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New Huckabee Radio Show Moves In on Limbaugh's Turf
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/19/12 | Christopher S Stewart

Posted on 03/18/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT by TonyInOhio

After decades as a dominant force in talk radio, Rush Limbaugh could be in for his biggest fight yet. But the threat isn't from activist groups who dislike his conservative politics. It is from one of his own: former Republican governor of Arkansas and onetime presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee.

Starting April 9, Mr. Huckabee, a Fox News Channel commentator, will go head-to-head with Mr. Limbaugh in a syndicated radio program airing in the noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time, weekday slot.

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I'll give him six months; he's boring enough on TV as is, and taking on the Doctor of Democracy will leave him, as so many before, on the losing end.
1 posted on 03/18/2012 6:45:12 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

Ted Baxter (aka Bill O’Reilly) tried this sometime ago. Remind me how that turned out...


2 posted on 03/18/2012 6:46:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: TonyInOhio

Same threat as o’reilly. None. Huck will move time slots or retire in 24 months.


3 posted on 03/18/2012 6:47:40 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: TonyInOhio
Oh, but I do love good satire.

Oh. Wait.

4 posted on 03/18/2012 6:49:05 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: TonyInOhio

What a stupid article. Head to head?? Puhleeese. A bigger lightweight than Huckabee I’ve never seen.

It’s laughable.


5 posted on 03/18/2012 6:49:14 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: TonyInOhio

No contest. At all.


6 posted on 03/18/2012 6:49:26 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Deliver us from Obama (and Obama Lite). GO NEWT!)
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To: TonyInOhio

Rush is not the one who will be fighting.


7 posted on 03/18/2012 6:49:29 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: TonyInOhio
Mr. Huckabee, a Fox News Channel commentator, will go head-to-head with Mr. Limbaugh in a syndicated radio program airing in the noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time, weekday slot.

OMG I can't stop laughing. Huchabee is as boring as the foam on root beer. ahahahahahahahah Limbaugh vs Huckabee ......lololololololol

8 posted on 03/18/2012 6:50:21 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: TonyInOhio

Loser strategy.


9 posted on 03/18/2012 6:50:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TonyInOhio

omg the rotund, would-be Little League Ump...?! Gotta be KIDDIN me...!

He got all those cops killed 3 years back, remember?

He’ll last 3 months, then poof...!

FAT AND LIBERAL? That’s no Rush substitute.


10 posted on 03/18/2012 6:50:50 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TonyInOhio

Huckabee competition for Rush!? Who are they kidding? Three hours of Huckabee would be downright painful!


11 posted on 03/18/2012 6:51:07 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: TonyInOhio

Make it 3 months for me.

Nobody scores big in the Limbaugh arena but Limbaugh!


12 posted on 03/18/2012 6:53:10 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: TonyInOhio

Indeed - the kerfuffle is over. Only the libturds are trying to keep the Rush controversy alive - everyone else is bored with it and Rush’s sponsors are trying to come back. He wins his time slot and that’s what matters to local stations.

And as far another NY station having to change their format to sign up Rush, in San Francisco for years he was on KNBR, an all sports station, which won the 9-12 timeslot until Rush moved over to KSFO.


13 posted on 03/18/2012 6:53:30 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: TonyInOhio

Is this Fair or balanced?

What a waste: Huckabee!


14 posted on 03/18/2012 6:55:15 PM PDT by conservativesister
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To: ilgipper

Oh I totally forgot about the “Radio Factor” - I always wondered if it was still on the air somewhere.


15 posted on 03/18/2012 6:55:31 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: TonyInOhio

Chris Stewart is an idiot.


16 posted on 03/18/2012 6:55:42 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Sheeeeyit. I’d like to see Rush go up against Huckleberry’s TV show.


17 posted on 03/18/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Right Cal Gal

Huckabee’s show will play to the evangelical who is listening at noon. Won’t take much away from Rush. However, the left will be able to use tit during sweeps to show Rush losing audience, which of course a the intention.


18 posted on 03/18/2012 6:57:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Right Cal Gal

The Huckster is no threat to Rush or any other major talk radio host


19 posted on 03/18/2012 6:57:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TonyInOhio

Rush has more to fear from Andrew Wilkow.


20 posted on 03/18/2012 6:57:45 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Suffering fools is hard work and there's no end to it.)
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To: TonyInOhio

If Huckster had any brains he would apply for Rosie O’Donnell’s slot on Oprah’s OWN network. As it is he can expect to flame out against El Rushbo.

-+


21 posted on 03/18/2012 6:58:02 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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On his radio fate, two words: Air America


22 posted on 03/18/2012 6:59:05 PM PDT by ak267
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To: TonyInOhio

I’ll bet Rush is just shaking in his boots!


23 posted on 03/18/2012 7:00:20 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: TonyInOhio

I’ll bet Rush is just shaking in his boots!


24 posted on 03/18/2012 7:00:27 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: TonyInOhio

Haaahahahahahahaaaaaaa. Who wrote this Ms. Fluke?


25 posted on 03/18/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: TonyInOhio

LOL... Huckabee has no chance to unseat Rush.


26 posted on 03/18/2012 7:01:03 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Past Your Eyes

I get Rush’s podcast because he doesn’t come in at my office building. Then I discovered iTunes radio - and listen to him, Hannity and Levin on WBAP in Dallas. It’s so nice to get news at the top of the hour that doesn’t lead off with the latest messiah sigh about Obama.

Plus in the morning before Rush I get to listen to Mark Davis, who I really like, and the local commercials are great. It’s like an island of sanity in liberal land.


27 posted on 03/18/2012 7:01:47 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sure Rush is quaking in his boots. not.
28 posted on 03/18/2012 7:02:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: TonyInOhio

oh please...I like Huckabee but he’s no Limbaugh....not even a little bit close!!!


29 posted on 03/18/2012 7:02:57 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: TonyInOhio

Huckabee is dry as toast. He has some OK ideas but he isn’t very interesting.


30 posted on 03/18/2012 7:03:22 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: TonyInOhio

That Fat Smarmy creep has a High opinion of himself


31 posted on 03/18/2012 7:04:34 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: TonyInOhio

Please tell me the Huckster WILL NOT be playing bass guitar on his radio show too.


32 posted on 03/18/2012 7:05:59 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: TonyInOhio
ROFLOL!!!

Huckabee?????????

He will be gone within a year.....

33 posted on 03/18/2012 7:06:40 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Can’t stop laughing.


34 posted on 03/18/2012 7:11:32 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: TonyInOhio

The Huckster will fail for the same reason O’Reilly did. He believes leftists are well-meaning and patriotic, but just misguided, and certainly not our enemies.

Rush understands that leftists ARE in fact our enemies. And that’s why leftists despise him.

Hank


35 posted on 03/18/2012 7:15:23 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Huck will end up doing three-day benders with Randi Rhodes.


36 posted on 03/18/2012 7:17:33 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Texas Eagle

ME TOO! I guess the Huck thinks he’s on loan from God too, haa! Rush is the ONLY person on talk radio I can listen to for three hours..and want more. He’ll be able to trump the Huckster with 1/10th of his brain tied behind his back.


37 posted on 03/18/2012 7:18:14 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: TonyInOhio

Golllieeee won’t this be fun. Com-on in Gomer, the water’s great.


38 posted on 03/18/2012 7:19:57 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: TonyInOhio

in NYC , on 970 Miller 11 am to 1 pm, Prager 1 to 3pm no excitement there. 770 WOR has Joan Hamburg & Dave Ramsay. Who? & Who?
What other national choice are on versus Rush? Huckabee will be a clear choice? Not really.


39 posted on 03/18/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: TonyInOhio

Huckabee would be better if he’d jump into the Republican Presidential race right now, LOL!


40 posted on 03/18/2012 7:24:41 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: TonyInOhio

This is a joke....right? If he takes calls, he’ll be swamped by liberal cranks....but it will fill up dead air.


41 posted on 03/18/2012 7:25:27 PM PDT by mckinleysghost
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To: TonyInOhio

Hey, someone tell Huck, he better keep his day job.


42 posted on 03/18/2012 7:25:35 PM PDT by healy61
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To: TonyInOhio

Mr Huckabee, call waiting. It’s a Mr Friend from Carbonite.


43 posted on 03/18/2012 7:26:35 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: TonyInOhio

Omg rush is quaking! /sarc


44 posted on 03/18/2012 7:27:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Three hours of near slobbering on the ‘RATS???


45 posted on 03/18/2012 7:28:28 PM PDT by MtnClimber (New 0bama Folks Wagons will run on Higgs Bosons.)
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To: Mark

If it’s Carbonite, Huckabee, get the sponsor money up front.
Sleep Train already begging to come back to Rush’s show. Told NO.


46 posted on 03/18/2012 7:36:47 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: TonyInOhio

There is nothing huckabee could say or do that would have me even tuning in to his show for 5 minutes during rush. When I hear him do that little Rest of the Story Newsblurb I want to disinter Paul Harvey and have him do it.

Huck could dress as Maria and sing West Side Story, he could have his sons torture dogs live, he could juggle sharp instruments, he could announce the return of the messiah, I’m not tuning in.


47 posted on 03/18/2012 7:36:54 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012)
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To: Mark

If it’s Carbonite, Huckabee, get the sponsor money up front.
Sleep Train already begging to come back to Rush’s show. Told NO.


48 posted on 03/18/2012 7:36:57 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ted Baxter (aka Bill O’Reilly) tried this sometime ago. Remind me how that turned out...
you mean, "Squeaky"....
and the questions, even the Three Stooges...even Larry "Alive" King....wonder about.

49 posted on 03/18/2012 7:37:20 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: TonyInOhio

LOLOLOLOLOL....


50 posted on 03/18/2012 7:37:41 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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