Skip to comments.Mike Huckabee urges tea party to vote for Mitt Romney
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 WABCs 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 Romneys 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 isnt one, the former Arkansas governor added.
Romney came in second behind Huckabee in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, largely because of Huckabees 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. Huckabees popularity in Iowa could work in Romneys 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, Ill vote 40 times to get you elected, Huckabee said.
What a sell-out pig.
what’s the bribe? the huckster is one reason we got such a pathetic pos candidate as mcvain.
Mike Huckabee must not be very informed about the goal of the Tea Party if he expects them to support Romney.
Waiting for the loons to tell us how conservative Huckster is and what a devout born again Christian he is.
Hucksters at it again.
Huck is rino
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.
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.
DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH HUCK
LEts send him some notes about how we feel about voting for “the lesser of two evils” anymore
Breaking News: Tea Party urges Mike Huckabee to STFU!
The shuckster’s advice is worth a warm bucket of spit, as far as I am concerned. Used car salesman, hiding behind religion.
Is this Shark-Jumping season or something?
Shut up, Huckster.
Screw you Shuckabee
Hey Gomer STFU
No more RINOS.
Huckabee needs to stick to his milqetoasted TV show and OUT of politics. Romney? No Way.
Supporting Romney WILL make more likely Obama to get re-elected.
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.
Huckabee’s sellout doesn’t make sense. Romney is an anathema as far as what the Tea Party believes. Is Romney getting desperate?
And he proved me right.
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.
So, he's advocating election fraud...??
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....
Wow, like I am so shocked the nanny state SOB did this!
Shocked I say!
Shut The Huck Up!
It's not working.
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.
I second that!!!
Huckster is for huckster, just like the rino’s newt and willard.
Huckabee was never TEA Party.
Now he’s a Romney-Bot!
Sorry, Mike. No can do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m not surprised, can’t stand Huckabee.
I think conservatives should vote their conscience, if they have one.
Oh yea, FUMH!