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Huckabee Hints Clear Channel Conspiring With Romney
NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield

Posted on 02/04/2008 7:25:13 AM PST by RatherBiased.com

Speaking at a news conference in Oklahoma, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee floated the idea that the reason the vast majority of America's conservative talk radio hosts aren't endorsing him or John McCain is because Mitt Romney's investment firm owns a significant share of Clear Channel Communications, the nation's largest radio syndication company.

"Some suggest that the fact that Bain Capital owns a major stake in Clear Channel is on Sean's network, maybe there's a correlation. I don't know."

The Sean he was referring to had to be none other than Sean Hannity, America's number-two talk radio host behind Rush Limbaugh.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clearchannel; elections; gop; mikehuckabee; mittromney; talkradio; vote
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1 posted on 02/04/2008 7:25:14 AM PST by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

That is stupid, because Sean Hannity had been sucking up to Giuliani prior to his departure last week.


2 posted on 02/04/2008 7:26:26 AM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

The vast majority of America’s conservative talk radio hosts aren’t endorsing him or John McCain is because neither are conservative.


3 posted on 02/04/2008 7:27:30 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: RatherBiased.com

VRWC strikes again!

And again, the teamwork between Huckabee and McCain, like Perot/Clinton


4 posted on 02/04/2008 7:28:01 AM PST by DBrow
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To: RatherBiased.com

Will somebody slap this guy already! And he appeared yet another time this morning on Huck & Friends. My nerves!


5 posted on 02/04/2008 7:28:31 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: TommyDale

How many pair of kneepads did Hannity wear out ‘interviewing’ Rudy?


6 posted on 02/04/2008 7:28:41 AM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: RatherBiased.com

How’s that bid for Veep working for ya there, Huck?


7 posted on 02/04/2008 7:29:00 AM PST by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: RatherBiased.com

8 posted on 02/04/2008 7:29:06 AM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: RatherBiased.com
There Huck goes again with another foolish statement. He’s an embarrassment. No one tells these radio hosts how to think and/or what to say.
9 posted on 02/04/2008 7:29:19 AM PST by GOP_Lady (I'm a MITTen!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Huck sounds more like Hillary every day.


10 posted on 02/04/2008 7:29:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (What is the American voter thinking?)
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To: TommyDale

Same with Mark Levin who was supporting Fred Thompson until he dropped out.

(Admittedly Levin isn’t Clear Channel sffiliated.)


11 posted on 02/04/2008 7:29:30 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: RatherBiased.com

Unless he has proof of this statement, this is a pretty sleazy thing to say.


12 posted on 02/04/2008 7:30:02 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Yep.


13 posted on 02/04/2008 7:30:17 AM PST by GOP_Lady (I'm a MITTen!)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Nutted up like his buddy McCain.
14 posted on 02/04/2008 7:30:18 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: TommyDale

Crap.. I been saying all along Hannity is a Romney tool... Probably paid him off...

Money talks right Sean... idiot. He does not speak to true Conservatism either...


15 posted on 02/04/2008 7:30:23 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Ah, the VWRC strikes again.


16 posted on 02/04/2008 7:30:31 AM PST by Hoodat (The whole point of the Conservative Movement is to gain converts, not demonize them.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Good for Clear Channel!!
The MSM supports Huckaphonies friend Juan, so what does that tell us?


17 posted on 02/04/2008 7:30:35 AM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: RatherBiased.com

LOL! Has anyone heard another peep out of Chuck Norris since he said “John McCain is too old”? I think McCain round house kicked Huckabee back into line after that one.

Go Mitt! Go Fred! Go USA!


18 posted on 02/04/2008 7:30:56 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DBrow

19 posted on 02/04/2008 7:31:13 AM PST by moderate_conservative
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To: traderrob6
"Conservative talk radio hosts" is code-word for Rush Limbaugh.

Rush said he wasn't going to endorse in the primary, and he hasn't.

He has, although, on more than a few occasions, lumped Romney in the conservative category.

Romney may not be conservative enough for you, but he's evidently conservative enough for Rush to refer to him as a conservative.

And Rush is a conservative, I do believe.

A vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain.

20 posted on 02/04/2008 7:31:15 AM PST by Mach5
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To: trisham

Huckabee is a democrat and needs no proof.


21 posted on 02/04/2008 7:31:45 AM PST by BARLF
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To: RatherBiased.com

Hey Suckabee....dry it up you big cry baby!


22 posted on 02/04/2008 7:31:54 AM PST by Samba
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To: traderrob6

OMG your serious.. and Romney has such glowing Conservative crententials.. give me a break...

Romney is the king of MA abortions.... Flipped-flop can flip again do you turst him... just because he says he is pro-life now...

Lemmings...


23 posted on 02/04/2008 7:31:57 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: Hoodat

Oops. Should read VRWC


24 posted on 02/04/2008 7:32:03 AM PST by Hoodat (The whole point of the Conservative Movement is to gain converts, not demonize them.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

“Some suggest that the fact that Bain Capital owns a major stake in Clear Channel is on Sean’s network, maybe there’s a correlation. I don’t know.”

For a man who doesn’t know a lot, he sure likes to talk a lot.


25 posted on 02/04/2008 7:32:05 AM PST by keepitreal ( John McCain: Foot soldier of the Reagan Revolution who went AWOL)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Huckabee, being the goober he is.


26 posted on 02/04/2008 7:32:54 AM PST by AuntB (" DON'T LET THE PRESS PICK YOUR CANDIDATE!" Mrs. Duncan Hunter 1/5/08)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Huckabee is a troll.


27 posted on 02/04/2008 7:32:55 AM PST by devere
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To: RatherBiased.com

Wow, Huckabee has been hanging out with Ron Paul too much.
No mention from him of News Corp conspiring with John McCain though...


28 posted on 02/04/2008 7:33:12 AM PST by counterpunch (McCain/Kennedy '08)
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To: RatherBiased.com

What a dumb hillbilly.


29 posted on 02/04/2008 7:33:43 AM PST by Scarchin (Romney/Thompson 2008)
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To: RatherBiased.com

This nut is just as bright as most of his supporters!


30 posted on 02/04/2008 7:33:47 AM PST by Swordfished
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To: RatherBiased.com

That ‘green’ eye envy just won’t go away. WWJD?


31 posted on 02/04/2008 7:33:59 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Samba

I give Huckabee a little more credit it does seem strange how Hannity has become such a Romney Shill and Romney is not exactly a Conservative Icon...


32 posted on 02/04/2008 7:34:15 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: tomnbeverly
Lemmings...

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Thanks. You're all about raising the level of discourse, I see.

33 posted on 02/04/2008 7:34:24 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TommyDale
Then I guess the McCain supporters Michael Medved and John Gibson didn’t get the memo that they should be supporting meal ticket Romney. (sarc)
34 posted on 02/04/2008 7:34:55 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: RatherBiased.com

Huckabee has shown what he really is: a nasty little pr**k . At first I thought it was just that he hates Mitt because Mitt is rich and handsome, with a beautiful family, but it’s become obvious that Huck is kissing up to McCain in order to get McCain to pick him for VP.


35 posted on 02/04/2008 7:35:15 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: GOP_Lady

No he didn’t say Romney told them what to say... He said Romney paid them to say what he wants them to say...

See the differance...

Lemming..


36 posted on 02/04/2008 7:35:25 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Huck hasn’t a chance in hell of winning. These silly accusations just make him look petty and small.

We all know he is in the tank for McCain.

If his ignorant campaign hadn’t of come out and attacked talk radio, he would never of had the problem.


37 posted on 02/04/2008 7:36:19 AM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: trisham

This is just DIRTY POLITICS by Huckabee

(States his claim with no references and then says - but “I don’t know...”)

Very slick.


38 posted on 02/04/2008 7:36:56 AM PST by AlanGreenSpam ("Celebrate Diversity! Look at the world with all it's problems - Isn't "diversity" so beautiful?)
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To: Miss Didi

LOl! Yep, you were right. We had another Huck and Friends morning, with a dose of his ventriloquist dummie, Chuck.


39 posted on 02/04/2008 7:38:03 AM PST by dforest (Don't even ask me to vote for McCain, Rudy, or Huckster.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Nor Charles Krauthammer whom really is the true Conservative commentator but he has exposed Romney on a few occasions...


40 posted on 02/04/2008 7:38:08 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam
Very slick.

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I guess he knows his audience.

41 posted on 02/04/2008 7:40:26 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Inspectorette
That is becoming more and more obvious. Also that is another reason Huckabee will not drop out, because he keeps his supporters from defecting to Romney, helping McCain. I think there is probably an agreement between him and McCain to stay in the race and get the VP slot?

Huckabee is bucking for the VP slot, no question about it.

42 posted on 02/04/2008 7:40:26 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Inspectorette

I hope McCain isn’t stupid enough to give Huckabee the VP slot. If McCain does that, you can kiss this election “bye, bye”. Imho, Huckabee is hoping for some kind of cabinet position.

I’m also still hoping Romney will pull it out and become the nominee.


43 posted on 02/04/2008 7:41:06 AM PST by khnyny (Quid Est Veritas)
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To: tomnbeverly

Sean hates McCain...can you blame him?

Can I ask you a question? As a Huckabee fan, does it bother you that Huckabee’s son, while at Boy Scout camp, caught a stray dog, hung it with a rope, slit its throat with a pocket knife, and stoned it to death? Also, are you a Michael Vick fan too?


44 posted on 02/04/2008 7:41:10 AM PST by Samba
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To: RatherBiased.com

It’s hard for me to comprehend why anybody who didn’t grow up in Hope AR has ever taken this guy seriously.

(And don’t say we weren’t warned about him long ago by the Club for Growth and leaders of the Arkansas GOP.)


45 posted on 02/04/2008 7:41:16 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: trisham

“Unless he has proof of this statement, this is a pretty sleazy thing to say.”

The veracity of a statement has little to do with its effectiveness in a campaign, whether political or advertising.


46 posted on 02/04/2008 7:43:22 AM PST by DBrow
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To: rawhide

Neither McTraitor or the Arkansas boy wonder have any buisness as potus or vpotus....


47 posted on 02/04/2008 7:44:25 AM PST by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

“This is just DIRTY POLITICS by Huckabee

(States his claim with no references and then says - but “I don’t know...”)

Very slick.”

Same as the Jesus/satan’s brother comment. He makes outrageous comments but state’s he doesn’t know as some kind of stupid cover. He thinks he’s really clever.


48 posted on 02/04/2008 7:45:38 AM PST by keepitreal ( John McCain: Foot soldier of the Reagan Revolution who went AWOL)
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To: moderate_conservative

I’m not sure I agree with your third point, but the others, yes.

lol try again?


49 posted on 02/04/2008 7:45:58 AM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

Sleazy but effective?


50 posted on 02/04/2008 7:46:10 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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