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Huckabee driving hard in Wisconsin
Houston Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2008 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted on 02/17/2008 11:54:33 PM PST by Kurt Evans

Edited on 02/18/2008 12:36:52 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

He can pick up a spare but can he pick up the state?

That was the question after Republican Mike Huckabee bowled 10 frames Sunday evening at Olympic Lanes on Milwaukee's South Side.

Sporting a little new color in his face and some sharp words for Republican officials who want him to get out of the race, Huckabee is again sloshing through the state after a detour to the Caribbean.


(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2008; conservative; delegatemath; elections; georgehwbush; gop; huckabee; johnmccain; mccain; mikehuckabee; openconvention; wi2008

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 02/17/2008 11:54:35 PM PST by Kurt Evans
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Long odds have never fazed Huckabee:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1971743/posts


2 posted on 02/17/2008 11:55:27 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Admin Moderator

I messed up. That’s not an excerpt, but the Houston Chronicle apparently doesn’t require excerpting. Feel free to correct my error if you’d like.


3 posted on 02/17/2008 11:58:39 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

Hunter - Huckabee, unless you want another not-ready-for-prime-time Governor in charge of national security.


4 posted on 02/18/2008 12:01:35 AM PST by mkjessup (Any SOB who calls John F'in Kerry "his dear friend" will NEVER get my vote, no way, no how.)
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To: Kurt Evans
Huckabee driving hard in Wisconsin

Is he driving around the state, looking for people smoking in public, calling them "Sinners!" and threatening to raise their taxes? ;)

5 posted on 02/18/2008 12:02:00 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-life atheist who will never, ever sit by while HRC or Obama is in the running)
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To: Kurt Evans

There the Huckasmuck goes. We can thank him for pealing off the evangelicals and making it impossible for Hunter or Thompson to amass enough support. Now he wants our support? Didn’t he say he wanted to build a bridge between liberals and conservatives? Why doesn’t he go back to Arkansas where he belongs. He at least doesn’t have to live in fear of one of the 1000+ pardons he granted while governor.


6 posted on 02/18/2008 12:07:23 AM PST by Maelstorm (Heroism is something that when it is manifest it is undeniable. The same can be said for cowardice.)
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To: Kurt Evans
Huckabee staying in the race gives the Republican Party the only means to measure how much conservatives support they stand to lose in the General Election, and if McCain is the nominee, they may lose plenty.
7 posted on 02/18/2008 12:13:30 AM PST by backtothestreets (My bologna has a first name, it's J-O-R-G-E)
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To: mkjessup

“Hunter - Huckabee, unless you want another not-ready-for-prime-time Governor in charge of national security.”

Congressman Hunter would make a great president, but Governor Huckabee is more likely to beat Obama.


8 posted on 02/18/2008 12:16:53 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: backtothestreets
Huckabee staying in the race gives the Republican Party the only means to measure how much conservatives support they stand to lose in the General Election, and if McCain is the nominee, they may lose plenty.

Agreed. and as far as Huck is concerned, while I don't support him, I would be very happy to see him take the win from McCain. Anyone who is a thorn in the side of the Traitorous Bastard certainly has my best wishes. Here's hoping he stays in all the way and robs McCain of anything he can.

9 posted on 02/18/2008 12:19:38 AM PST by roamer_1 (Conservative always, Republican no more.)
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To: Kurt Evans
- After bowling and taking video of reporters bowling, Huckabee said he was hoping Wisconsin residents “vote their convictions Tuesday.”

Huckabee has a great sense of humor. I can imagine what girlie-men trying to bowl look like and why Huckabee was getting it on video - LOL!

Huckabee is my third choice (first was Brownback then Thompson) but whatever the outcome he is by far the most fun, inspiring and energetic. I regret he was not my first choice.

10 posted on 02/18/2008 12:33:12 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Huckabee: ‘I Majored In Miracles’)
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To: Kurt Evans; dangus; Antoninus; BillyBoy; Arcy; livius; brwnsuga; HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath; ...
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(((HuckaPING!)))

FReepmail me to be on/off the MIKE HUCKABEE FOR PRESIDENT Ping List.

11 posted on 02/18/2008 12:34:16 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Huckabee: ‘I Majored In Miracles’)
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To: Darkwolf377

No, stray dogs.


12 posted on 02/18/2008 12:40:09 AM PST by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: Salamander
LOL!

The he feeds 'em to that son of his...

13 posted on 02/18/2008 12:46:26 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-life atheist who will never, ever sit by while HRC or Obama is in the running)
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To: Darkwolf377

Precisely.

[Make sure ya gotcher license tag on or he might mistake ya for a wandering Husky].....:))


14 posted on 02/18/2008 1:00:43 AM PST by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: Kurt Evans

Isn’t it a pity that regardless of how hard Huckabee now drives, he’s on road to nowhere.

He must have great regret to know that he might have reached the White House, had he not resorted to dirty tricks and lies. He could have been seen as a respected religious man, had he not shown himself as a bigot. He may have been seen as an honest man, had he not resorted to deception. I saw the promise of a big man, become very small, and his smallness was caused by his own actions.

His continued effort only helps to seal his fate for yet another failure, should he consider a run in 2012. He will be known as the goofy religious candidate and treated accordingly.

At one time I saw Huckabee as a nice guy with a great deal of promise in this race, but he gave away his integrity and quickly set himself up for failure.

He continues to make noise, but that’s all it amounts to anymore.. is noise, just clever noise that helps to seal him off from any future runs.

It’s tough for any man to see himself so close to the top, to only slip back down and start to recognized that he has failed. No man likes failure, but real men take it with grace and with the intent to try another day. Not Huckabee, he will kick and scream like a little girl as he has to face the final door slammed into his face.

Perhaps he will go off to run a church, for that he might be suited.

I think I could enjoy Huckbee cracking jokes at a BBQ, but he just isn’t presidential material. IMHO


15 posted on 02/18/2008 1:15:49 AM PST by Gator113 (America just traded away the possibility of a dream, for what is certain to be a nightmare.)
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To: Kurt Evans

I cant figure out what the huckster is up to. He clearly isnt running for prez. It will come out sooner or later about the source of his money and so on.

Just a guess but Id say he will go third party soon.


16 posted on 02/18/2008 1:22:20 AM PST by rrrod
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To: Gator113
"At one time I saw Huckabee as a nice guy with a great deal of promise in this race, but he gave away his integrity and quickly set himself up for failure."

He torpedoed any chance we had to keep McCain out. Now we are screwed. Huckabee is a weasel at best.

17 posted on 02/18/2008 1:32:18 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

Indeed.


18 posted on 02/18/2008 1:45:56 AM PST by Gator113 (America just traded away the possibility of a dream, for what is certain to be a nightmare.)
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To: Gator113
"Indeed."

On that depressing note I'm off to bed. But it Aint over yet.

19 posted on 02/18/2008 1:53:09 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Kurt Evans

Huck will run as long as he has money coming in and he does have money coming in. Huck has a lean operation and unpaid volunteers


20 posted on 02/18/2008 2:14:26 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<------>> Never bet on Islam!)
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To: Gator113
Huckabee's big mistake was proclaiming himself to be the Christian in the race and then, by his actions, not following through...........IMHO Romney has acted more the Christian than Huckabee.......

The longer Huckabee stays in......the worse he looks........

21 posted on 02/18/2008 2:36:30 AM PST by AwesomePossum
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To: Gator113
Isn’t it a pity that regardless of how hard Huckabee now drives, he’s on road to nowhere.

Not to me, he isn't.

What is a pity is people like you who want to preempt the voting rights of the rest of us, including millions in large states who have not yet voted.

Sorry to spoil your cynical party but Huckabee DOES represent a very large contingent of disgusted Republicans who know how much McCain hates Christian conservatives.

My vote in this primary is probably going to be the only vote I will cast for President in 2008. It means a hell of a lot to me and millions more like me....many of them having not yet voted.

Anyone who courageously stands up for what is right against a festering boil of wrong, such as John McCain, is NOT ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE.

22 posted on 02/18/2008 4:00:14 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: backtothestreets
"Huckabee staying in the race gives the Republican Party the only means to measure how much conservative support they stand to lose......"

Huckabee is a populist, not a conservative. Those that are voting for him are cultural populists and many of them lean to economic populism.

Let's elect Huck and get a new New Deal.

23 posted on 02/18/2008 4:11:15 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

Huckabee deserves credit for ‘staying in’ and giving
people a choice, when the rest folded.


24 posted on 02/18/2008 4:15:49 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Maelstorm

When Duncan Hunter was in the race with 1% support, Huckabee was likewise wallowing in the single digits. It wasn’t Huckabee’s fault. Huckabee only got support very late in the game, after his good showing at the value voters conference and after Thompson let down the evangelical christians with his comments about his own faith and practice.


25 posted on 02/18/2008 7:03:13 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Ben Ficklin

“”Huckabee staying in the race gives the Republican Party the only means to measure how much conservative support they stand to lose......”
Huckabee is a populist, not a conservative.””

McCain is better? Or Hillary, or Obama?

The Fair Tax is the most ‘conservative’ idea anyone has talked about this whole election, because the IRS, that administers the income tax / withholding, is the most oppressive, intrusive, socialist institution in our country.

Huckabee is an ardent, articulate supporter of the Fair Tax, and I believe he really “gets it”. It is the best hope on the horizon for giving power back to the people, and waking people up to the stranglehold the current tax system has on the people and the economy.

Right now McCain has just been ahead because of name recognition for most voters, and, up to now, splitting the conservative vote in the informed voters who are paying attention.

When most people get to know Mike Huckabee, they like him, and likeability is something we will really need in the fall, against either Hillary or Obama, or a ticket with both on it.

Don’t kid yourself that age and likeability won’t be a factor in the fall.

Huckabee granted a lot of clemencies, and some didn’t work out so well? Compared to McCain’s amnesty for millions and millions of illegals, as soon as we give him a chance. How many U.S. citizens are killed by illegal aliens every year?

I trust Duncan Hunter’s judgment on Huckabee’s commitment to seal the border. I don’t trust John McCain on anything.


26 posted on 02/18/2008 7:18:56 AM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Huckabee says that his most important issue is securing the border and deporting illegal aliens, and he signed a “No Amnesty” pledge. While he was a governor, he cut taxes and fess 90 times, and he proved that he’s pro-life, pro-gun rights, and anti-gay marriage. Which of these views is liberal?


27 posted on 02/18/2008 7:21:51 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Don’t know what will happen here in Wisconsin, but we’re fighting! And I predict a Texas victory.


28 posted on 02/18/2008 9:12:12 AM PST by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us." Duncan Hunter knows.)
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To: PhilCollins
Huck has identified himself as a populist. He has said that the GOP coalition is over and that he can create a new GOP populist coalition by convincing left wing economic populists to vote GOP.

Not likely.

29 posted on 02/18/2008 10:01:06 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Kurt Evans

The new ARG poll shows Huckabee within 4% of McCain in Wisconsin.

http://americanresearchgroup.com/pres08/wirep8-702.html


30 posted on 02/18/2008 12:18:26 PM PST by Tramonto (Huckabee Fair Tax Huckabee Fair Tax Huckabee Fair Tax)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Here is a video that highlights Huckabee’s populism. His version is a conservative one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeVhjHATT9Q


31 posted on 02/18/2008 12:20:48 PM PST by Tramonto (Huckabee Fair Tax Huckabee Fair Tax Huckabee Fair Tax)
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To: Ben Ficklin
I agree Huckabee is not a conservative, but he gives conservatives disenchanted with McCain a place to cast their vote.

I waited until tonight to respond, wanting to see the results from the Wisconsin primary first. McCain drew 54% of the Republican votes. Forty-six percent cast their votes elsewhere. That does not bode well for the presumed Republican nominee that would have to produce concrete evidence in less than 9 months to unite all factions that normally vote Republican.

32 posted on 02/19/2008 9:12:20 PM PST by backtothestreets (My bologna has a first name, it's J-O-R-G-E)
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To: All

McCain winning big in Wisconsin.


33 posted on 02/19/2008 9:14:32 PM PST by rbmillerjr ("bigger government means constricting freedom"....................RWR)
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To: Gator113

You have a reckless disregard for the truth.


34 posted on 02/20/2008 1:03:47 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: backtothestreets

“I agree Huckabee is not a conservative, but he gives conservatives disenchanted with McCain a place to cast their vote.”

To what end? What’s it going to get you, other than a certain degree of momentary mental satisfaction? It’s just a waste of time. Voting for the Huckster means nothing now, nothing at all. And the Huckster is verging on making himself look like a laughing stock now,like Don Quixote, tilting at windmills. A fool’s errand. He should have gracefully bowed out like Romney did, with some dignity. But the Huckster is too busy putting out his one-liners to notice that he himself is now a one-liner. The Huckster is a joke.


35 posted on 02/20/2008 1:15:48 AM PST by flaglady47 (Algore: send global warming to Chicago area; will pay any carbon tax - desperate)
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To: flaglady47

The more I see of the huckster the better Romney looks.
Romney wasnt my first choice but when it comes to integity, honor and family values he is waaaaaay ahead of the huckster.


36 posted on 02/20/2008 1:39:00 AM PST by rrrod
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To: flaglady47
"What’s it going to get you, other than a certain degree of momentary mental satisfaction? It’s just a waste of time."

Gets me nothing, just an observation. Apparently it's not a waste of time to those voting for anyone but McCain. They are flying a danger flag that basically says their votes may not be there for McCain in November. We'll know November 8 if it was a waste of time, or a warning.
37 posted on 02/20/2008 2:57:34 AM PST by backtothestreets (My bologna has a first name, it's J-O-R-G-E)
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