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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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1 posted on 11/22/2011 10:55:45 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

What a sell-out pig.


2 posted on 11/22/2011 10:56:43 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: iowamark

what’s the bribe? the huckster is one reason we got such a pathetic pos candidate as mcvain.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 10:57:07 AM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: iowamark

Romney?

Forget that.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 10:57:07 AM 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

Mike Huckabee must not be very informed about the goal of the Tea Party if he expects them to support Romney.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 10:57:07 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: iowamark

Waiting for the loons to tell us how conservative Huckster is and what a devout born again Christian he is.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 10:57:17 AM PST by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: iowamark

Um.... NO!


7 posted on 11/22/2011 10:58:26 AM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: iowamark

Hucksters at it again.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 10:58:53 AM PST by marty60
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To: iowamark

Huck is rino


9 posted on 11/22/2011 10:59:07 AM PST by heiss (heartless)
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To: iowamark

Will I get a bottle of whiskey if I do? /sarc

He must be out of touch to think the Tea Party is going to support Romney (yet), oh, they may have to in the end, but to get behind him before the primary, ain’t going to happen.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 10:59:39 AM PST by Scythian
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To: iowamark

Let’s put some context to this. He is not endorsing Romney, he is urging us to vote for him IF he gets the nomination. I disagree with Huck - I dont see myself voting for Romney - but let’s get the facts straight before the bashing begins.


11 posted on 11/22/2011 10:59:45 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: bravo whiskey
"what’s the bribe?"

Romney/Huckabee 2012
12 posted on 11/22/2011 11:01:18 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: iowamark

DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH HUCK

LEts send him some notes about how we feel about voting for “the lesser of two evils” anymore


13 posted on 11/22/2011 11:01:18 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: iowamark

Breaking News: Tea Party urges Mike Huckabee to STFU!


14 posted on 11/22/2011 11:01:39 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: iowamark
Huck exposes the true colour of his sordid underbelly.
15 posted on 11/22/2011 11:01:49 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: iowamark

The shuckster’s advice is worth a warm bucket of spit, as far as I am concerned. Used car salesman, hiding behind religion.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 11:03:08 AM PST by gibsosa
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To: iowamark

Is this Shark-Jumping season or something?


18 posted on 11/22/2011 11:03:26 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: iowamark

Shut up, Huckster.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 11:04:04 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: iowamark

Screw you Shuckabee


20 posted on 11/22/2011 11:06:22 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: iowamark

Hey Gomer STFU


21 posted on 11/22/2011 11:06:54 AM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: iowamark
What does Mitt say when the topic of health care insurance surfaces in the debate with Obama? Next...candidate, that is.
22 posted on 11/22/2011 11:07:16 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: iowamark

No more RINOS.


23 posted on 11/22/2011 11:08:39 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Huckabee needs to stick to his milqetoasted TV show and OUT of politics. Romney? No Way.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 11:09:10 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: iowamark

Supporting Romney WILL make more likely Obama to get re-elected.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 11:09:58 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: iowamark

...and behold, the angel poured out the fifth bowl upon the land, and great confusion there was amongst the peoples thereof.

And a mighty man who once was great, then diminished, was given a cable show. And the man who once despised the wanderer from the NorthEast said to the peoples: "Listen now, say I, to the Northeast prophet. He doth speak some things hard to understand, but he is a great deal better than the abider of alinskyite heresy!"

And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

;-)

26 posted on 11/22/2011 11:10:24 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: iowamark

Dummy.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 11:10:45 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Huckabee’s sellout doesn’t make sense. Romney is an anathema as far as what the Tea Party believes. Is Romney getting desperate?


28 posted on 11/22/2011 11:10:54 AM PST by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: iowamark
Never liked him.

And he proved me right.

29 posted on 11/22/2011 11:11:03 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: iowamark
...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.

That is funny, right there! Imagine the rally. Signs that read,

"Go Mitt, Not Our First Choice, But, Whatever..." Or,

"Huck Says To Vote 40 Times For Mitt!"

This has to be satire.

30 posted on 11/22/2011 11:11:14 AM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: iowamark
"I'll vote 40 times...."???

So, he's advocating election fraud...??

31 posted on 11/22/2011 11:11:30 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: iowamark

Yeah, no.


32 posted on 11/22/2011 11:11:46 AM PST by Enosh (†)
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To: iowamark
Reinforces that I was correct in never being for Huckabee
33 posted on 11/22/2011 11:11:47 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: bravo whiskey

BW, I think if Huckster had NOT meddled, Romney would have won the nomination in 2008. Do you? If not, who else could have beaten McCain?

The two things that did Romney in in 2008 were Huckabee and Charlie Crist. When Crist endorsed McCain in Florida, that ruined Romney’s chances in that state....


34 posted on 11/22/2011 11:12:28 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: iowamark

Wow, like I am so shocked the nanny state SOB did this!

Shocked I say!


35 posted on 11/22/2011 11:13:20 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: iowamark

Shut The Huck Up!


36 posted on 11/22/2011 11:13:34 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: iowamark
Huckabee losing relevance, trying to reinsert himself.

It's not working.

37 posted on 11/22/2011 11:14:40 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: iowamark

Huck urged his son not to torture dogs. That didn't work either. Huck urged people to exercise and eat right to lose weight, while he sneaked off and got a bypass and lied about it. Huck urged people not to see the cross superimposed in his Christmas message. We'd be better off ignoring Huck's urges.

38 posted on 11/22/2011 11:14:46 AM PST by Yaelle (Still helping the Cain train wheels go round.)
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To: Noumenon

I second that!!!


39 posted on 11/22/2011 11:14:53 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: iowamark

Huckster is for huckster, just like the rino’s newt and willard.


40 posted on 11/22/2011 11:15:03 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: iowamark; Jim Robinson; STARWISE; RedMDer; musicman; DJ MacWoW

Huckabee was never TEA Party.

Now he’s a Romney-Bot!


41 posted on 11/22/2011 11:15:51 AM 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: bigdirty
It is essential to read the article before going off the deep end.
42 posted on 11/22/2011 11:16:14 AM PST by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: iowamark

Sorry, Mike. No can do.


43 posted on 11/22/2011 11:19:33 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: iowamark

44 posted on 11/22/2011 11:20:13 AM PST by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: iowamark

It was weird that Huckabee, who at the time was polling #1 declared very early that he wouldn’t run. He is a pretty opportunist fellow and it seemed very unlike him at the time. I often questioned weather he had already made a deal with Romney. Some people say that the good pastor Huck would never run with Mormon Mitt but they are vastly underestimating his political nature. Others have said that Mitt would never run with Huckabee who spoiled his chance to beat McCain last time. They underestimate Mitt’s political nature. There would be no better antidote for his Mormon problem than Huckabee on the ticket. That said and as much as they both make me queasy a Huckabee/Romney ticket would destroy Obama. Moderate Mitt, all business all the time, and Evangelical Mike turning out the old base. Business sense and old school populism merged in clean scandal free package. The tea party would cry foul for a while but 90% would fall in line by November because the alternative is unacceptable.


45 posted on 11/22/2011 11:21:15 AM PST by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
BW, I think if Huckster had NOT meddled, Romney would have won the nomination in 2008.

Correct.

Which means Romney would already have been nominated, and would have lost and would now be out of our hair and Dole II (McCain) would have aged out.

46 posted on 11/22/2011 11:22:21 AM PST by wideawake
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To: wolfman23601
That's true-he didn't endorse Romney. However, Romney can't be the nominee if he doesn't win primaries. And considering the gulf between establishment Republicans and the Tea Party, I see him having a difficult time doing that.

In 2008, I wondered what Huckabee was doing staying in the race as long as he did. I heard theories he was just getting name recognition and then of course he got the radio and tv show. Now I believe that he was trying to help Romney by taking votes away from McCain.

47 posted on 11/22/2011 11:24:04 AM PST by Spirit of Liberty (Give 'em hell, Herman!)
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To: iowamark

How can a nominee that believes in the personal mandate be any better than Obama?

The RINO elite in DC must be scared sh#tless right now—the conservatives are not yet on the reservation where they should be.


48 posted on 11/22/2011 11:24:18 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: iowamark

I’m not surprised, can’t stand Huckabee.


49 posted on 11/22/2011 11:26:38 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: iowamark

I think conservatives should vote their conscience, if they have one.

Oh yea, FUMH!


50 posted on 11/22/2011 11:26:38 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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