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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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To: Vision

Huckabee Thin is looking more and more like the Republican JimmyCarter.


51 posted on 12/11/2007 8:08:32 AM PST by bilhosty
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To: Vision

Check out the FR thread “What if Huckabee’s Signature Issue is a Scam?”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1937730/posts

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?


52 posted on 12/11/2007 8:09:01 AM PST by Mrs. Plutarch
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To: roses of sharon
Can be ruthless and an SOB.

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)!!!

53 posted on 12/11/2007 8:10:27 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

Huckerbee is the Howard Dean of this election cycle with the melt-down coming in NH not Iowa.


54 posted on 12/11/2007 8:15:30 AM PST by AU72
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To: Vision

This is pretty much what Rush warned everyone about last week.


55 posted on 12/11/2007 8:17:23 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Non-Sequitur

Speaking of the RNC...Where are they?


56 posted on 12/11/2007 8:17:25 AM PST by captnorb
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To: TommyDale

A frilly cross dressin glass jaw.


57 posted on 12/11/2007 8:18:24 AM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Miss Didi

LOL I would be ROFLMAO but, this is the GREAT WITCH and I’m waiting to make sure she is really gone!


58 posted on 12/11/2007 8:18:40 AM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war)
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To: jveritas

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?


59 posted on 12/11/2007 8:19:21 AM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: mewzilla
Shows you the ignorance of IOWA voters......Thats why they want to be the 1st. Let stupidity ring.
60 posted on 12/11/2007 8:20:40 AM PST by captnorb
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To: montag813; All; huckabeefan; dano1
The DNC has complete disdain for anything remotely associated with the ‘religious right’. ABC (George Stuffolofgous show) displayed their disdain for Huckabee last Sunday.(Cookie Roberts/Sam Doooodleson etc) had disdain (and complete ignorance of other points of view).

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.

61 posted on 12/11/2007 8:21:19 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
A Texan in Iowa? Here are a couple of links (there are hundreds if not thousands of other threads with even more detail) which expose Mike Huckabee as certainly not conservative (taxes, immigration,government spending,foreign policy,etc.) and secondly, as less than truthful when confronted with facts about his record.

in Mike's own words

how big a whopper?

62 posted on 12/11/2007 8:23:22 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BoBToMatoE

Obama has a glass jaw and some pretty big ears too!


63 posted on 12/11/2007 8:23:49 AM PST by italianquaker (Is there anything Ron Paul doesn't blame the USA for?)
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To: Vision

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?


64 posted on 12/11/2007 8:25:53 AM PST by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: threeleftsmakearight
Why is the DNC divulging letting know their plans to Drudge if they can crush Huckabee that easily? They should let the Republicans elect him and then they crush him.

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?

65 posted on 12/11/2007 8:26:21 AM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: BoBToMatoE

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.


66 posted on 12/11/2007 8:26:29 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: bilhosty

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.


67 posted on 12/11/2007 8:29:05 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: threeleftsmakearight

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.


68 posted on 12/11/2007 8:33:04 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Join me for the Million Minutemen March --- Summer 2008!!)
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To: Vision
Anybody is everybody in Minnesota; hence, almost all of us heard personally from Walter Mondale that he and President Carter felt they would easily beat “that actor” from California. President Reagan won decisively.

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.

69 posted on 12/11/2007 8:35:16 AM PST by shrinkermd
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To: TommyDale
If Huckabee is the “glass jaw” then what would Giuliani be considered?

Our only hope.

70 posted on 12/11/2007 8:35:44 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: stockstrader

LOL, cut the drama, it does not work with me.


71 posted on 12/11/2007 8:36:23 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

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!


72 posted on 12/11/2007 8:38:51 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: shrinkermd
The political brain is an emotional brain and a person: person match-up with Hillary would result IMHO with a Huckabee win.

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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.

73 posted on 12/11/2007 8:39:05 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: DemEater

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.”


74 posted on 12/11/2007 8:42:16 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: KC_Conspirator

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?


75 posted on 12/11/2007 8:44:21 AM PST by bilhosty
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To: jveritas

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.


76 posted on 12/11/2007 8:45:28 AM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: Vision

A Baptist preacher running for President? Yep. They’re right.


77 posted on 12/11/2007 8:46:44 AM PST by rintense (Thompson/Hunter 2008!)
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To: longtermmemmory

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.


78 posted on 12/11/2007 8:48:13 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: EnquiringMind

Dream on. Giuliani has more skeletons in his closet than the Gettyburg Battlefield.


79 posted on 12/11/2007 8:49:44 AM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Plains Drifter
"The Democrats are keeping Hillary out of sight. She lives in a glass house and we’re all standing outside with rocksBoulder loaded Trebuchets. She just cancelled her third debate?"

There, fixed.

80 posted on 12/11/2007 8:53:04 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha (Smoke clears and Fred Thompson is President))
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To: shrinkermd
That is true about the opposition not seeing the strengths of your candidate. But a Baptist preacher man from Arkansas! I don't believe that is something that will rally anyone outside of the Evangelical base. On the other hand he does come across well. He is probably less threatening to lib’s then some of the other Christian right politicians we have had. He may actually improve perceptions of the Christian right. But the more I find about him I just do not see him as a winner.

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!

81 posted on 12/11/2007 8:54:49 AM PST by bilhosty
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To: Vision

Where’s Dano1?


82 posted on 12/11/2007 8:56:57 AM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: Miss Didi
The witch isn't going to melt away yet. But with the risk of that theme going stale, no point in holding this back.


83 posted on 12/11/2007 8:58:46 AM PST by drpix
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

“He reminds me of Professor Harold Hill.”

But he can’t sing. On the other hand, neither could Robert Preston.


84 posted on 12/11/2007 9:00:31 AM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: captnorb

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.


85 posted on 12/11/2007 9:00:50 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DemEater
“Fred could fill that role nicely.” Precisely. Pretty shocking and disappointing how poorly he is doing.

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!

86 posted on 12/11/2007 9:02:04 AM PST by Bommer ("He that controls the spice controls the universe!" (unfortunately that spice is Nutmeg!)
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To: longtermmemmory

“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.


87 posted on 12/11/2007 9:04:12 AM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: EnquiringMind
Our only hope.

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.

88 posted on 12/11/2007 9:04:32 AM PST by tear gas (Because of the 22nd Amendment, we are losing President. Bush. Can we afford to lose him now?)
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To: Vision
Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) – 8% (20) Governor Mike Huckabee – 2% (4)]

If this is true, what do they have on Fred? Or does the Dems lack of interest in Thompson reflect his irrelevance?

89 posted on 12/11/2007 9:04:55 AM PST by imd102
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To: roses of sharon

Just about now all we non-Iowans can do is pray.


90 posted on 12/11/2007 9:05:45 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TommyDale
If Huckabee is the “glass jaw” then what would Giuliani be considered?

That's the positive with Rudy, it's all out there already.

91 posted on 12/11/2007 9:05:49 AM PST by imd102
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To: TommyDale

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


glass slipper


92 posted on 12/11/2007 9:06:08 AM PST by BOATSNM8
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To: captnorb
Shows you the ignorance of IOWA voters......Thats why they want to be the 1st. Let stupidity ring.

Not this Iowa voter and caucus goer.

93 posted on 12/11/2007 9:07:02 AM PST by idkfa
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To: imd102
Or does the Dems lack of interest in Thompson reflect his irrelevance?

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.

94 posted on 12/11/2007 9:07:56 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

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.


95 posted on 12/11/2007 9:08:39 AM PST by Eva
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To: Vision

Doesn’t take a political genius to have seen this coming.


96 posted on 12/11/2007 9:09:22 AM PST by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss..)
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To: drpix
I love Bubba as a flying monkey!
97 posted on 12/11/2007 9:09:26 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: EnquiringMind
If Huckabee is the “glass jaw” then what would Giuliani be considered?

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.

98 posted on 12/11/2007 9:10:28 AM PST by imd102
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To: Miss Didi
Rush on the story now...another "See, I told you so!"



Analyzing the Huckabee Appeal

How the Drive-By Media Attempts to Influence Both Party Primaries
99 posted on 12/11/2007 9:10:55 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: Vision
DEMS HOLD FIRE ON HUCKABEE; SEE 'EASY KILL' IN GENERAL ELECTION

yeah, riiiiiiight.

The EASY KILL would be cross-dressing, adulterous, lying LIBERAL ass-bag - RINO-rudy.

100 posted on 12/11/2007 9:12:00 AM PST by DocH (RINO-rudy for BRONX Dog Catcher 2008!!!)
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