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Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid
FoxNews.com ^ | May 14, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 05/14/2011 6:38:54 PM PDT by ColdOne

Mike Huckabee said Saturday there would be no sequel to his surprisingly strong 2008 White House bid, in which he won the Iowa Republican caucus and finished second in the primaries to Sen. John McCain.

"All the factors say go, but my heart says no," Huckabee, who was considered the GOP frontrunner in several national polls, said on his Fox News Channel show.

Before his announcement Saturday night, Huckabee hadn't shared his decision with his closest advisers.

Many of those advisers predicted Huckabee wouldn't run.

Ed Rollins, who was Huckabee's national campaign chairman for the 2008 campaign, said he expected this decision after Huckabee had broken off communications with him about a week ago.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; election; huckabee
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1 posted on 05/14/2011 6:38:56 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

WTF was Donald Trump on at the end of the program....for what purpose?


2 posted on 05/14/2011 6:53:00 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (And he's not only merely dead, he's really most sincerely dead!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Follow the money!

He couldn’t raise the funds and he loves money.


3 posted on 05/14/2011 6:54:08 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ColdOne

Can he be persuaded to change his mind?


4 posted on 05/14/2011 6:54:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

>>>>WTF was Donald Trump on at the end of the program....for what purpose?

The Don is an attention whore.


5 posted on 05/14/2011 6:55:11 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: ColdOne

Whatever the reason good decision.


6 posted on 05/14/2011 6:55:32 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: ColdOne

At least he, unlike the others, realize that Sarah will suck the oxygen out of the room when she declares.

Off topic: Mitch Daniels says he’ll ask Condi to be VP. Is this guy a political hack or what?


7 posted on 05/14/2011 6:57:17 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ColdOne

I like him in some areas but not in all, although I don’t expect to like any candidate 100%. However, I see him as the Hubert Humphrey of the GOP. That is, he’s smart, competent and a nice guy, but he just doesn’t have the energy or the vision to get the votes.

And he certainly doesn’t have what it will take to turn back the horrible things Bambi has done. I’m not sure who does, actually.


8 posted on 05/14/2011 6:58:19 PM PDT by livius
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To: PhiloBedo

Please consider Michelle Bachman instead of Palin.


9 posted on 05/14/2011 6:59:12 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Palin/Bachman 2012 - Unbeatable ticket


10 posted on 05/14/2011 7:00:07 PM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: ColdOne

It will be interesting to see the new polling and where the Huck support moves to. I cannot see it going to Romney, and I suspect that the majority of the Huck support moves to the “none of the above/not sure” category.


11 posted on 05/14/2011 7:02:30 PM PDT by festusbanjo (Whenever you hear a liberal use the word "wealthy", correct them and substitute it with"successful".)
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To: ColdOne

Good, the GOP needs attack dogs in this new reality, not Teddy Bears.


12 posted on 05/14/2011 7:03:41 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: ColdOne
More Votes for Sister Sarah!
13 posted on 05/14/2011 7:05:47 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Hildy

I think Michelle and Sarah are cut from the same cloth. They would make a formidable team. Fortunately, Michelle is already in a position to do the most good. Can we say Speaker Bachman?


14 posted on 05/14/2011 7:06:07 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: PhiloBedo
Off topic: Mitch Daniels says he’ll ask Condi to be VP. Is this guy a political hack or what?

Yes, he is...If Daniels is the Republican nominee, then Obama gets 4 more years. I'm not going to let a meth head lead the police on a high speed chase for 4 years only to say "here, you drive" a half second before we go off the cliff.
15 posted on 05/14/2011 7:07:25 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: livius

And he certainly doesn’t have what it will take to turn back the horrible things Bambi has done. I’m not sure who does, actually.

............Paul Ryan


16 posted on 05/14/2011 7:07:55 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: ColdOne

I’m surprised his overinflated ego allowed him to bow out.

Now if only the mittwit will make the same decision.


17 posted on 05/14/2011 7:07:56 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: DefeatCorruption

At the end of the day this isn’t the right cycle for him. He’s too soft to punch Zero in the face rhetorically. Especially with the media in the tank as always. GOP has to realize we need a bold candidate that’s ready to go for the jugular.


18 posted on 05/14/2011 7:08:40 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Revolting cat!
Can he be persuaded to change his mind?

I Hope NOT!!!!

19 posted on 05/14/2011 7:10:00 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
They got fatty little hands
Fatty little eyes
They walk around
Tellin' big fatty lies
They got little fatty noses
And fatty little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty fatty feet...

20 posted on 05/14/2011 7:10:14 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
We're fat, we're proud...
and we're in your face!


21 posted on 05/14/2011 7:14:51 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Mr. K
"Palin/Bachman 2012 - Unbeatable ticket"

People don't vote for nut jobs.

They couldn't win one state.

22 posted on 05/14/2011 7:17:19 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ColdOne

Huckster who?


23 posted on 05/14/2011 7:19:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: billorites

What color is your sky? Do you really believe all the SRM BS?


24 posted on 05/14/2011 7:19:33 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: onyx

I have another version of “follow the money.” On the way home from Happy Valley this evening I told my traveling companions that I expected the Huckster to bow out. Most of them disagreed.

My point was that Huck probably makes a $Million$ or more a year for his gig on Fox, and he’d be insane to throw that aside to chase after the elusive ephemeral possibilty that he could just possibly, by the skin of his teeth, maybe, become POTUS.


25 posted on 05/14/2011 7:21:59 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Mr. K

I agree. Palin should have the POTUS slot. Furthermore, I do not believe, after all she has been through, that she would agree to play second banana again. I’d say it’s the driver’s seat or nuttin’ !


26 posted on 05/14/2011 7:24:21 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: ColdOne

Easy life, good money as a TV pundit. Why go back in the spotlight for a longshot bid?


27 posted on 05/14/2011 7:25:01 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: PhiloBedo

You mean the Condi who voted for Dear Leader in 2008?


28 posted on 05/14/2011 7:26:25 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: PhiloBedo

But, but, we have Boner.../s


29 posted on 05/14/2011 7:27:43 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: ColdOne
Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

I'll drink to that!

30 posted on 05/14/2011 7:28:21 PM PDT by Bullish (the golfer gets all the credit while the jet fighter pilot gets all the blame.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

recently ,he purchased a 3.5 million home in FL.
he likes the cash . who doesn’t it.


31 posted on 05/14/2011 7:33:42 PM PDT by ncalburt (DO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Mr. K
Palin/Bachman 2012 - Unbeatable ticket

No way in creation will two women be elected together as the first woman pres. and first woman VP.

32 posted on 05/14/2011 7:35:52 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: ColdOne

I wasn’t gonna vote for him anyway!


33 posted on 05/14/2011 7:37:12 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: ncalburt

Dr. Z....I’d like to buy you another Fosters!


34 posted on 05/14/2011 7:38:15 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Like another FReeper said, “Huck is just a liberal who happens to be pro-life.”


35 posted on 05/14/2011 7:40:40 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ColdOne

“All the factors say go...”

Bull.


36 posted on 05/14/2011 7:47:23 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Mr. K

It would be interesting to watch. But they would get brutalized in the general election. Just brutalized.


37 posted on 05/14/2011 7:48:22 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: maine-iac7

Perhaps. But who ever thought that a black guy with a muslim name that sounds eerily similar to an arch terrorist who was close friends with a racist preacher and a domestic terror mastermind and a guy who got caught flat out plagiarizing his entire campaign from a UK Labour leader would ever be elected as Pres/VP?

Whoever thought a guy from AR who dodged the draft and lied about it, was well known to be a rabid womanizer, had used drugs in his past, would ever be elected?

Whoever thought Richard Nixon whose career seemingly ended in disgrace when he lost the Gov race in CA would ever be elected President?

Things happen in politics.


38 posted on 05/14/2011 7:48:26 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Revolting cat!

No! His enormous ego is being sufficiently stroked by Fox ... and there’s no longer a need to give the election to McCain by boxing out the Mormon.


39 posted on 05/14/2011 7:52:09 PM PDT by teppe (... for my God ... for my Family ... for my Country)
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To: maine-iac7

I am with you, if those two get the nominations then I am voting for Obama.


40 posted on 05/14/2011 7:56:42 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Dimmitude, get used to it.)
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To: ColdOne

Saved himself a lot of trouble for nothing


41 posted on 05/14/2011 8:00:34 PM PDT by BJungNan (Spend yesterday's money good, today's money ok. Never spend tomorrow's money)
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To: Tucker39

You are so right about Huck and his TV gig. This is his niche, and he knows it. Good for him, good for us.


42 posted on 05/14/2011 8:03:07 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1Cor.15: 1-4 Believe it!)
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To: billorites

“People don’t vote for nut jobs.”

So, don’t run.


43 posted on 05/14/2011 8:03:48 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: itsahoot
Don't misunderstand me. I merely made the observation that two women on the ticket together - where we have never had either office filled by a woman = would not get elected.

I like them both - but would rather see Bachman stay where she is and rise to the top.

As to Sarah - here's MY dream team:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7RKIpufStQ

for 8 years and then switch them around for another 8.

After 16 years, the Ship of our country would be righted and the enemies wouldn't even see the wake.

44 posted on 05/14/2011 8:05:39 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: bwc2221
"People don’t vote for nut jobs.”

That would explain the sparse support and meager encouragement I've received over the years...

;-)

45 posted on 05/14/2011 8:10:29 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
They couldn't win one state.

Did you bump your head before you wrote that?

46 posted on 05/14/2011 8:24:39 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: jeltz25
Perhaps. But who ever thought that a black guy with a muslim name that sounds eerily similar to an arch terrorist who was close friends with a racist preacher and a domestic terror mastermind and a guy who got caught flat out plagiarizing his entire campaign from a UK Labour leader would ever be elected as Pres/VP?

Whoever thought a guy from AR who dodged the draft and lied about it, was well known to be a rabid womanizer, had used drugs in his past, would ever be elected?

Those things happened with the complete support of the MSM, which is still very powerful and influences a large portion of the electorate.

47 posted on 05/14/2011 8:28:37 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: itsahoot

If people think like YOU, your tagline is the future.

You wouldn’t be voting for Little Stevie Dunham....

You’d be voting for Soros and Maurice Strong and the U.N.

Personally, I’d vote for a wet rag over Little Stevie Dunham.

It would do less harm.


48 posted on 05/14/2011 8:34:03 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Hildy

“Please consider Michelle Bachman instead of Palin.”

Ain’t gonna happen with this child.


49 posted on 05/14/2011 8:34:46 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: livius

Exactly. At this point in time, the country needs a war time President and Huck is just too nice. If we are going to be in two wars and possible three, we need one mean ass SOB.


50 posted on 05/14/2011 8:35:01 PM PDT by RC2
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