is served at McD's?

Actually this might be a brilliant strategy:
If illegal immigration ended, then he'd be out of a job; so by ensuring continuous illegal immigration he ensures future cash flow from trying to "stop" it.

83 posted on 12/11/2007 11:24:35 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Fred On, apply directly to the WhiteHouse)
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To: pissant

Didn’t Tancredo endorse Gilchrist for Congress last cycle?


84 posted on 12/11/2007 11:26:28 AM PST by deport (---22 days Iowa Caucuses--- 27 days New Hampshire vote s--- [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: pissant

I’ve routinely contributed the past couple of years to the Minuteman Project.

They just lost any hope of further donations from my household.

Hope it was worth it.


85 posted on 12/11/2007 11:26:34 AM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: pissant
It is fair to say that Gilchrist has permanently discredited himself.
86 posted on 12/11/2007 11:33:01 AM PST by iowamark
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To: LoneStarGI

I think the anti-Huck types are getting a little hysterical. This guy is basically GWB without the blue blood and marble mouth right down to the faith-based decision making. Not perfect. Not great on taxes and immigration, but still preferrable to Shrillary or Oprahbama. He may be a snake oil salesman (newsflash: all politicians are), but he’s a damn good one. He’s a very effective communicator and comes across as the most authentic candidate — not to us, but to people who don’t sit around burning up political chat websites . In other words, the average voter. If the immigration hardliners were as influential as they like to think they are Tancredo would be more than just a footnote. I think alot of this doomsday talk is self-fulfilling prophecy and hate to see all this energy expended on Huckabee when Miss Sauron awaits. All that matters is can he beat a shrill, super-lib in the purple states after we dish on her bozo husbands constant humiliating affairs. Flame away.


87 posted on 12/11/2007 11:33:17 AM PST by Callahan
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To: M203M4
The only marginally logical explanation I can see is that Gilchrist thinks that Huckabee is better than Giuliani (on immigration, etc)

That or Gilchrist might be a Christian that believes Huckabee will keep his campaign promise on the issue.

88 posted on 12/11/2007 11:37:13 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: pissant

No one could make this @#$% up.

Really.


89 posted on 12/11/2007 11:38:40 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Callahan
The problem is that liberal Huckabee cannot defeat a liberal Democrat. He transformed Arkansas into a 75% Democratic wonderland.
90 posted on 12/11/2007 11:38:47 AM PST by iowamark
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To: Callahan

Democrat party officials are avoiding any and all criticism of Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, insiders reveal.

The Democratic National Committee has told staffers to hold all fire, until he secures the party’s nomination.

The directive has come down from the highest levels within the party, according to a top source.

Within the DNC, Huckabee is known as the “glass jaw — and they’re just waiting to break it.”


The Huckester is a looser for the get go.
He is Clinton and Carter rolled into one.


91 posted on 12/11/2007 11:40:56 AM PST by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)
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To: Just A Nobody; pissant; Bluecollarconservative; RonDog

Interesting...I’ll withhold comment for the present.


92 posted on 12/11/2007 11:42:25 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: wilco200
He said he didn't agree with Huck on every part of his stance on illegal immigration, but that his new plan to combat illegal immigration had won him over.

If you accept the argument that it is not worth endorsing someone who is far behind in the polls this late in the race, then your choices are pretty much limited to Huck, Rudy, and Romney. I don't like any of the three, but I can understand why someone might choose to endorse the one he thinks is the least bad among those three at this point.

Wanting Hunter or Tancredo to be electable doesn't make them electable. I think Thompson is probably the most likely to support enforcement of immigration laws and border security of those who have had higher poll numbers, but he unfortunately appears to be fading.

93 posted on 12/11/2007 11:42:41 AM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: NeoCaveman
Like Spuds McKenzie endorsing Michael Vick



94 posted on 12/11/2007 11:44:52 AM PST by meandog (I'm one of the FEW and the BRAVE FReepers still supporting John McCain)
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To: RockinRight
Why not Fred Thompson? He’s not running away with the nomination but it’s still winnable for him with the right suppport.

I'm holding out hope for Thompson as well, but most people think he has already peaked and is quickly fading out of the running.

I don't want that to be the case, but I can see why someone else might feel it is the case.

95 posted on 12/11/2007 11:45:12 AM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

You at a loss for words? Impossible.


96 posted on 12/11/2007 11:46:04 AM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: meandog

Now that is funny!


97 posted on 12/11/2007 11:47:42 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Fred On, apply directly to the WhiteHouse)
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To: pissant

Unbelievable...for once I am speechless.


98 posted on 12/11/2007 11:48:18 AM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: Petronski
Perhaps Gilchrist is simply an idiot.

Ding! We have a winner.

99 posted on 12/11/2007 11:49:04 AM PST by Spiff (“Dear Wayne, My desire is that you be released from prison." - Gov. Mike Huckabee to Wayne DuMond)
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To: deport

There goes Hunter and dracanto’s support.


100 posted on 12/11/2007 11:49:16 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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