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In Iowa, Mike Huckabee Drops Serious Hints to Supporters About 2016
yahoo.com ^ | 4 9 14 | Michael Falcone

Posted on 04/09/2014 4:13:38 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

A source close to Huckabee confirmed to ABC News that while in Iowa, Huckabee met behind closed doors with Gov. Terry Branstad, a fellow Republican, and other state GOP leaders and officials. In addition, he also huddled with several members of his 2008 campaign team based in the state.

His message to those he encountered Tuesday, according to the source familiar with the discussions, was clear: Keep your powder dry.

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1 posted on 04/09/2014 4:13:38 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The Huckster will not engender enough support from the Base to overcome.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 4:15:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The Huckster: But remember, you also get his son....

http://www.pensitoreview.com/2007/12/17/details-of-huckabees-dog-torture-episode-coming-out/


3 posted on 04/09/2014 4:15:59 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“Kindlier, gentler” candidates please stay home.
4 posted on 04/09/2014 4:16:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Huckabee has a good show, but I think he ought to forget about running for president. Conservatives surely won't support him. Way too liberal.
5 posted on 04/09/2014 4:18:54 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Huskrrrr

Let me take this opportunity to drop a gentle hint to Huckaphoney

ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FREEAKIN MIND?????? You are damn near worse than Hitlery!”

OK, thanks for permitting me this unpaid political announcement ;-)


6 posted on 04/09/2014 4:19:05 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I have a hint for him.

Don’t waste your time or mine Mike.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 4:23:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

8 posted on 04/09/2014 4:25:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

No


9 posted on 04/09/2014 4:26:45 PM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Watch him get the full MSM treatment; is there ANYBODY they’d rather have run against Hillary?

Setting up the palatable “Christian” as opposed to the “unreasonable” or “unelectable” Cruz.

Seen this game before.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 4:27:06 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kill me now.

But yes, worst of both worlds, worst of both parties.


11 posted on 04/09/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I will first sort candidates by intellect, academic performance and mastery of details:

1. Jindal
2. Cruz
3. Rand Paul
4. Ryan
5. Rubio
6. Jeb Bush
7. Huckabee
8. walker & Christie (tied)

Next I will sort them by Likability:

1. Rubio
2. Rand Paul
3. Walker
4. Huckabee
5. Cruz
6. Bush
7. Ryan
8. Jindal
9. Christie

Next I will sort them by perceived conservatism:
(fiscal, military & social combined)

1. Cruz
2. Jindal
3. Rand Paul
4. Ryan
5. Rubio
6. Walker
7. Huckabee
8. Bush
9. Christie

Finally who will fight Hillary bost effectively in debates:

1. Cruz
2. Rand Paul
3. Rubio
4. Christie
5 Huckabee
6. Walker
7. Jindal
8. Ryan
9. Bush


12 posted on 04/09/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Looks like he would be ago along to get along, we need BALLS big BALLS to crush them like roaches


13 posted on 04/09/2014 4:31:41 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All

Yes, we need a conservative president to help force the federal government back into it constitutionally limited-power cage. But I will still question the motives of any so-called conservative that runs for president. After all, and with all due respect to his family and supporters, Ronald Reagan wrongly signed bills that allowed Congress to exercise constitutionally nonexistent federal government powers.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 4:31:56 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: BarnacleCenturion

get lost huck


15 posted on 04/09/2014 4:38:58 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The duplicitous Huckster’s only purpose, should he run, would be to be another “stalking horse” whose mission would be to peel away votes of some misguided conservative from voting for the true conservative in the primary race. The self-centered Huckster knows this routine of splitting the conservative vote well.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 4:39:21 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: BarnacleCenturion

17 posted on 04/09/2014 4:40:37 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So the Huckster is gonna run his game again for the GOPe? Get paid to run and split conservative vote so that establishment rino can win.


18 posted on 04/09/2014 4:41:29 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Please...no.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 4:43:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Amendment10

“Yes, we need a conservative president to help force the federal government back into it constitutionally limited-power cage. But I will still question the motives of any so-called conservative that runs for president....”
*********************************************************************

Well, hell...then let’s vote for anybody in the Republican primary who doesn’t call himself/herself conservative. That way we’ll get the conservative president we need.

/sarc


20 posted on 04/09/2014 4:44:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Then he needs to get off FOX immediately before someone signs a complaint against FOX for violating campaign finance laws.


21 posted on 04/09/2014 4:46:09 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: chicagolady
You get the whole "family"...


22 posted on 04/09/2014 4:49:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Paladin2
The Huckster will not engender enough support from the Base to overcome.

He knows that. He just hopes he can land a cushy job in the next administration.

I can't stand him.

23 posted on 04/09/2014 4:50:22 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: MagUSNRET
Huckabee Drops Serious Hints

The only thing Huckabee should drop is some serious weight.

24 posted on 04/09/2014 4:51:32 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hey Huck - Save your money!
Not a snow balls chance in hell........


25 posted on 04/09/2014 4:56:48 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Paladin2

I haven’t seen almost anyone on FR or FB express support for the Huckster


26 posted on 04/09/2014 4:58:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: House Atreides; All
Well, hell...then let’s vote for anybody in the Republican primary who doesn’t call himself/herself conservative.

“Let the buyer beware.”

Patriots need to demand that all Republican candidates not only publicly acknowledge the existance of Congress's constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers, but also promise to respect those limited powers with veto power if elected. /not sarc

27 posted on 04/09/2014 5:14:28 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Establishment goal. Let Huck run interference in Iowa to prevent an early surge by Cruz. Then let Bush seize momentum in New Hampshire and Florida


28 posted on 04/09/2014 5:20:48 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Paladin2

I hope he is kidding. Aare the Dims funding him?


29 posted on 04/09/2014 5:32:16 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: MagUSNRET

He has no chance to win or even to get enough support to be taken seriously. I think he knows that. I think if he gets in the race his purpose would only be to siphon votes from a good conservative like Cruz or Palin, who are fooled into thinking he is conservative because he sprinkles his talk with a lot of biblical references. He is a true huckster.


30 posted on 04/09/2014 5:41:48 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I can’t wait to stay home for Huck.


31 posted on 04/09/2014 5:42:18 PM PDT by Jumpmaster (Al Gore has a large carbohydrate footprint!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Sorry, not supporting the Huckster.

It would be Gaither’s 24 x 7.


32 posted on 04/09/2014 5:43:37 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Flush Huckster.


33 posted on 04/09/2014 6:07:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: carriage_hill

Which of those charming Huckabee sons killed the dog at the Boy Scout camp?


34 posted on 04/09/2014 6:17:15 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: TChad

Fat boy in center, David.


35 posted on 04/09/2014 6:32:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

What? All nine of them?


36 posted on 04/09/2014 6:42:18 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: entropy12

Your ratings look pretty accurate. Where would you squeeze in Pence?


37 posted on 04/09/2014 7:01:35 PM PDT by llmc1
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To: llmc1

Pence was not included in the poll, which is why I did not consider him.

I have not seen him much on TV so pretty hard for me to make an intelligent assessment. Only thing I know is he is pretty conservative.

Thank you for agreeing with my ratings.


38 posted on 04/09/2014 7:15:20 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: carriage_hill
Fat boy in center, David.

One of Huckabee's pathetic excuses for David's apparent sadism was that the dog had mange.

The dog had an easily treatable skin infection, so it deserved to die.

39 posted on 04/09/2014 7:35:42 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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Here’s another hint Huck; Fuggetaboutit!! You have the Mr. Nice Guy disease. Unfortunately, nice guys finish last these days in politics unless you can muster the courage to snap back at your adversaries. You gotta throw a bit of a scare in them to be respected these days. Someone like Ted Cruz or Gov Walker in Wisconsin, these guys, I can believe in.


40 posted on 04/09/2014 8:34:21 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: entropy12

Good survey, but in Likeability for Rubio, don’t forget, Rubio is still ‘on punishment’ for the forseeable future for espousing amnesty. When 2015 gets here, we may feel differently.


41 posted on 04/09/2014 8:38:09 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: BarnacleCenturion

video of his 43 minute speech is at:

http://theiowarepublican.com/2014/thoughts-tidbits-and-videos-from-the-iffc-kickoff-with-mike-huckabee/


42 posted on 04/09/2014 8:40:09 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Huckabee should just stay on TV and keep pulling his Bass, or whatever else is handy at the moment!


43 posted on 04/10/2014 12:33:12 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Go Huckster!!!!!!! His lo-info TV show.......


44 posted on 04/10/2014 12:35:39 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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His lo-info TV show.......Never mentions illegal immigration


45 posted on 04/10/2014 12:36:54 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The GOPe will (again) spread tons of cash to vanity candidates to split the conservative vote eight or ten ways, so that their horribly flawed liberal RINO candidate can waltz to the nomination.
46 posted on 04/10/2014 12:52:30 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Paladin2

screw Huckabee, he’s a damn socialist!


47 posted on 04/10/2014 12:57:14 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Arkansas Leader circa 2004:

If you’re wondering how Gov. Huckabee’s hundreds of clemencies compare with neighboring states, get ready for a shocker. Huckabee leads the pack. He has issued more commutations and pardons than all of the six neighboring states combined.

Governors seldom reduce sentences in other states – and almost never for murderers serving life without parole or for rapists or for habitual drunk drivers, while in Arkansas it’s a regular habit with Huckabee.

Other governors use their clemency power only rarely, while Huckabee has made it routine. As we’ve told you before, he has issued more than 700 pardons and commutations during his eight years in office – more than 137 this year alone – and more than his three predecessors combined.

Here are the figures for neighboring states since 1996, when Huckabee took office (and keep in mind the population of these states is nearly 20 times ours):

___ >> Louisiana – 213.
___ >> Mississippi – 24.
___ >> Missouri – 79.
___ >> Oklahoma – 178.
___ >> Tennessee – 32.
___ >> Texas – 98 (includes 36 inmates released because they were convicted on drug charges with planted evidence).

Total: 624 vs. Huckabee’s 703.

Governors in neighboring states almost never grant killers clemency, while Huckabee has commuted the sentences of a dozen murderers.


48 posted on 04/10/2014 1:45:58 AM PDT by mirkwood
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To: TChad

Snopes has this:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/huckabee/dog.asp

Other media accounts here:

https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=david+huckabee+kills+dog&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest


49 posted on 04/10/2014 4:06:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

Those men do not appear adept at saying “NO” to the consumption of more food than is necessary to support their daily activities.

We need a president who is adept at saying “NO” to the expenditure of more funds than the tax revenues supply.


50 posted on 04/10/2014 4:11:11 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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