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Huckabee: Tea Party may need to support Romney
Kleinonline.wnd.com ^ | Aaron Klein

Posted on 11/22/2011 8:11:47 PM PST by Tramonto

The audio about Romney starts at 7:11

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: huckabee; romney; teaparty
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Here is a transcript of the conversation in context:

Aaron Klein:

Lets say that Mitt Romney gets the nomination for the GOP, he runs for president in 2012. Romney kind of has this reputation of being a check pants republican, country club republican, a main stream republican, not really a tea party candidate. So do you for see a situation in 2012 where tea party voters actually stay out of the election because they are not motivated by Mitt Romney.

Huckabee:

Well it would be tragic if they stayed out because 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 and I think sometimes there is this anxiety within the Republican Party of who is the perfect candidate. The answer is there isn’t one. And so what you find is you have to decide who can survive the process and whoever that is, and if it is Mitt Romney, then I think republicans, conservatives and tea party need to get behind him and say he may not be our first choice but between you and 0bama, I'll vote 40 times to help get you elected.

1 posted on 11/22/2011 8:11:50 PM PST by Tramonto
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To: Tramonto

FUMH FUMR


2 posted on 11/22/2011 8:12:59 PM PST by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: Tramonto

Count me out. Darn right he’s not one of my favorites. Never for the Mountain Meadow Massacre.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 8:13:15 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: Tramonto

I don’t agree with Huckabee and will not vote for Romney if he gets the nomination.

That being said, to say he the tea party should vote for whoever gets the GOP nomination even if its Mitt is not that scandalous.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 8:14:38 PM PST by Tramonto (9 9 9)
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To: Tramonto
Not no way, not no how!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
5 posted on 11/22/2011 8:15:06 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Tramonto

Ain’t going to happen Huck, we brought into that with Bush, then you tried McCain and now Romney. Sorry pal no more RINOs!!!


6 posted on 11/22/2011 8:15:12 PM PST by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Tramonto

Nope. Stick with your variety show, Huck.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 8:15:23 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Grunthor

If Romney gets the nomination, who will you vote for in the general election?


8 posted on 11/22/2011 8:15:32 PM PST by Tramonto (9 9 9)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Tramonto.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 8:16:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tramonto

That is the funniest and most ludicrous thing I have ever heard.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 8:16:50 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Tramonto

Yes it is scandalous.

The TEA Party is not a “Republican” thing. It does not support whoever the nominee is unless they agree with that nominee, at least on the basics, and Romney is NOT that guy


11 posted on 11/22/2011 8:18:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Tramonto

If Romney gets the nomination I will not be voting for President in the GE but will still vote in the down-ballot races.

No, it will not matter who his VP pick is, just like it did not matter who McCain picked I didn’t vote for THAT liberal sack of s**t either.

I will NOT be forced to play the “at least he’s not as bad as the other liberal” game.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 8:19:22 PM PST by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: Tramonto

FUMH!! FUMR!! NO WAY, JOSE!!


13 posted on 11/22/2011 8:19:46 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Tramonto

Huck’s getting nuttier in his old age.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 8:19:54 PM PST by South40
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To: righttackle44

Wasn’t that sometime in the 1850s? What does it have to do w/ Romney?


15 posted on 11/22/2011 8:20:47 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Tramonto

I feel a lot like a sheep. Just now I’m being herded, later on I’ll be shorn.


16 posted on 11/22/2011 8:21:26 PM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: Tramonto

He was a loser last time. He is a loser this time.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 8:21:36 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Tramonto

Trolling for Romney on this pro-life grassroots conservative site will get your account zotted. NO ROMNEY!! NOT ON MY WATCH!!


18 posted on 11/22/2011 8:22:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Tramonto

I don’t see Romney getting the nomination no matter how badly the MSM wants it.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 8:25:42 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: Tramonto

romney’s toast.


20 posted on 11/22/2011 8:26:15 PM PST by ken21
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To: Tramonto

BS


21 posted on 11/22/2011 8:27:12 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tramonto

Huckabee doesn’t have a clue about what the Tea Party is all about or what it stands for.

Like all the establishment types, RINOs and pundits, he thinks Tea Partyers are just the low caste red-neck part of the Republican Party. That they will vote for the Republican guy because they have no where to go.

He doesn’t realize that the first victims of the Tea Party were Republicans - the RINO guys in Delaware, Nevada, Utah - because they wandered away from conservative principles.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 8:28:54 PM PST by oldbill
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To: ken21

Romney’s 4 year old burnt toast.

Huck has sold his soul to FoxNews apparently.


23 posted on 11/22/2011 8:31:52 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Tramonto

Romney?
Are you kidding? Obamacare used Romneycare are the pattern.
Romney leans too far into socialism for my likes.
They might just as well renominate McCain.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 8:33:14 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Step right up folks. we have two perfect candidates for you. you can vote for this progressive, Romney. or you can vote for this progressive, Obama. Either one of them will work as fast as possible to push this nation over a cliff into abject misery so that they can deliver us into serfdom in their communist/socialist utopia. Isn’t that so special!


25 posted on 11/22/2011 8:34:33 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: Tramonto
Running Romney will guarantee a 2nd Obama term. There will be a certain number of conservatives who will not vote for him.
Any of the “smart people” pushing Romney better wake up to this.
He may “look pretty” (and talk conservative once in awhile); but a (significant) number of people WILL sit home in a year if gets the nomination.

Those of us in the cheap seats who vote will guarantee it. The political consultants probably don't believe this.

26 posted on 11/22/2011 8:35:39 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Tramonto
Just goes to show the Huckabee is just as totally clueless as Mitt Romney about what constitutes conservatism, and how desperately this nation needs a commonsense Constitutional conservative as President.

The nation will not survive with a Democrat;
It will not survive with a limp-wristed RINO, open borders, anti-American like Romney or Huntsman or Perry;
It will not survive with a socialist "conservative" like Huckabee or Santorum.
It will not survive with a space alien surrender monkey like Ron Paul.

Cain would be my first choice, followed by Newt, followed by Bachmann.

27 posted on 11/22/2011 8:35:50 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: Tramonto

Directly related: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2811029/posts


28 posted on 11/22/2011 8:36:13 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: South40

Huck has deluded himself into believing that he has some political clout and that he can influence people in who to vote for..........WRONG!


29 posted on 11/22/2011 8:43:22 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39
Huck has deluded himself into believing that he has some political clout and that he can influence people in who to vote for..........WRONG!

I can't imagine why or how he could or would sway anyone's opinion. Then again, I'm regularly amazed at what people believe.

30 posted on 11/22/2011 8:47:30 PM PST by South40
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To: Jim Robinson

Im not trolling for Romney and will never vote for him because I don’t believe that he is pro life.

Huckabee did not endorse Romney. Huckabee may not be perfect but he was so much better than Romney or McCain last time around and I think he got unfairly trashed on FR.

By the way, I was against Romney before FR was.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2053327/posts?page=59#59


31 posted on 11/22/2011 8:48:07 PM PST by Tramonto (9 9 9)
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To: Tramonto


32 posted on 11/22/2011 8:49:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Tramonto

With a title like that, you need to add at least a Barf Alert or an FUMH.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 8:57:26 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Tramonto

Not running was one of the best decisions Huckabee ever made.


34 posted on 11/22/2011 8:59:02 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: Tramonto

What seems confusing is that Huck and Romney didn’t get along in ‘08. In fact, it was reported that the two really didn’t like each other at all. So why would Huck now be supporting Mittens?


35 posted on 11/22/2011 9:05:33 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have to feel bad for the daughter and the dog. With all the other gluttons in that picture, they were lucky to get a scrap or two to fight over.


36 posted on 11/22/2011 9:15:16 PM PST by Yankee (Welcome to Obama's Fourth Reich.)
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To: Grunthor

I think the expression is “Huck Few”.


37 posted on 11/22/2011 9:16:51 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Tramonto

Sorry Huck, the T-Party doesn’t support liberals.


38 posted on 11/22/2011 9:24:25 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: Tramonto

I do not trust Mike Huckabee. He has been described as a “Christian Socialist”.

Alarm bells go off at the sound of that.


39 posted on 11/22/2011 9:45:04 PM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: Tramonto
I will not vote for Romney under any circumstances. I don't care who the VP pick is. If mittens gets the nod then it's third party or write-in for me.
40 posted on 11/22/2011 9:54:09 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Trueblackman
Ain’t going to happen Huck, we brought into that with Bush, then you tried McCain and now Romney. Sorry pal no more RINOs!!!

Well put! NO RINOS!

41 posted on 11/22/2011 9:57:24 PM PST by South40
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To: Tramonto

Oh come on everybody ole huck still has to pay for the mack mansion down in florida so he’s gotta keep the gig going at fox for a couple more years.Fox is all behind romney and huck got his marching orders plain and simple.WHORE


42 posted on 11/22/2011 10:01:55 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Mountain Mary
What seems confusing is that Huck and Romney didn’t get along in ‘08. In fact, it was reported that the two really didn’t like each other at all. So why would Huck now be supporting Mittens?

He isn't. The question was wether the tea party should vote for Mitt if he got the nomination.

Huckabee kept Romney from getting the nomination last time, and hopefully he does his part this time and endorses the 'anybody but Romney' candidate at some point.

43 posted on 11/22/2011 10:20:02 PM PST by Tramonto (9 9 9)
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To: Tramonto

Hey Huck!

How about we try nominating a conservative this time around? That way we won’t have to proceed over the cliff, but only half as fast as when the Marxist was in charge.

With the socialist Romney, we’ll still go over the cliff, to be sure, we’ll just obey the speed limit.

Would it freaking kill the party to actually hire a conservative? Last time we did that was 1980. Think we could do it again, just for a few years, just so we can set things right enough for the next pack of ‘centrists’ to come in and put us back on the freaking brink again.

It positively makes you want to go out and hunt the GOP talking heads with a predator drone.


44 posted on 11/22/2011 10:26:45 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Tramonto

One more rant, only this time I’m laying down

THE CONSERVATIVE DOCTRINE

It reads as follows:

If the GOP will not allow the people to choose between a liberal and a true conservative, then it is ESSENTIAL that the liberal win the election. When the country is destroyed, then what will replace it will of necessity be conservative, for the depression and the jeopardy of our families will have only liberals as an author.

It only took three years, but nobody out there is still credibly saying the current depression and Iran getting the bomb is Bush’s fault.

If we can’t get a conservative, then I see it as a duty to ensure the liberal wins the election in a landslide.

No more ‘pink is better than red’ any more. Hire a conservative or start over, only this time send the parasites on all the coasts packing. We can ship everything we need to sustain export out of Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.


45 posted on 11/22/2011 10:33:31 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Grunthor

+1!

Frickin Schill...


46 posted on 11/23/2011 12:05:32 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tramonto

NEVER! Romney is as bad as Zero!


47 posted on 11/23/2011 4:54:19 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Trod Upon
"Mountain Meadows Massacre"-Wasn’t that sometime in the 1850s? What does it have to do w/ Romney?

If Romney is the nominee, the M.M.M. will be rehashed by the media as well as all the other really weird stuff of the mormons.

48 posted on 11/23/2011 5:17:35 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: Blado

He is a preacher, which means he always has his hand in someone else’s pocket; pretty much like a socialist.


49 posted on 11/23/2011 5:26:22 AM PST by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: Tramonto
Well that makes TWO of us who may sit this one out. I voted for McCain by voting AGAINST Obama. I'm not voting for a loser again just to vote against somebody. I did it the first time because the Republicans made a mistake ... but if they make the mistake twice, they are on their own. If the Republicans can't come up with a Conservative Candidate, then I simply will not vote Republican.

And Huck thinks the Tea Party is a possible endorsement? Even he doesn't get it. The Tea Party will NEVER endorse. There is only one ENDORSEMENT ACTION ... and that is the vote in the voting booth, (or in this case the possible LACK of it!).

50 posted on 11/23/2011 5:43:15 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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