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Drudge Flash: DEMS HOLD FIRE ON HUCKABEE; SEE 'EASY KILL' IN GENERAL ELECTION
Drudge Report ^ | 12/11/07 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 12/11/2007 7:17:36 AM PST by Vision

Edited on 12/11/2007 8:21:46 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

DEMS HOLD FIRE ON HUCKABEE; SEE ‘EASY KILL’ IN GENERAL ELECTION
Tue Dec 11 2007 10:27:53 ET

**Exclusive**

Democrat party officials are avoiding any and all criticism of Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, insiders reveal.

The Democratic National Committee has told staffers to hold all fire, until he secures the party’s nomination.

The directive has come down from the highest levels within the party, according to a top source.

Within the DNC, Huckabee is known as the “glass jaw — and they’re just waiting to break it.”

In the last three weeks since Huckabee’s surge kicked in, the DNC hasn’t released a single press release criticizing his rising candidacy.

The last DNC press release critical of Huckabee appeared back on March 2nd.

[DNC Press Release Attack Summary:

Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) – 37% (99 press releases)
Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) – 28% (74)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) – 24% (64)
Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) – 8% (20)
Governor Mike Huckabee – 2% (4)]

In fact, as the story broke over the weekend that Huckabee said he wanted to isolate AIDS patients back in 1992, the DNC ignored the opportunity to slam the candidate from the left.

“He’ll easily be their McGovern, an easy kill,” mocked one senior Democrat operative Tuesday morning from Washington.

“His letting out murders because they shout ‘Jesus’, his wanting to put 300,000 AIDS patients and Magic Johnson into isolation, ain’t even scratching the surface of what we’ve got on him.”

The discipline the Democrats have shown in not engaging Huckabee has earned the praise of one former Republican Party official:

“The Democrats are doing a much better job restraining themselves than the GOP did in 2003 when Howard Dean looked like he was on the brink of winning the nomination.”

A close friend to Huckabee explains: “Look, Mike is Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare. They should be squirming.”

Developing...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; conservatives; drudge; elections; exclusive; glassjaw; hillary; huckabee
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I wonder if this has anything to do with the media pushing up his poll ratings? \sarcasm.
1 posted on 12/11/2007 7:17:37 AM PST by Vision
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To: Vision

Note to Drudge: This ain’t news. And it ain’t just Huck they’re holding back on...


2 posted on 12/11/2007 7:18:49 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Vision

While the line may be accurate, remember they thought Bush had a glass jaw on the economy in 2004.


3 posted on 12/11/2007 7:19:23 AM PST by BoBToMatoE
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To: Vision

It wouldn’t surprise me if it were true.


4 posted on 12/11/2007 7:20:01 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vision

If Huckabee is the “glass jaw” then what would Giuliani be considered?


5 posted on 12/11/2007 7:20:39 AM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Vision

Well duh, we all knew that.


6 posted on 12/11/2007 7:22:30 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: Vision

Gee soooooo surprising...NOT


7 posted on 12/11/2007 7:22:37 AM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: Vision
I would think the Dims would everything they can to get the weakest republican nominated. There is no doubt on my mind that they are actively working to see this happen. In fact, they would love to see nominated someone who they have some deep dirt on, who they can sink in the elections quite easily. Whether it is Huckabee, I don’t know.

In any case, we need to pray to God for His help and guidance.

8 posted on 12/11/2007 7:22:46 AM PST by rawhide
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To: TommyDale

The feather boa.


9 posted on 12/11/2007 7:22:57 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: TommyDale
then what would Giuliani be considered?

Well, to the Democratcheks, a mirror.

10 posted on 12/11/2007 7:23:31 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Vision

Well, the RNC looks at Clinton as the easy target so I guess they’re even. I suspect that both sides may be wrong.


11 posted on 12/11/2007 7:25:07 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: TommyDale

Maybe the Dems have Willie Horton waiting in the wings to endorse the Huckster.


12 posted on 12/11/2007 7:25:59 AM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: TommyDale

“what would Giuliani be considered?”

an ally?


13 posted on 12/11/2007 7:27:13 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Vision

Guess we’re going to have to complete Hack-A-Huck ourselves then, while at the same time keeping Rudi out of the paint.


14 posted on 12/11/2007 7:28:35 AM PST by steveegg (I am John Doe, and a monthly donor)
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To: trisham
Actually, it made me nervous about Huckabee when Bill Clinton said he was a great candidate. Everything the Clinton’s do or say publicly is in some way calculated. That said, there are no perfect human beings that I’m aware of, and so none of the candidates are going to be bullet proof. We just have to choose the best from what’s in front of us, and then work hard to win.
15 posted on 12/11/2007 7:30:13 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Non-Sequitur

“Well, the RNC looks at Clinton as the easy target so I guess they’re even. I suspect that both sides may be wrong.”

The thing is the RNC will not ever play hardball against the DNC. The RNC had theirs over to the Clinton Testical Lockbox.


16 posted on 12/11/2007 7:31:05 AM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: Vision

ABC (George Stuffolofgous show) wasn’t holding fire last Sunday. The main stream media spent the Sunday talk shows promoting liberal Rudy (nbc) while having complete distain (and complete ignorance of other points of view)(abc news last Sunday especially applauding) for the Huckster.


17 posted on 12/11/2007 7:31:44 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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Well golly gee and surprise, surprise...


18 posted on 12/11/2007 7:31:58 AM PST by eureka! (Is power so important to the Democrats that they are willing to betray our country? Sadly, yes.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
We just have to choose the best from what’s in front of us, and then work hard to win.

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Agreed.

19 posted on 12/11/2007 7:32:46 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vision

Yup. Poll 25% Republicans instead of 30% Republicans and 40% Democrats instead of 35% Democrats and suddenly it looks like a landslide in any stupid poll...........

Pollsters continually amaze me..


20 posted on 12/11/2007 7:34:03 AM PST by HD1200
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To: All

I am here in Iowa and many of the folks I know here are lining up behind Huck. Does anyone have a link to something I can use to warn these folks? The GOP cannot afford to nominate the Huckster. He reminds me of Professor Harold Hill.


21 posted on 12/11/2007 7:35:38 AM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: dano1

ping


22 posted on 12/11/2007 7:35:58 AM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: Vision
Of course they thought Kerry would be such a strong contender didn't’ they. But, I have to say I agree with them Huck has no real upside that I can see. But now it comes down to Huck, Rudy or McCain. Unless Rudy can recover from all of these nasty stories I am reconsidering McCain something I thought I would never do last summer.
23 posted on 12/11/2007 7:37:37 AM PST by bilhosty
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To: Vision

I think Mike Huckabee would be the worst possible candidate. He would be a disaster. Kucinich could win against Huckabee.


24 posted on 12/11/2007 7:37:49 AM PST by Prysson
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To: Vision

I’m sure all the Demonrats think all the Republicans have glass jaws of one form or another. They may not be as easy to identify as Huckabee’s.


25 posted on 12/11/2007 7:38:50 AM PST by ssapro (SSAPRO/ EXBP)
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To: Vision

Check out the comments at Reddit:

http://politics.reddit.com/search?q=huckabee&sort=top

"The Daily Kos is doing this all wrong. They should wait until he has the nomination."

"YES! He's the Republican we want to win the nomination."

I think Huckabee is exciting the wrong base. Republicans aren't thrilled about his tax & spending or immigration record, and even his social stances are too extreme for moderate social conservatives and libertarian-leaning Republicans.

Its the left who is getting excited, they can smell blood in the water. And hey, even if he does win, they know he'll raise taxes for kids' healthcare.

26 posted on 12/11/2007 7:39:01 AM PST by underground
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To: mewzilla

The MSM patiently wait to 'help' the GOP,
after the GOP is stuck with the MSM's choice of RINO-candidate.

27 posted on 12/11/2007 7:42:35 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Prysson
Huckabee/Rudy/McCain would be disasters for the GOP. Many Democrats are laughing that the Republicans are stupid enough to go with Huck - the way some of us laughed when the Democrats went with Kerry, who was their weakest candidate.
28 posted on 12/11/2007 7:42:53 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
I am here in Iowa and many of the folks I know here are lining up behind Huck.
There's a Hucker born every minute ...
29 posted on 12/11/2007 7:43:13 AM PST by eastsider (Mitt Romney = Best in Formal Wear; Mike Huckabee = Mr. Congeniality; Fred Thompson = Mr. President)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
I am here in Iowa and many of the folks I know here are lining up behind Huck. Does anyone have a link to something I can use to warn these folks? The GOP cannot afford to nominate the Huckster. He reminds me of Professor Harold Hill.

Just have them check out Fred's position on stuff, then Mike's.

30 posted on 12/11/2007 7:43:22 AM PST by BoBToMatoE
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To: Vision

oh yeah, and 25% of GOP women will vote for Hillary too! LOL


31 posted on 12/11/2007 7:43:24 AM PST by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Vision
What I want to know is who leaked this. Maybe they were waterboarded and the tapes destroyed. This is an evil enemy (DNC, MSM,...) we are dealing with.
32 posted on 12/11/2007 7:45:22 AM PST by McGruff (A "Big Time" Fred Thompson supporter!)
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To: Vision

huckabee has been the left’s useful idiot to protect Giuliani.

The easy electoral kill on candidate giuliani (NYC vs NYC)

or

The easy electoral kill on candidate hucakbee (Ark. vs Ark.)

Either way the DBM has been VERY successful in killing off any true conservative candidates.

The dinosaur media is not dead yet.


33 posted on 12/11/2007 7:48:19 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Vision

If you think Bush got a raw deal from the press for his religious convictions and how they affected his decision making processes wait til they and the Dims start going after Huckleberry full steam...they’ll make him seem like Jerry Falwell/Jim Jones/jimmy Swaggert/Jim Bakker combined. He’s probably a good man but completely out of his element in a dirty business like national politics.


34 posted on 12/11/2007 7:48:32 AM PST by vigilence
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To: Vision

Hillary vs. Huckabee would be a clusterf*** of epic proportions.


35 posted on 12/11/2007 7:48:33 AM PST by SomeReasonableDude (Back it up.)
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To: Dante3
I agree. Republicans are looking for a 'consensus conservative' to unite the Party and energize the base--something that a liberal like Giuliani cannot do.

That is why some are looking to Huckabee. Conservatives want someone who will not 'throw the base under the bus'--the way that Rudy will. However, Huck is not really someone who can be that consensus conservative--Fred could fill that role nicely.

36 posted on 12/11/2007 7:49:12 AM PST by stockstrader (We need a conservative who will ENERGIZE the Party, not a liberal who will DEMORALIZE it!)
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To: Vision
Ari Fleischer was on Fox with the Friends and said that the Huck hoopla would die down...that the Dems think he'd be easiest to beat. He said he is not in anyone's camp and has given press advice to all the candidates. Ari also said that Mrs. Clinton would get the nomination. Well, today's NY Post cartoon thinks not!



37 posted on 12/11/2007 7:49:12 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: TommyDale

Giuliani is hillary’s clone that allows her to run to the right of herself.


38 posted on 12/11/2007 7:49:12 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

DEMS HOLD FIRE ON HUCKABEE; SEE ‘EASY KILL’ IN GENERAL ELECTION
Tue Dec 11 2007 10:27:53 ET

**Exclusive**

Democrat party officials are avoiding any and all criticism of Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, insiders reveal.

The Democratic National Committee has told staffers to hold all fire, until he secures the party’s nomination.

The directive has come down from the highest levels within the party, according to a top source.

Within the DNC, Huckabee is known as the “glass jaw — and they’re just waiting to break it.”

In the last three weeks since Huckabee’s surge kicked in, the DNC hasn’t released a single press release criticizing his rising candidacy.

The last DNC press release critical of Huckabee appeared back on March 2nd.

[DNC Press Release Attack Summary:

Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) – 37% (99 press releases)
Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) – 28% (74)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) – 24% (64)
Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) – 8% (20)
Governor Mike Huckabee – 2% (4)]

In fact, as the story broke over the weekend that Huckabee said he wanted to isolate AIDS patients back in 1992, the DNC ignored the opportunity to slam the candidate from the left.

“He’ll easily be their McGovern, an easy kill,” mocked one senior Democrat operative Tuesday morning from Washington.

“His letting out murders because they shout ‘Jesus’, his wanting to put 300,000 AIDS patients and Magic Johnson into isolation, ain’t even scratching the surface of what we’ve got on him.”

The discipline the Democrats have shown in not engaging Huckabee has earned the praise of one former Republican Party official:

“The Democrats are doing a much better job restraining themselves than the GOP did in 2003 when Howard Dean looked like he was on the brink of winning the nomination.”

A close friend to Huckabee explains: “Look, Mike is Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare. They should be squirming.”

Developing...


39 posted on 12/11/2007 7:50:28 AM PST by linuxster (http://www.google.com/reader/shared/11513180806521029900)
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To: Vision

40 posted on 12/11/2007 7:51:10 AM PST by jern
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To: Vision
NR thinks everyone is digging up his sermons, great, now the MSM/DNC get to mock faith while claiming its just politics.

Enough, this is getting dangerous for us, having a debate on who is more divine, vice-free, who worships how, who believes what, who is more activist about abortions.

We are at WAR, and need a candidate who is ready to be CIC, understands the enemy, here and abroad. Can be ruthless and an SOB.

RG, DH, FT, or even McCain could fit that bill, imo.

41 posted on 12/11/2007 7:51:55 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: stockstrader

“Fred could fill that role nicely.”

Precisely. Pretty shocking and disappointing how poorly he is doing. This would have been his moment. The next candidate to spike will be McCain IMO. Your heard it here first....or maybe second!


42 posted on 12/11/2007 7:52:26 AM PST by DemEater
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
I am here in Iowa and many of the folks I know here are lining up behind Huck. Does anyone have a link to something I can use to warn these folks? The GOP cannot afford to nominate the Huckster. He reminds me of Professor Harold Hill

If voters want amnesty and open borders, they should vote for Rudy McRombee.

If they still want a sovereign nation to call their own, they've got two other choices.

For me it's that simple. If we don't have our sovereignty, all the rest isn't going to matter.

43 posted on 12/11/2007 7:53:12 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Vision
The Dems can say he: he's for big government! He's for higher taxes! He's for closing Gitmo! He's for lifting the Cuban embargo! He's for releasing Willie Horton! Mike Huckabee agrees with us! So vote for us in November in 2008! To them, that spells r-o-a-d k-i-l-l.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

44 posted on 12/11/2007 7:55:52 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Vision

DNC staffer on Huckabee: “His letting out murderers because they shout ‘Jesus’, his wanting to put 300,000 AIDS patients and Magic Johnson into isolation, ain’t even scratching the surface of what we’ve got on him.”


45 posted on 12/11/2007 7:57:19 AM PST by montag813
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To: Vision

You can tell who the Dems fear based upon where they place their attacks. I’d welcome everyone to follow the link, as Drudge has laid it out.

And just who is it they fear? No surprise, it’s Mitt Romney.

“[DNC Press Release Attack Summary:

Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) – 37% (99 press releases)
Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) – 28% (74)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) – 24% (64)
Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) – 8% (20)
Governor Mike Huckabee – 2% (4)] “

All serious Republicans need to start lining up behind Romney if they truly want to see us secure the Presidency. He has the proven positions, the money, the look and the “gravitas” to win.

It’s funny how Giuliani often talks about being able to run a 50 state race, but Romney is actually going to be able to deliver some northern states like Michigan while still holding the south. Giuliani offers no real potential electoral vote gains, just total vote gains which don’t matter. None of the other candidates, while I like and respect them all, bring any other non-Bush states into play.


46 posted on 12/11/2007 7:58:44 AM PST by Dragonspirit (We fight it out as good friends now, but in 2008 we UNITE against our enemy!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Complete Drudge article at #39. Could you edit the original post to add it?


47 posted on 12/11/2007 8:02:20 AM PST by lonevoice (It's always "Apologize to a Muslim Hour"...somewhere)
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To: Vision

The tone of the report casts more aspersions towards the Dems than anything...they’re nothing more than salivating dogs. Nice business, politics.


48 posted on 12/11/2007 8:02:55 AM PST by SueRae
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To: TommyDale

glass “short for richard”


49 posted on 12/11/2007 8:05:37 AM PST by primatreat (Alzheimer's whispers are getting louder. I will not let the door open till this is over .)
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To: Vision

Who told Drudge this, the DNC?


50 posted on 12/11/2007 8:05:58 AM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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