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Huckabee Says He'd Consider VP Offer
International Herald Tribune ^ | August 19, 2008

Posted on 08/19/2008 5:40:49 PM PDT by Plutarch

Mike Huckabee on Tuesday said he has not been approached by John McCain about being the U.S. presidential candidate's running mate. But he'd certainly consider the offer.

Huckabee said he didn't think anyone who has run for the U.S. presidency would turn down a chance to be vice president. The former Arkansas governor dropped out of the presidential race last March after McCain clinched the Republican nomination.

Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, Huckabee said he has received "no indication" that McCain is considering him as a running mate. But if asked, Huckabee said it would be hard to resist.

"I don't think anybody that runs for president turns around and says no," he said. Still, he said he did not consider himself a candidate, adding it would be "disrespectful" to suggest names.

McCain may name his running mate between the end of the Democratic convention on Aug. 28 and the start of the Republican convention on Sept. 1

(Excerpt) Read more at iht.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; dreamon; huckabee
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Whew, I imagine the McCain camp was sweating it out whether Huck would take Veep if offered. Now we know.
1 posted on 08/19/2008 5:40:49 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

somebody please, shut the Huck up...


2 posted on 08/19/2008 5:42:11 PM PDT by edzo4
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To: Plutarch

Maybe he should try Obama, I hear he wants to appeal to the evangelical vote.


3 posted on 08/19/2008 5:43:14 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Plutarch

In other news, I’d consider being offered the winning lottery numbers for Friday.


4 posted on 08/19/2008 5:43:46 PM PDT by library user
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To: Plutarch

Schmuckabee????????/ G-d Forbid! Ptui!


5 posted on 08/19/2008 5:44:55 PM PDT by sofaman (Obama "Inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity & gifted with an egotistical imagination")
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To: Plutarch

I’m sure he was just answering a reporter’s question ... hard to fault him there.

But it’s not going to be Huck.


7 posted on 08/19/2008 5:45:23 PM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: Plutarch

DON’T MESS WITH ARKANSAS!


8 posted on 08/19/2008 5:45:54 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

Thanks for the humor, Huck! I appreciate his charm and speaking skills, but his nanny state sentiments are a liability.

I say let him be McCain’s HHS Secretary.


9 posted on 08/19/2008 5:45:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Plutarch

Usually this is the equivalent of the kid that jumps up and down with his hands in the air screaming “Pick Me! Pick Me!”

Of course, those are the kids that get picked last.


10 posted on 08/19/2008 5:46:23 PM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: sofaman

If Chucklebee is the V.P. choice, count me out.

He’s another smarmy, nanny-state elitist.


11 posted on 08/19/2008 5:46:45 PM PDT by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: Plutarch

Used Car Salesman


12 posted on 08/19/2008 5:46:46 PM PDT by homeguard (Join or Die)
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To: Plutarch

Hahahahaha That’s ok Mike I think McCain has the job filled already. lol


13 posted on 08/19/2008 5:47:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Plutarch

Huck has spent too much time on his political knees in the past few months to even be considered. ;-)


14 posted on 08/19/2008 5:47:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (I was taught to respect my elders, but it's getting harder to find one.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

What, wasn’t Dennis Kucinich available ? Hey, if Huckster and Slick Willard think they’re qualified...


15 posted on 08/19/2008 5:48:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Plutarch

jeez, thank goodness this idiot has NOT be approached about the VP slot....he’s dreaming if he thinks that’s a possibility....I just have a problem with ANYONE from Hope Arkansas....


16 posted on 08/19/2008 5:50:10 PM PDT by BamaDi (John McCain - my choice for President and the USA's only option!)
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To: edzo4

ROFL and absolutely


17 posted on 08/19/2008 5:50:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (College kid: "Do you have a minute for Obama?" NVA: "Not now or ever.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I needed a good laugh tonight............


18 posted on 08/19/2008 5:52:28 PM PDT by LadyBuzz
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This guy makes me sick. he had a chance on MSNBC to slam Rev. Wright and not once did he do it. It looked like he was defending Wright.... sickening.....


19 posted on 08/19/2008 5:52:48 PM PDT by KavMan
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To: Plutarch

Talk about being desperate...get a life!


20 posted on 08/19/2008 5:53:41 PM PDT 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: Plutarch
McCain shouldn't consider Huckabee for ANY job, anytime, anyplace.

sw

21 posted on 08/19/2008 5:56:22 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Is He the one?)
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To: Miss Didi
Talk about being desperate...get a life!

What? I just posted a straight news story concerning Huckabee. What is desperate about that?

22 posted on 08/19/2008 5:56:58 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

I think she’s saying Huckabee is desperate.

Not you haha.


23 posted on 08/19/2008 5:58:03 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: edzo4
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24 posted on 08/19/2008 5:58:04 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Plutarch
He might even consider giving both of his kidneys and a nice fried squirrel for the job.
25 posted on 08/19/2008 5:58:55 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Miss Didi

Upon further review, I get it. You were talking about Huck wanting to be Veep, not me posting the article. Overly sensitive I am.


26 posted on 08/19/2008 5:58:59 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

Hey!

‘Ol Huck needs to keep them childruns in Lardburgers, and Pizzas somehow!


27 posted on 08/19/2008 5:59:06 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Obama: The Hype and Chains candidate)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’m increasingly confident that Romney won’t be nominated. He’ll probably serve on McCain’s cabinet should McCain become President, perhaps Secretary of the Treasury. And don’t worry, it’s increasingly clear that the Tom Ridge speculation was a publicity stunt.

Don Carcieri has a lot of good qualities- conservative, Catholic, ethnic (not sure what ethnicity, I think he’s part Italian), record of winning cross-over votes. I wish McCain had considered him more seriously. You’ve spoken of him highly, as well. There’s still time and hope, IMHO.

I am currently fixated on a much-overlooked part of the electorate. They are moderate independents who voted for Gore and Kerry reluctantly, but cringe at Obama. I’m surprised no one has spoken of this group. Many, though far from all, are Jewish. And I think this group could be swung into the Republican column without McCain or the party moving to the left. McCain’s independent image attracts them, but they’re not sold on him yet, as many of them don’t usually vote Republican. But in addition to being conservative, the running mate should be urban and northern. At least that’s my take. Nothing against Mark Sanford, he’s a great governor, but I believe this small voting bloc will decide the election.

Always a pleasure,

Mike


28 posted on 08/19/2008 6:01:10 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Plutarch
Let's all have a good laugh at the Huckster's expense haha.

Huckabee jokes about killing snakes
29 posted on 08/19/2008 6:01:43 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Whoops, that was supposed to be a private reply.

Oh, well...


30 posted on 08/19/2008 6:02:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Plutarch

Oh do forgive me, dear Plutarch. Yes, the Huckster needs to get a life. ;)


31 posted on 08/19/2008 6:02:41 PM PDT 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: Plutarch
From whom?

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!




STFU, Gomer.

32 posted on 08/19/2008 6:02:58 PM PDT by Petronski (The God of Life will condemn the Chinese government. Laogai means GULAG.)
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To: Plutarch

I like Huckabee, but I don’t think it should go to anybody who had been a candidate. The primary was too divided for any of those people - including Huckabee or the ur-liberal Romney - to be a good VP candidate.


33 posted on 08/19/2008 6:03:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: Plutarch

It wasn’t directed at you. Huckabee is desperate.


34 posted on 08/19/2008 6:04:21 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Is He the one?)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuntB; pissant; OB1kNOb; Politicalmom; SoConPubbie; Esther Ruth; pandoraou812; ...
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I just love it. These egotistical pandering career politicians are precious. God Bless them. They are fodder for abuse. Endless material.

Retire the liberal tax raising, open border, algore loving, Jimmy Carter foreign policy pushing, nanny state Huckster Ping

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To be added please FReepmail me or OB1KNOB.

35 posted on 08/19/2008 6:05:43 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Hey, if Huckster and Slick Willard think they’re qualified...

Selecting either would be very divisive. McCain should make a more uniting selection.

36 posted on 08/19/2008 6:06:40 PM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Thank you.

And let’s flush the idea of bookend nanny stater Romney while were at it.


37 posted on 08/19/2008 6:07:18 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (This election is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if McCain wins, we're still retarded.)
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To: Plutarch

I hope he picks Palin, but I bet he picks Huckster.


38 posted on 08/19/2008 6:10:53 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: Plutarch

What the huck?!


39 posted on 08/19/2008 6:11:20 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Petronski
I love it when Hucks name gets mentioned on FR. It lets me post this commercial that took me 3 weeks to write. I posted it every time his surrogates dano1, campaign workers with one screen name who we have not seen here since, posted one of his 45 articles per day. Hard work and I only got to post this 76 times. Photobucket

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...(Real men of genius)

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...(Mr. Mike Huckabee paid FR campaign shill)

What does a liberal Republican do when he is afraid to face grass roots conservatives himself? He pays his coffee and errand boy minimum wage to do it for him

...(skim milk with three sweet and lows)

Sitting in a cubicle at campaign headquarters you search Conservative websites like the NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Salon, CNN and Daily Kos looking for favorable articles about the Huckster to post on FR

...(oooh, here's one from DU!)

Armed with nothing but talking points from Hucks' website, you attempt to convince conservatives that your candidate is not a Christian socialist or a pro-life Democrat

...(Jesus would want amnesty for illegals)

When FReepers say Huck is a fiscal liberal, algore loving environmental wacko, open border amnesty pusher, violent criminal pardoner, Jimmy Carter foreign policy appeaser, nanny state smoker banner you provide the brilliant original response...a link to his campaign website

...(copy, paste, copy, paste)

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...(Highly overrated)

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40 posted on 08/19/2008 6:13:14 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Go Mitt


41 posted on 08/19/2008 6:14:15 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Plutarch

Dear Schmuckabee: Please STFU and go away.


42 posted on 08/19/2008 6:14:40 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: indylindy

Palin would be perfect.

Smart. Conservative. Young. We need to build a farm system.

Doesn’t hurt that she is a woman and attractive, but that is secondary.


43 posted on 08/19/2008 6:14:40 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Plutarch

I’ll also proudly accept the VP position and I will change my screen name if nominated.


44 posted on 08/19/2008 6:16:17 PM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: Parley Baer

I’ll take Mitt. He’s seen the error of his ways and changed.

Huck still doesn’t and never will get conservatism. He is a nice guy and would be a great pro-life Democrat who we could respect in the other party.


45 posted on 08/19/2008 6:16:44 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: dano1

sorry, dano, I forgot the courtesy ping.

When you/they come back here for the Huck 2012 primary run, you can respond.

Good luck to you until then. I wish you well.


46 posted on 08/19/2008 6:18:48 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Plutarch

Someone needs to “gong” the Huskster off the stage...
His 15 minutes of fame are long over already and not a moment too soon..

It worries me that this collection of “candidates” are the best this Republic can round up in a time of crises....

Where have all the leaders gone?


47 posted on 08/19/2008 6:20:17 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Plutarch
The Big-Spending Nanny Stater would be more at home on the Dem ticket.
48 posted on 08/19/2008 6:21:43 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Plutarch

Go away already, Mr. Yuckster.


49 posted on 08/19/2008 6:22:48 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Mitt is on H&C right now...says he will not advise McCain and would be honored to serve as VP. I’m cheering for Mitt and just by watching this interview I think it’s him. ;)


50 posted on 08/19/2008 6:26:40 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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