Skip to comments.Drudge Flash: DEMS HOLD FIRE ON HUCKABEE; SEE 'EASY KILL' IN GENERAL ELECTION
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DEMS HOLD FIRE ON HUCKABEE; SEE ‘EASY KILL’ IN GENERAL ELECTION
Tue Dec 11 2007 10:27:53 ET
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.”
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.
“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!
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.
"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
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.”
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.
Complete Drudge article at #39. Could you edit the original post to add it?
The tone of the report casts more aspersions towards the Dems than anything...they’re nothing more than salivating dogs. Nice business, politics.
glass “short for richard”
Who told Drudge this, the DNC?
Huckabee Thin is looking more and more like the Republican JimmyCarter.
Check out the FR thread “What if Huckabee’s Signature Issue is a Scam?”
His apparent deception about how he lost over 100 pounds reflects poorly on his character and begs the question, what else is he lying about? Should those who bought his book get their money back?
I don't want a President who is EITHER. Ronald Reagan was a strong-willed, principled leader with spine and BACKBONE,,,and some would say even STUBBORN as a mule. However, he was neither ruthless or that other term.
If for some reason we would need someone like that, I want that someone to be a conservative and NOT A LIBERAL (because those two pathetic traits would NOT be limited to the WOT)!!!
Huckerbee is the Howard Dean of this election cycle with the melt-down coming in NH not Iowa.
This is pretty much what Rush warned everyone about last week.
Speaking of the RNC...Where are they?
A frilly cross dressin glass jaw.
LOL I would be ROFLMAO but, this is the GREAT WITCH and I’m waiting to make sure she is really gone!
Actually yes, Drudge says right in the story that Democrats told him this...by the way, they are right. Huck will get beat by 30 points in a general election.
Also, other than being pro-life, what issues is he conservative on?