Skip to comments.Huckabee driving hard in Wisconsin
Posted on 02/17/2008 11:54:33 PM PST by Kurt EvansEdited 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 ...
Long odds have never fazed Huckabee:
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.
Hunter - Huckabee, unless you want another not-ready-for-prime-time Governor in charge of national security.
Is he driving around the state, looking for people smoking in public, calling them "Sinners!" and threatening to raise their taxes? ;)
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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No, stray dogs.
The he feeds 'em to that son of his...
[Make sure ya gotcher license tag on or he might mistake ya for a wandering Husky].....:))
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
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.
He torpedoed any chance we had to keep McCain out. Now we are screwed. Huckabee is a weasel at best.
On that depressing note I'm off to bed. But it Aint over yet.
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
The longer Huckabee stays in......the worse he looks........
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.
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.
Huckabee deserves credit for ‘staying in’ and giving
people a choice, when the rest folded.
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.
“”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.
Dont kid yourself that age and likeability wont be a factor in the fall.
Huckabee granted a lot of clemencies, and some didnt work out so well? Compared to McCains 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 Hunters judgment on Huckabees commitment to seal the border. I dont trust John McCain on anything.
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?
Don’t know what will happen here in Wisconsin, but we’re fighting! And I predict a Texas victory.
The new ARG poll shows Huckabee within 4% of McCain in Wisconsin.
Here is a video that highlights Huckabee’s populism. His version is a conservative one.
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.
McCain winning big in Wisconsin.
You have a reckless disregard for the truth.
“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.
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.