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Mike Huckabee President? (Vomit Alert)
Wall Street Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | Floyd Brown

Posted on 07/03/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT by bkopto

Almost everyone agrees that Mike Huckabee is a likable guy.

From my own interactions with him, I can testify that Huckabee is a guy I’d enjoy spending time with. He listens well – and, as a result, a conversation with him is always worthwhile.

Don’t believe me? Just watch 15 minutes of his FOX News show, and you’ll be amazed at the way he treats both friend and foe with courtesy. He’s genuinely willing to listen to others’ arguments.

The notoriously liberal publication, Newsweek, even showed him grudging appreciation in a 2007 profile, saying: “Huckabee comes across as an easygoing, down-to-earth guy. The former Arkansas governor is self-deprecating, approachable and genuinely funny.”

But we don’t elect presidents because they’re nice guys. Both Barack Obama and George H. W. Bush were known to be aloof, distant and, at times, vexing. Yet both ascended to the White House.

The real question is whether Mike Huckabee is tough enough for the office.

The Importance of the Moral Compass Does Huckabee have the courage and fortitude to make the difficult calls that a president faces day in and day out? Can the nice guy also be the tough guy in the oval office?

Presidents have to perform an extremely challenging balancing act. They must be tough with their opponents, but not so tough that the opponent is forever estranged.

Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush have had difficulty reaching common ground with their adversaries – and, as a result, the country has faced 16 years of partisan division and political sniping. Going forward, the country desperately needs a president who won’t excoriate his political opponents. We can’t afford more division and bitterness.

That’s why I think Mike Huckabee could very easily fit the bill. His style is much closer to that of Reagan and Clinton than Obama, Bush and Nixon.

You see, despite his happy-go-lucky personality, Mike Huckabee has an inner toughness that’s difficult to see at first glance. I believe that he’d make the tough decisions if elected president, and the reason is his character.

Most politicians follow the prevailing breeze, especially on difficult cultural and moral issues. For example, when Americans opposed gay marriage, the politicians were unified against it. But as the polls changed, many of the same politicos decided to support gay marriage.

Mike Huckabee is just the opposite. I have full confidence that his beliefs won’t change – even on the toughest issues facing America – regardless of the social and political winds around him.

Reagan was similar in this regard. Both men have an inner compass that keeps them consistent on the issues. Reagan could be trusted to negotiate with Mikhail Gorbachev, because people understood his firm belief against communism. Americans knew Reagan would never sell us out. We trusted him.

But today, when Barack Obama negotiates with Putin or the Mullahs in Iran, we have none of the same confidence. He, like so many other politicians, has changed his stance on important issues (including gay marriage), and that destroys credibility in the eyes of the people.

Mike Huckabee has the ability to restore trustworthiness to the White House, and, therefore, he has what it takes to be president.


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1 posted on 07/03/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

NEVER should he be the nominee!


2 posted on 07/03/2014 5:23:49 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: bkopto

The GOPe crooks would never support Huck.


3 posted on 07/03/2014 5:24:25 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: bkopto

You know what I find hilarious. If conservatives were really the wild-eyed right-wing monsters that we supposedly are, the Left would run non-stop, positive glowing articles praising conservative Republicans.


4 posted on 07/03/2014 5:24:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: EagleUSA

does that guy support Common Core?


5 posted on 07/03/2014 5:26:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: WXRGina

I would take him in a NY minute over zer0 and quite a few more


6 posted on 07/03/2014 5:29:01 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: bkopto

7 posted on 07/03/2014 5:32:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: bkopto; All
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8 posted on 07/03/2014 5:32:11 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bkopto

These articles are a waste of time. Huckabee will not be president.


9 posted on 07/03/2014 5:32:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: reefdiver

Better than mittens too.

But we have better choices if we get another election.


10 posted on 07/03/2014 5:32:51 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bkopto

Its not whether Huck is tough enough its that he’s a RINO.


11 posted on 07/03/2014 5:33:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bkopto

What a Huckster.


12 posted on 07/03/2014 5:34:17 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

No RINOs, no Bushes, no LIB-Leaning Losers.


13 posted on 07/03/2014 5:34:50 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bkopto
Almost everyone agrees that Mike Huckabee is a likable guy.

Huh ?
14 posted on 07/03/2014 5:35:27 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: bkopto

No.


15 posted on 07/03/2014 5:40:10 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: wonkowasright

Yeah. He is one of those that I always describe as.......smarmy.


16 posted on 07/03/2014 5:40:43 PM PDT by sheana
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To: EagleUSA

I guess you haven’t heard that the Huckster has BECOME one of the GOPe crooks…..


17 posted on 07/03/2014 5:43:50 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 5:45:43 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YUP! All that’s missing is a bass gitfiddle.


19 posted on 07/03/2014 5:47:05 PM PDT by Huaynero
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Every Republican who has previously run in a presidential election needs to SIT DOWN and SHUT UP and support the NEW guy, TED CRUZ! He is the BEST choice for the REPUBLICANS, bar NONE!


20 posted on 07/03/2014 5:49:00 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I hear banjos...
21 posted on 07/03/2014 5:51:35 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: princess leah

Agree.


22 posted on 07/03/2014 5:52:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Whomever tols those obese rednecks that vertical stipes make you appear thin....LIED!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 07/03/2014 5:54:14 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: MagUSNRET

ROFLOL!!!


24 posted on 07/03/2014 5:54:53 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: bkopto

Mike Huck is the Pilsbury Doughboy when we need The Incredible Hulk. I like him, but, he is too hesitant and focused on acting magnanimous and gentlemanly to succeed in this rough, edgy ,balkanized time.


25 posted on 07/03/2014 5:55:28 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: driftdiver

Yea, I worry about that too


26 posted on 07/03/2014 5:58:01 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: bkopto

Romney’s money managed to limit two presidential primaries in a row to the little people, the bit players, and keep out all of the big leaguers, that won’t be the case in 2016, these articles about Huckabee can be disregarded.


27 posted on 07/03/2014 6:01:07 PM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: bkopto
Almost everyone agrees that Mike Huckabee is a likable guy.

WRONG
28 posted on 07/03/2014 6:29:05 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: bkopto

Schmuckabee is toxic. He is an ally of the despicable duo, Thad Cockring and Lamar! Alexander


29 posted on 07/03/2014 6:33:18 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: bkopto

Yes. Vomit.


30 posted on 07/03/2014 8:13:55 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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