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Black Conservatives Rally to Urge Mike Huckabee to Stay in Presidential Race
Republicans for Black Empowerment via Biloxi Sun Herald (MS) ^ | February 1, 2008

Posted on 02/04/2008 12:43:51 AM PST by Kurt Evans

A broad coalition of black conservatives from across the country are holding a press conference to urge former Governor Mike Huckabee to stay in the presidential race for the Republican nomination until the convention.

"Governor Huckabee should not be intimidated to stop his bid for the Republican nomination," states Don Scoggins, veteran GOP activist and ... president of Republicans for Black Empowerment, a DC-based national grassroots organization.

The concern of the group is the pressure that is mounting by Republican talking heads to push Governor Huckabee out of the race. The consensus is that Huckabee's campaign was deliberately sabotaged by Fred Thompson in South Carolina to hone out a two-man race between McCain and Romney in Florida. Polls still show Huckabee leading in many Southern states and competitive in others even with limited resources.

"Inside-the-beltway Republicans have lost touch with the increasing seriousness with which heartland conservatives relate to the traditional values agenda," states Star Parker, a nationally syndicated columnist and conservative activist. "More and more folks are feeling personally assaulted by the meaninglessness that is gripping our culture and believe that Mike Huckabee is the only Republican candidate that embodies the moral clarity of the GOP ideals." ...

Numerous African-American conservatives, many also veteran Republican Party activists, are scheduled to speak at the one-hour press conference.


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Congressman Duncan Hunter's endorsement of Governor Huckabee
is helping to bring defense and border conservatives on board:

"I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail," said Hunter...
"Mike Huckabee is a man of outstanding character and integrity."

Huckabee - Hunter '08

1 posted on 02/04/2008 12:43:53 AM PST by Kurt Evans
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National Press Club (Murrow Room), 529 14th Street NW, DC
Monday, February 4, 2008 – 9:45 AM

http://mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Issues.Home


2 posted on 02/04/2008 12:44:16 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: All

Report on the “pro-life” views of Governor Mitt Romney:
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1964528/posts

“Romney was probably the most pro-abortion and pro-gay rights
Republican official in the nation for the last decade.” —Human Events

http://www.observer.com/2007/mitt-romneys-convenient-truths

Senator McCain and Governor Romney:
A wolf and a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=peFGA_HN3Yc
http://youtube.com/watch?v=eBRjSe8WvfQ
http://youtube.com/watch?v=a9IJUkYUbvI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4


3 posted on 02/04/2008 12:45:46 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans
HUCKABEE

I wish he did not support releasing 1100 convicted criminals out of prison.
I wish he did not support tax payer subsidy to pay college tuition for illegals.
I wish he did not propose building Mexican consulate in Arkansas at Tax payer expense.
I wish he did not increase taxes in Arkansas by half a Billion which is a lot for a poor and small state.
I wish he would not wear his religion on his sleeve.
I wish he did not accuse GW Bush of bunker mentality.
I wish he did not remove $70,000 worth of furniture from the governor’s mansion upon moving out.

4 posted on 02/04/2008 12:51:30 AM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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To: Kurt Evans

Didn’t Huckabee get 48% of the black vote in Arkansas? Why does he have such a strong appeal for a demographic that usually votes dim?

I used to be perplexed by socially conservative blacks voting dim but now we have white evangelicals voting for Mr. $50 abortions. Now I’m just disappointed by everyone.


5 posted on 02/04/2008 12:54:35 AM PST by Tramonto (Jim Robinson on Romney: "This evil being has no moral bedrock.")
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To: ajay_kumar

I wish Romney wasn’t a flip-flopper on abortion. But, since he is, I’ll vote for Huckabee if he stays in the race long enough.


6 posted on 02/04/2008 12:55:00 AM PST by cowdog77 (Circle the Wagons)
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To: ajay_kumar

I wish $50Abortions didn’t have so much blood on his hands.
I wish $50Abortions didn’t do more to promote the gay agenda than Ted Kennedy


7 posted on 02/04/2008 12:58:52 AM PST by Tramonto (Jim Robinson on Romney: "This evil being has no moral bedrock.")
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To: Tramonto

“Didn’t Huckabee get 48% of the black vote in Arkansas?”

Yes, if Huck could do anything even close to that nationally it would be the kiss of death for the democrats; losing their stranglehold on the black vote would destroy them as a party.


8 posted on 02/04/2008 1:02:50 AM PST by eclecticEel (oh well, Hunter 2012 anyone?)
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To: cowdog77

I’ve found something to like about Senator McCain:
His attack ads against Governor Romney.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mGur36uVWxA


9 posted on 02/04/2008 1:09:48 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: ajay_kumar
First, I'm not not a troll. Second, my post was entirely taken from this. So, it's not mine. I thought it was obvious.

Huck signed Shelby's no illegal immigration platform. Did Mitt?

10 posted on 02/04/2008 1:13:03 AM PST by LowOiL (Duncan Hunter .. accept no conservative substitute... it can cause cancer of the heart...)
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To: ajay_kumar

“I wish he did not support releasing 1100 convicted criminals out of prison.”

Many of those pardoned had never been sentenced to prison, and many had already served their full sentences before they were pardoned. Many more weren’t pardoned at all, but merely had their sentences commuted. The remarkable thing is that out of all those cases, not one generates any significant negative publicity.

Instead we hear about Wayne Dumond, whose sentence was commuted by Jim Guy Tucker during Governor Clinton’s administration, and who was paroled by a board consisting entirely of Clinton-Tucker appointees.

“I wish he did not increase taxes in Arkansas by half a Billion which is a lot for a poor and small state.”

Arkansas’ state government grew at a rate roughly half the national average during Governor Huckabee’s tenure.


11 posted on 02/04/2008 1:26:10 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

lol.


12 posted on 02/04/2008 1:28:46 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Kurt Evans

Huckabee won’t drop out. He can’t.

As he’s stated, “I believe most Americans want their next president to remind them of the guy they work with, not the guy who laid them off.”

In Huckabee’s mind, business operators must keep every employee employed at all costs. Because they are owed a living. No matter that your business will go bankrupt and ultimately leave every employee unemployed.

I assume the same logic applies to Huckabee’s campaign.
No matter how miserably he’s doing, no matter that he’ll have no more money to pay the employees, he has to keep it going fully staffed until the checks start bouncing.
If he doesn’t, his staff (who, like all employees, are owed a living) will be left unemployed.

Not sure I would trust this guy to downsize the Federal government. But at least he’s not a quitter.


13 posted on 02/04/2008 1:30:09 AM PST by PressurePoint (Huckabee lay off his staff? No way.)
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To: cowdog77

“I wish Romney wasn’t a flip-flopper on abortion.”

Governor Romney isn’t a flip-flopper. He’s only pretending he is.


14 posted on 02/04/2008 1:31:24 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans
Not all "black conservatives" support Huckabee.

THESE black conservatives endorse MITT ROMNEY:

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Announces Personal Endorsement of Governor Romney
  Posted by abigail2
On News/Activism 02/03/2008 11:58:48 PM PST · 25 replies


BOND Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny ^ | February 4, 2008 | Ermias Alemayehu
 

Romney has the leadership qualities United States needs (Herman Cain endorsement)
  Posted by littlehouse36
On News/Activism 02/03/2008 12:35:24 PM PST · 20 replies


Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/3/2008 | Herman Cain

15 posted on 02/04/2008 1:40:21 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Lead Moderator

Sorry to bother you, but do you guys have a problem with keyword abuse? Can you identify who puts up a given keyword? Are you willing/able to remove blatant taunts from the keyword list?


16 posted on 02/04/2008 1:44:06 AM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

There is very little that surprises me about todays political climate. Yet, it has been my experience that Romney supporters have for the most part, at the very least, been respectful and honorable. When I look at the keywords and read the posts on various threads it becomes evident this is no longer the case.

Did Romney supporters suddenly become nasty and puerile out of desperation? Does another candidates supporters joining their ranks account for this recent trend? Were Romney supporters like this all along and I am just now noticing? I suspect not, still, all these are interesting questions and I suspect the answers would be very informative.


17 posted on 02/04/2008 1:59:57 AM PST by WildcatClan (The epitome of irony is that few entities exist, less common, than common-sense.)
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To: Tramonto
Why does he have such a strong appeal for a demographic that usually votes dim?

They both share similar positions, I believe. They are Christians who believe that compassion should be shown through all venues: private and public (government). For instance: if someone is poor, the government should do something about it, regardless the background of the person (hispanic, black, white) or the source of the poverty.

18 posted on 02/04/2008 2:20:15 AM PST by paudio (Rose: I loath and despise money! Father: You also spend it!)
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To: Kurt Evans

a vote for Huckabee is a vote to send a clear message that the GOP will always stand for the protection of the unborn.


19 posted on 02/04/2008 2:30:10 AM PST by ari-freedom (Support our troops and their mission!)
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To: Kurt Evans; Antoninus; BillyBoy; Arcy; livius; brwnsuga; HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath; ...
(((HuckaPING!)))

FReepmail me to be on/off the Mike Huckabee For President Ping List.

20 posted on 02/04/2008 2:33:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Huckabee: Romney didnít hit conservative political puberty until he was 60.)
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To: Kurt Evans
oh! I love Star Parker!

21 posted on 02/04/2008 2:35:25 AM PST by ari-freedom (Support our troops and their mission!)
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To: WildcatClan
"Does another candidates supporters joining their ranks account for this recent trend? Were Romney supporters like this all along and I am just now noticing?"

Yeah, I'm thinking what you're thinking. My comment in the following was popped slowly into the air, where it's still floating. ...ever play volleyball? ;-)

Corporate Presidential Campaign Giving Surges
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1964546/posts


22 posted on 02/04/2008 2:40:42 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: RonDog
Folks I really would like to support Myth, however, I just have a few questions. Here are a few articles that I found on the net regarding Myth. Boy, I sure would appreciate some answers to these very factual articles and youtube postings. The part that concerns me the most is when one hears Myth in his own words. Any suggestions

Myth on Illegal Immigration

Mitt Romney Supports Bush/McCain Amnesty Plan..IN HIS OWN WORDS

Illegal immigrants toiled for governor Romney'

Romney's lawn care company hires illegal immigrants...AGAIN!

Why did Mitt Romney hire illegal immigrants to work in his mansion?

Why do anti-illegal imigrant people hire illegal immigrants?

Romney's Lawn Trouble

Romney painters facing inquiry...violating labor laws and hiring illegals..otra ves!

Myth on Abortion

Myth trashs Pro-Lifers

Myth on Republicans

Myth trashs Reagan

Myth trashs Republicans

Myth trashs Reagan Otra Ves

Myth trashes the Contract with American and the Republicans Again

Myth on Healthcare Debacle



RomneyCare still a spiraling fiscal disaster

Romneycare Mandates..Massachusetts Health Plan Denounced As Imminent 'Disaster'

Romney quiet on health care because his plan is a dismal failure

It's hard to tell everyone you're the heir to Ronald Reagan while you're touting Hillary Clinton's health care plan. There is no material difference between the two

Myth on Liberal Judges

Romney appointed liberal judges in Massachusetts

Romney Jurist Not Tilted to Gop

Myth on the Second Amendment

Mitt Romney - Gun Control

Mitt Romney Flip Flops on Gun Control



Myth on the Taxes

Romney's tax record gets a closer look

Romney oversaw millions in fee hikes as Massachusetts governor

Romney - Increased state fees and taxes by three quarters of a billion dollars


23 posted on 02/04/2008 2:55:07 AM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: Kurt Evans

” A broad coalition of black conservatives from across the country “

All 239 of them ?


24 posted on 02/04/2008 3:05:45 AM PST by sushiman
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To: Kurt Evans

“The consensus is that Huckabee’s campaign was deliberately sabotaged by Fred Thompson in South Carolina to hone out a two-man race between McCain and Romney in Florida.”

Why yes! That’s why Fred endorsed McCain as we all knew he would!

Oh, except, he didn’t.

Sorry, but that baseless paranoid smear right there renders the entire post as dishonorable and paranoid as Huckabee himself has repeatedly shown himself to be.

Qwinn


25 posted on 02/04/2008 3:50:35 AM PST by Qwinn
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To: Kurt Evans
Yesterday the only signs of an election campaign in my town of 60,000 were (1) two Ron Paul supporters waving signs at an intersection, and (2) a robo-call on my answering machine announcing that Huckabee would have a rally during a brief stop at our local airport.

And that pretty well sums up my dilemma tomorrow. I will vote either for Huckabee or Ron Paul. Neither will be President. It will be a protest vote against the calamity descending on this country. At the moment I fully expect the next President to be the real huckster in this race, Hussein Obama.

26 posted on 02/04/2008 4:01:59 AM PST by Malesherbes
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dishonorable and paranoid as Huckabee himself has repeatedly shown himself to be.

Drive-by criticsm is for cowards.
27 posted on 02/04/2008 4:08:10 AM PST by RangerM (Jesus is the only perfect Christian)
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To: Malesherbes
"Yesterday the only signs of an election campaign in my town of 60,000 were (1) two Ron Paul supporters waving signs at an intersection, and (2) a robo-call on my answering machine announcing that Huckabee would have a rally during a brief stop at our local airport.

Not sure why, that just struck me as funny. I haven't seen even that much excitement here. Of course we ain't no big city like yours. The base is really motivated, huh? :)

28 posted on 02/04/2008 4:32:19 AM PST by WildcatClan (The epitome of irony is that few entities exist, less common, than common-sense.)
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To: WildcatClan
The “political climate” on the Republican side seems to be divide and conquer. No single candidate has been more divisive than Huckabee. At a time when we should all be pulling together to beat the “mother of all threats”, it has been Huckabee who has split off those that unsure about Mormonism, those that believe every single hit piece news item, and those that simply vote as an Evangelical bloc.

I sincerely hope that the Huckster stays in the race. Nobody does a better job of pushing confused conservatives to look closely at their options. The Huckster continually hammers away at Romney, and yet, does not say a single word against McCain. Like everything else about this fraud, it is highly suspicious, it’s almost like he’s not campaigning for POTUS, just VP.

29 posted on 02/04/2008 5:22:02 AM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: eclecticEel

I think while he wouldn’t get anywhere near half, Huckabee still could get a quarter nationally, especially if Hillary is the nominee.

Huckabee is a strong candidate going forward. I and other conservatives like his solid conservative message, especially of late.


30 posted on 02/04/2008 6:25:02 AM PST by Reagan79 (Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys)
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To: Kurt Evans

The part of the article posted doesn’t say it, but I bet a lot of these are baptist ministers.


31 posted on 02/04/2008 6:45:11 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: cowdog77

He’s just a flipper, but I don’t understand why you wish he hadn’t become pro-life. I am happy when people who previously thought women should be allowed to kill their babies come to the realization that it is evil and should be stopped.

And it would be a shame to stab an ally in the back in an attempt to exact vengence for their past — that’s God’s job, not ours.


32 posted on 02/04/2008 6:47:18 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kurt Evans

Another endorsement for Mitt Romney from one of my favorite conservatives!
http://www.northstarwriters.com/hc098.htm


33 posted on 02/04/2008 6:48:07 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Fred
Folks I really would like to support Myth, however, I just have a few questions

Sorry to cast aspersions on your veracity, but I have a hard time believing that a poster who can't even bring himself to use a man's real name, but instead plays childish name-calling, is really looking to support that candidate.

And that's before I read your other postings, which also tend to cast doubt on your sincerity here.

34 posted on 02/04/2008 6:51:20 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Qwinn; Kurt Evans
Yes. Huckabee's supporters call it "sabatoge" when another candidate points out the truth about him.

Meanwhile, Huckabee was caught this weekend in Massachussetts, where he will win NO delegates. Meanwhile, he has slipped from first to third in Georgia, where he SHOULD take first place, and probably would if he was spending time in the state.

So, why is Huckabee off where he can't possibly win, but might possibly siphon off votes to help McCain, and ignoring McCain being a couple points ahead of him in Georgia?

Why is Huckabee in Tennessee on Sunday, instead of states where he's fighting with McCain?

We know the answer, and it's the same answer as to why he dropped out of Florida.

35 posted on 02/04/2008 6:54:13 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Kurt Evans
To: Lead Moderator

Sorry to bother you, but do you guys have a problem with keyword abuse? Can you identify who puts up a given keyword? Are you willing/able to remove blatant taunts from the keyword list?

Are you sure you are not an outright McCain supporter? You obviously don't like free speech.

36 posted on 02/04/2008 6:57:56 AM PST by bigjoesaddle (McCain is a liar and a crook. See amnesty and Keating Five.)
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To: cowdog77
You need to go back to English school.
A flip-flop is when you change your position and then revert back.

Romney has explained in detail how he changed to pro-life, and has NOT reverted back. I will accept his conversion to the good side.

37 posted on 02/04/2008 9:58:00 AM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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To: Tramonto
Romney has already converted to pro-life position and has NOT reversed himself.

Huckabee is still the Goober man from Arkansas. Huckabee has never ran a corner store much less Billion dollar enterprises as Romney has.

Huckabee exposed his lack of geopolitical knowledge by calling Bush policies as bunker mentality. The huckster is a disaster waiting to happen.

38 posted on 02/04/2008 10:01:55 AM PST by ajay_kumar (United we win, divided democrats win. How difficult is that to understand?)
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To: Kurt Evans
A broad coalition of black conservatives from across the country are holding a press conference to urge former Governor Mike Huckabee to stay in the presidential race for the Republican nomination until the convention.

:::rolls eyes::: Since the Huckster has already said he is staying in, this is rather a waste of effort. Seems like they are just wanting their few minutes of national attention.

39 posted on 02/04/2008 10:03:22 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: WildcatClan
Did Romney supporters suddenly become nasty and puerile out of desperation?

Every candidate has supporters who are like that. It's a human condition thing.

40 posted on 02/04/2008 10:08:39 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Kurt Evans
The consensus is that Huckabee's campaign was deliberately sabotaged by Fred Thompson in South Carolina to hone out a two-man race between McCain and Romney in Florida.

Gag me.
41 posted on 02/04/2008 5:00:45 PM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

CharlesWayneCT asked, “So, why is Huckabee off where he can’t possibly win, but might possibly siphon off votes to help McCain, and ignoring McCain being a couple points ahead of him in Georgia? Why is Huckabee in Tennessee on Sunday, instead of states where he’s fighting with McCain?”

Charles, I think you have your answer in the results.

In Georgia, the results were Huckabee 34%, McCain 32%, Romney 30%.
In Tennessee, the results were Huckabee 34%, McCain 32%, Romney 28%.

Would you now care to admit that McCain chose wisely where to spend his time leading up to Super Tuesday?

Dave


42 posted on 02/10/2008 5:54:30 AM PST by ncdave4life
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To: ncdave4life

Oops, I meant, “Would you now care to admit that HUCKABEE chose wisely where to spend his time leading up to Super Tuesday?” Sorry!

Dave


43 posted on 02/10/2008 5:55:35 AM PST by ncdave4life
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To: Tramonto

My insurance plan has a copy of $50 for abortions that I will never use — get over it. It’s called personal responsibility.


44 posted on 02/10/2008 5:55:58 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Kurt Evans

What a waste of time.


45 posted on 02/10/2008 6:05:20 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: cowdog77
I wish Romney wasn’t a flip-flopper on abortion. But, since he is, I’ll vote for Huckabee if he stays in the race long enough.

You mean Romney changed his mind on abortion week after week depending to whome he was talking? This is what a flip flopper does. Romney did no such thing. He changed his mind once from being pro-choice because he saw the light.

46 posted on 02/10/2008 6:18:11 AM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: ncdave4life

In Massachussets, Huckabee got 0 delegates. He was NEVER going to break the minimum required to get any delegates, and delegates is what his fight is about.

He also didn’t deny Romney a win, but may have gotten McCain one or two additional delegates.

McCain is therefore a couple closer to winning what Huckabee is supposedly trying to get. Huckabee essentially helped his supposed opponent in Mass.

Now, in Tennessee, Huckabee got 23 delegates, but McCain got 18. And in Alabama, Huckabee got 20, McCain got 16.

If he had taken the time he spent in Mass, and instead spent them in Tennessee and Alabama, he may have wrested one more delegate from McCain in each of those states.

So, it is possible that Huckabee cost himself 4 or more critical delegates by his stunt. It gained him absolutely nothing.

I will admit I was wrong about Georgia, although being pretty much a winner-take-all state, it was a pretty high-stakes gamble not building a slightly larger lead. a swing of a couple thousand votes and McCain would have gotten 45 delegates, instead of Huckabee.


47 posted on 02/10/2008 7:34:12 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ncdave4life

BTW, I have no idea why I wrote that about Tennessee, since that WAS a place where he was fighting with McCain for delegates. It was a while ago, so maybe I had a point, but probably not.


48 posted on 02/10/2008 7:35:17 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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