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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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Pres 2012: So By Now You Probably Heard, The Huckster Is Out (Predicts it's Palin vs. Romney)

    05/15/2011 10:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Blue Arkansas ^ | May 15, 2011
    I took a much needed break this weekend with friends and family and so I wasn’t around to blog the big news. Mike Huckabee is out of the running for the Presidential nomination. Now, I said as early as February 22nd that I was betting Huckabee wouldn’t run. So I’m happy to have a winning prediction under my belt. But besides that, this really shakes up the calculus for 2012. Iowa is now going to be wide open, and it leaves the “not Mitt Romneycare” position as one much easier to fill. The question is, who does this benefit? Palin?...
  • With Huckabee out, the next in line for the fundie vote is Sarah Palin (Extreme hurl warning)

    05/14/2011 11:02:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The San Francisco Sentinel ^ | May 14, 2011 | Sarah Jones
    Conservatives for Palin is rejoicing for the same reason some of you now have a dark cloud of fear hanging over your Saturday night. The fundie vote is up for grabs now that Huckabee is out and the second in line candidate is Sarah Palin. Yes, that’s right. Sarah Blood Libel Palin. One day years ago, after the sportscaster fill-in job didn’t work out, a young Sarah Palin told a friend she wanted to be President one day. Today she wants it so bad she chokes on her own bitterness every time she has to say “Obama”. Palin has still...
  • POLL: As 2012 GOP Respond, Who Benefits Most From Huckabee’s Decision Not To Run?

    05/14/2011 10:44:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    US Election News ^ | May 15, 2011 | Jillian Curtin
    Some of the statements released by various members of the 2012 GOP field related to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s decision not to run for President next year. This post will be updated as more candidates release their statements over the next day or so. Jon Huntsman: “Our country has been very fortunate to have Mike Huckabee as a leader and public servant. His commitment to this country and its core values — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — is a model to which all elected officials should aspire. It is unfortunate that we will not have his...
  • Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid

    05/14/2011 6:38:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 75 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 14, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    Mike Huckabee said Saturday there would be no sequel to his surprisingly strong 2008 White House bid, in which he won the Iowa Republican caucus and finished second in the primaries to Sen. John McCain. "All the factors say go, but my heart says no," Huckabee, who was considered the GOP frontrunner in several national polls, said on his Fox News Channel show. Before his announcement Saturday night, Huckabee hadn't shared his decision with his closest advisers. Many of those advisers predicted Huckabee wouldn't run. Ed Rollins, who was Huckabee's national campaign chairman for the 2008 campaign, said he expected...
  • Mike Huckabee NOT running for President

    05/14/2011 6:05:31 PM PDT · by jsdjason · 402 replies
    Mike Huckabee just announced on his show that he is NOT running for President.
  • Huckabee NOT Running for President

    05/14/2011 6:06:01 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 119 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/14/11 | Aurelius
    In an eight o'clock announcement on Fox News, Mike Huckabee announced that he will NOT be running for President in 2012. Mr. Huckabee was one of the major contenders for the Republican nomination in 2008, garnering 282 delegates by the convention. The former governor of Arkansas, he now hosts a show on Fox News. Huckabee discussed voters that will support him, how he believes that he will gain plenty of money fund-raising, and his prayer to Jesus Christ. He also spoke of "clarity" and an "inner-peace." He stated: "I will not run for President."
  • Huckabee email to his inner circle (re announcement tonight)

    05/14/2011 12:24:40 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Tomorrow night (Saturday) I will announce the next step in my plans for 2012 during my show on the Fox News Channel. I would like to be able to call you or email you personally and in advance of the announcement, but due to the fact that the decision was not finalized until today and that I committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel, that became impractical. [snip] It was this afternoon before I could even get word to all of my own children and even now, the executive producer...
  • Former Huck Adviser: ‘Sense Around Little Rock’ That He Won’t Run (He's probably out of the race)

    05/14/2011 9:21:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2011 | Robert Costa
    Arkansas State Rep. David Sanders, a former Huckabee political adviser, tells NRO that “in and around Little Rock, the sense is that Governor Huckabee will not run for president.” “He knows that he is popular but that he would not be the favorite to win,” Sanders observes. Huckabee, he notes, not only enjoys working for Fox News, but also relishes being a commentator for ABC Radio Networks, in the slot once held by the late Paul Harvey. “If Huckabee got into the race, he would be treated like the frontrunner,” Sanders says. “Yet he was never the frontrunner in 2008;...
  • Mike Huckabee withdrawal helps Sarah Pailin get back in the race for president

    05/13/2011 11:08:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Irish Central ^ | May 13, 2011 | Patrick Roberts
    Mike Huckabee's expected departure from the Republican race for president opens the door for Sarah Palin again. Palin has gone quiet after the media sizzle around her died and transferred to Donald Trump. But with Trump fading faster than a losing 'Apprentice' competitor and Huckabee now looking like he will drop out, Palin is suddenly back in this race if she wants. Huckabee, with his strong evangelical roots, was a natural to win Iowa and Palin enjoys a comparable level of support among those voters. Contrast that with Mitt Romney who is held in deep suspicion in the first caucus...
  • Mark Steyn: Sarah Palin a better king maker than GOP candidate

    05/13/2011 6:17:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 255 replies · 1+ views
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 13,2011
    Mark Steyn says he has a soft spot for Tim Pawlenty and believes he may be the last man standing to challenge Obama in 2012. He also says Newt won’t be President and that Trump isn’t conservative and trashes his demonization of China as the single source of all that ails us. As for Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, Steyn says he wouldn’t advise them to enter the field of 2012 GOP candidates. He says Sarah Palin would make a better king-maker and Huckabee should stick with his successful Fox News show.
  • Announcing WH Run On Own Show Could Present Legal Issues For Huckabee (In-kind corp. contribution)

    05/13/2011 1:47:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The National Journal ^ | May 13, 2011 | Alex Roarty
    Here's one hint former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) will announce Saturday night he's not running for president: Declaring a presidential campaign on his own show could land he and News Corporation, Fox News' parent company, in legal hot water. Using his show to declare he's seeking the GOP nomination for president could constitute an in-kind corporate contribution from News Corporation to Huckabee's candidacy, said Paul Ryan, an attorney for the Campaign Legal Center. Corporate contributions are illegal for both the company and candidate, he said. "I think it would be wise for Mike Huckabee ... to refrain from doing...
  • Huckabee plans 'important' announcement

    05/13/2011 11:17:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    AP/CW23 ^ | 5/13/11
    Stay tuned to the TV Saturday night if you want to learn whether former Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas will get rolling toward a second presidential campaign. A cable show with a limited audience is an unorthodox platform to announce a White House bid, and even close advisers who were part of his last run are pleading ignorance about what Huckabee will say. Some sense he was hesitant about a candidacy. Woody Fraser, executive producer of Fox News Channel's "Huckabee," said Huckabee will say whether he will take the first steps in entering the 2012 race. Fraser said Huckabee...
  • Missouri still tough turf for Obama, and a note on Huckabee's decision (Gomer not running?)

    05/13/2011 12:54:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | May 13, 2011 | Dustin Ingalls
    The political landscape in Missouri is in stasis. Last week, we found Claire McCaskill at about the same fifty-fifty standing as in our previous poll in March. Now, in the state that featured the closest presidential contest in 2008, with John McCain winning in a photo finish, President Obama is at almost exactly the same position against his potential 2012 opponents as two months ago--slightly up on a few and slightly behind the two leading contenders. 43% approve and 53% disapprove of the president’s job performance, almost indentical to March’s 43-52 split. As such, he trails Mike Huckabee, 44-49, and...
  • Neither Palin nor Huckabee are running

    05/13/2011 11:56:09 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 140 replies
    vanity | 5-12-11 | self
    I suddenly realized that the evidence that neither Palin or Huckabee is running in 2012 is right before our eyes, if we'd just look. Fox News Ends Gingrich, Santorum Contracts We know Fox news gave both Gingrich and Santorum a hard deadline of May 1st to let Fox news know if they were not running, otherwise they would be released from the contracts with Fox. They were released on May 5th, and they are both running. Fox did this, because it would be a conflict of interest to have a potential presidential candidate on the payroll after the election season...
  • Huckabee to Announce Decision on Presidential Run Saturday (Advisers hint that He will not run!)

    05/13/2011 11:03:07 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Friday May 13, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, will announce on Saturday whether he will run for president, the producer of his show on the Fox News Channel said Friday. “Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid,” Woody Fraser, the executive producer of “Huckabee” said in a statement. “He has not told anyone at FOX News Channel his decision.” Senior political aides to Mr. Huckabee also said Friday they do not know what he will decide, raising suspicions that Mr. Huckabee will take a pass on another campaign. Mr....
  • Huckabee to Announce Decision on Presidential Run Saturday

    05/13/2011 10:56:36 AM PDT · by Al B. · 38 replies
    NY Times blog ^ | May 13, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    12:52 p.m. | Updated Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, will announce on Saturday whether he will run for president, the producer of his show on the Fox News Channel said Friday. “Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid,” Woody Fraser, the executive producer of “Huckabee” said in a statement. “He has not told anyone at FOX News Channel his decision.” Senior political aides to Mr. Huckabee also said Friday they do not know what he will decide, raising suspicions that Mr. Huckabee will take a pass...
  • Vanity: Has anyone seen the Huckabee Learn Our History cartoons?

    05/13/2011 5:59:29 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 20 replies
    YouTube | May 13, 2011
    Wow are these lame or what. The Reagan RevolutionThe Reagan Revolution - The Berlin WallOrigins of WWII
  • Michael Barone: Romney is not the front-runner; no one is

    05/12/2011 7:13:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 11 2011 | Michael Barone
    The first article, headlined “Romney has eye on one prize right now: money,” Dan Eggen and T. W. Farnam refer to Romney as “the presumed front-runner.” In a second article on page A4, headlined “Romney to confront his critics in a speech on health care,” Karen Tumulty more cautiously writes that Romney “is seen as a possible front-runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination?” Presumed by whom? Seen by whom? In the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls Romney gets 16.6% and Mike Huckabee 16.4%. They’re followed by Donald Trump with 12.9%, Sarah Palin with 10.6%, Newt Gingrich with 7.7%, etc....
  • With Obama Vulnerable, Republicans Jockey in the Starting Gates (Now Gomer's the one)

    05/12/2011 10:18:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 13, 2011 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    It has been a busy week in presidential politics. With Barack Obama gaining only a minimal boost from the slaying of Osama Bin Laden, it is now obvious to Republicans considering a run that he is vulnerable. Republicans have a crowded field, but an impressive group of candidates. Here is our ranking of their prospects and the latest news. We believe that if he chooses to run, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is the odds on favorite to win the Republican nomination. Huckabee has been quiet, but some impressive reports have surfaced. First, it is reported that if he runs,...
  • Huckabee is in.

    05/10/2011 7:22:30 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 152 replies
    This link is up. Huckabee is asking everyone to pray for him as he decides about running for President. This is purely political to fire up his christian right base. He has already decided to run , one does not really pray in public with a website if they have not already decided.
  • Poll Reveals Poorer And Less Educated Voters Support Sarah Palin, Wealthier Voters Prefer Romney

    05/09/2011 3:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 9, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    A new Gallup poll reveals that voters who identify as more conservative, do not have college degrees and who make less than $24,000 annually are more likely to support former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney for president in 2012. Romney, on the other hand, has evidently fared better with voters who describe themselves as “liberals to moderate”, have received degrees of higher learning and who make at least $90,000 a year. The split drives home the challenges facing any would-be GOP candidate: Catering to the party’s base without completely alienating those on the fence, and appealing to voters...
  • Huckabee worries Republicans will 'Balkanize themselves' (Huckabee smears Reagan)

    05/07/2011 11:21:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-05-06 | Shane D'Aprile
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday he's "definitely undecided" on another run for the White House next year and is increasingly concerned Republicans will "Balkanize themselves" ahead of 2012. A day after the sparsely attended first debate of the GOP primary season, Huckabee said in an interview on Fox News that he had no regrets about missing the gathering and that he's still working toward a decision on 2012. "First of all, I've got to come to a place where I believe I should run, and I'm not there yet," Huckabee said. "My feeling is I'll be there by...
  • Fox Terminates Contracts Of Gingrich, Santorum: Regarded As Potential 2012 Candidates

    05/05/2011 7:21:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KERO-TV / CNN ^ | May 5, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    Fox News Channel has terminated the contracts of paid contributors and potential 2012 candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, a spokesman for the network confirmed to CNN. Contracts for the former House Speaker and former Pennsylvania senator were suspended until May 1 while they considered runs for the White House in 2012. Santorum, who will appear in Thursday's GOP presidential debate in South Carolina, has since formed a presidential exploratory committee....
  • Fox ends contracts of Gingrich, Santorum

    05/05/2011 2:52:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | May 05, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Fox News has terminated its contracts with former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Senator Rick Santorum after the deadline for them to decide on presidential bids passed on May 1, a source familiar with the move told POLITICO. Fox suspended the two contributors in early March and stopped paying them as they mulled presidential runs, but left them the option of returning to the network. The contracts' end marks another sign that Gingrich, who has repeatedly delayed his decision citing business obligations, is in the race -- though he dropped out of tonight's Fox debate. The network may also intensify...
  • Response To Abe Foxman, Anti Defamation League (Huckabee demands apology)

    05/04/2011 11:10:41 PM PDT · by mas cerveza por favor · 15 replies
    http://www.mikehuckabee.com ^ | May 03 2011 | Huckabee website
    Governor Mike Huckabee said today, that the demand of ADL (Anti Defamation League) Director Abraham Foxman to apologize for his comments regarding the Holocaust were uninformed and misguided and called upon Foxman to apologize to him and retract his totally inappropriate and reckless attack issued recently. Huckabee said, "Foxman could have done even a tiny bit of fact-checking and discovered what most people in the Israel and American Jewish community know quite well, that Israel and the Jewish people have no stronger advocate than Mike Huckabee. And to confirm that, they could start by actually listening to what I said,...
  • Hot Air Primary Survey Results: May Edition

    05/03/2011 1:42:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 3, 2011 | Patrick Ishmael
    With over 6000 votes cast, Sarah Palin has again won the Hot Air GOP primary survey. She leads a field of Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, and Mitch Daniels, among others. The map:
  • Huckabee criticizes Obama at NRA keynote address

    05/02/2011 7:27:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 02, 2011 | Joe Mandak
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee called himself a "gun-clinger and a God-clinger" but didn't come close to saying whether he'll be a Republican presidential candidate next year when he delivered the keynote address Saturday at the annual National Rifle Association convention. Huckabee was referring to a remark President Barack Obama once made about conservatives clinging to their guns and religion. Huckabee also said Obama didn't receive an "F" rating from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence because the president has helped gun owners _ though gun owners have been allowed to pack weapons on Amtrak trains and carry them...
  • Enter Mitch, Michele, and Mike [Kristol says Daniels, Bachmann and Hucakbee will run]

    05/01/2011 5:33:04 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 1, 2011 | Bill Kristol
    Enter Mitch, Michele, and Mike The GOP presidential race begins to get interesting. 6:07 PM, May 1, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL Mitch Daniels is likely, I’m told, to announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in the next couple of weeks. Michele Bachmann will, I think, enter the race in June. And it now looks as if Mike Huckabee is also going to run. Saturday evening, while tout Washington was “enjoying” the White House Correspondents Dinner—and while some of us, I might add, were truly enjoying the lovely wedding of Mary Katharine Ham and Jake Brewer—Mike Huckabee was...
  • Presidential Politics Today (Thinks Hillary might run againt The Won)

    05/01/2011 2:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | May 1, 2011 | Mr. Conservative
    I have spent several days recently talking with voters in Texas, Illinois, and California. The people I talked with were a mixture of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. Most were frustrated with Barack Obama, and most believed that the actions of President Obama have been responsible for the marked increases in fuel and food costs that are now significantly slowing our economic growth and recovery. The following are among the relevant issues and concerns that were discussed regarding Presidential candidates for 2012. The time is ripe for another Democrat to move against Obama. I predict Hillary and Bill Clinton will start...
  • Analyzing the 2012 GOP Field – Palin, Trump, Romney, Huckabee on top

    04/27/2011 10:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2011 | Henry D'Andrea
    The 2012 Republican Presidential field is still yet to be known. Speculation over candidates pours into the media every day. The truth is, though, that many Republican hopefuls are not taking the fight straight to Obama. Most Republican hopefuls have either setup exploratory committees, or are still deciding whether or not to throw their hat into the ring. However, it seems columnists and those in the media like to write off certain Republican candidates as not running for the Oval office. Unfortunately, we do not know the truth until they announce their decision. So, instead of speculating whose running and...