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Mike Huckabee tells conservatives to prepare to back Mitt Romney
Yahoo News ^ | November 21, 201 | Rachel Rose Hartman

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: buttout; companyman; dictatorial; nocando; nosy; propaganda; rinoism; romney; zipit
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1 posted on 11/28/2011 9:42:31 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

NEVER!


2 posted on 11/28/2011 9:43:01 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Four more years! Four more years!


3 posted on 11/28/2011 9:45:34 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Mitt Romney may not be their first choice...

I don't think Mitt's anyone's second or third choice either.

See tag-line for reference.

4 posted on 11/28/2011 9:46:07 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: randita; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; LdSentinal; neverdem; cripplecreek; ...

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.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 9:46:24 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: dfwgator

NEVER!


Agreed!

I would rather have 0bama win again. Romney would only prolong the agony. Let’s get it over with.


6 posted on 11/28/2011 9:46:32 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Clintonfatigued

One socialist supporting another? Whodathunkit?!?


7 posted on 11/28/2011 9:46:47 PM PST by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Huckster and Romney are two socialist peas in a pod.


8 posted on 11/28/2011 9:47:13 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Mikey,

You and rest trying to end the primary before it even begins may just have to win this one without me.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 9:47:33 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Mark

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.


10 posted on 11/28/2011 9:47:33 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

FUMR! FUMH!


11 posted on 11/28/2011 9:48:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

KMA, MH.


12 posted on 11/28/2011 9:48:34 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: flaglady47

You are spot on here.


13 posted on 11/28/2011 9:49:18 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I don’t know what those four letters stand for, but they’re obviously not a compliment.


14 posted on 11/28/2011 9:49:56 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued
And I'd like to pass along to Mr. Huckabee that he can kiss my ass.

Time to replace the Republican party.

15 posted on 11/28/2011 9:49:58 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I will not vote for Romney - period.
Not interested in another liberal as president, I do not care who he picks as VP.


16 posted on 11/28/2011 9:50:14 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: flaglady47

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.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 9:50:23 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Mitt who?


18 posted on 11/28/2011 9:52:58 PM PST by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Freep You Mitt Romney.


19 posted on 11/28/2011 9:53:10 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Jim Rob is just wishing them a happy xmas and a peacefull and blessed holiday season. ;)

Festimas Ultimo Mitt Romney. ;)


20 posted on 11/28/2011 9:54:36 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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