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  • Happy Huckabee Gets Mad (Oh, good grief!)

    05/06/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 6, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Gone is the sunny, compassionate candidate of 2008. In the run-up to 2016, the former Arkansas governor is downright angry. He’s learned his lesson from his last campaign, ex-aides say. In 2007, Mike Huckabee stood impassively on a Republican presidential debate stage while Mitt Romney tried to embarrass him. A program that Huckabee had instituted in Arkansas gave undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children the right to in-state tuition at Arkansas’s public universities. Huckabee sounded, Romney said, like a Massachusetts liberal. “Are we going to give taxpayer-funded benefits to kids that are here illegally and put them...
  • Mike Huckabee: Isn’t it time we retire the term “RINO”?

    01/14/2014 6:51:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 14, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Apparently someone applied this term to Huck himself and it brought him up short. You’d think he’d be used to it after the millionth time. I’m fine with swapping it out for another term, but how do I describe myself then? “Candy-ass … centrist”? That’s too vague. “Candy-ass … establishmentarian”? Better, but still a mouthful. Few substitutes have the pithy poetic zing of “candy-ass RINO.” “Many of you used a term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party: RINO,” he said, calling it a “pejorative term” that questioned one’s purity… “With all due respect, I’ve...
  • Huckabee and Akin’s Phony War Against the “Establishment” – Update

    08/26/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT · by Bratch · 19 replies
    Conservative4Palin ^ | August 26 2012 | Stacy Drake
    Huckabee and Akin’s Phony War Against the “Establishment” – Update Posted on August 26 2012 - 11:10 AM - Posted by: Stacy Drake | Follow Stacy on Twitter! On Saturday, Doug posted the following Politico article concerning a conference call between Todd Akin backer, Mike Huckabee, hundreds of Southern Baptist pastors, and Christian talk show hosts: Mike Huckabee rallied hundreds of Southern Baptists on a conference call Friday night in support of Todd Akin, offering advice about how they can help the embattled Missouri Senate candidate stay in the race — while acknowledging Akin still may have to bow out.“This...
  • Huckabee digs in behind Akin

    08/23/2012 11:55:47 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 304 replies
    Politico ^ | // | Alexander Burns
    Todd Akin hasn't had many high-profile supporters with him in the trenches this week, but Mike Huckabee became an important and emphatic exception Thursday afternoon, sending a message to his own supporters accusing Republican elites of trying to drum a good man out of a winnable Senate race. Here's what Huckabee said in an email to his list this afternoon: Party’s leaders have for reasons that aren't rational, left [Akin] behind on the political battlefield, wounded and bleeding, a casualty of his self-inflicted, but not intentional wound.
  • Will Mike Huckabee’s New Radio Show Hurt Rush Limbaugh’s Numbers?

    03/12/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 12, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Mike Huckabee is expanding his media reach to a radio program scheduled to start airing in April. However, the show is scheduled to be in direct competition with none other than Rush Limbaugh. In a column for The Daily Beast today, David Frum thinks Huckabee’s new show might end up hurting Limbaugh’s numbers, and gave some insight into the reasons surrounding decisions by advertisers to leave Limbaugh’s program. Last month, Huckabee announced he would be doing the radio show for Cumulus Media Networks, while continuing to work the weekend shift on his Fox News show, Huckabee. His show has been...
  • 10 politicians who could boost the GOP (Almost all gold-plated, certified RINOs, of course)

    02/22/2012 7:30:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mackenzie Weinger
    What happens if Romney loses Michigan next week? Some are saying it could mean the Republican Party needs a new candidate to take on President Barack Obama. Here’s POLITICO’s list of 10 people who could jump into the race (or be tapped as the GOP standardbearer at a brokered convention): 1. Jeb Bush: The former governor from a key state is the top choice for many wishful-thinking Republicans, although he’s said repeatedly he won’t do it. 2. Mitch Daniels: The Indiana chief executive, who gave the high-profile 2012 Republican response to the State of the Union, decided last year he...
  • Romney:"It wasn't clear what I stood for"

    10/01/2011 11:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 1, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Mike Huckabee had a fairly serious interview with Mitt Romney on Fox News tonight (no "Cat Scratch Fever" this time?) in which the current candidate shrugged off the Chris Christie wooing that is in part born of a rejection of Romney by donors and some establishment figures. Per POLITICO's Emily Schultheis, who helpfully tuned in, Huckabee asked a question about how Romney contends with the repeated new candidates whose names get mentioned. Romney was all praise for Huckabee and his strengths: Romney: "I think we want to win. I think the people in our party want to make sure we...
  • Huckabee Weighs in on Race, but Offers No Endorsements (Milt "most electable")

    09/12/2011 3:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday that Mitt Romney may be the Republican Party's "most electable" presidential candidate and dinged Texas Gov. Rick Perry for comparing Social Security to a "criminal enterprise." Huckabee's endorsement remains one of the most coveted among Republicans this election season, as the former pastor brought droves of evangelical Christians to the polls for his 2008 presidential run. On Monday, Huckabee noted what some see as another potential hurdle for Perry: his seeming likeness to President George W. Bush, the last Texas governor to occupy the White House. "It gives the Democrats the opportunity to...
  • Poll shows there's a GOP gang of four, and everybody else (Myth, Gomer, Sarah and Newt)

    03/25/2011 2:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Myrtle Beach Sun News / The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2011 | Michael Muskal
    Even though it is in its early days, the GOP sweepstakes for the presidential nomination appears to be a battle that George Orwell would love. In "Animal Farm," his famous satire of political hopes and dashed expectations, Orwell posits a revolution by animals seizing control of a farm. Idealistic equality quickly degenerates into the politically more practical "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." Something similar could be said of the GOP contenders being mentioned as possible presidential candidates: All candidates may be theoretically equal this early, but polls show that four - Mitt Romney,...
  • Does Mike Huckabee still want to be president? Has made lot of money — since bowing out in 2008

    03/13/2011 11:02:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | February 21, 2011 | Karen Tumulty
    Anyone who thinks presidential ambition is an incurable condition hasn’t spent much time lately with Mike Huckabee. The man who came in second in the 2008 GOP primary isn’t exactly ruling out another run in 2012. But he doesn’t sound all that eager to jump right back into the fray, either. “I’m not one who thinks the future of the world is depending on whether I run for president,” the former Arkansas governor said in an interview. The truth is, there were many things about the presidential campaign grind that Huckabee didn’t much like the last time around. Don’t look...
  • Analysis: Huckabee's week of gaffes could have a political upside for any presidential run

    03/11/2011 12:59:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Columbus Republic / The Associated Press ^ | March 11, 2011 | Andrew DeMillo, AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Were Mike Huckabee's recent gaffes enough to doom any presidential ambitions he still harbors? A calculated play for the Republican Party's base? Somewhere in between? The former Arkansas governor, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 and is considering another White House run, had to walk back two widely reported comments he made in radio interviews last week during a national tour to promote his latest book. First he referred to President Barack Obama's boyhood in Kenya...
  • Why Mike Huckabee probably won’t run for president in 2012

    02/24/2011 5:43:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 24, 2011 | Linda Feldmann
    Mike Huckabee is the Hamlet of the 2012 presidential cycle. The former governor of Arkansas says he really, truly has not decided whether to run for the Republican nomination, and we believe him. He says he’ll decide this summer. His just-released book, “A Simple Government,” and accompanying book tour – which happens to include six stops in Iowa and five in South Carolina, two early nominating states – would appear to point to “yes.” But at a tea with reporters Wednesday sponsored by the Monitor, he seemed to plant the seeds for “no.” First, let’s go through the reasons Mr....
  • Huckabee defends First Lady's anti-obesity campaign: 'We ought to be thanking her'

    02/23/2011 4:04:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 23, 2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee defended First Lady Michelle Obama Wednesday from conservative critics who he said have painted her anti-obesity campaign as nothing more than "a government takeover of our dinner plates." "She's been criticized unfairly by a lot of my fellow conservatives," Huckabee said at an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, adding that the criticism is more "a reflex" than "thoughtful expression." Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and conservative talk host Rush Limbaugh are among those who have slammed Michelle Obama's efforts as heavy handed. "It's exactly what Republicans say they believe," Huckabee said of the...
  • Huckabee throws a Mitt fit

    02/21/2011 3:51:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 21, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Mike Huckabee may be especially tempted to run in 2012 by a lingering feud between him and Mitt Romney, a severe hangover from the 2008 campaign that has created a lasting and bitter rift between the two, Republicans who know both men say. “[Huckabee] hates Mitt, and his goal in Iowa last time was to stop him,” said one prominent Republican, who’s known both men for years. “If he sees an opportunity to cut Mitt off [during the nominating process], he will take it.” Continue Reading Huckabee and Romney were never exactly pals before the Iowa caucuses two years ago...
  • Do Birthers Know That Mike Huckabee Is Not a Birther?

    02/15/2011 7:41:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 15, 2011 | Dan Amira
    According to a new poll, 51 percent of Republicans who intend to vote in their party's primaries do not believe that President Obama was born in the United States. Among these birthers, Mike Huckabee is the preferred candidate with 24 percent of the vote, followed by Sarah Palin at 19 percent, "someone else" at 15 percent, Newt Gingrich at 14 percent, and Mitt Romney at 11 percent. Unfortunately for the birthers, though, Huckabee, the winner of the birther primary, has made it clear that he doesn't subscribe to such conspiracy theories. As he said on Geraldo at Large on July...
  • Mike Huckabee: I'm Fine with Bloated, Overweight Government

    02/14/2011 9:36:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Government | A.W.R. Hawkins
    When former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee ran for President in 2008, he did so in the guise of a conservative. But those of us who listened closely to his speeches heard a message that was far from compatible with the ideals of limited government and expanded liberty: two benchmarks of conservatism by any measure. Instead we heard Huckabee openly support a nationwide, federally mandated smoking ban, and expanding the powers of the federal government to mandate limits on carbon emissions via cap and trade. Because of the exponential growth things like a national smoking ban and cap and trade legislation...
  • Top 5 GOP Frontrunners (February 2011) [With 2012 Straw Poll to FReep]

    02/13/2011 7:14:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Politicons ^ | February 13th, 2011 | Henry D'Andrea
    It’s now been one month since I last did my prediction of the top five Republican Presidential Candidates, and this time around we saw a little change in rank. The biggest leap forward, was Mike Huckabee, which I previously had him placed third, he is now first. Followed by Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Tim Pawlenty. (Chart at link) Now I’m sure many of you disagree with Romney being third behind Sarah Palin, but I don’t view him as a good candidate. I don’t hate him, and I certainly would vote for him over President Obama, but he...
  • Report: Huckabee not running for President in 2012?

    02/09/2011 7:18:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Politicons ^ | February 9, 2011 | Henry D'Andrea
    In what could be a potential giveaway to Gov. Mick Huckabee’s 2012 aspirations, Race42012 has reported that Huckabee’s presidential committee Huckabee for President, Inc has filed termination paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Though Mike Huckabee’s political action committee HuckPAC is still an entity and has filed it’s normal year end report, this could show clear signs that Mike Huckabee has decided not to seek the office of President in 2012. However, this could also mean that Mike Huckabee is in fact gearing up for a 2012 run, with a possible re-structure of committee. I also said earlier, that if...
  • Huckabee sends clear signal he is running; Thune, Daniels laying groundwork

    02/04/2011 9:52:18 AM PST · by bigred08 · 111 replies
    TheIowaRepublican.com ^ | 2/4/2012 | Kevin Hall
    The clearest sign yet that Mike Huckabee is leaning toward another presidential run emerged Thursday. The former Arkansas Governor plans to visit Iowa in June and participate in the Family Leader’s “Presidential Lecture Series”, according to the group’s CEO Bob Vander Plaats. He disclosed that information to a crowd of 50 in Oskaloosa.
  • Huckabee’s Second Bapticostal Bid for the GOP Nomination

    01/22/2011 2:12:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | January 12, 2011 | Sarah Posner
    Polling is showing Mike Huckabee ahead of the pack of his rivals for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination in evangelical-heavy Iowa. In 2008, Huckabee, after a surprise second place showing in the straw poll held by the Iowa GOP the summer before the caucuses, pulled out a win in Iowa, only to be unable to replicate it elsewhere. Then, despite strong evangelical support, he suffered from a splintered GOP field and charges by Arkansas Republicans that he was too soft -- a RINO (Republican In Name Only). I wrote in late 2007: "Huckabee's willingness to use government to help those...
  • Ron Paul delays judgement on possible Sarah Palin presidential bid

    12/29/2010 3:22:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 15+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2010 | Steven Nelson
    Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul is declining to offer his assessment of Sarah Palin’s libertarian appeal, or her chances of winning his endorsement in 2012. Paul, a politician not known to mince words, is withholding judgment on a potential Palin presidential campaign, according to Jeff Deist, Paul’s chief of staff. “[Congressman Paul] doesn’t comment on Palin, especially as she is not a candidate at this point,” Deist said. Palin has been subject to significant criticism from establishment Republican figures, as well as potential rivals for the Republican nomination in 2012. Barbara Bush said in November that she hopes Palin “stays...
  • Poll: Romney down 31 points in Florida since March

    12/27/2010 4:11:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 6+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 27, 2010 | Allahpundit
    I usually don’t write about single-state 2012 polls, but hoo boy. He was at 52 percent in March, more than 30 points ahead of Huckabee, and now? 21 percent, two points behind Huck. What happened? PPP’s theory: Why has Romney fallen so far? I think part of the reason he polled so well earlier in the year is that he was the anti-Palin. Palin’s favorability numbers with GOP voters in Florida are a good deal worse than they are most places and Romney did well in those earlier surveys as one of the few named alternatives to her. As more...
  • Actually, Huck, It's Palin Who Gets It

    12/24/2010 12:10:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 12+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 24, 2010 | David Harsanyi
    Two names frequently bandied about as potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates engaged in a minor but revealing squabble this week. During what I assume was an action-packed episode of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC, the former vice presidential candidate poked some gentle fun at first lady Michelle Obama's ubiquitous children's health crusade. And this wasn't the first time Palin had disparaged the campaign and the school nutrition food bill that comes attached to it. As you would expect, duty beckoned enlightened Americans everywhere to run to their keyboards and ridicule Palin. The few rational Republicans left in the country were...
  • Mike Huckabee: Serious Competition for Sarah Palin in 2012

    12/13/2010 9:20:22 AM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Politcs Daily ^ | 12/13/10 | Suzi Parker
    Sarah Palin may have met her political match in Mike Huckabee. Both have been criss-crossing the country on book tours. Both hold degrees in communication. Both hunt and fish. Both use various media to hit their target audiences. But while Palin often generates anger, Huckabee takes the Will Rogers road. He has an aw-shucks demeanor, freely cracking jokes, shaking hands and chatting with the media while Palin shuns reporters. Already road-tested by a 2008 White House run, Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister, may just be the strongest GOP candidate to take on Palin in a primary and...
  • Don't Pin Your Hopes On Palin (Michael Medved Demands Moderate Candidates, GOP Nominee In 2012)

    12/08/2010 5:24:10 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 129 replies · 3+ views
    AOL News via Hot Air ^ | 12-8-10 | Michael Medved
    As Republicans consider their presidential options for 2012, they ought to discard two dangerously misleading pieces of conventional wisdom: that Sarah Palin and her tea party supporters represent a triumphant, even dominant force in American politics, and that more centrist, veteran GOP officeholders exert little appeal to the electorate. National results in the last two election cycles conclusively disprove both assumptions: Palin's power as king (or queen) maker in 2010 produced spotty, unreliable results. And Sen. John McCain ran a stronger race and drew more votes in 2008 than outspoken conservatives who shared the GOP ballot with him.........
  • Is Mike Huckabee the GOP's 2012 Sleeper Candidate? (Stop pushing Gomer on us)

    12/07/2010 2:44:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 7, 2010 | Ray Gustini
    In 2008, Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee emerged from a crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls to win the Iowa caucuses and become the preferred candidate of social conservatives. Could Huckabee play the dark horse again in 2012? A sampling of opinions as to how Huckabee presence (or lack thereof) will shape the fight for the Republican nomination: •Under The Radar Politico's Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith note Huckabee's position right now is similar to where he was at this point in the 2008 cycle, operating in relative obscurity while boldfaced names like Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Rudy Giuliani gobbled...
  • Don't forget about Huck (Another rah-rah piece for Gomer!)

    12/06/2010 7:43:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSNBC's First Read ^ | December 6, 2010 | Mark Murray
    Politico's Martin and Smith remind the political world not to forget about Mike Huckabee when looking ahead to the 2012 GOP presidential contest. Dial down the deafening Sarah Palin buzz for just a moment: The most consequential decision in the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes could be whether Mike Huckabee decides to run again – and associates say the former Arkansas governor may well take the plunge. If Huckabee gets in, he will unquestionably be a force to be reckoned with in the fight for the nomination. He’d be the undisputed frontrunner in lead-off Iowa, where he won by nine points...
  • Why doesn't Mike Huckabee get any respect? [Miss Rubin explains Gomer's lack of viability]

    12/06/2010 2:46:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | December 6, 2010 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mike Huckabee puts on his best Rodney Dangerfied routine, whining to Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin that no one shows him any respect as a 2012 contender: "I just don't understand how it is that a person can read these polls day after day and the narrative is constantly everybody but me," he told POLITICO. "Whether I do it or not, the fact is that if one looks at the overall body of information that's available, nobody would be in a better position to take it all the way to November." There are a few good reasons for this. Most...
  • Mike Huckabee Wonders Why Sarah Palin Gets So Much Attention (And NPR Pimps Gomer)

    12/06/2010 2:12:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | December 6, 2010 | Frank James
    Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who had a good run during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries before Sen. John McCain went on to win the nomination, is thought by some in the White House to be the likely GOP nominee. But he hasn't been getting the kind of excited frequent media attention of Sarah Palin and this has apparently begun to bother him. According to Politico.com which interviewed Huckabee, he expressed some consternation: “The polls are consistently favorable, putting me either at the top of every poll or right near it. It’s hard to ignore that, having swum in...
  • How Huckabee Could Stop President Palin

    11/22/2010 11:01:13 PM PST · by onyx · 256 replies · 1+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | November 22nd, 2010 at 10:22 am | David Frum
    “A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly.” Mike Huckabee, who knows a thing or two about insurgent campaigns, sees the power of the Palin candidacy. Taegan Goddard links this morning to the Des Moines Register: Mike Huckabee told the Des Moines Register that Sarah Palin would be a strong contender for president should she decide to run. Said Huckabee: “No question, she will be a very, very strong presence and force, if she gets in. You know, she may run away with it. And that’s one of those things everyone needs...
  • Handicapping 2012: Romney Gets Vegas Oddsmakers Nod for GOP Nominee

    10/07/2010 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 35 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | October 7, 2010 | Stupac
    It’s time honored tradition to attempt to gauge the political landscape and prognosticate who our next elected leaders will. But now, you can gamble money on it. According to data provided to TFoP by bodog.com released its 2012 odds for the Republican presidential nominees. Coming out on top, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is an early favorite at 3/1 (+300), along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 4/1 (+400). However, one of the bigger eye-catching surprises seems to be how high Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is on the list, giving him the third best odds at 6/1 (+600). Rounding...
  • Huckabee Says He's the GOP's Front-Runner for 2012

    06/28/2010 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | June 28, 2010 | David Sessions
    After weeks of keeping himself in the headlines and growing more explicit about his intentions to run for president in 2012, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee touted himself as the Republican front-runner, The Hill reports. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Huckabee attempted to remain elusive about his presidential ambitions, but showed he is closely watching his poll numbers. "I end up leading a lot of the polls," Huckabee said. "I'm the Republican that clearly at this point does better against Obama than any other Republican." About his presidential run, Huckabee added: "I haven't closed the door. I think that would...
  • Mike Huckabee and 2012 (Jourbalists and Schmidt fawning over him, for now)

    06/22/2010 8:32:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2010 | Mark Murray
    Like it or not, the 2012 presidential campaign season is already underway. Right now, we're in the nascent stage of the cycle where folks are asking: Will he/she run? A new 8,300-word New Yorker profile asks that question of Mike Huckabee. Among the nuggets in the piece (some of which we had already heard): -- Huckabee is now registered to vote in Florida, not his native Arkansas -- He has gained weight since his '08 campaign days, though he doesn't weigh the 300-odd pounds he once weighed -- Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt says some VERY nice things about...
  • Huckabee Makes Palin Coke-Snorting Joke

    06/21/2010 3:43:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 21, 2010 | John Hudson
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Mike Huckabee is living proof that just because you're an ordained Southern Baptist minister, it doesn't mean you can't crack a joke about snorting cocaine. The former Arkansas governor appeared on Fox News' Red Eye to talk about Sarah Palin's views on marijuana use. He wrapped up the segment with a smoothly delivered punch line: "After Sarah Palin made these comments she then produced a gram of coke from her purse and did line after line on the glass table."
  • President Obama's Mishandling of Gulf Spill

    06/11/2010 1:19:50 AM PDT · by wastedpotential · 13 replies · 515+ views
    HuckPac ^ | 6/9/2010 | Mike Huckabee
    In politics, 2 things matter - perception and effective policy. President Obama has failed in both. The Administration claimed to be "on top of this since day one," but the reality is that the President didn't personally address the issue for many days until the public outcry was too loud to ignore. While the President has had plenty of time in the last 50 days to play golf, host glitzy celebrity events at the White House and go on vacation - he's only managed a few self-serving photo-op stops in the Gulf. The President blasts the BP CEO, but hasn't...
  • Huckabee To Rosie O’Donnell: I Respect You, I Respect Your Choices…But

    04/26/2010 10:52:45 PM PDT · by FTJM · 111 replies · 2,129+ views
    Mediaite ^ | April 26th, 2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Is this Mike Huckabee attempting to position himself as the voice of GOP reason heading in to 2012, or merely have his political cake and eat it too? Huckabee appeared on Rosie O’Donnell’s Sirius-XM radio show over the weekend and perhaps not surprisingly talk turned to gay marriage and same sex adoption. Huckabee, a former pastor, is against gay marriage, though gently so…or at least that is what he’d have us believe if this exchange is any measure. During the appearance, Huckabee fended off criticisms from O’Donnell telling her that “I have great respect for you. I respect your choices....
  • GOP strategist: Huckabee’s Iowa trip damaged his 2012 candidacy

    02/27/2010 12:14:50 PM PST · by yongin · 25 replies · 3,891+ views
    Iowa Independent ^ | February 25, 2010 | Jason Hancock
    If former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has any 2012 presidential aspirations at all, then it was a mistake to help raise money for the Iowa Family Policy Center, a former Republican Party of Iowa chairman and adviser to Terry Branstad said Wednesday Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in Des Moines last year promoting a book. “Maybe Mr. Huckabee shouldn’t be raising money for an organization that says it won’t support the Republican nominee in Iowa,” said David Kochel, a veteran GOP strategist who has done consulting work for Branstad’s campaign for a fifth term as governor. He previously advised former...
  • Sarah Palin and Qualifications

    02/20/2010 11:49:54 AM PST · by techno · 89 replies · 1,251+ views
    February 20, 2010 | techno
    Since the beginning of 2010 there have been umpteen articles or polls regarding questioning the 'qualifications' of Sarah Palin for President of the United States. Here is a statement by Matthew Dowd, ex-Bush aide in the fall of 2009 that puts the topic in perspective: "No sitting President of the United States in the 60 year history of the Gallup poll has failed to be re-elected going into the fall campaign if his job approval number was above 51% and no president with below 47% has been re-elected." "The 2012 election will be PRIMARILY about our current president and whether...
  • Palin returns to Iowa as GOP frontrunner; UPDATE: Palin's favorables up, Obama's approval down

    12/07/2009 8:38:44 AM PST · by bigred08 · 67 replies · 5,675+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/7/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Two weeks ago, an Iowa poll showed Palin trailing Huckabee by just two points, 70% to 68%, in favorability ratings among Iowa Republicans. She easily outdistanced Mitt Romney, who garnered only 58 percent. Despite a media onslaught attempting to spin the Clemmons story, Huckabee's credibility has taken a serious hit. Even those who boosted him to victory in the 2008 Iowa Caucus are questioning the former Arkansas governor's judgment.
  • Seattletimes: Suspected Police Assassin Was Granted Clemency by Gov. Huckabee in 2000

    11/29/2009 7:24:20 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 56 replies · 1,888+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | november 29, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
    Commuted sentence citing his "young age" at the time...
  • Free Republic does not and will not support RINOS!! Not now!! Not ever!!

    11/26/2009 9:55:25 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 2,501 replies · 41,088+ views
    My day after Thanksgiving message | 11/26/200 | Jim Robinson
    Apparently there are still some posters on FR who are fast asleep. Wake up! Dammit! We are in the middle of a conservative rebellion! While you were sleeping we, along with millions of other freedom loving grassroots Americans have participated in hundreds of tea parties all across this great land and fully intend to keep it up until all of America is awake. We are fed up and mad as hell! We grassroots Americans are delivering a message to the ruling class: NO MORE!! No more big government! No more high taxes! No more government bailouts! No more government takeovers!...
  • Huckabee: Palin Not “Completely Lacking of Any Intellectual Capacity”

    11/25/2009 8:23:51 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 150 replies · 3,415+ views
    mediaite ^ | November 25th, 2009 | Robert Quigley
    “I think that she’s not anywhere near the person that sometimes she’s been portrayed to be –- as completely lacking of any intellectual capacity.” –Mike Huckabee, subtly putting the stress on the word “completely.” Is this emerging as the new party line on Palin among other top Republican politicians? Last week, Haley Barbour told Chris Matthews that Palin is “a lot brighter than she gets credit for,” and on yesterday’s @katiecouric, Fox News Channel host and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee trotted out a similar-sounding soundbite. Huckabee did go with the ‘Palin has more executive experience than Obama’ line, which...
  • Mike Huckabee: I Was the Fat, Unattractive Sarah Palin That No One Liked

    11/09/2009 2:15:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 2,026+ views
    Gawker ^ | November 9, 2009
    In 2008, a charismatic right-wing populist Republican governor won the heart of the party's base despite being forced to take a backseat to a more respectable "moderate" Republican. He was Mike Huckabee, and he is sad, and mad. Ben Smith followed Mike Huckabee around for a while as he sold his new Christmas book. Huckabee was the governor of Arkansas. He used to be fat, and then he got skinny, and now he is getting fat again. He's also basically as crazy Christian as they come, but he masks this with a genuinely likable sense of humor, which is why...
  • Palin Is Distant Second in GOP Match-Ups with Huckabee, Romney

    10/19/2009 7:48:35 AM PDT · by DanZanRyu · 382 replies · 6,892+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 19, 2009 | Rasmussen Reports
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s forthcoming autobiography has been at the top of the Amazon book charts for weeks, and it hasn’t even been released yet. At least in the eyes of the political Left, she is now perhaps America’s most visible national Republican. But new Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveying finds Palin losing handily in face-to-face march-ups with her two likeliest challengers for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Among likely Republican primary voters, Palin now trails former Arkansas governor-turned-Fox-TV-host Mike Huckabee by 20 points – 55% to 35%. When her opponent is ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Palin loses by...
  • A Word About President Huckabee...

    03/30/2009 9:42:40 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 40 replies · 2,121+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 03.31.09 | Kevin McCullough
    There are a handful of times in life where you get to experience something that has the feeling of brushing the presence of greatness. In my life at various times that has been something I didn't always realize up front. But having returned from a day and a half and a sum total of nine events over that period of time with one person in particular I have to tell you... I think I did this weekend. In December of 2006 I wrote a column in which I was the first pundit in America to predict that Barack Obama would...
  • Mike Huckabee Thinks Fiscal Conservatives And “Libertarians” Are A Threat (Huck = RINO)

    11/22/2008 5:46:27 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 80 replies · 1,251+ views
    Say Anything Blog ^ | November 21, 2008 | Rob
    And no, not just Ron Paul-style “libertarians” (I’m willing to bet that most of the Ron Paul crowd voted for Obama because they were never really so much about limited government as being anti-war) but actual mainstream fiscal conservatives like those members of, say, The Club for Growth. From a review of Huckabee’s new book Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That’s Bringing Common Sense Back to America: In a chapter titled “Faux-Cons: Worse than Liberalism,” Huckabee identifies what he calls the “real threat” to the Republican Party: “libertarianism masked as conservatism.” He is not so much concerned with...
  • Huckabee on Judges(Huck's model: Lavenski R. Smith)

    12/15/2007 12:16:41 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 27 replies · 464+ views
    vanity
    From an interview on August 3, 2007: Governor Huckabee: You know, I looked for people who embodied those very things I just mentioned. A commitment to a strict constructionist view of their job, viewed the Constitution as something that they were simply to apply, not to reinterpret and rewrite. But I also looked for people who embodied the kind of temperament that we needed on the bench, who would, uh, divorce themselves and distance themselves from their own personal passions in the sense of letting their emotions drive them, but [instead] letting the Constitution drive them. And, uh, the kind...