Skip to comments.A Word About President Huckabee...
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...
(Excerpt) Read more at kevinmccullough.townhall.com ...
“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.
Hmmm, I thought Huckabee stayed in to get McCain in and push Romney back.
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...
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?
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."
> Huck has the liberal magic touch “lacking in every other GOP candidate.”<
IOW, just another RINO.
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.
There's the word!
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.
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.
When he comes on Fox I change channels or turn it off!
so is calipari going to take the gig?
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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 hed made up his mind, Cantor dodged again.
Considering the sense here, we want to reward success, not failure, he said. I dont think theres 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, doesnt make any sense.
But will there be anything left to want to lead after 8 years of Obama? :)
Agree completely! And yes, Cantor is a fine one in the wings.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!!
>> 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.
I would not vote for Huck.
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.
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.
Why Huckabee when there’s a perfectly good Ann Coulter out there?
Yep, you’re right. RINO all the way: 96% ACU rating and http://www.ontheissues.org/AVA/House/Eric_Cantor.htm
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.
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.
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.
(dated Tuesday, March 31, 2009)
Early April Fools joke, I hope.