Skip to comments.Asa Hutchinson ends Huckabee support, backs McCain
Posted on 02/22/2008 8:07:43 AM PST by FocusNexus
Former congressman Asa Hutchinson, whose brother and former U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson is a top Huckabee supporter, said Thursday he's no longer backing Huckabee's presidential campaign and endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain.
Hutchinson said he endorsed McCain because it's virtually impossible for Huckabee to gain the 1,191 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination. Huckabee's campaign had announced in November that the Hutchinson brothers were among high profile Arkansas Republicans backing the former governor's bid.
"I was delighted to support Gov. Huckabee whenever there was a possibility he could garner the delegates necessary to win," Hutchinson told The Associated Press Thursday morning. "It's not mathematically possible, so once that mathematical possibility expired I indicated to Sen. McCain I'd be willing to support him and do what I can to help bring our party together to win in November."
Overall, McCain has 957 delegates and Huckabee has 254.
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BTW, does anyone remember that Huckabee criticized Bush' foreign policy as "bunker mentality" and Huckabee thinks it's our fault that terrorists hate us, and if we would only talk to Ahmadinejad, all problems would be solved -- all this straight out of the Dem playbook.
>>>>BTW, does anyone remember that Huckabee criticized Bush’ foreign policy as “bunker mentality” and Huckabee thinks it’s our fault that terrorists hate us,
Well of course. Because Elmer Gantry is a Democrat, in the same manner that as McQueeg is a Democrat.
And, no, McQueeg no more deserves my support than the other two Democrat candidates.
Given that McCain needs only about 20% or so of the remaining delegates to get the nomination, and these are proportional races for the most part from here on out, it would take a total collapse of the McCain campaign to not get the nomination. I respect Huckabee continuing to fight (unlike all the other candidates that folded prematurely — and I’m especially talking about Thompson and Romney here).
Actually I’m wrong.
According to this blog there are only 775 delegates left to win. In that case Huckabee still has an outside chance.
“It’s time to smell reality and focus on defeating the real enemies of the country: the Democrats.”
Which is why we must vote for all conservatives on Nov. ticket. We must reagin majority or at least prevent democrats from getting to 60.
As far as President. Since only Demcrats are running, we’ll have our work cut out for us.
I figured that this would bring out the nasty fringe.
McCain doesn’t have the delegates yet. Until then a brokered convention remains a possiblity and voters still have a choice. The bosses who think they run things and can call things over before they are over are only making voters mad.
“If you do not think that the war in Iraq is an important issue, I suppose that this a rational view.”
Every time the Iraq card is played I feel compelled to repost some comments:
If the WOT/Iraq are important, then why are we podering closing Gitmo?
Why are we giving foreign terrorists access to constitutional protections?
Why are we leaving our borders open and providing excuses for the invaders?
Why are we banning torture
Why are we referring to our enemies ideology as a religion of peace
Why are we celebrating our enemies ideology in our govt. buildings?
Why are nation building?
I know that that last one is a sticking point, so Ill tell you...the war in Iraq is OVER!
Weve eliminated WMDs
Weve eliminated Hussein
Weve destroyed the Batth Party
Weve annialated thousands of terrosists
Its the Iraqs turn now. If they fall back into terrorist activities, we return and bomb the bleep out of them again.
This whole thing about Mccain being a great CIC is bogus. He isnt going to ratchet up the killing of terrorists, he isnt going to scortch earth the middle east, he isnt going to play tough with terrorist prisoners and he certainly isn;t going to close our borders.
Mccain will continue the policies of George Bush and while they may seem more troop centric than Obama or Clinton, they will not help us win this WOT.
Dont get me wrong, neither will Obama or Clinton, but to say that by posturing about withdrawing our troops from Iraq is going to put this country in any more danger than itis right now with its open borders and terrorist coddling tendancies I think is a stretch.
GWB deserves credit for retailiating after 911 and foiling multiple plots since. The next President needs to do the same to ensure their own political future.
I would much rather have a Dem in office to beat and stonewall every single day, than a Dem in Republican clothing who will end up being rubber stamped.
Good one “Happy Valley Dude”1...and, if they don’t think protecting the unborn, electing qualified Supreme Court Justices or controlling spending... is an issue...then it’s a rational view
>>>If you do not think that the war in Iraq is an important issue, I suppose that this a rational view.
It’s unlikely that any candidate can end the war in Iraq, no matter what they say.
Maybe you should consider history.
I just came across this, when I Googled “democrats weak defense”:
It’s a great article in the Investor’s Business Daily from 2006.
FEATURED EDITORIAL: 97 Reasons Democrats Are Weak On Defense And Can’t Be Trusted To Govern In Wartime
Today’s Democrats are nothing like Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy, who with courage and decisive action kept on top of their jobs and aggressively confronted one national defense crisis after another.
Carter (10) thought Ayatollah Khomeini, a Muslim exile in Paris, would make a fairer Iranian leader than the Shah because he was a religious man. (11) With U.S. support withdrawn, the Shah was overthrown, and (12) the ayatollah returned and promptly proclaimed Iran an Islamic nation. (13) Executions followed. Palestinian hit men were hired to secretly eliminate the opposition so the religious mullahs couldn’t be blamed.
Iran’s ayatollah (14) then introduces the idea of suicide bombers to the Palestine Liberation Organization and paid $35,000 to PLO families whose young people were brainwashed to attack and kill as many Israeli citizens as possible by blowing themselves up. This inhumane menace has grown unchallenged.
Americans must learn from history and costly mistakes. Sadly, (85) Democrat Jimmy Carter, a Southern peanut farmer, became our Neville Chamberlain, creating the specific conditions that have brought us the three greatest threats to our national security today: 1) (86) Iran’s nuke-bound terrorists; 2) (87) al-Qaida and other terrorists; and 3) (88) North Korea and its nuclear weapons.
If you think McCain would do any of these things, you haven't looked at his record closely enough.
Yup, it sure did. Actually they are liberals infiltrating this site. When I recognize their name, I just skip. Don't read garbage.
Let’s hope this Cabin is not made out of “Logs”.
Yeah...tha’t how I feel about the spitting “Hate McCain” speach coming from some of the posters too.....
No positive ideas, no creative ideas, certainly no compromise......they appear to just want to “sit home”, not vote.... and blather on and on about how bad others are.
Even if we get to a brokered convention, what do you expect to happen? Do you think someone besides McCain will end up being the nominee? If so, how mad do you think the individuals will be who voted for McCain (which is a lot more people than voted for Huck)?
Considering the historical spinelessness of the Republicans in Congress, you seem to be taking a huge risk.
>>>>>Actually they are liberals infiltrating this site.
Actually only a liberal could consider Huckster or McQueeg to be anything other than covert Democrats.
They are in
Texas - 137 bound and 3 unbound
Ohio - 0 bound and 88 unbound
Rhode Island - 17 bound and 3 unbound
Vermont - 17 bound
Mississippi - 36 bound and 3 unbound
Pennsylvania - 0 bound and 74 unbound
North Carolina - 69 bound
Indiana - 27 bound and 30 unbound
Nebraska - 30 bound and 3 unbound
Hawaii - 20 bound
Kentucky - 45 bound
Oregon - 27 bound and 3 unbound
Idaho - 26 bound and 6 unbound
New Mexico - 29 bound and 3 unbound
South Dakota - 24 bound and 3 unbound
It’s a set of states that are pretty favorable to Huckabee IF he pulls an upset in Texas and gets people thinking again about whether they want McCain or whether they want a multiple ballot convention.
“Considering the historical spinelessness of the Republicans in Congress, you seem to be taking a huge risk.”
I willing to take the risk - even ultra libe Mccain voted for impeachement
Not going to happen.
There won't be a brokered convention. McCain might already have enough delegates, once Romney's are included.
We need to figure out what to do with him as the nominee. Because that's what we've got
Agreed. They are also trolling non-McCain related threads as well. From “Americans” cheering on Russia and the burning of our embassy in Serbia to comments suggesting violence will be used to expel undocumented Americans if they are given amnesty, I’d say that the trolls are out in force BIG time.
You don’t win by losing. All you want to accomplish can still be done without risking it on an liberal Obama administration.
Well, obviously Asa is a RINO, too. I will just have to kick him out of my Super Duper Ultra Conservative Club along with 95% of the GOP. Now my club is down to 14 guys who live with in their mother’s basements, but at least we haven’t sold out our principles.
“You dont win by losing. All you want to accomplish can still be done without risking it on an liberal Obama administration.”
if it comes to that, I hope you’re right. Though mccain’s gonna have to get there without my vote
“Well, obviously Asa is a RINO, too. I will just have to kick him out of my Super Duper Ultra Conservative Club along with 95% of the GOP. Now my club is down to 14 guys who live with in their motherâs basements, but at least we havenât sold out our principles.”
LOL! Hit the nail on the head.
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