Skip to comments.Washington Prowler: Iowa Jitters
Posted on 12/17/2007 9:26:01 PM PST by Aristotelian
. . . No one is discussing internal numbers, but the thinking inside other campaigns is that Romney's polling in Iowa shows him continuing to slide, losing additional ground to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who according to insiders is planning retail campaign stops but will avoid potential "gotcha" TV interviews in the coming days.
"The big dogs are out to take down our guy and we won't let them," says a Huckabee adviser newly arrived in Iowa from Washington. "It's our race to lose right now, and we aren't going to do anything to slow down the momentum."
Huckabee has turned down offers to appear on Meet the Press, giving up the seat this coming week to Ron Paul. "While Mike Huckabee is doing Merry Christmas ads, we're going to give Republicans a look at a true conservative," says a Paul supporter. "Ron isn't afraid of Tim Russert, apparently neither are Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani. But Huckabee is suddenly quiet. You have to wonder."
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Every time he opens his mouth to the press, a new gaffe, scandal, or skeleton comes to light.
Romney got shredded by Russert.
Has Fred done Meet the Press? I thought he did, and I don’t remember any major gaffes.
Huckabee has fooled the sheeple.
Oh what a confident leader he will be. His way of dealing with having to deal with dissenters...at least half the country and most of the world...will be to hide?
Actually, it appears to be a pretty sound strategy given Hucks current numbers.
“Romney got shredded by Russert.”
Russert? That limp-wristed, one-worlder gun-fearing pansy-assed chicken choking globalist metrosexual twinkie-addled Starbucks-sipping Dixie Chicks-admiring godless unpatriotic pierced-nose Volvo-driving France-loving left-wing Communist latte-sucking tofu-chomping holistic-wacko neurotic vegan weenie pervert, that effeminate pickle smooching neo Nazi pedophile crystal-crunching nutjob swine, that vulgar little maggot, that worthless bag of filth, that canker sore that won’t go away, that putrescent mass, that walking vomit, that spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt, that jerk, cad, weasel, that monument to stupidity, that stench, that bleating, curdled, staggering, mutant mental dwarf, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired him and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done, that monster, that malformity, shunned by lepers...May he choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of his own trite, foolish beliefs, grimy, squalid, nasty and profane that they are, foul and disgusting, that fool, that ignoramus, that waste of flesh, ridiculous and obnoxious, that moral equivalent of a leech, that living emptiness, that meaningless, sour void, that disease, that puerile, one-handed, slack-jawed, drooling meatslapper, deficient in all that lends character, dank and filthy, asinine and benighted, that smarmy lagerlout git, that bloody woofter sod, that grotty wanking oik artless base-court apple-john, that clouted boggish foot-licking twit, that dankish clack-dish plonker, that gormless crook-pated tosser, that churlish boil-brained clotpole ponce, that cockered bum-bailey poofter that craven dewberry pisshead cockup pratting naff, that gob-kissing gleeking flap-mouthed coxcomb, that dread-bolted fobbing beef-witted clapper-clawed flirt-gill, that degenerate, noxious, depraved, fiend and coward...
He looked like a particularly dim-witted adolescent trying to catch Romney in one “gotcha” after another. Romney came off looking like a cross between Einstein and a saint by contrast.
What, trying to play it safe? That's exactly what got Hillary headed south.
“Hopefully the people of Iowa will be very much like the people of Freerepublic and give the nod to a real conservative.”
The People will see through this eventually.
We do NOT need CHICKENS in the White House.
Man, you gotta let it out.
Don’t be afraid to say what you think.
Open up some, man.
No way! Russert was a drivebye questioner. He asked 3 questions before Mitt could answer the 1st one. Russert was trying to find one question that would trip up Mitt and failed.
IMO, Mitt was vary capable, while Russert floundered.
Russert never laid a glove on Fred. Mitt? Russert beat him like a rented mule, and made him cry.
Fred was great on MTP. Willard, not so good. Huck's afraid to even appear. LOL
Not this sheeple.
Mitt took so long to lay out every nuance of every gray area of every reconsidered position that Russert was on to the next topic by the time Romney finished up.
The name of the show is not “Filibuster the Press.”
Mitt really needs to be able to fit his policy statements on a 3 x 5 card. As it stands now, he needs a posterboard for every position. Brevity, Mitt. Brevity.
Romney looked like a slick-talking insurance salesman who just got caught padding his premiums by his prospect.
It wasn’t his finest hour, in my humble opinion.
I thought I remembered listening to Fred a while back. (I never see the show, I just listen to the podcast.)
I thought Romney sounded bad. Perhaps it LOOKED better than it sounded, but he didn’t come out smelling all rosy.
My article documenting Huck’s penchant for issuing pardons.
And how those pardons have backfired.
Huckabee is playing to his strength which is taking his personality directly to the people. You don't let a vicious press "frame" you into a caricature.
Reminds me of the Democrats being unwilling to go on Fox News until Hillary, in her desperation, did yesterday. They were rightly excoriated here for lack of intestinal fortitude. Huckabee’s going to sit on his lead and hope it doesn’t evaporate. Somebody, probably Ed Rollins, has realized the guy talks too much and thinks too little, and is trying to minimize the damage that Huckabee does to himself in just about every interview. The prevent defense rarely works. We shall see.
“Romney looked like a slick-talking insurance salesman who just got caught padding his premiums by his prospect.”
Perhaps the problem here is that you gave some credence to the crap that Russert was shoveling. His line of questioning went like this...
“Okay, you Hitler, how much did you torture your wife today? Well, didn’t you at least burn her with white hot pliers? But you *did* run burning bamboo shoots under her fingernails, right? Well, what about the two thousand children you killed and barbequed yesterday? Okay, but it was at least five hundred, right? And you do that every day, don’t you?”
After all that, I’ll bet Russert would get blackballed if he tried to join the Lying Scumbags Club. Even they wouldn’t want him.
Russert looked like what he is (see my earlier note), and Romney dealt with all that with a high degree of patience and intelligence.
“Mitt took so long to lay out every nuance of every gray area of every reconsidered position that Russert was on to the next topic by the time Romney finished up.”
It takes a long time to give an adequate explanation of such things. Russert jumped to the next question as soon as he saw that Romney had blown each bullcrap “gotcha” out of the water, that’s all. He was just trying to keep Romney from finishing, and demonstrating what a lying libtard he, Russert, really is.
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