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A Word About President Huckabee...
Townhall.com ^ | 03.31.09 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 03/30/2009 9:42:40 PM PDT by jodiluvshoes

There are a handful of times in life where you get to experience something that has the feeling of brushing the presence of greatness. In my life at various times that has been something I didn't always realize up front. But having returned from a day and a half and a sum total of nine events over that period of time with one person in particular I have to tell you... I think I did this weekend.

In December of 2006 I wrote a column in which I was the first pundit in America to predict that Barack Obama would be president in 2009. I predicated that theory on a number of variables, but specifically foreseeing the possible match-up against a candidate John McCain, I felt that the overwhelming historicity of the race, the lack of specifics that the substance would come down to in the debate, and the inability for a candidate like McCain to take Obama on squarely would work against him, and in favor of Obama. Boy did I call that one...

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1 posted on 03/30/2009 9:42:40 PM PDT by jodiluvshoes
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To: jodiluvshoes

“Long story short I’ve just completed two days and nine events with Governor Huckabee. “

Long story short, his prediction/endorsement is more self-interested than anything else.
Huck was not a genuine fiscal conservative and after $16 TRILLION in Obama spending what we will need more than anything is FISCAL DISCIPLINE.


2 posted on 03/30/2009 9:51:20 PM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
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To: jodiluvshoes

Hmmm, I thought Huckabee stayed in to get McCain in and push Romney back.


3 posted on 03/30/2009 9:52:41 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: jodiluvshoes

Huckabee? Fuggetaboutit!


4 posted on 03/30/2009 9:56:15 PM PDT by devere
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To: WOSG

Long story short WSOG - I guess you drank the National Review (Romney financed) koolaid...

How do you explain Duncan Hunter’s endorsement of Huck?

Yeah - Ann Coulter couldn’t either when she finally went on Huck’s show...


5 posted on 03/30/2009 9:58:50 PM PDT by jodiluvshoes (thats shoes!!!)
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To: jodiluvshoes

Is this the same Huckabee that destroyed the GOP in Arkansas because he developed a “tic” and every time he twitched he acted like a liberal socialist?


6 posted on 03/30/2009 9:58:53 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: jodiluvshoes

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.................


7 posted on 03/30/2009 9:59:51 PM PDT by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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To: jodiluvshoes
The home-school groups will return, so will the college kids, so will African American and Latino voters -- all of whom share a natural affinity with Huckabee that will be lacking in every other GOP candidate.

Poor guy has a (to borrow from Bernie Goldberg)"slobbering love affair" with Huckabee. He thinks that Huck can win blacks and Hispanics vs. Obama. Huck has the liberal magic touch "lacking in every other GOP candidate."

8 posted on 03/30/2009 10:00:30 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: iowamark

> Huck has the liberal magic touch “lacking in every other GOP candidate.”<

IOW, just another RINO.


9 posted on 03/30/2009 10:05:27 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: jodiluvshoes
On his Fox show, Huckabee has done two town hall meetings about the economy in IN and NY. These meetings looked like campaign rallies. Huckabee definitely has 2012 on his mind.
10 posted on 03/30/2009 10:10:43 PM PDT by DanZanRyu
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To: WOSG
"Huck was not a genuine fiscal conservative"

the fair tax is the most fiscally responsible and conservative method of funding the government that has been proposed. For you to say he is not a fiscal conservative is just wrongheaded.

11 posted on 03/30/2009 10:11:13 PM PDT by grandpa jones (L.O.M.A. (loyal opposition my azz))
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To: jodiluvshoes
"Never"

There's the word!

12 posted on 03/30/2009 10:17:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you are talking about Zimbabwe money.)
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To: jodiluvshoes

I have nothing against Huckabee, directly, and I will vote for anyone that runs against Obama. That said, I truly believe we (Conservatives) will be better off if Huckabee, Romney and Palin decide not to run. They all have their own little niches and will be divisive to the process.

If we do not make significant gains in 2010, 2012, may not be something that a Conservative even need concern himself/herself with I think. There is always someone in the wings, that the pundits and prognosticators haven’t even considered, that will take up the mantle and surprise us all.

If Cantor can get the face time and the right people around him, he may very well be the one. He is a solid conservative. He is one of us. So many variables, so many possibilities, and I have no desire to anoint anyone three years before the time. So, we shall see.


13 posted on 03/30/2009 10:21:26 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: grandpa jones

You are wrong! Huckabee governed to the left of Bill Clinton on fiscal matters. Don’t care what he supports but his governing record says liberal. Not to mention when he was Governor he was against home schooling. Funny how running for office candidates change to fit a perception.

The man is NOT a fiscal conservative and I wouldn’t trust him in the WH at all. I want someone who is a true fiscal conservative not to mention my taxes would rise significantly with Fair Tax as would others that pay their taxes.


14 posted on 03/30/2009 10:22:13 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: jodiluvshoes
Can't stomach him.

When he comes on Fox I change channels or turn it off!

15 posted on 03/30/2009 10:23:07 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: WildcatClan

so is calipari going to take the gig?


16 posted on 03/30/2009 10:23:39 PM PDT by grandpa jones (L.O.M.A. (loyal opposition my azz))
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To: jodiluvshoes

I like Huckabee on social issues largely.

But on illegals and spending he falls short.

He is a great talker and very unflappable which in this age matters....a lot.

I’m a Palin man...make no mistake.

I’d dig up a mile of sewer pipe just to punch a chad for her.


17 posted on 03/30/2009 10:24:57 PM PDT by wardaddy (America, Ship of Fools)
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To: grandpa jones

I believe he was in the bag before they fired Gillespie. A very bad year for me and sports. My Sooners were on the threshold of greatness in hoops and football, and choked. heh :)


18 posted on 03/30/2009 10:28:48 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: WildcatClan

Unless inflation and unemployment keep rising from now until 2012, Obama is probably going to be re-elected. The media will make sure of that. Therefore I recommend we put up the sacrifical lambs Mitt Romney and Gov Jon Huntsman of UT in 2012. Let Romney and Huntsman blow off their vast personal fortunates trying to take down Obama and lose. This way we will be rid of these RINOs. After 8 years of Obama, hopefully people will tire of Marxism and want change of the conservative kind. This would give Palin or anyone else plenty of time to enhance their knowledge of foreign policy, economics, and national security matters.


19 posted on 03/30/2009 10:34:54 PM PDT by yongin (The Messiah's economic policy is a Katrina waiting to happen)
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To: WOSG
For some strange reason there's this crowd in Arkansas who have a problem with taxes under the Huck. Residents of California and New York (and Texas and Florida) would die to be hit with that Arkansas tax lash.

So, whether or not he's a fiscal conservative doesn't matter - he's hardly in the same category as the pukes from the NE or the big states.

20 posted on 03/30/2009 10:36:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jodiluvshoes

Well Jodi. I hate to break it to you, but anyone who believes in global warming is an idiot, and undeserving of a single vote.


21 posted on 03/30/2009 10:38:43 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: WildcatClan
If Cantor can get the face time and the right people around him, he may very well be the one. He is a solid conservative.

Why would a solid conservative vote for the Obama CYA, Bill of Attainder 90% AIG tax ?

Politico asked, and he gave nonsensical answers:

“This is a messy situation when you have a government owning 85 percent of an institution,” Cantor said. “None of us want to see that kind of government intervention in the markets. Now I hope this is a signal that we better have an exit strategy so that the government can put a plan in place and get out and let the markets work again.”

Asked when he’d made up his mind, Cantor dodged again.

“Considering the sense here, we want to reward success, not failure,” he said. “I don’t think there’s any business out there across this country that would allow for bonus payments ... to be paid to their employees if they failed. That, to me, doesn’t make any sense.”

22 posted on 03/30/2009 10:41:07 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: yongin
After 8 years of Obama, hopefully people will tire of Marxism and want change of the conservative kind.

But will there be anything left to want to lead after 8 years of Obama? :)

23 posted on 03/30/2009 10:46:14 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: WildcatClan
I have nothing against Huckabee, directly, and I will vote for anyone that runs against Obama. That said, I truly believe we (Conservatives) will be better off if Huckabee, Romney and Palin decide not to run. They all have their own little niches and will be divisive to the process.

Agree completely! And yes, Cantor is a fine one in the wings.

24 posted on 03/30/2009 10:54:14 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (Obamanomics: Chains you can believe in.)
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To: Plutarch

I surely have no explanation why anyone would vote for anything that is so obviously unconstitutional. I can only think this was an aberration, considering his being so solidly and consistently Conservative in the past. That is one, his mulligan.

I am still trying to square away how Palin is for capping emissions and yet does not think global warming is anthropogenic. And now Cantor, as well as a few others, shock me with this 90% AIG tax vote. Is enough to make you bleed from your eyeballs.


25 posted on 03/30/2009 11:00:16 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: jodiluvshoes
Certainly anyone would be better than the current PoS liberal in the White House. Although I don't think it's time to start anointing standard bearers.
26 posted on 03/30/2009 11:18:41 PM PDT by eclecticEel (I already have a Messiah, I don't need another one.)
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To: eclecticEel
Certainly anyone would be better than the current PoS liberal in the White House.

John McCain is still trashed here on a daily basis as being every bit as bad as the Obamanation, and a lot of folks who voted third-party or didn't vote at all are still proud of their choices.

27 posted on 03/30/2009 11:27:41 PM PDT by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: jodiluvshoes

ROTFLMAO! Huckabee has about as much chance of Palin of becoming POTUS.

First of all, the American people are not ready to elect somebody who believes the earth was created 6000 years ago. Second, if they are going to elect a fiscal liberal, it’s going to be a democrat (well, forgetting about GWB for the moment). And finally, I think we’ve had enough Arkansas Govs in the white house for the next 100 years.


28 posted on 03/30/2009 11:53:48 PM PDT by KingofZion
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To: jodiluvshoes

This nitwit (Huckabee) torpedoed Romney. How much better would Romney have been on economic issues then the current clueless White House occupant. Thanks alot, huckster!


29 posted on 03/31/2009 12:11:37 AM PDT by rman04554
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To: WildcatClan

ERIC CANTOR???

You’re presenting ERIC CANTOR as a genuine conservative? What’s the matter, was Michael Steele too “extremist” in his conservatism for your taste?

I can’t imagine these damned idiots whose first instinct when the Left tries to destroy promoters of a conservatism is to grab their rifle... and join the Left.

I’m speechless... horrified... dumbstruck. Why the HELL would we want Cantor? He’s suddenly revealed himself as a true RINO... he’s a lowly frickin’ representative (all the Potomac Kool-Aid guzzling, with none of the experience)... GAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!


30 posted on 03/31/2009 1:55:42 AM PDT by dangus
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To: wardaddy

>> But on illegals and spending he falls short. <<

I’m not sure I TRUST his sincerity on immigration reform; He seems to have been a campaign-trail convert on the issue. But how much of a triumph is it that he understands that immigration reform is a winning issue?

Huckabee’s immigration reform plans were copied straight from the Center for Immigration Studies, and were perfectly in line with NumbersUSA, who rated his plan an A+. The only thing slightly disquieting about it is that it literally was copied straight from the Center for Immigration Studies... it seems something heartfelt and central to his campaign would have been a little more introspective.


31 posted on 03/31/2009 1:59:33 AM PDT by dangus
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To: jodiluvshoes

I would not vote for Huck.


32 posted on 03/31/2009 2:03:50 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: jodiluvshoes

Huckabee is good at faking sincerity.

He is opportunistic to a fault. He is cynical while playing a wide-eyed Middle American. He is exploitative and internally divisive. He combines many of the worst characteristics of politicians into one complete package.

That is to say nothing of his policies.


33 posted on 03/31/2009 2:50:54 AM PDT by the808bass
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To: WildcatClan
My Sooners were on the threshold of greatness in hoops and football, and choked. heh :)

Your Sooners definitely did not choke in hoops. UNC has been on a mission in the NCAA Tournament.

I thought my Zags could run with them. I was dead wrong, at least for that game.

That's the negative side of the "one and done" nature of the NCAA tournament, focusing on that last game without putting the season into perspective.

34 posted on 03/31/2009 2:59:14 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: jodiluvshoes

Why Huckabee when there’s a perfectly good Ann Coulter out there?


35 posted on 03/31/2009 3:44:35 AM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: dangus

Yep, you’re right. RINO all the way: 96% ACU rating and http://www.ontheissues.org/AVA/House/Eric_Cantor.htm


36 posted on 03/31/2009 5:33:56 AM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: jodiluvshoes
Huckafraud endorses the so-called US Public Service Academy: http://uspublicserviceacademy.org/endorsements/. Buh bye, Huck.
37 posted on 03/31/2009 5:42:22 AM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA last weekend. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: skr
Hmmm, I thought Huckabee stayed in to get McCain in and push Romney back.

He was used as a foil in West Virginia when McCain's people cast their votes for Huckabee in order to rob Romney of the win here.

The heck of it is that I could have lived with Huck for president a lot easier than I did when I held my nose and voted for McCain in the general.

38 posted on 03/31/2009 5:43:27 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: WildcatClan

Cantor’s the whip; he is going to vote with the party because that’s his JOB. The question is what will he do when he’s an independent agent.


39 posted on 03/31/2009 12:00:42 PM PDT by dangus
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To: WildcatClan

Ha Ha Ha Ha! I just checked this out! Eric Cantor is the WHIP... and he STILL didn’t make the top 50 scores by the ACU... as WHIP!!! Can you imagine how much of a monstrously huge RINO you have to be to miss the top 50 altogether when you’re the bloody WHIP???

He even voted for the financial sector bailout.


40 posted on 03/31/2009 12:11:56 PM PDT by dangus
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To: jodiluvshoes
FTA:I'm a wee bit weirded out by what I'm about to tell you, mostly because there is so much time to go until the campaign for 2012 begins, but I believe that Governor Huckabee will win the nomination, and in a very possible scenario President Huckabee will place his hand on the Bible in January of 2013.

(dated Tuesday, March 31, 2009)

Early April Fools joke, I hope.

41 posted on 03/31/2009 12:20:14 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Dan Quayle: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind")
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