Skip to comments.Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee: Who Gets Your Vote?
Posted on 12/13/2010 4:37:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Supporters of Sarah Palin seem to view her as the second coming of Christ, and given her self-appointed code name of "North Star," it seems that she agrees with them. Speculation on a 2012 presidential run by Palin almost sounds as if her candidacy is divinely ordained.
Next thing we know, she'll tell us she was born in a barn because all the hospital beds were occupied.
Not so fast, cautions Politics Daily. Mike Huckabee could pose fierce competition for Sarah Palin, even among those Republicans who, inexplicably, think she's a well-qualified candidate.
Ever play that game on long road trips where you have to choose between two seemingly equally horrible scenarios, like giving a 20-minute speech in front of your high school graduating class while naked or subsisting entirely on bugs for a month? That's how I view a choice between Palin and Huckabee. I'll take what's behind door number three, thanks.
No, really? I have to choose? Then it's got to be Huckabee. (How's that for a campaign slogan? It's got to be Huckabee. Copyrighting that now.)
He's as socially conservative as she is, or perhaps even more so given his ministry. He's a FOX News commentator like she is. He drops his g's occasionally, though less often than she does. But who's more qualified? Hands down, Mike Huckabee. Furthermore, who would I rather have representing our country in the world? Huckabee.
I'm admittedly impressed by Politics Daily's recap of how, as Arkansas governor, "Huckabee faced a legislature with 89 Democrats out of 100 legislators in the House and only four Republicans in the 35-seat Senate. Yet, Huckabee found a way to govern." Palin knows how to govern people who agree with her. Governing those who may not march in lockstep requires more finesse.
With the advent of the Tea Party, plus the ostracizing and name-calling within the Republican party, a successful GOP candidate will have to bridge those gaps, as well as work with Democrats. Huckabee demonstrated he could do that at the state level. Palin isn't interested in working with anyone who doesn't agree with her, and her governing style at a national level would appear to be more dictatorial than consensus-building.
Huckabee's personable and has the same sort of beer-drinking, pretzel-munching, football-watching appeal that George W. Bush did, but he's far more well-spoken than the former president. Palin attempts to cultivate that ability to connect with people, but hers is a caricature of Huckabee's, and it arouses suspicion. Those who love her are convinced they know her, but the rest of us aren't so sure.
Play along with me (Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, Socialists, even you commie pinkos -- everyone's welcome): Naked speech, or bugs for lunch? Huckabee or Palin?
The remaining alternatives on the Republican side are lightweights or fundamentally and fatally flawed. We're doomed unless the Democrats fracture so badly that they run two candidates in the general election (ne as a supposed "independent").
Huckabee is not even an “or” in my vocabulary.
Well people don't “bet money” if they don't think you have a chance of winning. There is a good reason people cite Vegas odds, and handicap football games with the Vegas approved “point spread”.
Capitalism tends to work really well in assessing the value and feasibility of a project.
Huckabee for President, not too surprising, isn't attracting much attention from people with money and brains who want to get in early on a likely good thing.
Good luck with that. Out in the world beyond hard-core conservative bloggers and political junkies, no one's ever heard of John Thune, and Bobby Jindal is only slightly better known.
Between the two, only Jindal could hope to gather enough support to even mount a primary bid. Even so, he probably wouldn't get more than a few percentage points of the overall vote, given the overwhelming support for Palin.
Between the two, Palin.
jindal cant run he isnt eligible. he isnt natural born
That was mostly to get out of the Ma and Pa Kettle syndrome ~ but some were left behind.
Palin is totally able to forge a winning coalition.
Palin can win 50.7% of the vote, which is what Reagan got.
Being attacked by the dems and rhinos might help her WIN the primary. People are waking up to the bs.
Look, it's about the best meat on Earth. And if you do that again you'll get your comments hijacked as the reference point for a NEW discussion of eating squirrel, then hunting squirrel, then fostering squirrel, and maybe how INFERIOR a species the non-squirrel eating part of the population really is.
Supporters of Sarah Palin seem to view her as the second coming of Christ, and given her self-appointed code name of "North Star," it seems that she agrees with them. Speculation on a 2012 presidential run by Palin almost sounds as if her candidacy is divinely ordained. Next thing we know, she'll tell us she was born in a barn because all the hospital beds were occupied.
Ann Coulter wrote a book about people like Julie: Godless.
"Baggage"? There isn't any such thing as a Republican presidential candidate without "baggage", if what you're referring to, is a trailing wake of media slanders, attacks, and hit pieces.
The media has been trashing Republican presidential candidates since at least Eisenhower. Nothing's changed.
In fact, the best barometer of who our best choice is, is which candidate the liberal media has attacked the most. There's no question that it's Palin, this time around. They fear her like no one since Reagan.
Neither........Ron Paul for the republic!
That gave me goosebumps!
Pretty much covers the conservative issues from one end to the other with that pairing.
Huckabee = McCain = Obama second term.
Huckabee or Palin?
In the Primary..... Neither
That said I’d vote for either in the General.
No Mike Huckabee.
No Mitt Romney.
No Jeb Bush.
No Ron Paul.
Ron Paul needs to show that he can win an election outside of his little, safe, district first, He needs to try to be a Governor or Senator first.
I couldn’t have put it better myself. However, between the two, I would definitely pick Palin.
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