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Huckabee looks again at Republican presidential bid
Reuters ^ | 09/30/2011 | Kim Dixon

Posted on 09/30/2011 12:02:11 PM PDT by Hawk720

Mike Huckabee has been approached by Republican and conservative activists unhappy with the current crop of presidential hopefuls and he is considering entering the fray, two sources who have spoken with Huckabee told Reuters.

The former Arkansas governor, who made a splash by winning the Iowa caucuses as a candidate in 2008, announced last May on his Fox News show that he would not enter the race.

But the conservative Huckabee, who appeals to evangelical Christians and is seen as an effective campaigner, is taking another look at jumping in, said the two sources, who are close to Huckabee. They spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

"He is entertaining the request for conversations about it," one of the sources said. "I do not think it is a complete 100 percent 'I'm reconsidering' but he hasn't shut the door on it."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; arkansas; election2012; huckabee; huckabee2012; mikehuckabee; nooooooooooooooooo
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1 posted on 09/30/2011 12:02:12 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Oh for gosh sakes! This is getting ridiculous!


2 posted on 09/30/2011 12:03:21 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Irenic

They have to get an amnesty guy in there. It’s so obvious!


3 posted on 09/30/2011 12:04:23 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Hawk720

Ugh. God. Like a zombie or a vampire, just when you thought he was dead and gone and it was safe again, Nanny Huckabee—Compassionate Conservatism on steroids—rises from the grave. I won’t be voting if he is the nominee.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 12:05:15 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Hawk720

5 posted on 09/30/2011 12:05:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Irenic

Reuters ... pure sensationalistic BS


6 posted on 09/30/2011 12:05:58 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Hawk720

It’s one thing to be discontent with the field of candidates.

It’s quite another thing to then suggest Mike Huckabee as the solution.


7 posted on 09/30/2011 12:06:20 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Hawk720

So, he admits he is considering, does this mean he loses his Faux News gig?


8 posted on 09/30/2011 12:06:20 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Hawk720

This would be almost as much fun as if Jebbie got in too!


9 posted on 09/30/2011 12:06:20 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Irenic

—Oh for gosh sakes! This is getting ridiculous!—

It really is. I came in here to say this election cycle is getting stupid. I jokingly say that even I could beat Obama, but it looks like those that have ever really tried to be president smell the blood in the water and are jumping in with gusto.

Problem is, it isn’t Obama they are going to have to run against. It is all the other folks running against Obama.

But this craziness does expose just how awful Obama has been and how easy a lot of people believe he is going to be to unseat. Personally, I think the dems will do it for him.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 12:07:07 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Hawk720

By the time this is all over, FOX won’t have many contributors.


11 posted on 09/30/2011 12:07:10 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Hawk720

First Christie, now Huckabee...

Fat candidates are the “in” thing now?


12 posted on 09/30/2011 12:07:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Hawk720
Sounds like the anti-Cain factions are getting panicky.
13 posted on 09/30/2011 12:08:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hawk720
Sorry its too late for him to enter.

He has too high Negatives.

He is more interested in Making money at Fox.

Fox would have to fire him first.

He carries too much baggage

Did I get all the Sarah Derangement Quotes right? I mean That's what I hear all time on Sarah, does it apply to Huckabee as well?

14 posted on 09/30/2011 12:08:28 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: ScottinVA

There won’t be a single new entry into the race folks, period.


15 posted on 09/30/2011 12:08:28 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Hawk720; All

Reuters, nuff said


16 posted on 09/30/2011 12:08:43 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Hawk720

Ooooh! Ooooh! Me, too! I wanna run! CanIcanIcanI?!!?!?

Pitiful.


17 posted on 09/30/2011 12:08:43 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Hawk720

This is crazy. It’s too late for all of them. The field is set.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 12:09:20 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Retired Greyhound
If Mike Huckabee is the solution...it must be a really stupid problem.
19 posted on 09/30/2011 12:09:37 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hawk720

I’ve been saying from the start that its a weak field. Huckabee won’t make it any stronger though. Its either going to be Romney or Cain.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 12:09:37 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Hawk720

His running and other RINOs running might be a good thing. Split the RINO vote in the primaries and let a conservative win.


21 posted on 09/30/2011 12:09:50 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Irenic

You said it, honey.

We’ve had three debates already and that’s an opportunity for US, the voters, to begin vetting our candidates.

IMHO, people who don’t show aren’t too interested in my vote or my money.

The field has already been parsed down to three contenders. A RINO from hell, a compassionate conservative who can’t speak, and a solid conservative who’s so far right that he’ll risk alienating some swing voters.

But it’s a pretty good representation of who we are, as a party. We don’t need any more cooks in the kitchen.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 12:10:31 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Hawk720

Jeez.... the Establishment Republicans are desperate to counteract the Tea Party influnce! Wonder who is talking to McCain and his pet poodle Graham?


23 posted on 09/30/2011 12:11:05 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Hawk720

At this point it wouldn’t surprise me if Bob Dole was considering coming out of retirement and running again...


24 posted on 09/30/2011 12:11:08 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Hawk720

is this a bad dream or what?

Illegals have more GOP candidates running for GOP nomination than US citizens. Big Government pro-tax pro-illegal Bigot is the last thing we need.

I swore I never vote for Dem, but if Huckabee is the GOP candidate, I’ll rather vote Obama (or Ron Paul in his 3rd party quest).


25 posted on 09/30/2011 12:11:58 PM PDT by heiss
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To: Hawk720

FWIW:

@RealClearScott Scott Conroy
HuckPAC’s Hogan Gidley: “[Huckabee]’s made his mind up, and he’s still comfortable with that decision.”

2 minutes ago


26 posted on 09/30/2011 12:14:23 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: cuban leaf

Yeah, I figure somebody is going to announce Anita Bryant is thinking about tossing her bonnet in the ring. :p


27 posted on 09/30/2011 12:15:15 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Funny. That’s how many feel about Perry.


28 posted on 09/30/2011 12:15:26 PM PDT by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: ScottinVA

“First Christie, now Huckabee...

Fat candidates are the “in” thing now?”

Wouldn’t you want somebody that weighs enough to play offensive lineman in the NFL to run interference for you?

(to split your primary opponents vote; maybe I was taking the analogy too far)


29 posted on 09/30/2011 12:15:28 PM PDT by ngat
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This is nothing more than the dems/liberals/commie thugs trying to mess up the Republican race. Next it will McRino thinking of running....


30 posted on 09/30/2011 12:15:39 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: KC_Lion
I mean That's what I hear all time on Sarah, does it apply to Huckabee as well?

Yes it does - and it's nice of you to admit it applies to Sarah...

31 posted on 09/30/2011 12:15:58 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: Hawk720

“Preacher” Hucklebee needs to remember this verse in the Holy Bible(KJV), James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.


32 posted on 09/30/2011 12:16:31 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Hawk720

You go Huckabee! Far, far away as FAT, erh, as fast as you can.

in fact you could run with Christie and shed some Lbs.


33 posted on 09/30/2011 12:16:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Until Cain jumped up, I would have responded to the “the field is set” with “We’re doomed!”


34 posted on 09/30/2011 12:17:08 PM PDT by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Scythian
There won’t be a single new entry into the race folks, period.

Wishful thinking run amok.

35 posted on 09/30/2011 12:17:38 PM PDT by itsahoot (Amazon Fire--Apple is doomed. In other news, Timex will kill Rolex-News at 11:00)
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To: KC_Lion

Heavens no, he is a white male.


36 posted on 09/30/2011 12:17:51 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: itsahoot

When will Mike Ditka announce?


37 posted on 09/30/2011 12:18:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hawk720

oh good grief


38 posted on 09/30/2011 12:19:25 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Hawk720

Lord, please save me from the GOP...


39 posted on 09/30/2011 12:19:38 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: CA Conservative
Sorry, wrong answer, the Correct one is

No

40 posted on 09/30/2011 12:21:23 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: Hawk720

I didn’t even read this but I have one word for him...NO!


41 posted on 09/30/2011 12:21:30 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Hawk720

No conservative should ever approach Huckabee asking him to run for President.


42 posted on 09/30/2011 12:21:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: Hawk720

The crazy thing is..........................he could probably win. I for one like him more than Perry or Romney.


43 posted on 09/30/2011 12:21:50 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: mtnwmn
She needs to get back in the Kitchen and be a good little Repub like the rest of us and not dare question Big Daddy GOP.
44 posted on 09/30/2011 12:22:06 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: Ingtar

Sadly, its how a lot of people feel about a lot of candidates, yet we have to pick one of them. I just hope Romney doesn’t win by default.


45 posted on 09/30/2011 12:22:12 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Theodore R.
This would be almost as much fun as if Jebbie got in too!

Heck, why not? Maybe we can get McCrazy out of mothballs and stick him in there again too.

46 posted on 09/30/2011 12:23:02 PM PDT by lonevoice (Impeach, we much. We much...and we will much...about...that...be committed.)
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To: dfwgator

I’m waiting for Tokyo Rove to throw his hat in the ring. /s


47 posted on 09/30/2011 12:24:30 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: ngat
Wouldn’t you want somebody that weighs enough to play offensive lineman in the NFL to run interference for you?/ip Yes, but to be in good enough shape they can keep at it for a little while.


48 posted on 09/30/2011 12:24:37 PM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: lonevoice
Heck, why not? Maybe we can get McCrazy out of mothballs and stick him in there again too.

And his li'l buddy Goober Graham.

49 posted on 09/30/2011 12:25:59 PM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: hinckley buzzard
If Mike Huckabee is the solution...it must be a really stupid problem.

Either that or a box of doughnuts that no one can finish.

50 posted on 09/30/2011 12:26:02 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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