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HUCK LIKENS MCCAIN TO FORD '76
MSNBC ^ | 2/11/08 | Matt Berger

Posted on 02/11/2008 7:02:40 AM PST by pissant

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Huckabee suggested the Republican Party could meet the same fate as 1976 if it elected a moderate candidate who does not inspire voters.

Speaking at a press conference after addressing Thomas Road Baptist Church, Huckabee continued to compare himself to Ronald Reagan, who ran in 1976 against the party establishment, which led to a floor fight at the national convention. When reminded that the Republicans lost the 1976, Huckabee said it wasn’t because the party was divided, but because Gerald Ford did not energize the party.

“He never championed himself as a conservative, not a pro-life person for whom that was important,” Huckabee said. “He was a really nice moderate Republican, a true gentleman. But a member of Congress and more a part of the Washington Republican establishment than representing the grassroots of conservatism.”

And in a thinly veiled reference to McCain, Huckabee went on to say Republicans could lose again with a similar candidate.

“I would argue that if we do not have a candidate who can excite the base of this country, and particularly the base of our party and make them energetic and going out and getting the folks to put the yard signs in and making phone calls and traveling all over the country asking people to vote, we can lose again,” he said.

Standing with Jerry Falwell Jr., the chancellor and president of Liberty University, Huckabee acknowledged that he was surprised by his success on Saturday.

“Quite frankly we were very surprised,” Huckabee said. “And we weren't confident of anything like that kind of victory in Kansas. We felt we were doing well in Kansas and I thought we would win Kansas. I thought it would be close.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: anyonebutmccain; christianvote; falwell; huckabee; libertyu; mccain; mikehuckabee; potomacprimary; va2008
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Ford was amiable. McCain is like a root canal.
1 posted on 02/11/2008 7:02:42 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I would like to add that one of McCain’s staff members “Warren Rudman” was critical in the selection of Justice David Souter. So says Rush Limbaugh. Rudman and John Sununu, President George H. W. Bush former Chief of staff.

The transcript of this information I recieved this from was on the Rush Limbaugh show on February 5, 2008.

This is a portion of the transcript where Rush talked about John McCain massive liberal desires to seat more liberals on the Supreme Coure even though McCain lies to us to fool us into thinking he will put Conservatives on the court just so he can win the Election.

The link to this information from rush is at the link below

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_020508/content/01125106.guest.html

This is just a sample of what was said by Rush.

Transcript of 02/05/08 :

David Souter was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to the Supreme Court. I read this, and I said, “Gee, this I hate to have to point this out.

Who was it that suggested to then Chief of Staff John Sununu, David Souter to George Bush? It was none other than New Hampshire Senator Warren Rudman.

Who is Warren Rudman?

Warren Rudman is one of the national co-chairs of the McCain campaign.” So the guy that Senator Dole says “misled” them on the Souter nomination — and this is important to me because we’re hearing,

“Senator McCain is going to be right down the line on appointing these great judges, these constructionist judges,” and yet Dole admits in his letter to me they were misled on Souter, and the guy that misled them was Warren Rudman,

who’s a bigwig in the McCain campaign!

End of transcript.


2 posted on 02/11/2008 7:03:16 AM PST by Court Watcher
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To: pissant
Ford continually acted out of spite and contempt for the Republican base? I must have missed that.
3 posted on 02/11/2008 7:05:36 AM PST by claudiustg (We few, we happy few, we band of brothers)
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To: pissant

And that sleazey Huck is no Ronald Reagan.


4 posted on 02/11/2008 7:05:46 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: pissant
Gang to Defeat MeCain !
5 posted on 02/11/2008 7:06:15 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: pissant

I had a 76 Ford...a Mustang.


6 posted on 02/11/2008 7:06:48 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: pissant

Mccain has more fire than Ford did...to be fair.

and he is arguably a bit more conservative.

Ford was never remotely pro-life


7 posted on 02/11/2008 7:06:51 AM PST by wardaddy (Political Correctness is to Western Culture what the Aids virus is to the cake community)
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To: claudiustg

McCain won’t win. A nomination for him will get us a Dem president.


8 posted on 02/11/2008 7:07:24 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: pissant

Regardless of what you think of Huckabee: I graduated from Liberty U!


9 posted on 02/11/2008 7:07:26 AM PST by JSDude1 (When a liberal represents the Presidential Nominee for the Republicans; THEY'RE TOAST)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Your so right Huckabee is also a liberal only conservative on being Anti Abortion.

I am Prolife as well But I am not a single issue voter.

Huchabee is right though McCain is like Ford in 76 but DUAH WE ALL THE THAT.


10 posted on 02/11/2008 7:07:32 AM PST by Court Watcher
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To: pissant

But I thought they were going to be cordial. :-)


11 posted on 02/11/2008 7:08:10 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("When you can't make them see the light; make them feel the heat." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Court Watcher

Coming from anybody but Hucklebee, I’d cheer.


12 posted on 02/11/2008 7:08:42 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Mike Huckabee - The choice of the Hee-Haw generation)
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To: pissant

McCain is nothing like Ford. Ford’s politics were not the same as mine, but I still think that the guy was a class act.


13 posted on 02/11/2008 7:09:30 AM PST by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: pissant
without lidocaine
14 posted on 02/11/2008 7:10:09 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: wardaddy

If being pro-life is the only prerequisite to be a conservative then almost every RINO in Congress is a neocon.

Huckabee is no more conservative than McCain and actually less so if you examine all their bona-fides.


15 posted on 02/11/2008 7:11:05 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: pissant

And, oh, so many people think of Huckabee as a GOP McGovern — without the war record (DFC) or divinity degree (Garrett Theological Seminary)


16 posted on 02/11/2008 7:12:40 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: pissant

Where are the “Huckabee is a stalking horse for McCain crowd?”

Go Huck - Keep running for America & Conservatism!


17 posted on 02/11/2008 7:13:39 AM PST by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: pissant
Ford was amiable. McCain is like a root canal.

Best. Comparison. Ever.

18 posted on 02/11/2008 7:14:53 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: pissant
Ford was amiable. McCain is like a root canal.

LOL! Yeah, without the pain killer.

19 posted on 02/11/2008 7:15:42 AM PST by TADSLOS (Cut out the middleman- Write in Calderon for El Presidente!)
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To: pissant

And I liken Huckabee to Billy Sol Hargis; Elmer Gantry, and Enid the Church Lady from “Saturday Night Live.”


20 posted on 02/11/2008 7:15:50 AM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: Court Watcher
I would like to add that one of McCain’s staff members “Warren Rudman” was critical in the selection of Justice David Souter. So says Rush Limbaugh. Rudman and John Sununu, President George H. W. Bush former Chief of staff.

Rudman hired Souter to be his assistant AG for six years. There were very close. Rudman knew Souter was be a reliable pro-abortion vote and told Democratic Senators that. He told Bush on the other hand that Souter was a solid conservative. Rudman was the snake of the lowest kind.

21 posted on 02/11/2008 7:16:01 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Hazwaste

Form was like McCain in his liberal politics.

Ford is nothing like McCain on the decency side of his personality. Gerald ford was a great man. Very kinda and had not ill will towards anybody.

The same can never be said of Johnny McCain. He is a rude, antagonist, foul mouthed person. He hold comtempt for any who disagee with him.


22 posted on 02/11/2008 7:16:26 AM PST by Court Watcher
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To: Hazwaste

Form was like McCain in his liberal politics.

Ford is nothing like McCain on the decency side of his personality. Gerald ford was a great man. Very kinda and had not ill will towards anybody.

The same can never be said of Johnny McCain. He is a rude, antagonist, foul mouthed person. He hold comtempt for any who disagree with him.


23 posted on 02/11/2008 7:16:33 AM PST by Court Watcher
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To: CindyDawg
"McCain won’t win. A nomination for him will get us a Dem president."

Probably.

This is what I've been saying for months, and could still work that way, however, since the dems are doing their level best at nominating a loser as well, this could turn out to be "The Year Of The Loser".

Despite all their "best efforts" our next president will be the one who lost the worst.

24 posted on 02/11/2008 7:19:05 AM PST by Designer (When "leaving it to chance" is not an option.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

You think?

Did Huck draft an anti-constitutional “campaign finance reform’ law?

Huck has an A from the Gun Owners of America, McCain has an F

McCain’s pro-life record is very spotty. Huck’s is perfect.

McCain is a cheerleader for signing away sovereignty via the LOST debacle. Huck is adamamently opposed.

McCain has supported affirmative action. Huck has always opposed it.

McCain voted against the marriage amendment. Huck is 100% in favor.

McCain voted against BOTH Bush tax cuts. Huckabee promoted them.

McCain still wants amnesty. Huckabee has vowed never to allow it (despite both having awful records on the subject).

McCain has been supporting the Bush plan on Israel. Huck rejects it.

McCain prostrates himself to the chicoms more than any candidate except Romney.


25 posted on 02/11/2008 7:22:32 AM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: Clemenza

LOL.


26 posted on 02/11/2008 7:24:03 AM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: pissant
In my opinion, Huckabee is more akin to George Wallace than Ronald Reagan.
27 posted on 02/11/2008 7:25:48 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: pissant

1976

28 posted on 02/11/2008 7:26:13 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

George Wallace pandered to illegal aliens too? Who knew. LOL


29 posted on 02/11/2008 7:27:42 AM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: blam

All I can say is thank you God for Ronald Wilson Reagan.


30 posted on 02/11/2008 7:28:42 AM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: pissant
I liken McCain to a mean, vindictive, crochety old Bob Dole.
I liken the Huckster to

Or:


31 posted on 02/11/2008 7:28:46 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Politics means nothing for those who suffered loss from last Tuesday's devastating tornadoes.)
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To: Court Watcher

Listen to his CPAC speech. You may change your mind. I did.


32 posted on 02/11/2008 7:29:55 AM PST by Blogger (Propheteuon.com)
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To: OB1kNOb

All I hope is that Huck and Paul can keep McCain away from 1100 delegates.


33 posted on 02/11/2008 7:29:58 AM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: pissant
..whatever one might think of Huck--at least he's on record concerning The Fence...

The Secure America Plan

A 9-Point Strategy for Immigration Enforcement and Border Security

Overview: Implement a broad-based strategy that commits the resources of the federal government to the enforcement of our immigration laws and results in the attrition of the illegal immigrant population.

1. Build the Fence

2. Increase Border Patrol

3. Prevent Amnesty

4. Enforce the Law on Employers


  5.  Establish an Economic Border

 

 6.  Empower Local Authorities

7. Ensure Document Security

8. Discourage Dual Citizenship

9. Modernize the Process of Legal Immigration


*This policy will be drafted to comply with the final federal court decisions on this issue.

 

Note: This plan is partially modeled on a proposal by Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies. ("Re: Immigration: Ten Points for a Successful Presidential Candidate," National Review, May 23, 2005.)



34 posted on 02/11/2008 7:33:45 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: pissant

Make no mistake I am not for either one of these posers and will vote 3rd or write-in.

Huck is favor of expanding government just like he did in Arkansas. Huck mouths a pro gun stance while doing nothing to protect the rights. “I am hunter blah blah...” don’t cut it. Huck raised taxes in Arkansas. Huck is for passing nanny state laws like the smoking restrictions. Amnesty IMO is more of an issue right now than abortion, if we lose autonomy everything is moot. Huck sucks on immigration he is from the home of Tyson one of the largest illegal employers under Huck’s watchful eye. We have no right dictating anything one way or the other to Israel only support their decision.

I would think that a Hunter-aniac would oppose anyone like that, oh wait Hunter drank some kool-aid and endorsed him I forgot.


35 posted on 02/11/2008 7:35:36 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: WalterSkinner

I’m not even close to being a Huck fan. He is as shameless a pandering politician as I’ve ever seen. That being said, if he can screw things up for McQueeg, it will be wonderful.


36 posted on 02/11/2008 7:35:57 AM PST by pissant (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party)
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To: pissant

..no argument here, I voted for Duncan Hunter—AFTER he dropped out...


37 posted on 02/11/2008 7:39:27 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: pissant

“Huckabee suggested the Republican Party could meet the same fate as 1976 if it elected a moderate candidate who does not inspire voters. “

Thanks, Huck! I knew it was in you. Keep punching away, as it ensures you will never be Veep.


38 posted on 02/11/2008 7:39:42 AM PST by littlehouse36
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To: pissant

If McCain is Ford, then Huck is McGovern... in policy and electability.


39 posted on 02/11/2008 7:40:44 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: pissant

Now this is why he’s staying in.

If McCain is Ford, then Huck, as last man standing until the convention, must be Reagan.

Sorry Huck, not buying it.


40 posted on 02/11/2008 7:42:07 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: pissant
McCain dosen't inspire me. Rather like a cold dark cloud hanging around.
41 posted on 02/11/2008 7:43:12 AM PST by Bogie
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To: JSDude1
I graduated from Liberty U!

I've been taking DLP classes online through Liberty for the past year. I love it! I hope to visit the campus someday. When did you graduate?

marinamuffy

Huckabee/Hunter '08
(unrealistic, I know, but one can always hope)

42 posted on 02/11/2008 7:43:38 AM PST by marinamuffy ("..pacifism ensures that cruelty will prevail on earth." - Dennis Prager)
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To: pissant
Ford was amiable. McCain is like a root canal.

LOL

The tragedy of this election cycle is that so many are wanting to declare as winner a guy that only a minority of Republicans support. McCain is benefiting from winning states by small margins with big fields. That's why Huckabee staying in this will give the Republicans a better glimpse of how much real support McCain has within the Republican party itself. Yes I like Huckabee, but this isn't even about who the other candidate is. It's about how many voters won't support McCain no matter what. Seems better to know that before the general election, rather than after. Sure McCain has real support. He also has very high negatives. Allowing all of this to play out until the end will not cause disunity. It might reveal the cancer that is already present, but it won't create it. Everyone insisting on unity now should remember that fake or forced unity is not unity at all. It won't heal anything and will likely make things worse in the long run. Let it play out and give the rest of the states a say. Sometimes real unity only comes at the end of a battle.

43 posted on 02/11/2008 7:44:31 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
And that sleazy Huck Romney Rudy McCain is no Ronald Reagan.
44 posted on 02/11/2008 7:45:03 AM PST by McGruff
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To: pissant

Ford was a Democrats doormat... McCain’s their doorman.


45 posted on 02/11/2008 7:48:05 AM PST by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: pissant
"HUCK LIKENS MCCAIN TO FORD '76"

I might find some agreement with Huck on that one but I would liken him to Jimmah Carter, a likeable Southern Gov., Christian with strong moral values, but no one I desire to run this country.

46 posted on 02/11/2008 7:51:36 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: pissant
the Republican Party could meet the same fate as 1976 if it elected a moderate candidate who does not inspire voters.

Against the inordinately charismatic (albeit vacuous) Obama, who possesses remarkable skills at extemporaneous public speaking: McCain might very well end up losing all fifty states... even, conceivably, duplicating the Goreacle's own pathetic feat of 2000, by losing his own home state (AZ, in this instance).

47 posted on 02/11/2008 7:52:25 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
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To: pissant
Huckabee suggested the Republican Party could meet the same fate as 1976 if it elected a moderate candidate who does not inspire voters.

But that's all that's left (if by "moderate" you mean "far enough left to set the founders spinning like tops").

48 posted on 02/11/2008 7:52:55 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: pissant

so Huck was using McCain this whole time. He just wanted to get Mitt out of the race to go head to head with the McCainiac.

Wow. So much for his vice presidency.


49 posted on 02/11/2008 7:53:28 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: pissant

The first thing Huckabee has been right about in this campaign...


50 posted on 02/11/2008 7:54:51 AM PST by DesScorp
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