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Black Conservatives Rally to Urge Mike Huckabee to Stay in Presidential Race
Republicans for Black Empowerment via Biloxi Sun Herald (MS) ^ | February 1, 2008

Posted on 02/04/2008 12:43:51 AM PST by Kurt Evans

A broad coalition of black conservatives from across the country are holding a press conference to urge former Governor Mike Huckabee to stay in the presidential race for the Republican nomination until the convention.

"Governor Huckabee should not be intimidated to stop his bid for the Republican nomination," states Don Scoggins, veteran GOP activist and ... president of Republicans for Black Empowerment, a DC-based national grassroots organization.

The concern of the group is the pressure that is mounting by Republican talking heads to push Governor Huckabee out of the race. The consensus is that Huckabee's campaign was deliberately sabotaged by Fred Thompson in South Carolina to hone out a two-man race between McCain and Romney in Florida. Polls still show Huckabee leading in many Southern states and competitive in others even with limited resources.

"Inside-the-beltway Republicans have lost touch with the increasing seriousness with which heartland conservatives relate to the traditional values agenda," states Star Parker, a nationally syndicated columnist and conservative activist. "More and more folks are feeling personally assaulted by the meaninglessness that is gripping our culture and believe that Mike Huckabee is the only Republican candidate that embodies the moral clarity of the GOP ideals." ...

Numerous African-American conservatives, many also veteran Republican Party activists, are scheduled to speak at the one-hour press conference.


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Congressman Duncan Hunter's endorsement of Governor Huckabee
is helping to bring defense and border conservatives on board:

"I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail," said Hunter...
"Mike Huckabee is a man of outstanding character and integrity."

Huckabee - Hunter '08

1 posted on 02/04/2008 12:43:53 AM PST by Kurt Evans
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National Press Club (Murrow Room), 529 14th Street NW, DC
Monday, February 4, 2008 – 9:45 AM

http://mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.Home


2 posted on 02/04/2008 12:44:16 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: All

Report on the “pro-life” views of Governor Mitt Romney:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1964528/posts

“Romney was probably the most pro-abortion and pro-gay rights
Republican official in the nation for the last decade.” —Human Events

http://www.observer.com/2007/mitt-romneys-convenient-truths

Senator McCain and Governor Romney:
A wolf and a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=peFGA_HN3Yc
http://youtube.com/watch?v=eBRjSe8WvfQ
http://youtube.com/watch?v=a9IJUkYUbvI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4


3 posted on 02/04/2008 12:45:46 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans
HUCKABEE

I wish he did not support releasing 1100 convicted criminals out of prison.
I wish he did not support tax payer subsidy to pay college tuition for illegals.
I wish he did not propose building Mexican consulate in Arkansas at Tax payer expense.
I wish he did not increase taxes in Arkansas by half a Billion which is a lot for a poor and small state.
I wish he would not wear his religion on his sleeve.
I wish he did not accuse GW Bush of bunker mentality.
I wish he did not remove $70,000 worth of furniture from the governor’s mansion upon moving out.

4 posted on 02/04/2008 12:51:30 AM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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Didn’t Huckabee get 48% of the black vote in Arkansas? Why does he have such a strong appeal for a demographic that usually votes dim?

I used to be perplexed by socially conservative blacks voting dim but now we have white evangelicals voting for Mr. $50 abortions. Now I’m just disappointed by everyone.


5 posted on 02/04/2008 12:54:35 AM PST by Tramonto (Jim Robinson on Romney: "This evil being has no moral bedrock.")
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To: ajay_kumar

I wish Romney wasn’t a flip-flopper on abortion. But, since he is, I’ll vote for Huckabee if he stays in the race long enough.


6 posted on 02/04/2008 12:55:00 AM PST by cowdog77 (Circle the Wagons)
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To: ajay_kumar

I wish $50Abortions didn’t have so much blood on his hands.
I wish $50Abortions didn’t do more to promote the gay agenda than Ted Kennedy


7 posted on 02/04/2008 12:58:52 AM PST by Tramonto (Jim Robinson on Romney: "This evil being has no moral bedrock.")
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To: Tramonto

“Didn’t Huckabee get 48% of the black vote in Arkansas?”

Yes, if Huck could do anything even close to that nationally it would be the kiss of death for the democrats; losing their stranglehold on the black vote would destroy them as a party.


8 posted on 02/04/2008 1:02:50 AM PST by eclecticEel (oh well, Hunter 2012 anyone?)
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To: cowdog77

I’ve found something to like about Senator McCain:
His attack ads against Governor Romney.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mGur36uVWxA


9 posted on 02/04/2008 1:09:48 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: ajay_kumar
First, I'm not not a troll. Second, my post was entirely taken from this. So, it's not mine. I thought it was obvious.

Huck signed Shelby's no illegal immigration platform. Did Mitt?

10 posted on 02/04/2008 1:13:03 AM PST by LowOiL (Duncan Hunter .. accept no conservative substitute... it can cause cancer of the heart...)
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To: ajay_kumar

“I wish he did not support releasing 1100 convicted criminals out of prison.”

Many of those pardoned had never been sentenced to prison, and many had already served their full sentences before they were pardoned. Many more weren’t pardoned at all, but merely had their sentences commuted. The remarkable thing is that out of all those cases, not one generates any significant negative publicity.

Instead we hear about Wayne Dumond, whose sentence was commuted by Jim Guy Tucker during Governor Clinton’s administration, and who was paroled by a board consisting entirely of Clinton-Tucker appointees.

“I wish he did not increase taxes in Arkansas by half a Billion which is a lot for a poor and small state.”

Arkansas’ state government grew at a rate roughly half the national average during Governor Huckabee’s tenure.


11 posted on 02/04/2008 1:26:10 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

lol.


12 posted on 02/04/2008 1:28:46 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Kurt Evans

Huckabee won’t drop out. He can’t.

As he’s stated, “I believe most Americans want their next president to remind them of the guy they work with, not the guy who laid them off.”

In Huckabee’s mind, business operators must keep every employee employed at all costs. Because they are owed a living. No matter that your business will go bankrupt and ultimately leave every employee unemployed.

I assume the same logic applies to Huckabee’s campaign.
No matter how miserably he’s doing, no matter that he’ll have no more money to pay the employees, he has to keep it going fully staffed until the checks start bouncing.
If he doesn’t, his staff (who, like all employees, are owed a living) will be left unemployed.

Not sure I would trust this guy to downsize the Federal government. But at least he’s not a quitter.


13 posted on 02/04/2008 1:30:09 AM PST by PressurePoint (Huckabee lay off his staff? No way.)
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To: cowdog77

“I wish Romney wasn’t a flip-flopper on abortion.”

Governor Romney isn’t a flip-flopper. He’s only pretending he is.


14 posted on 02/04/2008 1:31:24 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans
Not all "black conservatives" support Huckabee.

THESE black conservatives endorse MITT ROMNEY:

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Announces Personal Endorsement of Governor Romney
  Posted by abigail2
On News/Activism 02/03/2008 11:58:48 PM PST · 25 replies


BOND Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny ^ | February 4, 2008 | Ermias Alemayehu
 

Romney has the leadership qualities United States needs (Herman Cain endorsement)
  Posted by littlehouse36
On News/Activism 02/03/2008 12:35:24 PM PST · 20 replies


Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/3/2008 | Herman Cain

15 posted on 02/04/2008 1:40:21 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Lead Moderator

Sorry to bother you, but do you guys have a problem with keyword abuse? Can you identify who puts up a given keyword? Are you willing/able to remove blatant taunts from the keyword list?


16 posted on 02/04/2008 1:44:06 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

There is very little that surprises me about todays political climate. Yet, it has been my experience that Romney supporters have for the most part, at the very least, been respectful and honorable. When I look at the keywords and read the posts on various threads it becomes evident this is no longer the case.

Did Romney supporters suddenly become nasty and puerile out of desperation? Does another candidates supporters joining their ranks account for this recent trend? Were Romney supporters like this all along and I am just now noticing? I suspect not, still, all these are interesting questions and I suspect the answers would be very informative.


17 posted on 02/04/2008 1:59:57 AM PST by WildcatClan (The epitome of irony is that few entities exist, less common, than common-sense.)
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To: Tramonto
Why does he have such a strong appeal for a demographic that usually votes dim?

They both share similar positions, I believe. They are Christians who believe that compassion should be shown through all venues: private and public (government). For instance: if someone is poor, the government should do something about it, regardless the background of the person (hispanic, black, white) or the source of the poverty.

18 posted on 02/04/2008 2:20:15 AM PST by paudio (Rose: I loath and despise money! Father: You also spend it!)
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To: Kurt Evans

a vote for Huckabee is a vote to send a clear message that the GOP will always stand for the protection of the unborn.


19 posted on 02/04/2008 2:30:10 AM PST by ari-freedom (Support our troops and their mission!)
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To: Kurt Evans; Antoninus; BillyBoy; Arcy; livius; brwnsuga; HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath; ...
(((HuckaPING!)))

FReepmail me to be on/off the Mike Huckabee For President Ping List.

20 posted on 02/04/2008 2:33:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Huckabee: Romney didnít hit conservative political puberty until he was 60.)
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