Skip to comments.Huckabee for Veep? (editorial)
Posted on 05/09/2012 5:50:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
The conventional wisdom about Mitt Romneys vice-presidential short list, according to a handful of Romney insiders, may be wrong. Instead of picking a straitlaced Midwestern senator such as Ohios Rob Portman, or an outspoken northeastern Republican governor such as Chris Christie, there is a chance Romney will tap an evangelical from the South.
And the name on the lips of Romney friends and supporters isnt a rising southern senator or a current Dixie governor. He has been out of office for five years, resides on a beach in the Florida panhandle, and hosts a television show.
In other words, Mike Huckabee, the bass-guitar-playing former governor.
Yes, according to several sources close to the Romney campaign, who insisted on anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the vice-presidential search, the 56-year-old Arkansan may be included in the veep mix.
To many Republicans, a ticket with a Mormon bishop and a Baptist preacher isnt far-fetched. In a way, its almost a dream ticket, says Ed Rollins, the chairman of Huckabees 2008 presidential campaign. Hes substantive and knows domestic policy, and his personality wouldnt overshadow Romneys.
For now, it isnt clear whether Huckabee is going to be vetted, or that hes anywhere near Romneys short list. But he is, at the very least, being discussed. As one Romney ally puts it, tapping Huckabee would energize tea-party conservatives, evangelicals, and related voters who soured on Romney during the GOP primaries. Hes also not a sweat-inducing pick, since he was vetted by the Beltway press during his presidential run four years ago.
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GAAAHHH! Please, NO! Why choose such a loser?
Mike Huckabee has charm and celebrity. But he’s missing one essential element, which is credibility with conservatives. A socially conservative, Nanny State lite ex-Governor would not compliment Mitt Romney.
The huckster for VP?What a rotten idea.
Oh please no. Do they really want to lose that bad?
It figgers Romney would think Huck would appeal to the right.
Huckabee and McCain colluded in 2008 to keep Romney from getting any momentum.
I doubt Romney would even have Huckabee on the long list. Huckabee doesn’t bring anything to the ticket.
He is an anti-smoking and food Nazi.
The Huckster was responsible for the GOP nominating McLsme instead of Romney in the prev election-—remember he gave McLame his votes in WV to keep Romney from winning? It was all downhill from there with the media. I don’t think Romney has forgotten. Romney would have run a much better race against Zero than that useless turd.
If Ed Rollins likes it.....it must be a bad idea....
The guy is scum....
Huckabee is one of those people that if you see them in short doses, and at infrequent intervals, can sound really good.
But once you start to see and hear him too often, all that good feeling starts to go away. His luster wears off real quickly.
Just what we need: Romnuckaney!
For the love of all that is good and pure, please Lord, smack the convention delegates upside the head. Cause them to be blinded to Romnuckaney. May the power of your loving Hand cause them to shout in unison, “PALIN!”
Oh, please, no. For the LOVE OF GOD, please no....
Sounds great to me. I’d hate it if someone I thought highly of hitched his wagon to the Romney campaign. Since my opinion of Huck isn’t all that high, this works out just fine.
Pick Rubio and get it over already.