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Huckabee walks back Graham endorsement
dailycaller.com ^ | 1/3/13 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 01/03/2014 1:08:40 PM PST by cotton1706

Potential presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee walked back his support Thursday for Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that a video he made last month praising the South Carolina Republican was not actually an endorsement for his re-election campaign.

Huckabee narrated and appeared in a television ad last month from the South Carolina Conservative Action Alliance, touting Lindsey Graham’s foreign policy chops. In the ad, Huckabee compares Graham’s leadership in combatting “radical Islam” to former President Ronald Reagan’s leadership in winning the Cold War.

“There’s a leader in South Carolina who knows what it takes to win: Sen. Lindsey Graham,” Huckabee says, praising his push for answers on Benghazi, and his support of Israel and a “strong national defense.”

“Call Lindsey Graham and thank him for being a conservative champion of peace through strength,” Huckabee says at the end of the ad.

Graham is up for re-election this year, and several Republican candidates have emerged to challenge him on the right. The SCCAA ad was interpreted by many to be an endorsement of Graham — for instance, both RealClearPolitics and RedState posted items describing it as such.

But Huckabee said that was not his intention in a statement posted Thursday on the website for his PAC, HuckPAC.

“To be clear, I haven’t endorsed Lindsey Graham for Senate,” Huckabee wrote. “Last year, I voiced an ad thanking him for support of Israel. It was not an endorsement for his reelection. In fact, I don’t plan to endorse anyone in SC Senate race in the primary but I will certainly help in the general election if asked.”

Huckabee took a jab at Graham, suggesting his campaign was misrepresenting the ad.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 01/03/2014 1:08:40 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Just now got a whiff of the winds of change?

Theres no slipping anything past Huck.

2 posted on 01/03/2014 1:13:22 PM PST by skeeter
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To: cotton1706

Can’t have it both ways, Huck.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 1:13:40 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cotton1706
Whattabunchacrap.

Huckelberry better watch it or he'll quit being invited to all the right parties.
4 posted on 01/03/2014 1:13:56 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: cotton1706

Huckabee would be 200 % better than Chris Christie, if it came down to those choices Huck would be the better option

For Sure Ted Cruz or Sarah would be better, but Huck would be a huge step up from Obama


5 posted on 01/03/2014 1:14:32 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: cotton1706

In the ad, Huckabee compares Graham’s leadership in combatting “radical Islam” to former President Ronald Reagan’s leadership in winning the Cold War.

HUH?????

When Linda Graham and his role Model Juan McCain traveled to Syria and urged the Marxist Dictator in the White House to support a bunch of radical Muslims trying to unseat one of the few Islamic Leaders who still protects Christian Minorities, HOW was he battling “radical Islam”??

Glad Huckabee retraced his steps here. Linda Graham is one of the most virulent little RINO pustules in the Senate.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 1:16:48 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds more like an apology for people not agreeing with his assessment of Graham.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 1:17:49 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: cotton1706

No more dopes from Hope.

The Huckster is slimy.

Elmer Gantry comes to mind.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 1:27:31 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: cotton1706
click-> America the Beautiful......


"A picture is worth ten thousand words.."


9 posted on 01/03/2014 1:27:56 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: cotton1706

bachHa’


10 posted on 01/03/2014 1:30:53 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: cotton1706

No more of these “Big tent” Republican Presidential nominees, please.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 1:36:14 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Dr. Sivana; cotton1706

Ignore the previous post. I posted a comment in Klingon to the wrong thread.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 1:36:23 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: hadaclueonce

More like Henry Hill!


13 posted on 01/03/2014 1:36:27 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: cotton1706

Not good for business, heh?


14 posted on 01/03/2014 1:39:45 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: cotton1706

This is pretty interesting and I believe, significant.

What are the conservative credentials of his Primary opponent.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 1:44:33 PM PST by G Larry
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To: cotton1706

The Huckster needs to un-endorse himself.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 1:59:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

The Huckster will be working for Rove in the upcoming Presidential
Primaries. His job? To run for President and divide conservatives,
thus allowing another McCain or Romney to win the nomination.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 2:06:05 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Ignore the previous post. I posted a comment in Klingon to the wrong thread.

I don't care what thread you posted on, that's the post of the day. :)

18 posted on 01/03/2014 2:09:01 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: cotton1706

Huckabee is a RINO DICK!


19 posted on 01/03/2014 2:09:28 PM PST by vette6387
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To: cotton1706

Huck would be the perfect VP candidate for Marco Rubio.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 2:13:26 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“Ignore the previous post. I posted a comment in Klingon to the wrong thread.”

Haha. That’s hilarious!!


21 posted on 01/03/2014 2:24:02 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“there’s a leader that knows what it takes to win...”

What, mike. You made an expensive ad to thank him for supporting Israel. Wouldn’t a phone call have sufficed? Who paid for that ad?

The man is now trying to walk it back and he is being disingenuous. Take responsibility for it Huckabee.

He knew what he was doing. The timing of the ad was suspicious. The polls were showing a death knell for Graham. If it wasn’t an attempt to resurrect Graham, then Huckabee is too stupid to comment on anything, let alone run for POTUS.

We’re not stupid, Mike. You might sucker some sheep, but most of us know who the “father of lies” is.

Get off the stage. Stop running defense and interference for the Rove cabal and riding on the Lord’s good name to do it. He won’t be amused.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 2:43:38 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: cotton1706

Eat mor road kill Huckaphony.


23 posted on 01/03/2014 2:47:35 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706

Every time I see Huck’s name I cringe...

When are REAL FReepers going to let (make) this guy just GO AWAY... He’s NO BETTER than any “useful idiot”... I guess some think it’s ok because he’s our idiot...

JUST GO AWAY HUCKABEE... You are not relevant...


24 posted on 01/03/2014 2:50:36 PM PST by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Huckabee would be 200 % better than Chris Christie

2 x 0 still equals 0.

25 posted on 01/03/2014 2:53:20 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: cotton1706
former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee walked back his support Thursday for Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying that a video he made last month praising the South Carolina Republican was not actually an endorsement for his re-election campaign.

Yup, old weathervane Huck must have seen a poll somewhere.

26 posted on 01/03/2014 2:55:39 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: hadaclueonce
Yeah he is not... well I know his history... I will be kind. He is a big government proponent and a BIG SPENDING proponent and he lied to Hannity about raising net taxes as governor and he parsed and spun like james carville cornered by Rush Limbaugh... and I knew at once what a typical modern political vermin that he truly is.
27 posted on 01/03/2014 3:12:22 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cotton1706

10 seconds after I saw that ad I was punching out a RED HOT email to Huckabee. The ad is a LIE. At least he knows how I feel. If many people here in SC reacted as I did, then maybe he heard us!


28 posted on 01/03/2014 3:35:07 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it stood.)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Huckabee would be 200 % better than Chris Christie, if it came down to those choices Huck would be the better option

That's like saying that a cold would be better than pneumonia. I wish Huckabee would just go away.

29 posted on 01/03/2014 3:38:47 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

“10 seconds after I saw that ad I was punching out a RED HOT email to Huckabee. The ad is a LIE. At least he knows how I feel. If many people here in SC reacted as I did, then maybe he heard us!”

Good for you!! I’ve written similar emails haha. We may not beat all these worthless people, but they sure as hell will hear from us. I don’t get as many fundraising calls or emails anymore. They’ve apparently gotten the message that they will be getting nothing but an earful!


30 posted on 01/03/2014 3:42:26 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I’m a central committee member and have publicly praised all three of our major candidates for the Pubbie nomination for governor. None of those statements was an endorsement for the nomination. I’ll take Huck at his word for now.


31 posted on 01/03/2014 3:52:32 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: cotton1706

FOX with the Huckster is a joke.

Bought and paid for.

Just like the other MSM whores.


32 posted on 01/03/2014 4:25:59 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: jimfree

“I’ll take Huck at his word for now.”

Yeah, but you know how this works. Get some endorsements to fool people into voting for you again, the idiots that pay no attention, but then see Huck being for somebody, either officially or not, and they say “oh, Huck’s for Graham. Then I’m voting for Graham.” Get enough of those people to beat back a primary challenge and boom! Back in the senate for six years to screw the people and help the democrats.

Mike Huckabee is a moderate enabler. I wouldn’t believe a word he says.


33 posted on 01/03/2014 6:10:00 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: LibLieSlayer
I know his history... I will be kind. He is a big government proponent and a BIG SPENDING proponent and he lied to Hannity about raising net taxes as governor and he parsed and spun like james carville cornered by Rush Limbaugh... and I knew at once what a typical modern political vermin that he truly is.

Well said, in a kind way. The unvarnished truth about Huckabee is a lot less kind.

34 posted on 01/03/2014 7:03:53 PM PST by Always A Marine
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To: cotton1706

So glad we didn’t nominate Huck a few years back.


35 posted on 01/03/2014 8:26:38 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Always A Marine

Yes, greed, nepotism and corruption run deep within him... there I go not being nice. Guess I blew that resolution! ;-)


36 posted on 01/04/2014 4:30:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: BfloGuy

So you would be happier with Christie? I am not even a big supporter of Huck, was just saying


37 posted on 01/05/2014 11:06:07 AM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: Friendofgeorge
So you would be happier with Christie?

Well, that's not what I was implying, but since you bring it up, I suppose I would.

Christie's a liberal Republican; Huckabee's a liberal Republican, too. He's also a jackass who thought there was a hunger among Limbaugh listeners for a moderate alternative.

But let's not go to war over it. I doubt we'll have to make that ugly choice.

38 posted on 01/05/2014 3:23:53 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: BfloGuy

I wasn`t going to go to war :) just thought I would run that by you, was a slow day


39 posted on 01/05/2014 7:49:39 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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