Skip to comments.Black Conservatives Rally to Urge Mike Huckabee to Stay in Presidential Race
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.
” A broad coalition of black conservatives from across the country “
All 239 of them ?
“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.
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.
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? :)
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.
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.
The part of the article posted doesn’t say it, but I bet a lot of these are baptist ministers.
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.
Another endorsement for Mitt Romney from one of my favorite conservatives!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
:::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.
Every candidate has supporters who are like that. It's a human condition thing.
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