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Palin only trails Huckabee by two points in Iowa
The Examiner ^ | 11/23/2009 | Kevin Hall

Posted on 11/23/2009 8:24:14 AM PST by bigred08

Overall, the Register poll seems to be nothing but good news for Mike Huckabee. But that is not the case, because of Palin's numbers....

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: bho44; huckabee; obama; palin
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1 posted on 11/23/2009 8:24:14 AM PST by bigred08
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To: bigred08

Are there any FReepers that support Huckabee? If so, please have your head examined.


2 posted on 11/23/2009 8:26:15 AM PST by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: petercooper

Huckabee = 2nd Obama term.


3 posted on 11/23/2009 8:28:17 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: petercooper

LOLOL!!!


4 posted on 11/23/2009 8:28:17 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-G. Orwell)
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To: petercooper

Sarah is in the game.

This poll was conducted between Nov 8-11, almost a week before the unveiling of Going Rogue.


5 posted on 11/23/2009 8:28:31 AM PST by techno
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To: petercooper

Huckabee, is the Same Oh.. Same O... He is just like McCain, in Arkansas, he was the BIG SPENDER...ask anyone from Arkansas..His record is spend, spend, tax tax..just like George W..and his bent on spending. We need something NEW, different Wine Skin, different color, different watchword. Something from the outside..not something that grew up on the inside...


6 posted on 11/23/2009 8:28:56 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: petercooper
Are there any FReepers that support Huckabee? If so, please have your head examined.

Love it!

sw

7 posted on 11/23/2009 8:30:07 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: petercooper

I don’t necessarly support Huck over Palin, or several of the others — but I’d hardly protest his nomination. Huck is a genuinely good man. It is rarely a bad thing to have a good Godly man in a leadership position in this country.

He isn’t as conservative as some of the others — but character counts for a LOT.

SnakeDoc


8 posted on 11/23/2009 8:30:07 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: bigred08

Huckabee who?


9 posted on 11/23/2009 8:30:25 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: bigred08
Great....... a poll about Iowa, over THREE YEARS before the next primary there.

Sigh........

10 posted on 11/23/2009 8:31:13 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: bigred08

The Huckster should run for Senate seat in Arkansas. He should take on Blanche Lincoln in 2010, and just get out of the way for Palin in 2012. The Huckster had his chance, and all he did was pave the way for McCain to get elected in the primaries.


11 posted on 11/23/2009 8:32:52 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: rovenstinez

Exactly. The media will not pick our nominee this time. Huck is a good man, but not what we need. I wish he would just go away.


12 posted on 11/23/2009 8:33:18 AM PST by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: willgolfforfood

I’m with you...this is nothing but a diversion. The focus needs to be on derailing the Democrats’ “reform” of healthcare, and focusing on the 2010 elections.


13 posted on 11/23/2009 8:33:35 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: bigred08

Huckabee needs to stick with stand-up comedy. He’s a gaffe machine waiting to happen.


14 posted on 11/23/2009 8:34:20 AM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: petercooper

Huckabee would be a great used car salesman.


15 posted on 11/23/2009 8:34:50 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: bigred08

Huckabee is a representative of the problems in the Republican party, sorry, him and Mitt need gone as soon as possible.


16 posted on 11/23/2009 8:35:34 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Night Hides Not

Maybe we should ask one of the mods to move it this post to Breaking News!!


17 posted on 11/23/2009 8:35:42 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: SnakeDoctor

You are right Huck is certainly a caricature! ;-)


18 posted on 11/23/2009 8:36:48 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: SnakeDoctor

Are you seriously upholding the Huckster’s Character????? Oh that is rich. Seriously??

The one that claimed he was the only seminarian and theologian running so he was qualified to deal with Romney’s (another RINO) mormonism? Ooops ... he conveniently forgot he attend only one semester at Southwestern. Yeah he forgot to and had to “recall” that statement.

Ask the fine people of Arkansas ... on second thought, don’t . They had “Buyers” remorse with Clintoon ... and then the double Whammy of “Buyers” remorse again with the Huckster. They got blindsides twice ... shame on them ....

Huckster? character??? yeah .. he IS a character .....

Shaking head in disbelief.


19 posted on 11/23/2009 8:37:15 AM PST by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: bigred08

we are doomed


20 posted on 11/23/2009 8:37:28 AM PST by element92
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To: bigred08
Second place to Mike Huckabee.... just, wow. And we all know how well he did.
21 posted on 11/23/2009 8:37:41 AM PST by r9etb
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To: bigred08

2 points you say? Hmmm...so that’s what that RINO horn is good for! Huck wins by a nose!


22 posted on 11/23/2009 8:38:29 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Reagan69

Huckabee p***** me off last night on Fox News. He was chuckling about his great friend Mary Landrieu, about how she bragged that it was 300 million (not 100 million), and claiming (Huckabee claiming) that “folks have to realize that this is how politics is done!”

Sure. We understand how horsetrading works—but this bill is the biggest shift to socialism this nation has witnessed in the past nearly 80 years. Do you think I’m going to support a presidential candidate who’s going to chuckle about it?


23 posted on 11/23/2009 8:39:40 AM PST by sand lake bar (Obama: Take away my 1st Amendment and you'll force me to use the 2nd.)
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To: petercooper

The problem is he didn’t have the numbers last year. I don’t think he’d have the numbers in 4 years.

He’s a spoiler. Plain and simple. Although I like his support of the FairTax and real tax change ... I really don’t believe he has a snowballs chance in hell of winning that national race. Maybe, maybe a senator from Arkansas (after being it’s governor) but nothing more.


24 posted on 11/23/2009 8:40:17 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Kartographer
Iowa proved it cannot be trusted to provide political direction anywhere. Jimmah Cahtah was their first big pick and we know how that turned out.
25 posted on 11/23/2009 8:41:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: willgolfforfood

Great....... a poll about Iowa, over THREE YEARS before the next primary there.


Agree the Iowa Caucuses are a ways out something like Jan. 2012, two years and one month basically. But campaigning will begin sometime in early 2011 after the Nov. 2010 general. I suspect some politicians will be visiting during the campaign next year to get the face in the crowd and develope some name recognition. These early polls will help those candidates testing the waters to decide whether to get in or out of the early states. Politics is an never ending process it seems.


26 posted on 11/23/2009 8:43:31 AM PST by deport (99 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... ON MARCH 2, 2010E)
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To: bigred08

It is a joke to put Huckabee’s name in this poll unless the MSM wants to put a loser as the Pub nominee (which they do). Huckabee is a non-factor.


27 posted on 11/23/2009 8:44:26 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: bigred08
Why does the state so beholding to the scam of ethanol have first choice in picking the leader of the free world?
28 posted on 11/23/2009 8:47:02 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm.......)
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To: bigred08

The huckster is more of the same. For real change we have to elect Sarah.


29 posted on 11/23/2009 8:48:20 AM PST by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yep, Iowa’s not a great barometer, but the other early state has become a disaster for Republican vetting—purple at best, within the Boston media market, and suspicious of candidates who seem to be religious believers.

Iowa should be Palin Country more readily than NH, and this is a good little poll given all the media bashing and all the declarations of her lack of political viability.


30 posted on 11/23/2009 8:50:02 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: bigred08

Trailing Huck and even Romney right now is a good spot for Sarah to be in. Let the Lamestream Media continue to spin for these two, I don’t care. I wouldn’t want to be the “front-runner” at this point. Remember what happened to front-runner Rudy Giuliani? He was the front-runner in the months leading up to Iowa.


31 posted on 11/23/2009 8:50:11 AM PST by chippewaman
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To: bigred08

As much as I like Palin, I don’t know whether she can win. Just being honest.

I think the Republicans need to break out of the Romney-Huckabee-Palin group or we may well snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


32 posted on 11/23/2009 8:51:43 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: bigred08

Not exactly.

This was just a poll about favorability. 70% of IA Rep had favorable views of Huckabee, 68% of Palin. Given the margin of error they’re pretty much even.

But having a favorable view isn’t the same as voting. Before the caucus last yr both Huckabee and Romney had around 80% favorables, but Huckabee still won rather easily. McCain had pretty much the same favorables as OPbama last yr and it didn’t really help him all that much.

The interesting piece is that while Huckabee is still up there at 70%, Romney is apparently down to 58% favorable.


33 posted on 11/23/2009 8:52:00 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: bigred08
Here's his campaign bus:


34 posted on 11/23/2009 8:53:10 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Sorry, can't go with you on this one. Even if what you say is true, I have decided after GW that I will never vote again for a born again or anyone who claims the mantle of holier than thou.

Nothing against born agains - I tip my hat to them for coming to Christ. But the political arena is not for them. IMO, they are too much into turning the other cheek that they let their opponents steamroll them and their policies. With the exception of lower taxes and the WOT, GW surrended on to many important issues as soon as he drew criticism.

And I see the Huckster - or Huck-a-phoney - to be less trustworthy. I watch his program and at certain times you can see the spitefullness come through. Ann Coulter verbally bitch-slapped him and he couldn't help but attack her.

We don't rebuild this party by voting for the same-old. As much as Mitt seems a nice guy, he had his chance. Leave. Same with Huck-a-phoney. Go. Leave. We need new blood on the rise - Palin, Liz Cheney, Bobby Jindal.

35 posted on 11/23/2009 8:54:46 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: rovenstinez

“Huckabee, is the Same Oh.. Same O... He is just like McCain, in Arkansas, he was the BIG SPENDER...ask anyone from Arkansas..His record is spend, spend, tax tax..just like George W..and his bent on spending. We need something NEW, different Wine Skin, different color, different watchword. Something from the outside..not something that grew up on the inside...”

Agree totally with you. The GOP, right or wrong, has an image problem. It’s the rich, white-haired, white-faced, old men’s country club party (with a RHINO as the official mascot). The party needs a fresh start with fresh faces with new and “radical” ideas like following the Constitution, cutting taxes and creating jobs. People like Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal are the faces of this “new” Republican “Tea” Party. To go back to 2008 retreads like Huck or Romney is to GUARANTEE a second term for Obama.


36 posted on 11/23/2009 8:56:48 AM PST by chippewaman
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To: petercooper

“The media will not pick our nominee this time. Huck is a good man, but not what we need. I wish he would just go away.”

I hope the media doesn’t pick our nominee but the Republican Party could do itself a favor by BANNING these crappy open primaries which allow independents and even Democrats for voting for our candidate. GOP primaries should be ONLY for GOP registered voters.


37 posted on 11/23/2009 8:59:57 AM PST by chippewaman
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To: petercooper
I am a Republican from Iowa and I tell you I do NOT support Huckabee.

I hope this is not the field. Pawlenty wasn't mentioned.

38 posted on 11/23/2009 9:00:13 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (Al Franken--the face of the third-party voters)
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To: SnakeDoctor

We don’t need another “good man” like Bush. We need a person who will fight for our country and Constitution. We need someone with core beliefs that cannot be bought. The only person out there who’se actually done it Sarah Palin.
All the other Pubbie jokers are part of the old guard that failed to see the commie train coming.

None of them deserve a second chance. And please spare me the Ron Paul gibberish. Personally I find myself uncomfortable with him and his acolytes.


39 posted on 11/23/2009 9:02:29 AM PST by dools007
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To: 7thson

This country has too few, not to many, God-fearing individuals in high office.

SnakeDoc


40 posted on 11/23/2009 9:05:13 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: bigred08

Huckabee? really? seriously?? couldn’t you find another person with the excitement of paint drying?

yup... the libs are flailing around to find a candidate they can prop up to be mccain 2012.

Sarah has them in a full blown panic


41 posted on 11/23/2009 9:11:53 AM PST by sten
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To: Col Frank Slade

Huckabee= a manifestation of how much GOP masculinity has declined since the candidates in 1980 (Reagan, Connally, Bush, Crane, Dole). We REALLY have a dearth of leadership of almost biblical proportions now. I’m beginning to thing this is not some type of divine retribution when you look at the ‘Limp Richards’ the GOP has to run agains Obama.


42 posted on 11/23/2009 9:12:11 AM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: dools007

Given our current Presidential situation, I would welcome George W. Bush back with open arms. He made mistakes. They all make mistakes. Absent Christ-Himself running for President, political and moral perfection is an absolute impossiblity.

Given the option, I’d rather vote for a God-fearing Christian than not. I’d take Palin (as well as quite a few others) over Huck in a primary — but, if Huck were nominated, he’d have my support.

SnakeDoc


43 posted on 11/23/2009 9:13:09 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I doubt Huckabee runs. He enjoys making money for once in his life.


44 posted on 11/23/2009 9:27:29 AM PST by mcjordansc
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To: mcjordansc

Very possible. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

SnakeDoc


45 posted on 11/23/2009 9:30:00 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Huck is a genuinely good man. It is rarely a bad thing to have a good Godly man in a leadership position in this country.

This is exactly what many normally conservative Christans said in justifying their vote for Jimmy Carter in 1976.

46 posted on 11/23/2009 9:34:04 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: bigred08
By the time Sarah releases her 2nd book, the one that lays out her policy stances, she we be ahead by double digits.

Remember Obama released 2 books, one a autobiography and another laying out his policy positions.. expect Palin to do the same.

47 posted on 11/23/2009 9:35:09 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: HiramQuick
Ask the fine people of Arkansas ... on second thought, don’t . They had “Buyers” remorse with Clintoon ... and then the double Whammy of “Buyers” remorse again with the Huckster. They got blindsides twice ... shame on them ....

"Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

48 posted on 11/23/2009 9:45:57 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: SnakeDoctor

The Huckster is not a good man. He’s a snakeoil salesman trying to pass himself off as a “good man”.

I believe “Thou shalt not bear false witness” is one of the Ten Commandments. He broke it dozens of times with his backhanded ambushes of Fred Thompson and other candidates.

He always had some outside group do the dirty work for him, but he was behind it all.


49 posted on 11/23/2009 9:58:13 AM PST by bigred08
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To: deport

Actually, the campaigning has ALREADY begun.

Pawlenty, Pataki, & Huckabee have already visited in the past month.

Palin comes to Sioux City as part of her book tour soon.

In Iowa, the campaigning only stops for about one year after the election.


50 posted on 11/23/2009 10:03:33 AM PST by bigred08
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