Skip to comments.Mike Huckabee tells conservatives to prepare to back Mitt Romney
Posted on 11/28/2011 9:42:28 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Sunday became the latest pundit to concede that while Mitt Romney may not be the perfect candidate, conservatives should prepare to support him as their nominee.
As Ben Smith reported, when Huckabee was asked Sunday by 77WABC New York "Investigative Radio" host Aaron Klein to comment on whether the tea party will sit out the 2012 election if former Massachusetts Gov. Romney is the Republican nominee, Huckabee responded with the following:
It would be real tragic if they stayed out because Mitt Romney may not be their first choice, but Mitt Romney every day of the week and twice on Sunday is gonna to be a much more effective president for issues that they care about than Barack Obama. And I think sometimes there is this anxiety within the Republican Party of who is the perfect candidate. The answer is: there isn't one. And so, what you find is you have to decide who can survive the process. And whoever that is-- and if it's Mitt Romney, then I think Republicans and conservatives and tea party need to get behind him and say, 'You may not be our first choice, but between you and Obama, I'll vote forty times to help get you elected.'
Huckabee's comments are the latest indication conservatives are readying one another to "hold their noses" and vote for Romney, who opponents on both sides of the aisle paint as the most moderate major Republican candidate in the 2012 race.
Last week, it was conservative pundit Ann Coulter who was dispensing the "get ready for Romney" advice.
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Four more years! Four more years!
I don't think Mitt's anyone's second or third choice either.
See tag-line for reference.
Not yet I won’t. Maybe Romney will be the nominee (I hope not), but we haven’t even had the Iowa caucus yet. It’s way too soon to be preparing for such a thing. I’ll be supporting a conservative for the nomination.
In addition, Mike Huckabee is has credibility problems of his own with conservatives.
I would rather have 0bama win again. Romney would only prolong the agony. Let’s get it over with.
One socialist supporting another? Whodathunkit?!?
Huckster and Romney are two socialist peas in a pod.
You and rest trying to end the primary before it even begins may just have to win this one without me.
Romney is going to choose Huckabee as his VP, in order to lock in the conservative/evangelical vote, and Huckabee will agree to do so. You heard it here first.
You are spot on here.
I don’t know what those four letters stand for, but they’re obviously not a compliment.
Time to replace the Republican party.
I will not vote for Romney - period.
Not interested in another liberal as president, I do not care who he picks as VP.
I will vote Third Party if that happens, and hope the Republicans get the Senate, to give us four years of Gridlock during Obama’s second term.
Freep You Mitt Romney.
Jim Rob is just wishing them a happy xmas and a peacefull and blessed holiday season. ;)
Festimas Ultimo Mitt Romney. ;)
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