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  • Huckabee for Veep? (editorial)

    05/09/2012 5:50:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | May 9, 2012 | Robert Costa
    The conventional wisdom about Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential short list, according to a handful of Romney insiders, may be wrong. Instead of picking a straitlaced Midwestern senator such as Ohio’s Rob Portman, or an outspoken northeastern Republican governor such as Chris Christie, there is a chance Romney will tap an evangelical from the South. And the name on the lips of Romney friends and supporters isn’t a rising southern senator or a current Dixie governor. He has been out of office for five years, resides on a beach in the Florida panhandle, and hosts a television show. In other words, Mike...
  • Huckabee looks again at Republican presidential bid

    09/30/2011 12:02:11 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 102 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/30/2011 | Kim Dixon
    Mike Huckabee has been approached by Republican and conservative activists unhappy with the current crop of presidential hopefuls and he is considering entering the fray, two sources who have spoken with Huckabee told Reuters. The former Arkansas governor, who made a splash by winning the Iowa caucuses as a candidate in 2008, announced last May on his Fox News show that he would not enter the race. But the conservative Huckabee, who appeals to evangelical Christians and is seen as an effective campaigner, is taking another look at jumping in, said the two sources, who are close to Huckabee. They...
  • 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?...
  • Huckabee releasing S.C. team

    We’ve been told that former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee, a rumored candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is giving his former S.C. supporters the nod to seek work on other presidential campaigns. The word is that he’s told South Carolina staffers that they have his blessing for them to peddle their wares elsewhere. If this is as true as it appears, it’s the second major shakeup. Monday, Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour surprised everyone but himself when he announced that he would not seek the GOP nod.
  • Fox News Pushes Mike Huckabee on 2012 Decision (Are you running or not?)

    04/27/2011 7:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/27/2011 | Howard Kurtz
    The network wants a yes or no on whether the governor-turned-TV host is running for the White House. But Huckabee tells Howard Kurtz he feels no pressure at all. Mike Huckabee may be running out of time to make a decision on running for president. It's not that the former Arkansas governor feels any political imperative to speed up his timetable. But his Fox News bosses would like him either to jump into the White House race soon or announce that he's taking a pass. In March, Fox suspended two contributors, Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum, for taking...
  • Huckabee still leading in Iowa (New Neighborhood Research Survey of Likely Caucus-Goers)

    04/06/2011 10:48:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/06/2011
    A new Neighborhood Research survey of likely caucus-goers shows Mike Huckabee with a solid advantage in Iowa. 1. Mike Huckabee 21.0% 2. Mitt Romney 13.5% 3. Donald Trump 8.8% 4. Newt Gingrich 7.8% 5. Sarah Palin 6.6% 6. Michele Bachmann 5.3% 7. Tim Pawlenty 4.4% 8. Ron Paul 3.4% 9. Herman Cain 2.5% 10. Rick Santorum 1.3% Big? Newt Gingrich edges out Sarah Palin. Bigger surprise? So does Trump. Also, Palin actually does worse among those who attend religious services once/week. In fact, Palin scores twice as well with those who never attend religious services than those who do. That...
  • Mike Huckabee wins South Carolina county straw poll

    04/03/2011 11:25:16 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 37 replies
    Mike Huckabee won a GOP straw poll in crucial early state South Carolina, further solidifying his status as a front-runner in a 2012 field that is still taking shape. Huckabee won the York County GOP event on Saturday, snaring 23 percent of the first-pick voters, party officials confirmed to POLITICO. Newt Gingrich was second, with 11 percent, and Michele Bachmann was third at 10 percent. Mitt Romney snared 8 percent, and Donald Trump and Tim Pawlenty tied at 7 percent. A slew of other would-be candidates, including nearby Southern-state governor Haley Barbour, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, John Bolton, Herman Cain,...
  • Poll: Evangelicals have high views of Huckabee (Goody-Two Shoes Alert)

    03/07/2011 10:42:10 AM PST · by gitmogrunt · 38 replies
    SRN NEWS ^ | 03/04/11 | Michael Foust
    A new poll spotlighting the faith community's outlook on the 2012 campaign shows that evangelicals have high views of Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, less-than-enthusiastic views of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, and low views of President Obama. The Barna survey is the latest round of good polling news for Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Southern Baptist minister who is weighing whether to run for the Republican nomination. He already has said he will not participate in the early GOP debates, set to begin this spring. The fact that he leads among evangelicals is no surprise -- he rode...
  • Report: Huckabee not running for President in 2012?

    02/09/2011 8:43:40 PM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Politicons ^ | February 9th | 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.
  • 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's allies already running his Iowa Caucus campaign for him

    01/25/2011 10:45:24 AM PST · by bigred08 · 49 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 1/25/11 | Kevin Hall
    If Mike Huckabee runs for President, he is obviously the odds-on favorite to earn The Family Leader’s endorsement. Vander Plaats was Huckabee’s state chair for the 2008 campaign. The former Arkansas governor’s last two visits to Iowa were to raise money for the IFPC. It is hard to imagine the group endorsing anyone instead of Huckabee. Some attendees have privately suggested that Vander Plaats’ current tour is a thinly veiled campaign on behalf of Huckabee. Indeed, Vander Plaats mentions Huckabee at almost every stop. The events are frequently held in the same Pizza Ranch locations that Huckabee and BVP toured...
  • Huckabee ahead nationally

    01/21/2011 9:29:29 AM PST · by speciallybland · 45 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 01/21/2011 | Tom Jensen
    For the first time in PPP's national polling for the 2012 Republican nomination there's a clear leader: Mike Huckabee. Huckabee's at 24% to 14% for Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, 11% for Newt Gingrich, 8% for Tim Pawlenty, 7% for Ron Paul, 4% for Mitch Daniels, and 1% for John Thune.
  • Huckabee strong in Iowa

    01/11/2011 8:18:30 AM PST · by speciallybland · 62 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 01/11/2011 | Tom Jensen
    If Mike Huckabee decides to run for President again in 2012 he'll start out the same place in Iowa where he finished in 2008- first place. Huckabee leads there with 30% to 18% for Mitt Romney, 15% for Sarah Palin, 13% for Newt Gingrich, 6% for Ron Paul, 4% for Tim Pawlenty, 3% for John Thune, and 1% for Mitch Daniels.
  • Huckabee Gaining Strength In New 2012 Poll

    12/28/2010 6:54:38 PM PST · by pissant · 112 replies · 4+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/28/10 | staff
    (NewsCore) - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has the support of more Republicans around the country than three of his potential 2012 rivals, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday. The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll found that 67 percent of self-identified Republicans were either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to support his candidacy in 2012. That compared with 59 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 54 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 49 percent for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It is the second recent poll to show momentum for Huckabee. A Public Policy Polling survey...
  • Mike Huckabee Won't Run for President ...if Jeb Bush Runs

    12/14/2010 8:33:09 PM PST · by pissant · 106 replies · 1+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | 12/14/10 | Kyle Munzenreider
    Former Arkansas Governor turned Fox News host (and now Florida resident) Mike Huckabee says he won't run for President in 2012. Well, he won't if former Florida Governor Jeb Bush decides to run. Huckebee came out of national obscurity to place second in the 2008 Republican Primary, and is widely expected to make a bid again in 2012. Which he probably will considering Jeb Bush has denied time and time again that he'll ever run for President. "Having gone through the process before and knowing just what it entails, it's not a decision I'll make lightly," Huckabee tells The National...
  • Huckabee appears to be gearing up for a run

    11/30/2010 7:30:39 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies · 4+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | 11/28/10 | Jason Tolbert
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made a high-profile trek up to Iowa last Sunday to speak to a gathering of social conservatives. While being careful to stop short of an actual announcement, he sounded like a presidential candidate. In fact, just days before the event, Huckabee made sure everyone knew that his appearance in Iowa was all about politics. The group sponsoring the event — Iowa Family Policy Center — promoted Huckabee’s appearance to Iowa churches saying he was coming “not as a politician, but as a pastor.” Huckabee’s spokesman quickly put out a statement correcting this saying that Huckabee’s...
  • Poll : Obama would lose to both Huckabee or Romney in 2012 White House race

    11/04/2010 10:28:23 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 94 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2010 | CLEMENTE LISI
    President Obama's Democratic party lost the midterm elections this week and he could very well lose his bid for a second term in 2012, according to a shocking poll released today. Obama would lose in a hypothetical race against former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 52 percent to 44 percent, according to CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would also defeat Obama 50 percent to 45 percent in the race for the White House in 2012.
  • Huckabee: "I'm the 2012 Frontrunner" (Fantasy Island alert)

    06/27/2010 10:40:21 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 60 replies
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee continued to insist on Sunday that he won’t make a decision on another presidential run until after this fall's midterm elections. “I haven’t closed the door. I think that would be foolish on my part, especially when poll after poll shows that there is strong sentiment out there. I end up leading a lot of the polls. I’m the Republican that clearly, at this point, does better against Obama than any other Republican,” said Huckabee, a Fox News contributor, on "Fox News Sunday."
  • 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...
  • Oh, Yes, the Huckster is Running (Vanity Fair profile)

    06/21/2010 9:04:50 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 61 replies
    Oh, Yes, the Huckster is Running And he gets a tongue-bath to start the campaign. Sorry for the graphic imagery first thing in the morning, but there's nothing else to call this profile in the New Yorker. Read it for yourself, but here are the takeaways. First, he's running in 2012. Evidence? He just bought a house in Florida and he's lining up 8,000 word "Meet the Candidate" pieces in the New Yorker that cast him as "the wayward Republican" "best hope" for the GOP. Don't be a fool. Second, most importantly for consideration when it comes to your primary...
  • 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...
  • George Will: Sarah Palin and the mutual loathing society

    02/17/2010 8:27:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 331 replies · 4,076+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | George F. Will
    The Republican presidential nominee, an Arizona senator, was a maverick, which was part of his charm. He spoke and acted impulsively, which was part of his problem. Voters thought his entertaining dimensions might be incompatible with presidential responsibilities. For example, he selected a running mate most Americans had never heard of and who had negligible experience pertinent to the presidency. This was 1964. Barry Goldwater, whose seat John McCain occupies, chose to run with Bill Miller, a congressman from Lockport, N.Y., near Buffalo. Miller, Goldwater cheerfully explained, annoyed Lyndon Johnson. After the Goldwater-Miller ticket lost 44 states, Miller retired to...
  • HuckPAC endorses candidate who was recently pro-choice.

    01/27/2010 7:55:15 AM PST · by AKReportz · 1 replies · 117+ views
    Tom Tolbert, a former HuckPAC coordinator who became disenchanted with Mike Huckabee and resigned after the Maurice Clemmons commutation, notes that HuckPAC recently endorsed John Parke for State Representative in Arkansas' District 31 over David Sanders.
  • Huckabee Bests Palin and Romney, Leads in 2012 Poll Against Barack Obama

    01/22/2010 7:09:12 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 116 replies · 2,220+ views
    LifeNews ^ | January 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee fares the best against pro-abortion President Barack Obama in a polling of voters previewing potential 2012 presidential election matchups. This is the first time in the PPP poll that any of the potential candidates has led Obama. The Public Policy Polling firm, which is Democratic by respected for fairly accurate results, found Obama trails a pro-life opponent for the first time. Huckabee has a 45-44 advantage over Obama, aided largely by a 44-38 lead with independents. The former governor's 35/29 favorability breakdown, with 35 percent of all voters saying they have...
  • Huck Out of Luck: Give his Career the Chair

    12/06/2009 10:29:58 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 53 replies · 2,394+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | Staff
    The Mike Huckabee body count continues to rise. During his 10 years as Arkansas governor, Huckabee commuted the sentences of 1,033 convicted criminals. He knowingly released more than a few rapists and murderers and sometimes mocked or attacked prosecutors who pleaded with him to keep violent offenders behind bars. While Huckabee was governor, the parole board released convicted rapist Wayne Dumont. Huckabee had publicly argued for Dumont's release, and parole board members said he pressured them to let the rapist out. Eleven months after his release, Dumont raped and killed a woman. In 2000, Huckabee granted clemency to Maurice Clemmons,...
  • Why Huckabee Ain't Dead Yet

    12/06/2009 7:42:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 124 replies · 2,628+ views ^ | December 6, 2009 | Kevin McCullough
    Mike Huckabee had zero to do with the deaths this past week of four Seattle police officers. Radio hosts and bloggers who attempt to imply anything to the contrary are dishonest. Any who attempt to make political hay with it are actually "pundits who are not to be trusted." As one who clearly understands the election cycles of American politics can explain to you, making predictions three years before the next election is really silly. I was driving home one afternoon this past week sometime after 6pm EST and heard a fill-in host on a nationally syndicated talk show self-identifying...
  • Huckabee White House Chances Look Slim to None After Police Slayings

    12/01/2009 1:36:37 PM PST · by libstripper · 39 replies · 1,529+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | December 1, 2009 | Jill Lawrence
    I hope Mike Huckabee meant it when he said recently that he's not sure he wants to make a second run for president. Though he's right up there with Sarah Palin in polls of the prospective Republican field for 2012, his odds of success are suddenly slim to none. You could argue that the former Arkansas governor is a victim of bad luck. You could argue that he's a victim of his own bad judgment. What's inarguable is that Huckabee commuted the prison term of a man killed by police after he allegedly shot and killed four police officers Sunday...
  • Huckabee leaning against 2012 bid

    11/30/2009 5:26:19 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2009 | Eric Zimmermann
    Mike Huckabee said today it's "less likely than more likely" that he'll run for president in 2012. Recent polling has shown him to be the most popular candidate among Iowa Republicans, but Huckabee told Chris Wallace on Fox New Sunday today that polling isn't the only factor. "There's a whole different deal of saying some folks take a poll and whether there's the financial support," he said. Huckabee said he's enjoying his current gig as a Fox News host, and wants to see what the political climate is like heading into 2012.
  • Huckabee says he's 'less likely' to run for president in 2012

    11/30/2009 9:02:31 AM PST · by pillut48 · 20 replies · 682+ views
    WAPO ^ | November 30, 2009 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Even before news broke that he had commuted the sentence of suspected cop-killer Maurice Clemmons, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" he's less than likely to run for president again...Huckabee won the straw poll at the 2009 Value Voters Summit in Washington and had a favorable rating of 70 percent in a recent poll of Iowa Republicans, the highest of all the potential GOP contenders. "The last time out, my biggest challenge was with the establishment Republicans who just never showed their support, and while I think a person can possibly win without them,...
  • Huckabee leaning against another presidential run

    11/30/2009 2:57:25 AM PST · by South40 · 39 replies · 992+ views
    AP ^ | 11/29/2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he's leaning slightly against running for president in 2012 but says it's far too early to say what he will do. Huckabee says how the 2010 congressional elections turn out will affect his decision. He also will be looking at whether the Republican Party is willing to unite behind him as a candidate. Another consideration, Huckabee says, is the status of his weekly TV show on Fox News. Given those factors, Huckabee says mounting another presidential bid is "less likely rather than more likely" at the moment.
  • Huckabee says he probably will not run in 2012

    11/29/2009 1:21:05 PM PST · by bigred08 · 68 replies · 2,122+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/29/2009 | Kevin Hall
    2008 Iowa Caucus winner and current GOP poll leader Mike Huckabee says it is "less than likely" he will run for President in 2012. Huckabee was a guest on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace when he made the remarks.
  • Mike Huckabee: 'Less than likely' I'll run in 2012

    11/29/2009 12:35:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 1,086+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/29/2009
    Mike Huckabee, the former Republican governor from Arkansas who has his own Fox show told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" that a 2012 presidential bid is "less than likely" and depends on whether Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, keeps liking his show. "The reason I wouldn’t is that this Fox gig I’ve got is really wonderful, " he said, talking about whether or not he would get in the race given that he is a GOP front runner according to most recent polls. "Jumping into the pool, you gottta make sure there is some water in it."...
  • Mike Huckabee: Another White House Whirl in 2012?

    11/05/2009 7:56:42 PM PST · by yongin · 83 replies · 1,585+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Nov 5, 2009 | Walter Shapiro
    Before Sarah Palin became the embodiment of the conservative grassroots, another national candidate from a state beginning with "A" mastered 21st century Republican populism on his way to winning the 2008 Iowa caucuses. During the campaign, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the funniest Republican since the heyday of Bob Dole, would go off on little-guy riffs like this: "If you're a person for whom 'summer' is a verb, if you went to Harvard or Yale, you probably think the economy is doing just dandy." After John McCain won the nomination, Huckabee did not fade away. Instead, he morphed into a...
  • Mike Huckabee steers PAC to 2012 swing states

    10/27/2009 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 822+ views
    Former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee is deploying his grass-roots activists and raising money for the campaigns of conservative candidates in states that are key to a 2012 presidential run. The effort is run by Huck PAC, the former governor’s political action committee, which has 6,000 members spread across all 50 states, 46 of which have volunteer state coordinators.
  • In Obama-GOP Match-Ups for 2012, Huckabee Is Top Contender

    09/24/2009 12:22:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 109 replies · 2,833+ views ^ | Sept 24, 2009 | Bruce Drake
    So which Republican would do the best against President Obama if the 2012 election were held today? The answer, according to a Public Policy Polling survey conducted Sept. 18-21, is former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who would get 41 percent to Obama's 48 percent with 11 percent undecided. Huckabee has been the strongest candidate against Obama all six times PPP has posed the question.
  • Values voters pick Huckabee for 2012 in straw poll

    09/19/2009 5:23:45 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 107 replies · 2,417+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Saturday won a 2012 presidential preference straw poll of social and religious conservative activists from 49 states gathered in Washington, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said at an afternoon press briefing at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. It was sweet revenge for Mr. Huckabee, who narrowly lost a similar poll in 2007 to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Only in-person voting was permitted in this vote -- Mr. Romney had won with combined Internet and in-person voting. On Saturday Mr. Huckabee took 28.48 percent of the vote, while Mr. Romney was in a four-way...
  • Mike Huckabee: Here's Why This Man Will Never be President

    08/23/2009 1:25:29 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 14 replies · 1,168+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/23/09 | Atlas Shrugs
    Muck-it-up-a-bee was spouting nonsense about Rifqa Bary. Mike Huckabee weighed in on Rifqa Bary yesterday and displayed an almost breathless stupidity and deliberate delusion that speaks to the deeper inadequacy of this man. Atlas reader Palin opined, I just watched Huckabee on Fox. He, like everyone else, is completely clueless about this. He started by emphasizing that most Moslems are peaceful, trivialized her conversion to Christianity, raised concerns about sexual predators on the Internet luring kids with religion, stated the family has no history of violence, and stressed that this is "a very complex case." Huck - this is not...
  • Mike Huckabee Remains Obama's Strongest Challenger for 2012, Poll Shows

    08/21/2009 9:13:39 AM PDT · by steve-b · 104 replies · 3,322+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 8/21/09 | David Knowles
    Public Policy Polling has replicated the same result for the past five months: On the question of which Republican would do the best against President Obama in a hypothetical race for the presidency in 2012, former-Arkansas-governor-turned-talk-show-host Mike Huckabee makes the strongest showing. Here's how the latest numbers break down for each potential face-off: Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 44% Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 41% Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 38%
  • PPP: Huck does best against Obama [2012]

    08/20/2009 6:53:09 PM PDT · by freespirited · 50 replies · 1,395+ views
    gop12 ^ | 08/20/09
      For the 5th straight month, Public Policy Polling finds Mike Huckabee the strongest 2012 contender against Barack Obama (click here for poll). 1. Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 44% 2. Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% 3. Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 41% 4. Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 38% Favorability ratings: a. Obama 52%/42% b. Huckabee 45%/28% c. Gingrich 33%/42% d. Palin 40%/49% e. Romney 37%/34% Notes: Huckabee receives positive favorability ratings in every income group, while Palin receives negative ratings in every income group, except those making less than 25K/year. Interestingly, that same income group gives Romney...
  • Poll: Obama 47, Huckabee 44

    08/20/2009 12:42:43 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 81 replies · 2,207+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2009 | Allahpundit
    That’s within the margin of error, kids, the first time Huck’s been that close despite consistently leading the GOP field in PPP’s polling on hypothetical match-ups with The One. They’ve posted extensive crosstabs for him, Mitt, Gingrich, and Palin; among the most striking numbers is Huck scoring a 61 percent favorability rating among conservatives versus just 49 percent for Romney. Mitt’s never going to shake the RINO label, is he?
  • Huckabee continues to be closest 2012

    08/20/2009 10:14:16 AM PDT · by DanZanRyu · 79 replies · 1,296+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 19, 2009 | Tom Jensen
    Our fifth monthly national survey matching up Barack Obama against some possible 2012 opponents comes to the same two primary conclusions as the other four: 1) Obama leads all comers 2) Mike Huckabee, at least at this early stage, is the strongest GOP candidate In this particular iteration of the poll, Huckabee comes the closest to Obama that he has yet, trailing just 47-44. That's tightened since the President led 48-42 a month ago. Huckabee also has the best overall favorability rating of the Republican quartet we tested, at 45/28. Huckabee is not the most popular candidate among GOP voters...
  • Huckabee: Segregation Didn't Work in U.S.; Won't Work in Israel

    08/17/2009 12:21:22 PM PDT · by happyisraeli · 43 replies · 1,520+ views
    ( Leading United States Republican and former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee toured Jerusalem neighborhoods on Monday. In response to questions regarding the Obama administration's push to end Jewish construction in majority-Arab neighborhoods, Huckabee said forced segregation between Jews and Arabs would make peace impossible. "We tried that in the United States. We had neighborhoods that were all white, black people couldn't go there. It didn't work out real well for us,” he explained.
  • HuckPAC Raises $304,673 for First Half of 2009

    08/01/2009 6:32:59 AM PDT · by nomoremods · 11 replies · 708+ views
    Tolbert Report ^ | 8-1-09 | Jason Tolbert
    UPDATE - The report is posted on the FEC website. It shows that in the first six months of 2009, HuckPAC raised $304,673, spent $325,435 on operations, contributed $11,155 total to 7 Federal candidates ($1,000 to Arkansas own Rick Crawford for Congress), and incurred $63,168 in debt. By comparison to the other two early contenders in 2012 Presidential GOP Race, Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC raised $1,924,373 and Palin’s SarahPAC raised $732,867 for the same time period.
  • Huckabee Leads 2012 GOP Pack -- or Does Romney? [hurl alert]

    07/24/2009 7:01:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 1,300+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-07-24 | Jonathan Allen
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is atop the standings of 2012 Republican presidential candidate prospects in a new poll. A Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted from July 15 through July 18 places the rock-music-playing evangelical as the favorite of 26 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents, 5 percentage points ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 7 points ahead of soon-to-be-former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and 16 points ahead of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The also-rans (below 5 percent) in the Post poll were retiring Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (4 percent), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (3 percent) and...
  • Analysis: Huckabee's star in GOP rises while other 2012 contenders fall [hurl alert]

    07/14/2009 4:03:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 900+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-07-13 | Andrew DeMillo
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Mike Huckabee is turning into a front-runner for his party's 2012 presidential nomination almost by default. A pair of sex scandals involving Republicans once touted as White House contenders and the abrupt exit of another hopeful from the public stage are helping Huckabee boost his odds as he weighs another presidential run. "Given that the dominoes are falling, the fact that he's still standing works to his benefit," said Hal Bass, political science professor at Ouachita Baptist University.
  • Obama Worship vs. Palin Worship...What's the difference?

    07/11/2009 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Bob J · 189 replies · 3,255+ views
    7-11-09 | Bob J
    We all loved Sarah. She rescued the sinking McCain campaign, said all the right things and holds pretty much the same positions of most FReepers. They all love Obama. He rescued the sinking DNC, said all the right things and holds pretty much the same positions of most liberals. Dems, liberals and the MSM are condemned for their all consuming adoration, virtual blindness to any mistakes or faults and slobbering worship of the man. Yet when the same thing happens to Palin it turns into a virtue. Sarah was a real coup for conservatives. But when she announced her resignation...