Skip to comments.The Titanic of Talk Radio?
Posted on 07/12/2012 1:54:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Has an iceberg named Limbaugh already started to sink the Huckabee show?
Whatever happened to Mike Huckabee?
I confess, I never got the idea from the get go.
A political idea that is a regular loser in the political marketplace was being marketed as a sure-fire winner in talk radio. And marketed is an understatement about all of the hype that swirled around this particular radio launch.
To put names to this curious fantasy, the moderate Republican former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, was to take on Rush Limbaugh in a venture sponsored by the public company that is Cumulus Media.
Not since the Titanic sailed a hundred years ago amidst a public relations blowout about the ship's un-sinkability has there been such hype.
Let's remind of all the pre-launch hoopla for this venture that at the time we tagged as "RINO Radio" -- talk radio for Republicans in Name Only.
On March 12, Media Matters reported on a media conference call by Cumulus, gloating in a headline: "Cumulus CEO: Limbaugh Firestorm 'Very Helpful' To New Huckabee Show" -- the "firestorm" in question a reference to the kerfuffle over Sandra Fluke.
On March 12, the Daily Beast's favorite RINO David Frum gushed on hearing the news that "Mike Huckabee Brings on Rush Limbaugh's Decline."
On March 13, over on the web pages of Radio Ink, the headlined story read that in the wake of the Fluke kerfuffle, Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey "has been touting the [Huckabee] show as a replacement for Rush "
On March 18, Newsmax headlined: "Huckabee Readies to take on Rush in Talk Radio Battle." This story was remarkably up front about the idea behind the Huckabee/Cumulus venture. It began this way:
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
But he just doesn't have it.
No fire and brimstone, which is what we need in a president.
Mike Huckabee is not a nice guy.
He has stated we should be nice to illegal aliens to atone for slavery.
Hey..okay he’s an anti-American creep..and should be burned at the stake.
Didn’t know Huckabunk was on the radio.
I think Huckabee to be a really nice guy. It might be really fun having him and his family over for a BBQ.
On the radio however (and you have to jerk around when you say this) sooooooooooo boring.
I would like to met the person who actually thought he would dethrone Limbaugh.
Limbaugh will be off the radio when Limbaugh decides to be off the radio, and not one minute before.
He comes on, I switch channels......on radio AND TV...........
Plus KSFO brought back Melonie Morgan in the morning. She is way too shrill and her hyperbole does not hold water. I am at KKSF in the mornings too.
Sorry, when Rush moved to KKSF...
More like Mike shipped out on the Andrea Gail and ran into a little storm.
Oh HELL no.
If you live on Guam, the weight will cause the island to tip over.
That is mean, (slap slap slap) yet I laughed.
I remember Mike Huckabee!
He was the bass player for “Capitol Offense,” the band that played at the Free Republic Inaugural Ball and Count the White House Silverware Party.
Damn good bass player.
Huckabee has a radio program?
If you want Huck and his family over for a BBQ, you better keep his son away from your dog. Reportedly, he kills them.
Quickly? or does he torture them by tying them to the top of his car for 12 hours.
Ok either s vile.
I actually have not heard that one before.
I like to think of Limbaugh this way: There are pro basketball players, and then there is a Michael Jordan. There are pro baseball players, and then you have a Lou Gehrig or Babe Ruth. There are talk show hosts, and then there is Rush Limbaugh. He is simply in a class by himself. He was created for radio.
Did he really? What a whack job.
I don’t think carrying a dog on top of a car in a dog carrier is as “vile” as hanging one at a boy scout camp, but I suppose Romney-haters can make that equation, even though Romney didn’t “torture” or “tie” his dog anywhere.
Nice, well stated.
I said I had not heard the story about Huckabee’s son.
I will write this very s.l.o.w.l.y I do not hate Romney.
However, to dismiss his tying his dog to the top of his car in a kennel for 12 hours as not big deal and then dismiss it........sorry kido that is on you.
Hopefully you have no animals in your care, if so I pity them and worry about their care as well as safty.
Great hearing from you again !!!!!
I have had to sit(listen) through many Huckabee speeches for a variety of reasons, do not recall him every saying that.
Just to edify me, can you post a link or a written source.
I do not doubt you, as it wouldn’t surprise me, just would like to see it.
I DOUBT that he EATS them like Obama did.
OK, so you don’t know what a dog carrier is, and you don’t know how to spell safety. That does not give you any reason to accuse me of cruelty to animals. It does prove you get your “news” from MSNBC, and are therefore what Lenin called a useful idiot.
Stripes make you look thin, you know.
kennel is a dog carrier - purchased at any pet store
safty - safety - predictive spelling IE get over yourself
Romney put his dog (family dog) in a kennel, strapped it to the top of his car (station wagon) and left the dog in there for 12 hours.
You can believe Romney strapped his dog in a kennel to the top of the car or not, I do not care.
He did it and the defense is worse than the offense.
Based on your posts you apparently do not have a problem with it, ok, that’s on you.
Wow, you’re a busy little Gestapo agent, aren’t you? If you want Obama to have another term, that’s on you.
My post (and the exchange) to you had to do with Romney putting his dog in a kennel and tying it to his car and that makes me a nazi.
Citing Huffpost as a source makes you an idiot.
idiot - nazi - stupid.......ok got it.
You said that I got my info from a single source, I demonstrated I did not.
All this outrage over putting a dog in a dog carrier? This is all you have to attack Romney with? You must really want Obama to be re-elected. Oh, wait, Obama ATE dogs! I guess that doesn’t bother you as much as putting a dog in a carrier specially designed for carrying dogs.
At least they didn’t eat it! lol
I can’t find the exact quote, but here’s a reference to the speech itself:
Are you still grinding on this? Fine, help Obama get re-elected.
We all remember how the Dukakis campaign died with that photo of him riding a tank in a helmet three sizes too large with his name in masking tape stuck to it. It was like his mother was sending him to summer camp.
Then more recently you have Howard Dean throwing that nutty after his third place finish in Iowa.
Just a few months ago, we saw the Rick Perry campaign implode when he could not list the three agencies of government he promised to eliminate in a debate setting. Now the Perry campaign was on the ropes to begin with but that awful debate moment sealed his fate.
Well for Huckabee, it is the infamous "barber shop quartet" family photo that will make it utterly impossible for him to ever become president. I wonder if Mitt Romney hired the photographer!
I will type this realllllly slow.
This has become your issue.
I do not support liberals - period.
Romney put his dog in a kennel strapped it to the top of his car for twelve hours, if yo do not have a problem with this, it is on you not me.
If you have chosen to support a liberal, be my guest.
Thank you for typing slowly, ‘cause I’m really stoopid. I’m sooooo stoopid that I would rather have Mitt Romney than Barack Obama as President. I could not care less about some stupid dog in a pet carrier. I’m willing to bet the dog lived a long and happy life, unlike the dogs Barack Obama ate. It’s too hot to try any make sense to a contentious old woman who is sooooo smart that she wants to help Obama get re-elected, while claiming she does not support liberals.
And the phrase you’re searching for is “toodle-oo”, not “toot-a-loo”.