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Huckabee Wins South Carolina GOP Straw Poll
Fox News ^ | April 2, 2011 | L.A. Holmes

Posted on 04/02/2011 3:08:36 PM PDT by EveningStar

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has won a 2012 GOP presidential straw poll in the key early primary state of South Carolina.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: arkansas; huckabee; mikehuckabee; southcarolina; strawpoll
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1 posted on 04/02/2011 3:08:41 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Interestingly enough, the straw poll coincided with the hillbilly Olympics and Gomer Pyle fan club event in the same city.


2 posted on 04/02/2011 3:11:51 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Admin Moderator

Could you please remove “Logo” from the title? (self slap)


3 posted on 04/02/2011 3:11:52 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

Whoa! Not again.


4 posted on 04/02/2011 3:12:24 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: EveningStar
Tar Heel Twits ... NO Huckster Huckabee!
5 posted on 04/02/2011 3:12:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EveningStar

That had me perplexed!
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Logo Huckabee Wins South Carolina GOP Straw Poll


6 posted on 04/02/2011 3:13:16 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: screaminsunshine

I don’t think he’ll run this time. And I hope he doesn’t.


7 posted on 04/02/2011 3:13:34 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Wild guess at this point — he’ll be the VP nominee.


8 posted on 04/02/2011 3:13:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

That sounds interesting.

Trump/Huckabee? Whodathunkit.

Now pardon me while I get out the whiskey.


9 posted on 04/02/2011 3:15:16 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Yes. Loco would have been better. :)


10 posted on 04/02/2011 3:16:29 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

Great! Then let him preside over South Carolina!


11 posted on 04/02/2011 3:17:52 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: EveningStar

I neither hate nor respect Huckabee and will be supporting a more conservative candidate in the primary but if Huckabee wins the nomination, I will be voting for him over the marxist jawa in the White House.


12 posted on 04/02/2011 3:18:47 PM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: EveningStar

Do straw poll winners ever make it anywhere in these races?


13 posted on 04/02/2011 3:19:01 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: EveningStar

Q: How do you know a Huckabee voter?

A: When the front porch collapses, at least 9 coon dogs die.


14 posted on 04/02/2011 3:19:48 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: fwdude

Around here the only person that wins a straw poll is Palin. LOL All the others are fake and untrue.


15 posted on 04/02/2011 3:20:33 PM PDT by dforest
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To: EveningStar

I’m so tired of these pathetic, weak-minded politicians that have nothing to offer other than their egos.


16 posted on 04/02/2011 3:25:15 PM PDT by brushcop
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To: EveningStar

...so how many of those supporting Huckabee were Southern Baptists? One wonders...


17 posted on 04/02/2011 3:25:44 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: EveningStar

I can hear the liberals laughing already about this up comming GOP primary season.

God help us.


19 posted on 04/02/2011 3:30:03 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: I still care
Now pardon me

Huckster's specialty. You've come to the right thread.

20 posted on 04/02/2011 3:34:20 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: CapnJack; rockabyebaby

Trump 2012


21 posted on 04/02/2011 3:43:41 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: SandRat

SC is not the tarheel state.
NC is.

And the tarheels are NOT twits.


22 posted on 04/02/2011 3:43:49 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: EveningStar

Headline is a bit misleading. This was a straw poll conducted at 1 county meeting - about 150 people in attendance. Not exactly a statewide straw poll.


23 posted on 04/02/2011 3:46:13 PM PDT by crescen7 (game on)
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Heg a bee!


24 posted on 04/02/2011 3:50:25 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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Hug a bee.


25 posted on 04/02/2011 3:51:53 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: EveningStar

I am convinced that the Republican Party will choose another
moronic RINO looser, just like McStain.

America is toast, and only God can save her now.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 3:52:17 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: EveningStar

Our voters suck.


27 posted on 04/02/2011 3:52:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: crescen7

Well they did re-elect Ms. Lindsay, didn’t they?


28 posted on 04/02/2011 3:59:03 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: mnehring

29 posted on 04/02/2011 4:00:33 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: JaneNC

I stand corrected.

Anyone that supports the Huckster though IMHO is a TWIT.


30 posted on 04/02/2011 4:01:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: EveningStar

Absolutely no way will Huckabee get my vote. This guy is another John McCain loser. 4 more years of obamma if this guy is the nominee.


31 posted on 04/02/2011 4:09:42 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: I still care

LOL!


32 posted on 04/02/2011 4:11:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t vote for tax and spend ex-governors from Arkansas, that experiment failed once already.


33 posted on 04/02/2011 4:11:44 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: EveningStar
Boy. Can't wait to see these Progressive losers in the White House.


34 posted on 04/02/2011 4:12:43 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Cicero

You ain’t from here, are ya? Any real Southron with coon dogs ain’t yit found a patriot statseman to muster with in the next election fraud cycle. But we kan tell a huckster when we sees ‘em! Yerin top ten list is full of em. We’s lookin at Rand, West, Lee, and King. But mostly praying God would raise up a patriot, not a self promotin politickin.


35 posted on 04/02/2011 4:26:17 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: Lazlo in PA

36 posted on 04/02/2011 4:27:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until Fri, Jan 20, 2017.)
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To: whatisthetruth

Took the thought right out of my mind! Any state willing to reelect Linsey Amnesty has traded their Southern Liberty in for northern carpetbagging. (yeah, I know he is from Arkansas. So are the clintons)


37 posted on 04/02/2011 4:31:20 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: EveningStar

Well they elected Lindsey Graham again so,those people do not have the best Judgment.


38 posted on 04/02/2011 4:36:43 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: EveningStar
(1) Straw polls, in any state, are virtually meaningless. That said, however, Mike Huckabee should certainly be considered a first-tier GOP presidential candidate, along with Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and (possibly) Tim Pawlenty. And maybe even Mitch Daniels; although a case could be advanced for placing him in the second tier of presidential candidates.

(2) Nonetheless, the deep, visceral hatred of the former governor of Arkansas--not from the political left, or even just from libertarians, but from conservatives also--seems utterly inexplicable.

Could it be simply because his erstwhile job description (i.e. the former governor of Arkansas) brings up some very unpleasant memories?

39 posted on 04/02/2011 4:37:01 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: EveningStar

Can someone please tell me that “what NEW things” this Huckabee dude brings to the table???


40 posted on 04/02/2011 4:39:05 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: EveningStar

Can you give us more than one sentence?


41 posted on 04/02/2011 5:00:10 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: EveningStar; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Half of the 149 convention attendees who voted on the issues ballot said that reducing government spending and reducing the size of government were the biggest concerns going into 2012.

Only half? What's in y'alls water up there in York County?

South Carolina
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42 posted on 04/02/2011 5:06:56 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Conservative9

Them Huckabees hev got the weight, though. Jess look at #34. And es I recall, one of his sons murdered his dog, too. Maybe not a coon hound, though.


43 posted on 04/02/2011 5:08:11 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: EveningStar

No Elmer Gantrybee! Ever!


44 posted on 04/02/2011 5:11:55 PM PDT by Salo
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To: who knows what evil?
"so how many of those supporting Huckabee were Southern Baptists? One wonders..."

A pro-life candidate with a ministerial background will play well in South Carolina to the point of overlooking the lack of other conservative principals. If the Huckster does decide to run, and with the SC primary being early in the season, he could emerge as a front runner.

As for Bachmann and Palin's chances in SC, Nicky Haley's shaky start in the governor's office may sour the SC electorate on these two real conservatives. I know it is early in Haley's term, but so far, IMHO, she has not shown she is up to the task.

45 posted on 04/02/2011 5:16:44 PM PDT by buckalfa (Confused and Bewildered With a Glass Half Empty)
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To: upchuck

I heard the other half voted to go get Lindsey and drag him back feet first from Washington DC. It was a tough choice.

;)


46 posted on 04/02/2011 5:19:38 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: upchuck

It’s early. Not surprised to see a preacher do well in York County. Little to learn from this, but it may give Huckabee false confidence.


47 posted on 04/02/2011 5:25:49 PM PDT by Little Pharma
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’m guessing that is a stuffed dog...


48 posted on 04/02/2011 5:30:07 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: crescen7

“This was a straw poll conducted at 1 county meeting - about 150 people in attendance. Not exactly a statewide straw poll.”

Thanks for adding some context.

This means that Huckabee received about 34 votes in a single county meeting, out of 150 voters...Meaningless.


49 posted on 04/02/2011 5:39:39 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
<grin>
50 posted on 04/02/2011 5:54:59 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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