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  • Huckabee slams Cruz for telling donor fighting gay marriage isn't 'top-three priority'

    01/04/2016 8:51:52 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-23-15 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Wednesday blasted Ted Cruz after a POLITICO report quoted the Texas senator telling a donor that fighting gay marriage wouldn't be a "top-three priority" for his administration. "Conservatives are being asked to 'coalesce' around yet another corporately-funded candidate that says something very different at a big donor fundraiser in Manhattan than at a church in Marshalltown," Huckabee said in a statement released by his campaign Wednesday afternoon. "Shouldn't a candidate be expected to have authenticity and consistency, instead of having to look at a map to decide what to believe and what to say?"...
  • ‘Gomer Pyle, USMC’ star Jim Nabors marries male partner in Seattle

    01/30/2013 2:47:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/30/13
    “Gomer Pyle, USMC” star Jim Nabors married his longtime male partner at Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel earlier this month, according to Hawaii News Now. Nabors, a Hawaii resident, had never publicly come out. But his relationship with Stan Cadwallader wasn’t a secret before they decided to take advantage of Washington’s new same-sex marriage law, he told the news station. “I’m 82, and he’s in his 60s, and so we’ve been together for 38 years, and I’m not ashamed of people knowing, it’s just that it was such a personal thing, I didn’t tell anybody,” Nabors he told the station.
  • 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.
  • Audit: Former NCCU official skimmed $1M from program (Raleigh NC)

    06/28/2011 9:29:58 AM PDT · by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6/28/2011 | WRAL
    Durham, N.C. — The former director of a North Carolina Central University program designed to help minority students used an unauthorized bank account to divert more than $1 million from the program over six years, according to a state audit. The audit released Tuesday also criticized N.C. Central for its lack of oversight for the Historically Minority Colleges and Universities Consortium. Chancellor Charlie Nelms said in his formal response to the audit that he was "saddened and outraged by the findings of wrongdoing." "I cannot allow the misguided actions of a few to overshadow the intrinsic benefits of the tutoring,...
  • Graham: Tea party will 'die out' (Lindsey)

    07/01/2010 1:30:50 PM PDT · by Bratch · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/10 2:11 PM EDT | ANDY BARR
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says in a forthcoming article that the tea party movement is “unsustainable” and will “die out” because it lacks vision. Graham made the comments to The New York Times as part of a profile in Sunday’s magazine written by Robert Draper. Graham argues throughout the story that the Republican Party will eventually move away from the fringe and join him closer to the political middle but that, for now, it has shifted too far to the right. “Everything I’m doing now in terms of talking about climate, talking about immigration, talking about Gitmo is completely opposite...
  • TV legend Jim Nabors honored

    09/28/2009 5:26:30 PM PDT · by Saije · 36 replies · 1,794+ views
    KHNL ^ | 9/26/2009 | Leland Kim
    TV legend and Hawaii's own Jim Nabors was honored Friday night. The actor, best known as Gomer Pyle from the TV series of the same name, will receive the American Patriot award, given by the Navy League of Honolulu. Nabors has been in show business for nearly 50 years. He's had a successful career in acting as well as singing, and created friendships with celebrities like former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, his wife Nancy, and Carol Burnett. Bcause of his portrayal of Gomer Pyle, he's developed a close relationship with the military, especially the Marine Corps. "The general asked me...
  • Graham says waterboarding not best way to get information [compares Bush WOT to Spanish Inquisition]

    04/26/2009 4:48:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies · 3,159+ views
    The Greenville News, Greenville, SC | 2009-04-26 | Clark Brooks
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  • Huckabee Hustles to Border; Republican provides his own look along border

    03/02/2008 2:08:45 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies · 273+ views
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, flanked by Chuck Norris, Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist and U.S. Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, stood beneath Laredo's railroad bridge near the riverbank Saturday morning advocating stronger border security, including constructing a border fence, having more law enforcement and eliminating carrizo."I come away from this with a better understanding of this," Huckabee said after touring Border Patrol facilities and later hiking to the edge of the Rio Grande to get a personal view of the terrain. "But also a sense of urgency that as a country we need to put our resources on border...
  • 'Keep marching on,' Huckabee says, despite Wisconsin loss

    02/20/2008 2:04:57 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 50 replies · 1,426+ views
    Springdale Morning News ^ | February 19, 2008 | Rob Moritz
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee vowed Tuesday to continue his campaign for the White House despite another loss to presumptive nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain in the Wisconsin GOP primary. "It's not about ego," Huckabee told reporters at the Peabody Hotel after he telephoned McCain to congratulate him on winning the Wisconsin primary. "Let me assure you that my ego doesn't enjoy these kind of evenings where we don't win the primary election," he said, adding there are several issues, such as pro-life and taxes, he wants to continue to speak out on and hopes to do so at the...
  • Will Huckabee's campaign encourage evangelicals to vote for a Democrat? (MUST READ)

    02/04/2008 9:06:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies · 300+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 4, 2008 | Brett Grainger
    By far, the most significant story of the 2008 Republican primaries has been the unlikely candidacy of Mike Huckabee and his_single-handed_resuscitation of Christian conservatives as a force to be reckoned with in the Republican_Party. Yet, regardless of how he fares on Super_Tuesday_and_beyond, Mr. Huckabee will perhaps be best remembered as the man who, however unintentionally, helped persuade evangelicals to vote a Democrat into the White House in 2008 – and possibly in future races, as well. Since the 1970s, conventional_wisdom has held that evangelicals are driven by a single-minded_concern with defending "moral values," while mainline Protestants focus on issues of...
  • Black Conservatives Rally to Urge Mike Huckabee to Stay in Presidential Race

    02/04/2008 12:43:51 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 47 replies · 658+ views
    A broad coalition of black conservatives from across the country are holding a press conference to urge former Governor Mike Huckabee to stay in the presidential race for the Republican nomination until the convention. "Governor Huckabee should not be intimidated to stop his bid for the Republican nomination," states Don Scoggins, veteran GOP activist and ... president of Republicans for Black Empowerment, a DC-based national grassroots organization. The concern of the group is the pressure that is mounting by Republican talking heads to push Governor Huckabee out of the race. The consensus is that Huckabee's campaign was deliberately sabotaged by...
  • Huckabee "Offended" By Romney

    02/03/2008 12:43:42 PM PST · by keepitreal · 74 replies · 125+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 3, 2008 | Joy Lin
    WOODSTOCK, GA – Will John McCain lock up the nomination on Super Tuesday? Not according to Mike Huckabee. “I think he's being a little bit optimistic about what Tuesday's going to bring," Huckabee said. "We plan on staying in until the last bell. When I hear people say that, I don't know if it’s to great this mood out there that its presumptively over. Our voters don't feel that way.” That’s as far as he would go in differing with McCain at this morning’s press conference. Asked why he was more critical of Romney than McCain, Huckabee said he “appreciated”...
  • Huckabee Not Going Quietly, Denounces RomneyRepublican Says He Is Not Withdrawing From Race

    02/01/2008 12:45:11 AM PST · by Red Steel · 198 replies · 300+ views
    nbc11 ^ | 8:21 pm PST January 31, 2008
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Mike Huckabee brushed off predictions Thursday that he would drop out of the Republican presidential nominating contest, but dropped new hints that he'd prefer John McCain to Mitt Romney as the party's eventual pick. Huckabee, who hasn't won a caucus or primary since Iowa, emphatically dismissed the suggestion that the GOP race was a two-man contest, with Rudy Giuliani out of it and questions about whether he was sticking it out to angle for a running mate spot. "I'm staying in the race because I still think I can win," he told an enthusiastic audience of about...
  • The Real Huckabee

    01/29/2008 12:21:24 PM PST · by unspun · 16 replies · 361+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 1-27-2008 | Dennis O Dorrity Sr.
    I am disappointed in the tactics and statements of almost all the presidential candidates, both Democrats and Republicans. My grandmother used to say that you can tell just as big a lie with a half-truth and sometimes a bigger one. Take the half-truths said about Mike Huckabee and taxes. I lived in Arkansas when he was the governor. He did away with the marriage tax penalty and the capital gains tax on the sale homes. He doubled Arkansas' standard deduction and the child care tax credit. He slashed the capital gains tax for both individuals and businesses. In 2001, Mike...
  • Huckabee leaves Florida to court Thompson backers in Tennessee

    01/28/2008 8:13:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies · 528+ views
    The Log Cabin Democrat ^ | January 28, 2008 | Rose French
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee skipped out of campaigning in Florida a day before its primary in hopes of laying claim to Fred Thompson's backers in Tennessee. He also squeezed in some time in a Music Row recording studio, playing bass guitar with a group of country music stars and session musicians. Huckabee said those who backed the former Tennessee senator's presidential run should now turn to him because he's consistently shown he's a conservative — supporting anti-abortion measures and tax cuts while governor of Arkansas. Thompson withdrew from the presidential race last week after a disappointing...
  • The Huckabee (Jobs) Plan

    01/28/2008 12:41:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies · 169+ views ^ | January 27, 2008 | Mike Huckabee
    If we're going to spend $150 billion, I'd like to suggest that maybe we add two lanes of highway from Bangor all the way to Miami on I-95. A third of the United States population lives within 100 miles of that. This nation's infrastructure is falling apart. And if we built those lanes of highways -- with American labor, American steel, American concrete - I believe it would do more to stimulate the economy. And the reason I say that is because when we were going through a recession in my state, we were in the middle of a billion-dollar...
  • Video: When a Leader Appears

    01/26/2008 8:34:58 PM PST · by unspun · 14 replies · 145+ views
    TeamHuckabee ^ | 1-26-2008 | WarrenPiece1
    A brand new WarrenPiece1 video -- Go Mike!
  • Base Runner: Huckabee tries but fails to win the votes of non-evangelicals.

    01/21/2008 12:12:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 81+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 21, 2008 | John Fund
    Mike Huckabee tried his best to expand beyond his evangelical base in South Carolina and appeal to what his campaign called "Joe Six Pack" voters. Mr. Huckabee was the only candidate to pander to devotees of the Confederate flag, telling crowds that outsiders should leave the banner flag, now displayed in a corner of the grounds of the state capitol, alone: "If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we'd tell 'em what to do with the pole, that's what we'd do." Contrast that with the comments of Mr. Huckabee's fellow Southerner Fred Thompson:...
  • Huckabee Push Polling HARD In South Carolina

    01/16/2008 6:45:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,568+ views
    NW Republican ^ | January 16, 2008
    Oh boy one has to believe that Huckabee will be getting some blow-back from this. These push polls have even brought out the South Carolina Attorney General to make this statement: “Last evening the Associated Press reported that that an out-of-state special interest group, Common Sense Issues, had launched a massive push polling effort disparaging John McCain and other candidates for president. In their push poll, Common Sense Issues makes several misleading claims regarding John McCain’s record.“Allow me to set the record straight. In the U.S. Senate, John McCain has been an unwavering voice for the rights of the unborn....
  • US 2008 Frontrunner Huckabee's secret Power : Capacity to stimulate People's Energy !

    01/06/2008 7:17:17 PM PST · by Galaxy · 16 replies · 121+ views
    US 2008 Frontruner Huckabee's secret Power : Capacity to stimulate People's Energy ! + More reasons for US 2008 Popular Frontrunner Huckabee For the Substance : See our previous publication ( ) + Meanwhile, Governor Mike Huckabee succeeded to win the 1st, and symbolically most important, US 2008 Presidential Election Caucuses at Iowa, almost by a .. Miracle : => Empowered only by People's Energy, with less Money than anyone else : Less than 2m$, while others spend 40, 60 or even more !.. It was the same People who gave to US President GWBush a surprising Victory on...
  • Shazam: Smith 'Pyles' On

    01/04/2008 5:37:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 385+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the ways Harry Smith could have opened this morning's historic Early Show, he chose to do so by waving a copy today's Boston Herald with its one-word front page "Shazam!" above a photo of Mike Huckabee. Smith described Barack Obama simply as the "big winner" on the Democratic side. View video here [with apologies for low audio level]. [Recommend story on]
  • Surprise, surprise, surprise!

    01/04/2008 12:43:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies · 126+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/4/08 | Boston Herald staff
    The man in the GOP presidential spotlight - Mike Huckabee - is a down-home, aw-shucks Southerner. But that’s not all he has in common with Gomer Pyle. The Internet has been buzzing about the wide-eyed, toothy-grin resemblance between the former governor of Arkansas and the hick gas station attendant loved by millions and played by Jim Nabors on “The Andy Griffith Show.” Both fans and critics alike have posted ‘Separated at Birth’ photo comparisons across the Web. Sure, John Edwards sounds more like Gomer, but Huckabee’s got that special look. Golll-ly!
  • Angry Old Man (Re: John McCain)

    01/03/2008 12:17:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 142+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 3, 2007 | Quin Hillyer
    As truly horrific as it would be for the liberal and unethical Mike Huckabee to win the Republican presidential nomination, many Republicans still believe it would be almost as difficult to stomach the nomination of John McCain. Huckabee, of course, would utterly destroy the old Reagan coalition, as even his campaign chief Ed Rollins has acknowledged. Huckabee's bizarre propensity for letting criminals return early to freedom, combined with his utter cluelessness about foreign policy, also means that he would get absolutely crushed by the Democrats in a general election contest. But McCain's problems are almost as great, which is why...
  • Huckabee Apologizes for Bhutto's Assassination

    12/27/2007 1:08:32 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 187 replies · 465+ views
    NRO ^ | December 27, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    With about 150 supporters crowded around a podium set up on the tarmac of Orlando Executive airport (and about 20 Ron Paul supporters waving signs outside) Mike Huckabee strode out to the strains of “Right Now” by Van Halen and immediately addressed the Bhutto situation, expressing “our sincere concern and apologies for what has happened in Pakistan.”
  • Area illegal immigration foe targets Huckabee ("..favors Touchback Amnesty")

    12/26/2007 11:13:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 760+ views
    Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader (Pennsylvania) ^ | December 27, 2007 | Steve Mocarsky
    FREELAND – The founder of a Hazleton-based anti-illegal immigration group left for Iowa on Wednesday to join other activists to discredit GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee before the Iowa caucus. “We’re going to expose to Iowa voters that Mike Huckabee, who is currently leading in the Iowa polls, is … a fraud, and his record speaks volumes. He does not care about immigration reform, and basically, we need to go out there and get the word out,” Dan Smeriglio, president and founder of Voice of the People USA, said Wednesday at a press conference at the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
  • Breakfast at Huckabee's - YouTube (Barf Bag Required)

    12/23/2007 5:28:35 PM PST · by adm5 · 3 replies · 59+ views ^ | 12-23-07 | adm5
    A couple of yahoos wearing silly hats serenading one Michael Dale Huckabee.
  • Huckabee Runs into Tancredo Supporters

    12/22/2007 4:24:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,279+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | December 22, 2007 | PoliPundit
    Mike Huckabee is still supporting illegal immigration: So what happened to Tom Tancredo’s Iowa supporters after his ‘big announcement’ earlier this week? We know that the former-candidate threw his support behind Mitt Romney, but on Friday Tancredo’s Iowa state chairman Bill Salier announced that he was supporting Fred Thompson. And while riding through Muscatine on the Huckabus this week, Mike Huckabee was confronted by a very well informed former Tancredo staffer who argued with the Iowa frontrunner over the issue of immigration. Deb Miller described herself as “looking” for a candidate after her old boss dropped out of the race,...
  • Thompson Coming On In Iowa

    12/21/2007 2:24:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,815+ views
    The NW Republican ^ | December 21, 2007
    Almost as I'd thought. The endorsement of Rep. King has begun having an impact in the Iowa poll numbers and the Thompson campaign is on the move according to this latest Strategic Vision poll. - Huckabee -31% - Romney - 25% - Thompson - 16% The anomaly in this poll right now is Huckabee (another post on that later) who when this poll was taken was at 31%. I have not heard the entire show, however the internet is abuzz with Rush's cremation of Huckabee (and for good reason...again more on that later). Huckabee's numbers are going to plummet down...

    12/19/2007 3:11:48 PM PST · by JWR_Editor · 104 replies · 300+ views ^ | 12-19-07 | Ann Coulter
    Despite the overwhelming popular demand for another column on Ron Radosh's review of Stan Evans' book, this week's column will address the urgent matter of evangelical Christians getting blamed for Mike Huckabee.
  • Huckabee crossed that line.[Attacking a Wartime President from the Left](Must Read!)

    12/16/2007 6:12:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 953+ views
    Red State ^ | December 16, 2007
    In the post-9/11 Republican Party, there is one line that us conservatives don't cross. We do not critique Bush's handling of foreign policy and national security issues from a leftist perspective. Those who do, like Lincoln Chafee, Chuck Hagel, and Walter Jones, get "primaried". After improvements in Iraq finally begin to take place and victory appears to be attainable, Mike Huckabee, in his latest Foreign Affairs piece, attacked President Bush's handling of the War on Terror from the left. Even Ron Paul has not crossed that line. At least when Ron Paul says everything about blowback, and leaving Iraq, it...
  • Thompson Seeks to Boost Popularity

    12/16/2007 4:41:18 PM PST · by jdm · 54 replies · 944+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec. 16, 2007 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican Fred Thompson, Hollywood celebrity and former Tennessee senator, went from hot to not in short order. Now, he's trying to create another popularity burst in the presidential race, this one perfectly timed. His voice and expression serious, Thompson told Iowa voters this past week: "I would ask people to think of one thing _ when our worst enemy's thinking about what he can do to the United States of America, who do you want sitting on our side of the table representing you? That's probably the guy you ought to elect president." It was Thompson...
  • Huckabee on Judges(Huck's model: Lavenski R. Smith)

    12/15/2007 12:16:41 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 27 replies · 464+ views
    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...
  • Gomer Pyle and the GOP (Immigration Barf Alert)

    12/09/2007 4:31:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 919+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | December 9, 2007 | John Brummett
    There is, in fact, a dime's worth of difference between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Why, on immigration, the difference can get into real money. The Democratic candidates were sitting around a big table in a radio studio the other day participating in an altogether civil and restrained debate on National Public Radio. There were no rallying supporters in the room to rile partisan passions and agitate competitive energy. The long-form format by which only three topics were discussed, those being Iran, China and immigration, served thoughtfulness over rancor. The moderator asked the hopefuls if they believed they should...
  • The Huckabee (Immigration) Plan

    12/08/2007 4:20:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 1,392+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | December 08th, 2007
    Mike Huckabee’s just-announced plan to stop illegal immigration is about as tough as Fred Thompson’s. It includes the border fence and the employer verification measures that are important to pro-borders voters like me. NumbersUSA now gives Huckabee’s promises scores that are almost as good as the ones it gives Thompson’s. It’s heartening to see Huckabee move so far on this issue; as a governor, he was much more sympathetic to illegal aliens, even supporting special scholarships for them that were not available to US citizens. With Republican presidential candidates endorsing strong pro-borders measures, our prospects of getting the SAVE Act...

    12/06/2007 7:30:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 444+ views
    Kells ^ | December 6, 2007
    I have been fully behind Fred Thompson for president, because he seemed the most viable and pretty much stood for everything I believed in. Then I started hearing more spin from the Huckabee side and considered him. Huckabee really started taking off last month, man I thought Huckabee might be a better choice than Thompson. But the more your in the limelight the more scruntity descends on you and that is what is happening to Huckabee. Huckabee’s tenure as Governor of Arkansas is not very impressive. It really bothered me about him pushing for the children of Illegal Immigrants to...
  • "Mike Huckabee's Missed Opportunity"

    12/03/2007 6:27:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 349+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 03, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Carol Platt Liebau didn't care for the former Arkansas governor's debate performance. The invitation to appear on my show for as long an interview as the governor would like will be extended again, as the Huck Duck goes into week five. These exchanges from yesterday's "The Week" may explain why the governor has been avoiding conservative audiences: Huckabee Supports In-State Tuition Breaks For Illegals HUCKABEE: "But I'll tell you what I do believe, that you don't punish a child because a parent committed a crime or committed a sin. You just don't do that." STEPHANOPOULOS: And that's why you...
  • Not Everyone Loves Huckabee!

    12/02/2007 10:40:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 786+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 3, 2007 | Donald Lambro
    It is very rare, if not unheard of, to catch a presidential candidate, especially a Republican, in the act of saying he or she would be willing to sign any tax increase that lawmakers wished for. But that's what happened to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has rocketed to a statistical tie in Iowa with Mitt Romney, largely as a result of the former Baptist minister's support from evangelical voters in the nation's first caucus state. The Club for Growth, an effective tax-cut advocacy group, has been on Huckabee's back almost from the beginning of his candidacy, sending out...

    12/02/2007 9:24:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 512+ views
    Ron Gunzburger's Politics 1 ^ | December 2, 2007 | Ron Gunzburger
    According to The Politico, New York Post columnist and FOX News contributor Dick Morris has been secretly advising former client Mike Huckabee on his Presidential campaign. Morris claims he is acting in an entirely voluntary capacity by simply offering free advice. Keep in mind that nationally syndicated columnist George Will was pilloried by the media when it became public that he had secretly and voluntarily helped Ronald Reagan prepare for his Presidential debates in 1980. A prominent national GOP insider tells Politics1 that he believes Morris -- despite his claims to the contrary -- is paid for his services through...
  • Huckabee Hedges on Aid for Illegals (Must read)

    12/02/2007 12:10:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies · 1,311+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 2, 2007 | Teddy Davis
    New Iowa Leader Criticized by for Indecision on Federal Student Aid. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who backed in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, hedged Sunday on whether illegal immigrants who have gone to school in the United States should become eligible for federal student aid such as Pell grants and subsidized federal student loans. "I'm not sure that I would support that," Huckabee told ABC News, "it was a different program in Arkansas." Huckabee's failure to take a clear position on federal student aid while appearing on ABC News' "This Week with George...
  • [GA Senate Pro-Tem]Eric Johnson on the Republican field (Fred's the "Reagan Conservative")

    12/02/2007 11:33:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 763+ views
    Peach Pundit ^ | December 2nd, 2007 | Jason Pye
    I just got this via e-mail from Senate Pro-Tem Eric Johnson: Dear Friends; You know where Rudy stands on the issues even if you disagree. You can’t tell where Mitt stands. Most of the rest of the field are not key players. Only Mike Huckabee has made some moves – primarily because he is good on his feet in the debates. But there is only one true “Reagan conservative” – Fred Thompson. The others are NOT conservatives or say they are now, but their record says otherwise. Please join me in supporting the consistent conservative who can win. Giuliani is...
  • Republicans would be wise to tab McCain and Huckabee ("For the children...of illegals")

    12/02/2007 2:38:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 779+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 2, 2007 | David S. Broder
    If the Republican Party really wanted to hold on to the White House in 2009, it's pretty clear what it would do. It would grit its teeth, swallow its doubts and nominate a ticket of John McCain for president and Mike Huckabee for vice president — and president-in-waiting. Those two are far from front-runners. They trail Mitt Romney in Iowa and New Hampshire and lag behind Rudy Giuliani in national surveys of Republican voters. But, in a series of debates, including last week's CNN/YouTube extravaganza. McCain and Huckabee have been notable for their clarity, character and, yes, simple humanity. From...
  • Huckabee: I can’t compromise on scholarships for illegals because “my soul will not let me”

    12/01/2007 7:22:27 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 51 replies · 1,309+ views
    RomanCatholicBlog ^ | November 30, 2007 | Thomistic
    This is not conservatism. Mike Huckabee is a pro-life, pro-family values liberal. He is soft on illegal immigration and he is enthusiastic about passing laws that control the way people live their lives (e.g, laws against smoking, junk food, etc.). Yes, Huckabee's pro-life, and if he was the best Republican option, I'd hold my nose and vote for him, but he's not the best the Republicans have to offer. He's not the only pro-life candidate, either... I think Fred Thompson is the most conservative of the viable pro-life candidates. All the others are much more moderate. I'll admit, Thompson isn't...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Fred Thompson is the one, true conservative

    11/30/2007 10:48:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,061+ views
    Brain Droppings ^ | November 30, 2007 | Bill C.
    Among the top tier Republican candidates, Rush says that only Fred has been a consistent conservative. You have been given your marching orders. Now you know who to vote for. RUSH: …the genuine moderate as opposed to conservative aspects of three of the top-tier, four of the top-tier candidates were on full-fledged display last night. There was one candidate who did not display any moderateness or liberalism or have any of his past forays into those areas displayed, and that candidate was Fred Thompson. … …we have a campaign now where most of the candidates are not genuine conservatives. They...
  • Blog House: GOP debate: Aw, Huck

    11/30/2007 10:04:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 174+ views
    It was the Republican presidential candidates' turn to take questions from the great unwashed, and they didn't seem to have as much fun as the Democrats did. And it's not just because there was no talking snowman or Jackie Broyles and Dunlap. --snip-- Marc Ambinder (3) graded the candidates, and he proved to be pretty generous. "McCain's mix of resigned sighs, sober mien and sense of humor went over well with a crowd that seemed predisposed to be wary of him. ... Giuliani had a an 'eh' to 'poor' night. He seemed deflated. A little defensive. ... Thompson: He gets...
  • Disc jockey for president (Mike Huckabee)

    11/30/2007 4:30:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 151+ views
    Arkansas News Bureau ^ | November 27, 2007 | John Brummett
    One of the national writers putting together a profile of Mike Huckabee asked how it might be that this preacher showed such an affinity for popular culture. The Chuck Norris alliance, the tailgate party in South Carolina with the wrestler, the pardon for Keith Richards, the playing of bass guitar in a rock cover band offering Lynyrd Skynyrd - isn't all that out of character for a man from the Southern Baptist pulpit? Actually, Huckabee was a radio man before he was a preacher and he has remained more decidedly a media man than a pulpit man. His superficially likable...
  • Huckabee's Tax Increases: No laughing matter

    11/29/2007 10:35:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Fred08 ^ | November 29, 2007
    Mike Huckabee appeared tonight on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and once again tried to laugh away his record as governor of Arkansas. Huckabee should stop cracking jokes about raising taxes and start taking responsibility for his actions. Excerpted quotes from Mike Huckabee on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, November 29, 2007 HUCK CHECK #1 : Huckabee claimed that if you dismantle the IRS and implement the Fair Tax, make "the federal government operate more efficiently...[and] get rid of a $10 billion industry." In reality, Huckabee's plan replaces one government bureaucracy with another. * Reality: "It is...
  • STATE OF THE FAIR TAX (Mike Huckabee getting support from Scientology-related tax org.!!)

    11/29/2007 12:00:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 227+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | November 29, 2007 | The Prowler
    With word that the FairTax political operation has run out of money, the talk in Iowa is that a new organization may be coming to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's aid. A 501c4 organization is said to be forming to help Huckabee in the 30 or so days leading up to the Iowa Republican caucus. Huckabee has been leveraging the support of two semi-obscure groups in Iowa, the FairTax group, a one-time offshoot of the Church of Scientology, and a second-tier home-schooling coalition, which operates a 501c4 and has been attempting to organize support for Huckabee in Iowa, South Carolina,...
  • Republicans Sharpen Knives to Attack Huckabee

    11/25/2007 9:48:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 560+ views
    Dallas Blog ^ | November 25, 2007 | Tom McGregor
    Republican presidential candidates have pulled out their knives for Mr. Nice Guy. A surprising surge of support for Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, who had long seemed a rank outsider in the 2008 presidential race has turned him into a target six weeks before voting in Iowa. The Times of London reports that “running on a shoestring budget as an affable conservative with unrivalled religious qualifications (he is a former Baptist minister), Huckabee has been previously dismissed as an under-funded no-hoper. He is mostly known for a quirky sense of humor and his skills on bass guitar -...
  • Dodd, Huckabee want answers on McClellan charges ("Plamegate")

    11/24/2007 5:03:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 311+ views
    Salon ^ | November 21, 2007 | Tim Grieve
    It's hard to imagine that Scott McClellan's allegations that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were involved in the false exoneration of Karl Rove and Scooter Libby in the Valerie Plame case will be treated as anything but another footnote in the truth-challenged history of the Bush administration. It will be the spring of 2008 before McClellan's book is published -- deep into a presidential race -- and we'll eat the paper this isn't printed on if either Democrats in Congress or Michael Mukasey will be willing to go to the wall then in a serious investigation of what really...
  • Ron Paul is not as scary as Mike Huckabee

    11/22/2007 9:29:45 PM PST · by jdm · 51 replies · 185+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Nov. 23, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg
    AS THE HOPELESS but energetic presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, builds momentum in name recognition, fundraising and cross-ideology appeal, some conservatives are beginning to attack him in earnest. A GOP consultant condemns Paul's "increasingly leftish" positions. Syndicated columnist Mona Charen calls Paul "too cozy with kooks and conspiracy theorists." Film critic and talk-radio host Michael Medved looks over Paul's supporters and finds "an imposing collection of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Holocaust deniers, 9/11 'truthers' and other paranoid and discredited conspiracists." For the most part, these allegations strike me as overblown and unfair. But, for argument's sake, let's say they're...