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The Titanic of Talk Radio?
American Spectator ^ | 07/12/2012 | Jeffrey Lord

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?

OK.

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.

Uh-oh.

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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: huckabee; limbaugh; talkradio; titanic
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1 posted on 07/12/2012 1:54:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Mike Huckabee is a nice guy, I guess.

But he just doesn't have it.

2 posted on 07/12/2012 1:57:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Osage Orange

No fire and brimstone, which is what we need in a president.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 1:59:03 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie
Huckawho?

Leni

4 posted on 07/12/2012 1:59:37 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Osage Orange

Mike Huckabee is not a nice guy.

He has stated we should be nice to illegal aliens to atone for slavery.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 2:00:05 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Hey..okay he’s an anti-American creep..and should be burned at the stake.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 2:02:02 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: MinuteGal

Didn’t know Huckabunk was on the radio.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 2:02:07 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


8 posted on 07/12/2012 2:02:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He comes on, I switch channels......on radio AND TV...........


9 posted on 07/12/2012 2:04:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: SeekAndFind
Huckabee is OK but there is little original or new in what he says. He is like 1000 other hosts out there. When he moved from KSFO (San Francisco) to KKSF, I went with over.

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.

10 posted on 07/12/2012 2:05:04 PM PDT by super7man
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To: super7man

Sorry, when Rush moved to KKSF...


11 posted on 07/12/2012 2:05:59 PM PDT by super7man
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To: SeekAndFind

More like Mike shipped out on the Andrea Gail and ran into a little storm.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 2:06:58 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: svcw
It might be really fun having him and his family over for a BBQ.

Oh HELL no.

If you live on Guam, the weight will cause the island to tip over.

13 posted on 07/12/2012 2:07:38 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: humblegunner

That is mean, (slap slap slap) yet I laughed.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 2:14:18 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MinuteGal

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.


15 posted on 07/12/2012 2:15:40 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
Hey, Pete !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leni

16 posted on 07/12/2012 2:18:15 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SeekAndFind

Huckabee has a radio program?

Who knew?


17 posted on 07/12/2012 2:18:48 PM PDT by moovova (Ladies & Gentlemen...Pandora has left the box.)
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To: svcw

If you want Huck and his family over for a BBQ, you better keep his son away from your dog. Reportedly, he kills them.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 2:26:53 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: MinuteGal

Leni!

Greetings!!!


19 posted on 07/12/2012 2:28:09 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: ozzymandus

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.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 2:43:37 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: humblegunner
Photobucket Just make sure you are not in between the last piece of meat and these guys, you'll get a fork in your hand.
21 posted on 07/12/2012 2:45:27 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: svcw
I would like to met the person who actually thought he would dethrone Limbaugh

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.

22 posted on 07/12/2012 2:47:07 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: DuncanWaring

Did he really? What a whack job.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 2:52:52 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: svcw

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.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 2:54:29 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: LibertarianLiz

Nice, well stated.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 2:55:01 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ozzymandus

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.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 2:58:52 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
You see I still have plenty of exclamation points left over from those you so kindly loaned me over a dozen years ago.

Great hearing from you again !!!!!

Leni

27 posted on 07/12/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: DuncanWaring

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.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 3:02:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: LibertarianLiz

Well said!


29 posted on 07/12/2012 3:05:53 PM PDT by united1000
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To: svcw

I DOUBT that he EATS them like Obama did.


30 posted on 07/12/2012 4:18:44 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: svcw

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.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 5:11:33 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SeekAndFind

Bland


32 posted on 07/12/2012 5:13:09 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: RetSignman

Stripes make you look thin, you know.


33 posted on 07/12/2012 5:15:33 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a "known safety risk" shooting with you even if he is an ordained minister.)
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To: ozzymandus

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.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/23/romney-on-irish-setter-strapped-to-car-roof-love-my-dog/
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-04-17/news/31357093_1_ann-romney-family-dog-mitt-romney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPpaJrJecjA
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/05/mitt-romneys-dog-incident_n_1187114.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/05/mitt-romneys-dog-incident_n_1187114.html
toot-a-loo


34 posted on 07/12/2012 5:48:59 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Wow, you’re a busy little Gestapo agent, aren’t you? If you want Obama to have another term, that’s on you.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 7:52:01 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SeekAndFind
Isn't Hockabee one of those guys that once ran for President? Is he still around somewhere?
36 posted on 07/12/2012 7:55:33 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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To: ozzymandus

Huh?
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.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 8:26:34 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Citing Huffpost as a source makes you an idiot.


38 posted on 07/12/2012 8:35:38 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

idiot - nazi - stupid.......ok got it.
(((((eye roll))))
You said that I got my info from a single source, I demonstrated I did not.
toot-a-loo


39 posted on 07/12/2012 8:42:39 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

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.


40 posted on 07/12/2012 8:49:59 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

At least they didn’t eat it! lol


41 posted on 07/12/2012 8:50:14 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Osage Orange
You nailed it, nice guy but an intellectual light weight. He has shown himself to be more a RINO than a conservative.
42 posted on 07/13/2012 6:02:54 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: svcw

I can’t find the exact quote, but here’s a reference to the speech itself:

http://vanishingamerican.blogspot.com/2006/12/huck-hispanderer.html


43 posted on 07/13/2012 7:16:46 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ozzymandus
Oh good grief, grow up.
Romney put his dog in a kennel on top of the car - disgusting.
BHO ate dog - disgusting.
Romney's liberalism is worse than the dog incident.
You want to support Romney be my guest, I do not support liberals.
44 posted on 07/13/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: DuncanWaring

Thanks


45 posted on 07/13/2012 8:34:30 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

You’re welcome.


46 posted on 07/14/2012 6:11:24 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: svcw

Are you still grinding on this? Fine, help Obama get re-elected.


47 posted on 07/14/2012 12:05:50 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: SeekAndFind
Sometimes politicians are unfortunate enough to have a photo lying around or a bad moment that is embarrassing enough to ensure they will never be elected president.

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!


48 posted on 07/14/2012 12:23:43 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ozzymandus

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.
toot-a-loo


49 posted on 07/14/2012 1:30:13 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

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”.


50 posted on 07/14/2012 1:59:32 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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