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Mike Huckabee takes aim at Rush Limbaugh
politico ^ | April 7, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 04/09/2012 8:53:26 AM PDT by upchuck

On Monday, former Arkansas governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will launch a three-hour radio program on almost 200 stations across the country, going voice-to-voice with Limbaugh in the noon-to-3 p.m. time slot, Monday through Friday.

Cumulus Media, which owns and operates the new program, is already pitching Huckabee to listeners and advertisers as the “safe alternative” to a man who has recently found himself under weeks of intense fire - not for the first time - and who some believe could be vulnerable to a challenge from someone offering a kinder, gentler conservative voice.

“Our tagline is, ‘More conversation, less confrontation’,” Huckabee told POLITICO. “I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.”

Making a direct comparison with Limbaugh, John Dickey, the co-COO of Cumulus Media, adds, “This is going to be safer from a commercial standpoint, and more respectful from a listener’s perspective. I think that environment has been sorely lacking in talk radio.”

While representatives of “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” a Clear Channel property, and its syndicator, Premiere Networks, agree Huckabee will, in fact, offer a “safer” alternative, they strongly reject any suggestion that he poses a threat to Limbaugh’s audience and enormous influence. In their eyes, Huckabee is just the latest in a long line of would-be competitors who have never been able to measure up.

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“Our tagline is, ‘More conversation, less confrontation’,” Huckabee told POLITICO. “I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.”

Granted, I do not listen to Rush everyday. However I listen to him enough to feel safe in saying I do not ever remember him getting into a "shouting match" with a guest.

Perhaps Mr. Huckabee is referring to Sean Hannity where there are constant shouting matches and people talking over each other.

My prediction, FWIW: Huckabee going head to head with Rush will be a joke.

Related: Mike Huckabee debuts today for Cumulus Media.

1 posted on 04/09/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Huckabee is an Al Franken wannabe.


2 posted on 04/09/2012 8:54:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: upchuck

Mess with the bull, get the horn!


3 posted on 04/09/2012 8:54:59 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: upchuck

I wonder if he will have Wayne Dumond on as his first guest?


4 posted on 04/09/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: upchuck
I have a better tagline, Huckster:

"More of what got us INTO this mess."

5 posted on 04/09/2012 8:56:59 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This will be a bigger wipeout than the time Jim Hightower tried to go head-to-head with Rush.

All the same, Breitbart.com should be looking into any possible connections between the Huckster and Sandra Fluke.


6 posted on 04/09/2012 8:57:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: upchuck

Rush hardly ever has guests. It’s all Rush and his callers, all the time, and no shouting. Must we assume Huckabee and his promoters have never listened to Rush? I’m not about to switch.


7 posted on 04/09/2012 8:58:03 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: upchuck

Having Mike Huckabee on the radio is just another good reason to make sure your iPod is full of good music and a few choice CDs are close at hand.


8 posted on 04/09/2012 8:58:17 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: upchuck

LOL, good luck with that, Mike. The Merv Griffin of Fox....


9 posted on 04/09/2012 8:58:59 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: upchuck
Huckabee???

10 posted on 04/09/2012 8:59:39 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: upchuck
Huckabee isn't in the same league as Rush. Rush is big league. Huck is American Legion youth baseball.

Huck has had good programs here and there almost solely because he has the sense to bring on good guests.

11 posted on 04/09/2012 9:00:05 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: upchuck
“I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility."

And maybe, play the guitar with them...

12 posted on 04/09/2012 9:00:04 AM PDT by moovova (Comments at FreeRepublic are WAY MORE interesting than the articles.)
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To: upchuck

I’ll tune in to Huckabee if I feel like taking a nap.


13 posted on 04/09/2012 9:01:15 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: upchuck

They should call it O’Reilly Factor Radio.


14 posted on 04/09/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: upchuck
“Our tagline is, ‘More conversation, less confrontation’,” Huckabee told POLITICO. “I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.”

I don't care to listen to warmed-over PC laced decorated with a few strands of conservative one-liners. That is the very reason Mark Davis got canned from WBAP. Everybody had just had enough of condescending smugness and him pitching softballs to liberals.

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15 posted on 04/09/2012 9:01:40 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: upchuck
“Our tagline is, ‘More conversation, less confrontation’,” Huckabee told POLITICO. “I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.”

Translation for those of you in Rio Linda ---- BORING!!!

16 posted on 04/09/2012 9:02:30 AM PDT by apillar
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To: upchuck

Finally conservatives will have an alternative to the RINO Limbaugh. /o.O


17 posted on 04/09/2012 9:02:52 AM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: upchuck
Huckabee, the soft headed alternative to Rush Limbaugh.

Huckabee, for people who don't want to think.

Huckabee, for people as dumb as Delbert in ‘Oh Brother Where Art Thou’.

18 posted on 04/09/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: upchuck

“I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.””

How often does Rush have guests?

This article is just dumb.


19 posted on 04/09/2012 9:04:16 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: upchuck

No thanks, his too nice and too PC style would bore me.


20 posted on 04/09/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: upchuck

Akin to Gomer Pyle fighting Chuck Norris. This should be no contest.


21 posted on 04/09/2012 9:06:38 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Arthurio

Who is he?


22 posted on 04/09/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: upchuck

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it make any noise?


23 posted on 04/09/2012 9:07:13 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: upchuck

I’m wondering who his first sponsor is going to be ... “Make Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Inc.”?


24 posted on 04/09/2012 9:08:12 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: upchuck

I’ve heard people get confrontational with Rush, 99.99% to their detriment. I’ve heard people shout, run their mouths nonstop and try to talk over him. But whatever, Huckabee won’t last long. I can’t even handle his TV program.


25 posted on 04/09/2012 9:08:12 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: upchuck
“I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.”

Rush is generally very gracious with people who disagree with him.

And he frankly is not particularly "incendiary". He is funny, and has a good grasp of conservative principle. Huck could learn a few things from Rush.

26 posted on 04/09/2012 9:08:45 AM PDT by marron
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To: upchuck

“John Dickey, the co-COO of Cumulus Media”

Well, ‘Coo coo ca choo ca choo!’ somebody has to be the walrus...


27 posted on 04/09/2012 9:09:01 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: upchuck
Is this from the "onion"? It's got to be a joke.

If true, there is not one particle of my being that would make me even give a "sample" listening to Huckleberry. In fact, everytime he comes on FOX, I change the channel.

Huckabee is a clown, a preacher/rock star wannabe. Huckabee is a Wannabee.

If you walk down the middle of the highway, you're going to get hit from both directions...an adage that huckabee has obviously not understood to date.


28 posted on 04/09/2012 9:09:39 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Oh, I’m going to turn off Rush for Chuckle-bee!

Yeah, right...


29 posted on 04/09/2012 9:09:47 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: upchuck

30 posted on 04/09/2012 9:10:03 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Huckabee?

Photobucket

31 posted on 04/09/2012 9:10:33 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: upchuck

Three months. Thats all.


32 posted on 04/09/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: allmendream
Huckabee, for people as dumb as Delbert in ‘Oh Brother Where Art Thou’.

Today on the program, David Axelrod on Obama's plans to run as the Reform candidate...
33 posted on 04/09/2012 9:13:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DJ Frisat
Oh, I’m going to turn off Rush for Chuckle-bee!

Yeah, right...

LOL! Any bets as to how long Chuckle-bee's radio show will last?

34 posted on 04/09/2012 9:15:24 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: upchuck

35 posted on 04/09/2012 9:16:56 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: TLI

So, Mark got canned? Who replaces him, do you know? I hear him when in Dallas, but not often enough to know of his softness with liberals, so I find your take intriguing.

What the heck happened? Any news links on the that story you would recommend?


36 posted on 04/09/2012 9:18:06 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: upchuck

“This is going to be safer from a commercial standpoint, and more respectful from a listener’s perspective. I think that environment has been sorely lacking in talk radio

Sounds like a boring show......More “Respectful” and “Safer” sounds like it will be a show from the Mushy viewpoint of the Moderates. YUCK!


37 posted on 04/09/2012 9:18:12 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: upchuck

LOL.. These liberal republicans are nutz.. Rush is where he is because he tells it like it is.. Nobody will stop listening to El Rushbo to hear a sack-less moderate liberal idiot like the huckster..


38 posted on 04/09/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: upchuck
“Our tagline is, ‘More conversation, less confrontation’,” Huckabee told POLITICO. “I’m going to treat every guest with respect and civility. Nobody is going to come on and get into a shouting match with me. That’s just not my style.”

Shows how completely out of touch the poor soul is. I've listened to Rush since the late 1980s. He doesn't get into confrontations with guests. He does treat callers with respect and civility. Huckabee is just a shark looking for someone to jump him.
39 posted on 04/09/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: upchuck
Huckabee’s falling for an old game. If he was half the ethical person he thinks he is, he'd go for a timeslot OTHER than one held by an established conservative. Shame on his pettiness, shame on his gullibility.
40 posted on 04/09/2012 9:19:12 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: upchuck
Perhaps Mr. Huckabee is referring to Sean Hannity where there are constant shouting matches and people talking over each other.

Absolutely true & very good point. Personally I cannot stand listening to Sean Hannity as he is the worst when it comes to constantly interrupting people and talking over them. I wish he would shut up (or his guests should tell him to shut up so they can answer his 6 part questions)

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....former Arkansas governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will launch a three-hour radio program on almost 200 stations across the country, going voice-to-voice with Limbaugh in the noon-to-3 p.m. time slot, Monday through Friday.

Cumulus Media, which owns and operates the new program, is already pitching Huckabee to listeners and advertisers as the “safe alternative” to a man who has recently found himself under weeks of intense fire - not for the first time - and who some believe could be vulnerable to a challenge from someone offering a kinder, gentler conservative voice.

I give the Huckster's BORING program 6 months or less, until it folds due to shear boredom & PC correctness.

41 posted on 04/09/2012 9:20:27 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: upchuck

/giggle


42 posted on 04/09/2012 9:21:08 AM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

PETE
Well, I’ll be a sonofabitch. Delmar’s
been saved!

EVERETT
Pete, don’t be ignorant-

Delmar is slogging back through the water.

DELMAR
Well that’s it boys, I been redeemed!
The preacher warshed away all my
sins and transgressions. It’s the
straight-and-narrow from here on out
and heaven everlasting’s my reward!

EVERETT
Delmar what the hell are you talking
about? - We got bigger fish to fry-

DELMAR
Preacher said my sins are warshed
away, including that Piggly Wiggly I
knocked over in Yazoo!

EVERETT
I thought you said you were innocent
a those charges.

DELMAR
Well I was lyin’ - and I’m proud to
say that that sin’s been warshed
away too! Neither God nor man’s got
nothin’ on me now! Come on in, boys,
the water’s fine!

Everett drives, shaking his head with a forebearing smile.
Pete, sitting next to him, and Delmar, in back, are both
dripping wet.

Pete is sullen:

PETE
The preacher said it absolved us.

EVERETT
For him, not for the law! I’m
surprised at you, Pete. Hell, I gave
you credit for more brains than
Delmar.

DELMAR
But there were witnesses, saw us
redeemed!

EVERETT
That’s not the issue, Delmar. Even
if it did put you square with the
Lord, the State of Mississippi is
more hardnosed.


43 posted on 04/09/2012 9:21:32 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: EDINVA
It’s all Rush and his callers...

It's mostly Rush. The man loves to hear himself talk. Can't stand the man.

44 posted on 04/09/2012 9:21:40 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: upchuck

What a RINO’s RINO. This guy has proven to be a steady disappointment. You know, I actually regret he was the music entertainment for the 2000 FR Inaugeral Ball.


45 posted on 04/09/2012 9:22:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: upchuck

It’s folks like Mike that keep us bogged down with ‘compromising’ with the left. No one notice the reference to ‘half a loaf is better than no loaf’ by Supreme court justice Kagan.
Note: They always come after the other half.


46 posted on 04/09/2012 9:26:01 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: upchuck
They should put Huckabee on at midnight.

It would be an instant cure for Insomnia.

47 posted on 04/09/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: upchuck
They should put Huckabee on at midnight.

It would be an instant cure for Insomnia.

48 posted on 04/09/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: GOPJ

“Huckabee’s falling for an old game. If he was half the ethical person he thinks he is, he’d go for a timeslot OTHER than one held by an established conservative. Shame on his pettiness, shame on his gullibility.”

I agree. I’ve thought he was gulled (or used) into running in the last election, because his actions only split the vote and helped get McCain the nomination.


49 posted on 04/09/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: OldPossum
It's mostly Rush. The man loves to hear himself talk. Can't stand the man.

Poor baby. I certainly don't tune into a radio talk show to hear the callers. I can hear almost unlimited buffoonery and incoherent speech in my immediate environs any time I wish.
50 posted on 04/09/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by aruanan
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