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Why Mitt Romney Needs Mike Huckabee
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 12, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher

Posted on 07/12/2012 6:13:02 AM PDT by C19fan

The "veepstakes" speculation is in full swing:

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is signaling that if called, he will serve.

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But if you ask me, the best choice for Romney's vice president is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: huckabee; romney; vicepresident
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Looks like Miss Gallagher is off her meds again. I am consoled that there is zero chance of this happening. What a ticket with a New Englander RINO at the top with the Christian Nanny as his running mate.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 6:13:14 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Huckabee?? My Gawd, what are these folks smoking!

Can we make the ticket any more pathetic than Romney/Huckabee? Seriously? Who is advising this, a democrat?


2 posted on 07/12/2012 6:15:22 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: C19fan

Maybe THE stupidest suggestion this year.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT by DManA
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To: C19fan

How about if we don’t?


4 posted on 07/12/2012 6:18:20 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: C19fan

I would like to see Allen West, he’s the best.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 6:18:26 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: C19fan

That is idiotic.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 6:18:40 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: C19fan

I don’t even like Romney and neither of those two is going to make that any better.

Huckabee?? What a snoozer! christie can be entertaining but needs to lose about 100 lbs

Why should Romney pick another liberal Republican?


7 posted on 07/12/2012 6:19:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs (ABBBO chant: "We must support Romney because he doesn't matter." (Obam-ney Care is bad now ))
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To: C19fan

is she NUTS? why are some people’s instincts on these things just so horribly BAD?


8 posted on 07/12/2012 6:19:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: C19fan
This is how stupid this woman is:

The first rule in picking a vice presidential candidate is: Do no harm.

No sweetie, the first rule is pick someone who will help you get elected.

9 posted on 07/12/2012 6:20:07 AM PDT by DManA
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To: HamiltonJay
Can we make the ticket any more pathetic than Romney/Huckabee?

Let me take a stab at it.... how about Romney/Powell?

10 posted on 07/12/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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To: C19fan
But if you ask me, the best choice for Romney's vice president is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Are you effing kidding me? ROTFLMAO!!!!

11 posted on 07/12/2012 6:26:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: C19fan

Why would Huckabee ever take the gig? His radio show is SOOOOOOO successful /sarc


12 posted on 07/12/2012 6:26:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

WTH!?

First off, wouldn’t it be nice if the entire country had a chance to vote for the best candidate? The system of primaries has to be changed. By the time most states get to vote the nominee is all but in place. If all primaries were held within the same one or two week period I doubt we’d be holding our noses to vote for Romney.

Secondly, HUCKABEE!?!?!? OK everyone, get a grip. I believe someone is just trying to either scare the hell out of us or put us all to sleep.

Might just prove what I’ve been saying all along. Romney was put in there to lose, just like McCain. It’s just his turn.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 6:26:24 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: C19fan
But if you ask me, the best choice for Romney's vice president is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Well Praise the Lord and pass the Ammo! Thank God no one's asking this dipstick.

14 posted on 07/12/2012 6:28:52 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: rhinohunter
Let me take a stab at it.... how about Romney/Powell?

That's pretty pathetic, I think Romney/Pawlenty is a far worse ticket though.

The worst would be Romney/McCain. Ugggh, I shudder at that thought...

15 posted on 07/12/2012 6:31:08 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: C19fan

Maybe she has an inside tip from Dick Morris that she is basing this column on.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: usconservative

Romney needs Florida means the pick will be Rubio. That way Romney serves one term, and at the age of 70 does not run for relection. Rubio runs and serves eight years as president. Rubio will be able to steal the hispanic vote from the democrats.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 6:37:48 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: C19fan

Well, nobody is asking you!


18 posted on 07/12/2012 6:38:01 AM PDT by jch10 (Fail to the Chief!)
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To: DManA

Maybe THE stupidest suggestion this year.

The dog is the best looking one in the family. What a bunch of puss guts!

They must be trying to get all the stupid ones out of the way. Rice, Huckabee. What about McCain? Dole?

19 posted on 07/12/2012 6:38:15 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: mark3681
Remember the last time we had a compressed primary season over just a few weeks? It was all over by Super Tuesday (first Tuesday in February) and we were stuck with McCain.

This time, we at least had a contest until the end of March. I think the bigger problem is on how the delegates are allocated: too much emphasis on population and too little on states which actually deliver electoral votes to the GOP candidate. DC should get fewer delegates than American Samoa. And no way should California get more delegates than Texas.

20 posted on 07/12/2012 6:39:33 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: C19fan

When posting Liberal Agenda Media articles such as this, please do us the time-saving courtesy of adding a “BARF ALERT” to your title. Thanks. (Darn, and I just cleaned this suit)!


21 posted on 07/12/2012 6:41:05 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: C19fan

Oh, of all the crazy ideas, this one takes the cake (sizeist pun intended).


22 posted on 07/12/2012 6:42:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("For it is time to seek the LORD, until he come and rain down justice upon you.")
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To: C19fan

Flip-Flop Romney and Nanny Huckabee on the ticket — that would be my nightmare come to life. I was slowly coming around to voting for Romney but if Huckabee shows up on the ticket, I’d go home, lock the door and draw the shades until after the election.

Also, I agree that Gallagher has been off her meds in her recent columns.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 6:44:02 AM 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: C19fan

PUKE!


24 posted on 07/12/2012 6:44:52 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: C19fan

The only worse candidates for VP I can quickly come up with are all democrats. Huckabee is a painful RINO.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 6:46:48 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: C19fan
STRIKE 1 = ROMNEY
STRIKE 2 = HUCKABEE
anyone want to try for STRIKE 3?

26 posted on 07/12/2012 6:50:52 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: HamiltonJay

Huckabee? How inspiring! Although I am sure he is a good man we do need someone that is a little more alive. When Huckabee talks and you list one could respond, “I agree with that.” We need some one who when they talk your response is, “YEAH!” Think Rubio, Kasich, Palin, Christie. The old fuddy-duddy thing just does not inspire voters


27 posted on 07/12/2012 6:51:00 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: C19fan

ya! The huckster!!!

They could tap McCain for something and really sink the GOP-e boat!

what an stupid idea. I feel dumber for reading it.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 6:54:25 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: HamiltonJay

You don’t think there is any chance he will pick an across the board conservative like Jindal or Perry, do you? It is likely going to come down to Portman, Christie, Pawlenty, Rubio, and McDonnell. Huck won’t get it because they hate each other and Romney likely won’t need help in Arkansas.


29 posted on 07/12/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Right. Antagonize Limbaugh. Wonderful strategy.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/04/09/huckabee-limbaugh-feud-now-live-on-radio/185755


30 posted on 07/12/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

In fact what this woman is trying to do with this silly column is to throw her bud a bone of publicity to try to help the poor schlub out.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 7:00:38 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Why would Huckabee ever take the gig? His radio show is SOOOOOOO successful /sarc

Yes, and Limbaugh would certainly breathe a sigh of relief if it were the Huckster. double /sarc

32 posted on 07/12/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: leprechaun9

Maybe Huntsman could be persuaded.


33 posted on 07/12/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: C19fan

She can make some serious money - Huckabee’s odds are 50/1. Wonder how much is she going to wager?

http://sports.ladbrokes.com/en-gb/politics/us-presidential-election/2012-us-presidential-race-e212304268#


34 posted on 07/12/2012 7:04:15 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: C19fan

mitt needs huckster like mitt needs robert kennedy jr.

LLS


35 posted on 07/12/2012 7:07:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: C19fan

James Carville had to be the ghostwriter for this.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 7:08:06 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Right Wing Assault

If it’s Huckster, that’s the end of the GOP.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 7:10:46 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: HamiltonJay

You don’t think there is any chance he will pick an across the board conservative like Jindal or Perry, do you? It is likely going to come down to Portman, Christie, Pawlenty, Rubio, and McDonnell. Huck won’t get it because they hate each other and Romney likely won’t need help in Arkansas.


38 posted on 07/12/2012 7:12:54 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: C19fan

Not just NO, but HECK NO. No one needs Huckabee, ever.


39 posted on 07/12/2012 7:17:51 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: C19fan

LOL!

What a terrible idea!


40 posted on 07/12/2012 7:25:17 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: C19fan

I thought this might be satire.


41 posted on 07/12/2012 7:25:25 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: C19fan

No


42 posted on 07/12/2012 7:25:57 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: C19fan

No Huckster, no how!


43 posted on 07/12/2012 7:27:38 AM PDT by Capn Freedom
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Huckster is a net LOSS of votes.

This has to be a joke of some kind.


44 posted on 07/12/2012 7:41:05 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: C19fan

yes Romney needs Huckabee- if he wants to lose the election that is...


45 posted on 07/12/2012 8:03:19 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: sickoflibs
Why should Romney pick another liberal Republican?

So, he can have a veep that doesn't have to lie about his agenda?

46 posted on 07/12/2012 8:10:04 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Right Wing Assault
The dog is the best looking one in the family.

The Romneys look fabulous, darling. But, what difference does it make?

47 posted on 07/12/2012 8:11:24 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Vigilanteman

Good points.

My one to two weeks was a little much. However, the primary season is just too damned long. I truly believe it is by design, to our detriment.


48 posted on 07/12/2012 8:15:06 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: DManA

This is just plain NUTS.


49 posted on 07/12/2012 8:38:14 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: mark3681
It is supposed to be a marathon with ample opportunity to vet candidate, not a sprint to sell the fanciest brand of bullsh*t.

Of course, we won't get vetted candidates so long as the MSM is in the tank for libtards. I'm afraid that we may need to reach the point where some of them end up like Julius Streicher, the infamous Nazi propagandist.

50 posted on 07/12/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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