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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.”
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?
It is impossible for folks in the DNC to view anything from the perspective of the ‘religious right’. As a result they look like idiots when trying to talk about anything about God (remember Kerry last election). The DNC underestimates what they don’t understand, and are scared of what they don’t understand.
Obama has a glass jaw and some pretty big ears too!
The Democrats are keeping Hillary out of sight. She lives in a glass house and we’re all standing outside with rocks. She just cancelled her third debate?
There is an anti-Huckabee hysteria going on FR, what if he ends up being the nominee? what are so many freepers going to do?
No, the glass jaw was John Kerry, who was coronated in the primaries. In April of 2004 Rove ran some trial balloon attacks on Kerry and saw his polls go down, since he did not have a single one in 6 months. When the Swift Boat ads came out, they exposed Kerry’s glass jaw and with he was down for the count after that.
Huck is a not a very good candidate. In fact, he is one of the more weaker ones that we have. This article is true and the democrats believe, rightfully so, they can run roughshod over Hucksterbee.
Also, other than being pro-life, what issues is he conservative on?
He brought up the ruse of the Fair Tax, but he know she can never deliver on it.
The point is, your opposition rarely sees the real strengths of a particular candidate vis a vis their own. Before the RATS celebrate they should think some more. The political brain is an emotional brain and a person: person match-up with Hillary would result IMHO with a Huckabee win.
Our only hope.
LOL, cut the drama, it does not work with me.
You call facts drama??? No wonder facts don’t work with you, I assume nothing else does either..lol I was going to post more, but thanks for the warning...I won’t waste my time...lol No wonder you support Guiliani!
I doubt it. Most of Huckabee's support is from the Evangelicals. While the GOP needs their votes to win, they can't do it alone.
Ari Fleisher this morning on FNC said Huckabee is simply sucking up all of Thompson’s momentum. He has been a disappointment and Huckabee was just moved in to fill the vacume.
Huckabee, the MSM “useful idiot.”
Our bench is awfull thin. I can’t even figure out who we have to run for VP. None of these guys are going to be around 4 years to run again if we lose so who would run in ‘12? I can only see Jindal but I don’t think he will be ready then. Who do you see? Thune?
There should be an anti-Huckabee hysteria.
First, he’s not remotely conservative.
Second, he has less chance than Thompson of winning a general election.
A Baptist preacher running for President? Yep. They’re right.
It was reported that FT is moving to Iowa until primary day, he is taking a bus around to talk to the people.
A good sign that he is very serious.
Dream on. Giuliani has more skeletons in his closet than the Gettyburg Battlefield.
We are roughly at the same lace we were at the end of the last Bush Presidency. We have no record nothing to run on. Nothing outside of foreign affairs and an unpopular war to run on. We have got to elect leaders who can form an aggressive agenda. instead we feel justly alienated. Our Republican leaders just take there base for granted and raise political capitol from them and spend it for there corporate interests. They say they believe this or that and then do nothing about it. If it weren't’f r the three supreme court seats that are probably going to be opening up I would just ass soon as throw them out. Even give those seats I would probably still vote them out if it were not for the fact that the Dem’s would take over. Grrr!
“He reminds me of Professor Harold Hill.”
But he can’t sing. On the other hand, neither could Robert Preston.
The NEW NEW RNC symbol is an ostrich with head in the sand.
They still think RINOs can win.
they still have not grasped DINO trumps ALL RINOs.
Not really. He never wanted the job anyways. Last time I saw such an enemic campaign was Gary Bauer's. Pathtic. But there are so many die hard Thompsonites on this board, they cannot see the obvious, Fred doesn't want the job!
“Either way the DBM has been VERY successful in killing off any true conservative candidates.”
The DBM has been ably assisted by the true conservative candidates.
Well, Rudy being the only hope is a pretty good working definition for "hopelessness."
The American people will never turn our troops over to Rudy.
If this is true, what do they have on Fred? Or does the Dems lack of interest in Thompson reflect his irrelevance?
Just about now all we non-Iowans can do is pray.
That's the positive with Rudy, it's all out there already.
If Huckabee is the glass jaw then what would Giuliani be considered?
Not this Iowa voter and caucus goer.
More likely their fear of him. Kinda reminds me of the way they responded to Reagan actually. People with principles freak out 'Rats and RINOs.
All you need to do is visit the Democrat Underground on any given day to see that the Huckabee is the Democrats dream opponent. They see him as a cross between Elmer Fudd and Elmer Gantry. They claim that they could put up any candidate and beat Huckabee with no effort.
Hillary needs a dud of a Republican opponent to win, because of her high negatives. Huckabee was born for the job.
Doesn’t take a political genius to have seen this coming.
Our only hope.
You said it, Rudy can get folks from both sides and dominate the middle, which will take him to an easy victory in the general election.
The EASY KILL would be cross-dressing, adulterous, lying LIBERAL ass-bag - RINO-rudy.