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Mike Huckabee urges tea party to vote for Mitt Romney
The State, SC ^ | November 22, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 11/22/2011 10:55:40 AM PST by iowamark

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee gave his thoughts on the 2012 Republican presidential candidates Sunday in an interview with WABC’s Aaron Klein. As the candidates continue to trade rankings in the national polls, Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in his own election bid in 2008, spoke of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the primary. The former Republican presidential candidate urged conservative Republicans to support Romney because he believes the former Massachusetts Gov. has the best chance of defeating Barack Obama in 2012.

“Mitt Romney may not be their first choice, but Mitt Romney every day of the week and twice on Sunday is going to be a much more effective president for issues that they care about than Barack Obama,” Huckabee told Klein. “I think sometimes there is this anxiety within the Republican Party of who is the perfect candidate. The answer is there isn’t one,” the former Arkansas governor added.

Romney came in second behind Huckabee in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, largely because of Huckabee’s popularity among social conservatives in the state. A Bloomberg poll of likely Iowa voters last week showed a four way tie between Romney, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Huckabee’s popularity in Iowa could work in Romney’s favor as the countdown to the Iowa caucuses begins.

The former Arkansas governor urged Tea Party Republicans to throw their support behind Romney. “I think Republicans and conservatives and the Tea Party need to get behind him and say, ‘You may not be our first choice, but between you and Obama, I’ll vote 40 times to get you elected,” Huckabee said.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: huckabee; huckaduck; huckaphoney; huckster; mikehuckabee; mittens; mittromney; rino; romney; teaparty; traitor
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To: iowamark

F U M H!!!!


101 posted on 11/22/2011 2:19:54 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: iowamark

He’s GOT to be worried about a 3rd party.

(all I can figure)


102 posted on 11/22/2011 2:23:52 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: kcvl

Huckabee NEVER had the TEA Party vote and WE ARE WHY he didn’t run!


103 posted on 11/22/2011 2:25:10 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Texas Fossil; All

I would rather burn my ballot in the polling place than vote for Mittens Romney . The GOP has taken my vote for granted for 30 years but no more .

The very first ballot I ever cast was for Ronald Reagan from that day to this I have voted in every election that I was eligible to cast a vote in but I have never voted FOR anyone since President Reagan always against, time to send the whores in both parties a rude wake up call.


104 posted on 11/22/2011 2:44:23 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: iowamark

So Huckabee you are telling us that a big government statist like Romney is a conservative and good for the country?

This makes you part of the damn problem.

Take your individual mandate and shove it.


105 posted on 11/22/2011 2:45:26 PM PST by A message
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To: Mr. K; All

Right my note would consist of a used piece of toilet paper in a baggy .with a post script attached about how voting for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil.


106 posted on 11/22/2011 2:48:00 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: iowamark

Dumb political move on Huck’s part.


107 posted on 11/22/2011 2:49:55 PM PST by MindBender26 (Stop bothering me with minor issues. I'm too busy trying to save our country from Obamaism)
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To: iowamark

So tempted to dig up those old Huckster threads and name names...couldn’t stand Fat Boy then or now...


108 posted on 11/22/2011 2:58:50 PM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: wolfcreek
He’s GOT to be worried about a 3rd party.

(all I can figure)


That's what I'm thinking. There is a very concentrated effort to convince Conservatives they have to support Mittens...somebody is scared that we are thinking for ourselves.
109 posted on 11/22/2011 3:01:01 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: wolfcreek
He’s GOT to be worried about a 3rd party.

Makes sense, in a backwards, twisted sort of way, since everything these people do is one hundred eighty degrees out of phase, and the one thing that would do the most to fuel a "third party" conservative challenge would be for the the Republicans to nominate Romney.

110 posted on 11/22/2011 3:07:36 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go to guy when you're down to the bottom of the bottom of the barrel...)
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To: princeofdarkness

Post of the month nominee!!!


111 posted on 11/22/2011 3:29:27 PM PST by Segovia
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Can any of you picture posting expert Freepers put a side by side picture of Hucksterbee and Gomer?

I seriously need a good laugh.


112 posted on 11/22/2011 3:29:33 PM PST by Kevin in California
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To: iowamark

Too late HUCK...Tea Party is moving towards Newt.
Gingrich’s lead among potential Republican primary voters is driven largely by his support among those who consider themselves to be part of the Tea Party movement. Gingrich has the support of 35 percent of Tea Party voters, which equals the tally for Cain (20 percent) and Romney (15 percent) combined. No other candidate has double-digit support among the Tea Party.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/fox-news-tea-party-vaults-gingrich-first_609128.html

Allen Olson, chairman of the Columbia Tea Party, said Tuesday he will resign his post in order to endorse former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in his bid for the White House.

“There is only one candidate for president who is leading on what I believe are the underlying issues this country faces,” Olson said in a statement. “Not only is this candidate talking about serious issues, he is providing real solutions.”
Olson said the deciding factor in his choice to support Gingrich was his advocacy for the Strong America Now deficit-cutting plan which seeks to eliminate federal waste.
Olson said he will work with Gingrich’s team in the months to come to build a grassroots movement here in South Carolina.
http://www.newt.org/news/sc-tea-party-leader-endorses-newt

Gingrich scores endorsement from Tea Party Nation founder

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/183867-gingrich-scores-endorsement-from-tea-party-nation-founder?page=2

By Justin Sink - 09/26/11 11:30 AM ET

The founder of the Tea Party Nation — one of the largest coordinated groups in the conservative Tea Party movement — announced Monday that he would endorse former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.


113 posted on 11/22/2011 3:53:29 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Tea Party is moving towards Newt..Gingrich’s lead among potential Republican primary voters is driven largely by his support among those who consider themselves to be part of the Tea Party movement. Gingrich has the support of 35 percent of Tea Party voters, which equals the tally for Cain (20 percent) and Romney (15 percent) combined. No other candidate has double-digit support among the Tea Party.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/fox-news-tea-party-vaults-gingrich-first_609128.html

Allen Olson, chairman of the Columbia Tea Party, said Tuesday he will resign his post in order to endorse former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in his bid for the White House.

“There is only one candidate for president who is leading on what I believe are the underlying issues this country faces,” Olson said in a statement. “Not only is this candidate talking about serious issues, he is providing real solutions.”
Olson said the deciding factor in his choice to support Gingrich was his advocacy for the Strong America Now deficit-cutting plan which seeks to eliminate federal waste.
Olson said he will work with Gingrich’s team in the months to come to build a grassroots movement here in South Carolina.
http://www.newt.org/news/sc-tea-party-leader-endorses-newt

Gingrich scores endorsement from Tea Party Nation founder

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/183867-gingrich-scores-endorsement-from-tea-party-nation-founder?page=2

By Justin Sink - 09/26/11 11:30 AM ET

The founder of the Tea Party Nation — one of the largest coordinated groups in the conservative Tea Party movement — announced Monday that he would endorse former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.


114 posted on 11/22/2011 3:56:03 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: bigdirty

Huckster stayed in the race 4 years ago to split the votes and give us McCRap and now this? He can shove a hog up his butt for all I care.


115 posted on 11/22/2011 3:57:41 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: iowamark

Huckabee is even more liberal than Romney. Anyone familiar with his tenure as governor is aware of that.


116 posted on 11/22/2011 4:13:50 PM PST by Calliecat
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To: Texas Fossil

I just hope that Cain and Newt can hold on long enough for the tea party vote to solidify behind one or the other.


117 posted on 11/22/2011 4:41:39 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: bigdirty

You’re surprised? Only desperate people desperately believing the Republican Party is any different than the Demrat Party would be “surpised”.

That the idiot is still shilling for Romney indicates Huckabee is a vapid RINO.

If the RINO-controlled GOP runs any RINO their candidate will lose. Real conservatives get it. Voting for a RINO only begats more RINOs. Took too long for too many of them to get it, but they finally do.

The GOP must come to conservstives—not the other way around. And if it doesn’t, it might just as well admit what it already is—an arm of the demrat party.


118 posted on 11/22/2011 4:45:56 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: iowamark

It ain’t gonna happen, Mikey.


119 posted on 11/22/2011 4:54:53 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The "Occupy Wall Street" losers should try occupying their local employment office. GET A JOB!)
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To: iowamark

Huck needs to stick to TV.


120 posted on 11/22/2011 5:03:41 PM PST by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: iowamark

He would be more effective telling conservatives NOT to vote for Romney.


121 posted on 11/22/2011 5:08:03 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Mr. K
DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH HUCK

With a statement like his, I have no problem with him holding his breathe.
122 posted on 11/22/2011 5:14:26 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I am not sure who will wind up with the nomination. I personally do not like any of the top candidates.

But I could vote for most of them, except for Romney. But I am also going to do all I can to see to it he does not get the nomination. A Romney nomination would be the death knell for the Republican Party and a sure catalyst for an effective 3rd party. The Elitist Pubbies know this and I doubt Romney will be the nominee.

The “leadership” of the Party had best not trifle with the T Party groups. It could be a fatal error. The Republicans only came back to power after Reagan gained the support of the Southern and Western vote. Without it the Pubbies are through. There is no way the “bitter clingers” will ever support Romney or Obozo. NEVER EVER.

So we will have to wait and see what happens.


123 posted on 11/22/2011 5:17:10 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: iowamark
“I think sometimes there is this anxiety within the Republican Party of who is the perfect candidate. The answer is there isn’t one,” the former Arkansas governor added.

Then if there is no perfect candidate, Huck - how come you settled on this dog? You are a snake in the grass like con man Mitt.
124 posted on 11/22/2011 5:18:35 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: iowamark

Ha! And to think Huck stuck around long enough to help deny Romney in 2008. Now he wants us to vote for him?

NOT A CHANCE~


125 posted on 11/22/2011 5:19:25 PM PST by GR_Jr.
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To: wolfman23601

Don’t ruin this thread....by bringing some reality to it!!


126 posted on 11/22/2011 5:22:12 PM PST by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: azcap
The tea party would cry foul for a while but 90% would fall in line by November because the alternative is unacceptable.

Even if it gets Obama re-elected this Tea Partier will never vote for Romney, and I'm guessing a lot more Tea people than you think will do the same thing. I'm not going to be hoodwinked again by a another repub shister.

127 posted on 11/22/2011 5:37:15 PM PST by eak3
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To: iowamark; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; BufordP; sickoflibs; LMAO; indylindy; ...

What a tool.

FUMH


128 posted on 11/22/2011 6:08:12 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Ohh heck NO !!! Huck ? you can not fool all the Christians..


129 posted on 11/22/2011 6:48:49 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

STFU, huckster, you loser. Go back to Hope, you Dope.


130 posted on 11/22/2011 6:51:56 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: iowamark

Hey Chuck Norris ? your boy Huck has gone off his rocker, no, wait, he’s always been off his rocker, and Chuck ? if you don’t like that ? come and get me...


131 posted on 11/22/2011 6:55:04 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: iowamark

My response to Mr. Huckabee...

“Oh Hell No!”

Sorry but I am not going to settle for the lesser of two evils anymore. Our Government is out of control. It no longer represents the People and I’m frankly sick and tired of it.

I will only vote for a true Conservative candidate. If the GOP can’t come up with one, then they won’t get my vote.

I want smaller Government. Fewer taxes. Fiscal responsibility. NO MORE GUN CONTROL. NO MORE INVASIONS OF MY PRIVACY. NO MORE ATF. NO MORE Patriot Act. I want the Goverment to leave me the hell alone.

I will not be party to keeping the status quo. Either get someone in who will fix it or let Obama finish destroying it so the revolution can happen and we rebuild from the ashes.

I want a repeal to all gun control laws after the F&F BS by the Government. I want a President that will push for exactly that. Nothing less will do. If the GOP can’t pick a candidate that is willing to work to fix these issues, they don’t deserve to win.


132 posted on 11/22/2011 6:55:07 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: iowamark
The former Arkansas governor urged Tea Party Republicans to throw their support behind Romney.

Like Hell!! Tea Partiers, most of all, have no use for flip-flopping RINOS.

“I think Republicans and conservatives and the Tea Party need to get behind him and say, ‘You may not be our first choice, but between you and Obama, I’ll vote 40 times to get you elected,” Huckabee said.

What kind of lame-ass statement is that? Huckabee is not promoting flagrant voter fraud?

133 posted on 11/22/2011 6:56:33 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: onyx
" Huckabee NEVER had the TEA Party vote and WE ARE WHY he didn’t run! "

AMEN !!!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
134 posted on 11/22/2011 6:57:53 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: hal ogen
" STFU, huckster, you loser. Go back to Hope, you Dope. "

AMEN !
135 posted on 11/22/2011 7:09:20 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim Robinson you are the leading voice and figure of the Tea Party movement sensing the voice of the Tea Party.
You have the voice of the Tea Party rebellion.
Your voice has a lot of weight behind it.

Jim Robinson for President ?
136 posted on 11/22/2011 7:21:09 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Gator113
" How much of a bonus did Fox give Huckabee for this support of Romney? "

They gave him his own show and got to play in the band as a bass player ? ?
137 posted on 11/22/2011 7:23:35 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Gator113
" THANK GOD this poor excuse for a man, a phoney little fat man, never made it to our White House. "

Yes, you can say that again, and thank God that Romney didn't make it to the White House the first time around, however ? that's of little consolation of what we have there now...
138 posted on 11/22/2011 7:26:27 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Jeff Head
" If Romney should win the nomination despite my support for all the more conservative candidates in front of him, I will vote for him over Obama...but that’s the best I will give "


It seems, no, wait, it is, that the GOP establishment and the MSM is telling us that we must vote for Romney against our own will.... and basically that's what BIG Government does,,, against our own will.. political/governmental rape.
139 posted on 11/22/2011 7:30:53 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: ExSoldier
" First Ann Coulter and now Huckabee? How nauseating. Somebody promised somebody a seat at the adult table when all this shakes out methinks. "

Perhaps ? Maybe ? speculatively speaking ? that Mitt Romney has promised Ann Coulter to be his speech writer if he get's to the WhiteBrothel, opps, I meant, White house and promised Huck to be his press secretary and propagandist ?
140 posted on 11/22/2011 7:35:47 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: mkjessup
" Jesus might love Mike Huckabee, but the rest of us think he's a sell-out RINO and an A$$HOLE!! "

Judas and 30 pieces of silver.
141 posted on 11/22/2011 7:37:19 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: iowamark
The former Republican presidential candidate urged conservative Republicans to support Romney because he believes the former Massachusetts Gov. has the best chance of defeating Barack Obama in 2012.

This is a blatant lie. Huckabee was asked if the Tea Party should sit out the election if Romney gets the nomination. His comments were about the general election not the primary. He didn't say Mitt had the best chance of beating 0bama.

142 posted on 11/22/2011 7:38:55 PM PST by Tramonto (9 9 9)
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To: iowamark

Is this Mitt Romney’s failed attempt of a trial balloon to see which way the winds are blowing by sending Huck out with this statement ?


143 posted on 11/22/2011 7:39:22 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: katiedidit1
Too late HUCK...Tea Party is moving towards Newt.

Huckabee as asked if the Tea Party should sit out the election if Mitt gets the nomination. He said no. Huckabee did not endorse Romney.

144 posted on 11/22/2011 7:45:32 PM PST by Tramonto (9 9 9)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Sing along folks....


ALL WE ARE SAYING, IS GIVE MITT NO CHANCE !!!

Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, LiberalRagism, Tagism This-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism
All we are saying is give Mitt no chance
All we are saying is give Mitt no chance

(C'mon) Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout
HucksterMinister, SinisterMSMinsters and Bigfailsters,
Bishops, Fishops, Rabbis, and Pop Eyes, Bye bye, Bye byes
All we are saying is give Mitt no chance
All we are saying is give Mitt no chance

145 posted on 11/22/2011 7:46:57 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: iowamark

A Romney nomination, like a Huckabee nomination last time, would be pointless. America does not need two socialist parties.


146 posted on 11/22/2011 7:50:29 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Scythian

The only way I’d ever vote for RINO Romney is if I’d drunk that bottle of whiskey before going to the voting precinct.


147 posted on 11/22/2011 7:51:32 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: iowamark
"Mike Huckabee urges tea party to vote for Mitt Romney"


148 posted on 11/22/2011 7:55:26 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Speech writer and publicist? I doubt it. They've both got gigs with way more influence and pay scales than those will rate. I think it's got to be something bigger. What, I can't even guess.
149 posted on 11/22/2011 8:15:33 PM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: bigdirty
Hillbilly moron reveals his ignorance--made Iowa bumpkins look really bad--will he do it again?
150 posted on 11/22/2011 8:17:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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