Skip to comments.Huckabee unloads on Mitt; Romney camp hits back
Posted on 11/17/2008 12:28:36 PM PST by Chet 99
November 17, 2008
Huck unloads on Mitt; Romney camp hits back
Mike Huckabee is using his new book, out this week, to settle a few scores, not the least of which is with his fierce primary rival, Mitt Romney.
Per Michael Scherer, Huckabee picks up where he left off earlier this year, tweaking Romney as a rich guy and firing what may be the first shots of the 2012 primary.
Romney, Huckabee, writes, was "anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president.
At another point, Huckabee portrays a Romney proposal to encourage more investment in the market as, "Let them eat stocks!
The former Arkansas governor also takes a shot at Fred Thompson who ensured his defeat in the pivotal South Carolina primary as well as those evangelical leaders who didnt get behind his bid.
But none of these people may emerge again in four years as political rivals of Huckabee.
Asked to respond, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said Huckabee was acting small.
This type of pettiness is beneath Mike Huckabee, Fehrnstrom. If were going to move the party forward, we need to offer more than personal recriminations. Unfortunately, in this book, Mike Huckabee is consumed with presumed slights, and he seems more interested in settling scores than in bringing people together.
Very sad. I knew Hucksterbee was a fraud, but this is just reinforcing it.
I’ll have to side with Huckabee on this one.
These two guys have as much relevance as two homeless guys fighting over a cardboard box.
No, this type of pettiness is typical of Mike Huckabee, the Southern Fried McCain without the military heroism and with the religious bigotry. In a saner era, Huck would have been laughed off-stage and Fred would have been the nominee.
The antipathy towards Romney is misplaced. Conservatives spend no small amount of time complaining about Republicans drifting left to appease the MSM well heres one whos actually drifting right.
We have a hard enough time keeping conservatives from becoming moderates. Surely, we ought not exacerbate the problem by shunning moderates who become conservatives.
His only saving grace was being pro-life...ala mccain. What mccain & huckster did to Romney in WV was disgusting.
None will be Prez as we expose more of the liberal RINOs.
This type of pettiness is beneath Mike Huckabee.
No, it’s not. It defines him.
I would take Hucklebee any day of the week over what we have now.
If these two are in the offing for 2012, I won’t be voting with the GOP.
It was bad enough this year. The losers need to back away from entertaining an idea that they have a remote chance.
I hate to, but I’ve got to agree with Fehrnstrom here.
I’d take Romney over the Huckster anyday. At least Romney has some intelligence, which I think the Huckster is lacking.
Other than a remark or two about playing football in college without a helmet, I don’t recall Ronald Reagan taking these kinds of shots as Gerald Ford.
I voted for Huckabee in the primaries, but these type of shots remind me of modern kids movies that resort to potty humor for laughs because its easy.
Huckabee has always had it in for Romney. Maybe he is jealous that Romney’s sons are not fat and don’t like to kill dogs. Huckabee was so drunk on his “fame” that he was the last person to realize that he should drop out of the race.
go away, both of you
The preacher running on the appeal that he is a rino preacher slamming the made for the media pretty boy rino with executive hair. This is exacty the crap that led to McCain being the candidate. These two need to shut up and need to be ignored. They still believe that they matter and they don’t. They both put their personal agendas and pursuit of office ahead of what might be right for the party and the constitution.