Skip to comments.Republicans have a new favorite for 2016 (the Establishment does, we don't)
Posted on 01/29/2014 1:16:59 PM PST by cotton1706
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who made headlines last week after Democrats jumped on a comment he made about their treatment of women, is the new 2016 favorite of Republican primary voters, according to a new poll out Wednesday.
Huckabee leads the primary field with 16 percent of the vote in Public Policy Pollings new national poll, up three points from PPPs poll last month. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is also on the rise: he jumped to second place with 14 percent, up from 10 percent last month.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was the frontrunner in December with 19 percent of the vote, has fallen to 13 percent this month in the wake of the bridge scandal that has dogged him the past few weeks. But he still ranks third among the possible candidates.
Huckabees rise has come, in part, at the expense of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whose numbers fell from 14 percent last month to 8 percent this month. In PPPs December poll, Cruz was the favorite among Republican primary voters who identify as very conservative, with 23 percent saying they favored him, compared to 14 percent who preferred Huckabee.
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Anything to prevent a Paul or a Cruz. They must have a new Bush or Dole or McCain or Romney, whoever fits the bill...so they can continue to pretend be in opposition to the democrats.
Very well put cotton1706.
Huckabee repulses the Republican establishment. There is no chance it would ever risk getting behind him.
Now, one could make the case the liberal media is pushing Huckabee to divide the conservative vote and prevent a Scott Walker or Ted Cruz from winning the nomination.
so they can continue to pretend be in opposition to the democrats
I think the GOPe deception game is nearing its end. A lot of people now see them for what they are: weak, unprincipled, and totally lacking in conviction.
Time for changing of the guard.
The Establishment does not like Mike Huckabee. He is the opposite of what they want: Socially Conservative and Fiscally Moderate. He would appoint very Conservative judges to the Supreme Court.
The GOP-E wants Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal or Libertarian candidates who will produce a Supreme Court with a majority of Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative Justices.
He may not be my choice, or a Freeper favorite, but he is definitely NOT a GOP-E darling.
“Favorite” is a tricky term here. It may just mean somebody who’s available and hasn’t been eliminated yet. Very few people — even in the “Establishment” (whatever that’s supposed to mean nowadays) — are that enthusiastic about Huck. I’d say the same was true of Chris Christie, but Ann Coulter (Establishment?) really did like the guy.
Follow the money. Amnesty pimp Adelson was Newt’s big backer. Huckabee would be the conservative vote sapping stalking horse for a RINO type like Christie.
“The Establishment does not like Mike Huckabee. He is the opposite of what they want: Socially Conservative and Fiscally Moderate. He would appoint very Conservative judges to the Supreme Court.”
You’re missing the point of their game, which is to lose to the democrats.
Huckabee is a no hoper who would just distract from viable conservatives like Paul and Cruz. The GOPe could use him like they used Newt to grease the slate for Mittens.
The GOP-E loathes Huckabee. They just want to use him... whisper sweet-nothings in his ear, puff him up. All calculated to split the social conservatives away from the tea-party element, weakening them both.
Huckabee is probably too clueless to notice how he’s being played. He’s always toadying up to the establishment, aspiring to have a voice with them, at the expense of the tea-party grassroots, as it is.
Most of the people who get accused of being Republican Establishment nowadays aren't pro-abortion (or at least they don't claim to be). Whatever the GOPe is today, it's not what it was forty or fifty years ago.
They must also have effective candidates to split the conservative vote as many ways as possible in addition to manipulating rules in conservative states to diliute delegate strength while making RINO states winner take all or preventing committed delegate slates from running committed to a conservative candidate like they do here in Pennsylvania.
“They must also have effective candidates to split the conservative vote as many ways as possible in addition to manipulating rules in conservative states to diliute delegate strength while making RINO states winner take all or preventing committed delegate slates from running committed to a conservative candidate like they do here in Pennsylvania.”
Yup! All that too. Since 1988 they have set up things so that a Reagan type NEVER again gets the nomination. Because they do not want victory. And they do not want to vanquish their enemies, because their supposed enemies are their friends. Conservatives are the real enemy, and those 44 and 49 state landslides scared the hell out of them!
Huckabee will fold when he is called RINO.
he might even cry
Great another RINO retread.
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