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  • Mike Huckabee On Sarah Palin’s 2012 Chances: ‘A Seasoning Agent, But Not The Main Course’

    09/03/2011 12:08:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 3, 2011 | Frances Martel
    With her speaking engagement this weekend Sarah Palin has once again managed to bring the 2012 presidential spotlight on herself without jumping into the race, though polls are now showing her chances are rather compromised. Even if she does not run or win, however, at least Mike Huckabee thinks there’s a significant place for her at the table. On Fox & Friends this morning, the 2008 GOP candidate argued that, given her poll numbers, it may be Palin’s fate to “season the food,” but not be the “main ingredient.” “You have to be very stubborn [to run],” Huckabee noted when...
  • Most Important Issue from Straw Poll

    08/13/2011 5:38:32 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 12 replies
    Who's the blond bombshell over Huckabee's left shoulder watching his show right now???? /s
  • Huckabee garners criticism for selling 9/11 kids’ cartoon

    08/04/2011 8:57:57 PM PDT · by 3boysdad · 25 replies
    As the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 nears, Mike Huckabee this week began promoting his company's latest animated educational video for children: "9/11 and the War on Terror." The release of the kids' cartoon has sparked significant criticism, accusing Huckabee of profiting off the 2001 terror attacks.
  • Is Huckabee getting a petition together to kick out the UN?

    08/02/2011 6:47:30 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    self | Aug 2, 2011 | Huldah1776
    I just got a call supposedly from Mike Huckabee, asking to sign a petition to kick the U.N. out of our country. I did some research and could find nothing about it at all. Anyone else get the call? Also, why have a phone campaign without a simultaneous web campaign? He wants a million signatures if it is true.
  • A Huckabee Signs Up With the Pawlenty Campaign

    07/05/2011 2:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 5, 2011 | Dan Amira
    Tim Pawlenty's Iowa operation has just added a big name: Huckabee. Not Mike, but Mike's daughter and former campaign manager, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She's signed on as a senior political adviser to Pawlenty and will spearhead his effort to place at or near the top of the Ames Straw Poll in August. That's nice and all, and Huckabee Sanders is certainly qualified — she also ran a successful campaign for Arkansas senator John Boozman last year — but the reason this hire is making such a splash today is that name of hers. Mike Huckabee is a popular figure in...
  • Republican Leadership Conference kicks off [Palin, Romney and Pawlenty not attending]

    06/16/2011 7:24:54 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Republican Leadership Conference kicks off C.J. Ciaramella Top Republicans will flock to New Orleans today for the Republican Leadership Conference, where presidential hopefuls and GOP leaders will try to woo the party faithful during the three-day event. The annual conference, formerly the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, has become a bellwether for the Republican Party, especially because of its audience straw polls. Presidential candidates speaking this year include Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman. (DNC chair looking forward to working...
  • Huckabee: Palin E-mails Revealed A “Perfectly-Competent Chief Executive”

    06/14/2011 5:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    US Election News ^ | June 14, 2011 | Jillian Curtin
    Former Arkansas Governor and former Presidential contender Mike Huckabee sent an email to supporters of his HuckPAC blasting the left and the media for their overeagerness in digging through the thousands of emails from Sarah Palin’s Governorship released recently. Huckabee practically praises them for their ability to distinguish Palin as above the clamor as she could be while fighting off attacks about her family. Using an excerpt from The Huckabee Report included in the emails, Huckabee says; "You almost have to feel sorry for all the reporters and leftwing bloggers who spent the weekend slogging through 24,000 pages of Sarah...
  • Bachmann strategist blasts Palin: 'Not serious'

    06/07/2011 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Al B. · 279 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Michelle Bachmann's new top consultant, Ed Rollins, began his tenure with scathing criticism of potential Bachmann rival Sarah Palin. "Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years," Rollins told Brian Kilmeade on his radio show, Kilmeade and friends. "She got the Vice Presidential thing handed to her, she didn't go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance, she gave up her governorship." He suggested that the contrast would favor Bachmann. "Michele Bachmann and others [have] worked hard, she has been a leader of the Tea Party which is a very important element here,...
  • Huckabee says he could change mind on presidential bid

    06/01/2011 4:40:21 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 42 replies
    Arkansas News ^ | June 1, 2011 | John Lyon
    LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee foresees a “broke and battered” nominee emerging from the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes but says his recent exit from the race is not etched in stone. Appearing today as a guest of the Clinton School of Public Service, the surprise 2008 GOP presidential contender said he did not entirely rule out running next year when he announced last month he had decided against throwing his hat into the ring. Running as a vice presidential candidate next year or for president in 2016 also are not out of the question, he said. “Everything...
  • Running on Empty?

    05/21/2011 4:06:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 21, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    Bad week for the Republicans; good week for the president. Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump said no to running against Barack Obama, and Newt Gingrich may already be on the ropes after criticizing Medicare reform -- a key issue for conservatives. Meanwhile, the president kept a low profile while basking in the demise of Osama bin Laden.The Republican field is still wide open, but whoever decides to run should know this: You are not only challenging an incumbent president who will likely raise close to one billion dollars, but you are also going up against the elite media. If you...
  • Huckabee on Leno May 19, 2011 - Video - (Glad he's not running!)

    05/20/2011 1:53:02 PM PDT · by onyx · 45 replies · 1+ views
    NBC ^ | May 20, 2011 | NBC
    Huckabee sure went out of his way to praise the both Obama's and to slam the GOP. I am so grateful this schmuck RINO couldn't raise the funds to run and that his lust for money is greater than his lust for political power. Part 1: Mike Huckabee talks about not running for President and his idea for new Republican reality TV show. Part 2: Mike Huckabee talks about the Republican candidates and if he'll consider VP.
  • Will Evangelicals Sink Romney?

    05/20/2011 9:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 20, 2011 | Ronald Brownstein, political director
    Mike Huckabee, judging by the early opinion polls, would have been among the most formidable challengers to Mitt Romney, the putative front-runner for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. But Huckabee's departure from the race, paradoxically, could make it more difficult for Romney to prevail. The reason is that with Huckabee off the field, the former Baptist minister's core constituency -- the evangelical Christians who represent nearly half of the GOP's primary electorate -- are now back in play for all competitors. If Romney can't defang the resistance he encountered from those voters in 2008, he faces the threat that they...
  • Huckabee's pitiful surrender to corruption

    05/20/2011 8:40:23 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 20, 2011 | Alan Keyes
    Shortly before his announcement that he will not seek the Republican nomination for president, Mike Huckabee made a remark that offers a telling insight into the understanding of politics that characterizes the politicians produced by the current twin-party sham. "People speak of Reagan as if he was absolutely steadfast," he said. "He was in his convictions. But you have to govern in a way that is different than you can campaign." The remark, and the fact that Mike Huckabee is the one who made it, confirm an insidious truth about the cynical New Deal political paradigm that structures the activities...
  • Political Insiders Poll (Who benefits from Huckabee, Trump withrawls-not one GOPer mentions Palin!!)

    05/19/2011 5:18:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Journal ^ | May 19, 2011 | James A. Barnes and Peter Bell
    Which GOP presidential candidate will benefit the most from Mike Huckabee’s decision not to run in 2012? Democrats (103 votes) Tim Pawlenty: 26% Mitt Romney: 18% Michele Bachmann: 13% Mitch Daniels: 12% Rick Santorum: 7% Also receiving votes: Newt Gingrich, 6%; “to be determined,” 4%; Jon Huntsman, 3%; Sarah Palin, 3%; “no one,” 3%; Ron Paul, 2%; Terry Branstad, 1%; “everyone,” 1%; Bachmann and Palin, 1%; Bachmann and Santorum, 1%. Pawlenty “The field of social conservatives with a realistic chance to get nominated is getting pretty small.” “Huckabee’s withdrawal opens up Iowa for next-door neighbor Pawlenty. The only route to...
  • Palin might not get Huck's backers (They're in a panic!)

    05/18/2011 1:56:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2011 | Christian Heinze, founder GOP12 (Gay Group)
    Mike Huckabee’s supporters might not rush to the side of Sarah Palin, despite the conventional wisdom that she’ll be the key beneficiary of his decision not to run for president next year. Both the former governor of Arkansas and former governor of Alaska are populist Republicans with strong evangelical credentials. Yet there are some significant differences between the two that suggest Huckabee supporters might not flock to Palin en masse. Style Palin’s and Huckabee’s rhetorical styles couldn’t be more different. Palin mocks her Democratic opponents; Huckabee tends to engage them and look for common ground. When first lady Michelle Obama...
  • Sarah Palin Is Back (Mild Barf Alert)

    05/18/2011 12:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    FITS News ^ | May 18, 2011
    A week ago, we’d have told you that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s presidential aspirations were kaput … and we’d have been correct. Since then, however, four events have conspired to dramatically reshape the 2012 presidential race in her favor – although it remains to be seen whether Palin possesses the gravitas (or the political acumen) to exploit the opening. The question is a simple one: Can Palin redefine herself as a credible candidate? Or will she continue down the pandering path of folksy non-specifics and sanctimonious indignation? Before we attempt to answer that question, let’s revisit the four seismic...
  • Who Will Attract Social Conservatives Now That Huck Is Off the Market? (Guess)

    05/16/2011 10:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Time Magazine's Swampland ^ | May 16, 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    In the weeks before Mike Huckabee punk’d the political press corps with a much-hyped, long drawn-out non-announcement about the presidential campaign he will not be running, he lent his voice to the unofficial website Pray For Huckabee. It consisted of a page that told supporters he was praying about whether or not to pursue the GOP nomination and asked them to pray for him during this time of discernment. Oh, and to please enter their name and contact info. It would have been a canny move for a future presidential candidate. It was even cannier for a guy who decided...
  • Mike Huckabee Out; Sarah Palin In?

    05/16/2011 3:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Associated Content / Yahoo! News ^ | May 15, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    Mike Huckabee, the amiable former governor of Arkansas and Fox News media personality, has decided after all not to run for president. It seems that he does not want to be president and is instead happy doing what he is doing. That leaves the question, if not Huckabee, then who? The former governor had a big following among social conservatives, a considerable voting bloc in the Republican Party. Now that voting bloc has to find someone else to rally around. But whom? There are a few people one can automatically cross off the list. Donald Trump has too much of...
  • Huckabee, Trump Departures Could Boost Palin

    05/16/2011 10:47:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    411 Mania ^ | May 16, 2011
    If she decides to run... With both Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump announcing that they will not be running for President, it eliminates two major variables from the scrambled GOP primary field. Huckabee, in particular, would have been one of the frontrunners had he decided to run, so his decision to sit out has major ramifications on the rest of the field. Huckabee would have once again been the favorite to win Iowa. His departure leaves a major void with Iowa's large Republican evangelical Christian base, a group that is now up for grabs. Sarah Palin likely won't run, but...
  • Palin vs. Romney in light of the Huckabee announcement not to run

    05/16/2011 3:13:30 AM PDT · by techno · 43 replies
    May 16, 2011 | techno
    In light of Mike Huckabee's announcement that he was not running in 2012, I thought it would be appropriate to compare presidential prospects of Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney in respect to gaining the nomination and how well they each might do in the general election if either one was the GOP nominee. So with that in mind here are 10 points to consider: 1) From David Bernstein: a) Of the 28 caucuses and primaries that Mitt Romney competed in up to and including Super Tuesday in 2008 he finished worse than second in 6 races--happened to be in six...