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  • Mike Huckabee ‘surprised’ Ted Cruz showed up at Kim Davis rally: ‘It was our event’

    09/09/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/9/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee addressed claims Wednesday that one of his aides blocked fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz from speaking at a Kentucky rally for Kim Davis on Tuesday.</p> <p>“Look, I invited him to come and meet with Kim Davis. It was our event. We were kind of surprised that he showed up. But you know, once he was there, we invited him to come and meet with her. So I’m not sure what the controversy is,” Mr. Huckabee said on Fox News, Politico reported.</p>
  • Analysis: Lack of funds a sign for Huck (that he will most likely not run for President)

    02/21/2011 2:03:03 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 46 replies
    Polutico ^ | Monday February 21,2011 | Jonathan Martin
    Karen Tumulty's piece on Mike Huckabee today makes abundantly clear that he has little appetite to dive back into presidential politics. There was one line in particular that illustrated why a second run appears increasingly unlikely. Asked how he'd run differently in 2012, the former Arkansas governor told Tumulty: "Money — lots of it. One thing I'm certainly going to gauge over the next few months is, would there be substantial financial support. ... I don't plan to jump in a pool that has no water." Yet even though he knows he'd need more cash this time around he's done...
  • Huckabee Quietly Exiting (or Ramping up for) 2012 Race?

    02/09/2011 11:17:23 AM PST · by t-dude · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Race 4 2012 ^ | February 9, 2011 | Matt Coulter
    Huckabee Quietly Exiting (or Ramping up for) 2012 Race? In what could potentially be a huge indication of Huckabee’s future political plans (or lack thereof), Huckabee’s presidential committee Huckabee for President, Inc has filed termination paperwork with the FEC. The report was filed with the FEC on 1/31/11 at the time other political committees were filing their usual year-end reports, and can be viewed here. On that same date, Huckabee’s team filed a regular year-end report for Huck PAC — meaning that Huckabee has made the intentional decision to continue Huck PAC operations while ceasing the operations of Huckabee for...
  • Huckabee sends clear signal he is running; Thune, Daniels laying groundwork

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

    12/29/2010 8:43:21 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 42 replies · 10+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/29/2010 | MIchelle Malkin
    It was a nefarious year for nettlesome nosy-bodies employed by the Nanny State. Here are the top power-grabbers who just can't leave us alone: First lady Michelle Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee. ...... Next came Mrs. O's push for the $5 billion expansion of federal child nutrition programs. As I first reported in February 2010, the legislation was a pet project of the Service Employees International Union, which seeks to swell the ranks of dawn-to-dusk year-round public school food service workers who organize under the progressive activist slogan "serving justice, and serving lunch." In addition to school breakfast and lunch,...
  • (Video) Mike Huckabee's Tax-and-Spend Record

    12/29/2010 7:54:25 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Club 4 Growth ^ | Mike Huckabee
    Video of Mike Huckabee on Fox News trying to defend his tax-and-spend record against Club for Growth charges . . . and fails
  • Red Eye to Huckabee: Are you calling Palin an Extremist? (positioning himself as a moderate?)

    12/18/2010 5:21:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 185 replies · 2+ views
    HotAir ^ | Saturday December 18, 2010
    Video: Mike Huckabee implies that Palin is an "extremist," due to her opposition to the tax bill compromise. Huckabee stated earlier that "What we got here is a (tax) bill that the extremes of both sides hate" When questioned later on whether Sarah Palin was an extremist since she opposed the bill, Huckabee said that Sarah wasn't an 'extremist' per say just occupying an extreme position. He then compares her "extreme position" on the right to that of Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-NY) extremism on the left. Huck: ".....You've got the far left, and the far right...Anthony Weiner, for example, thinks...
  • Mike Huckabee: Serious Competition for Sarah Palin in 2012

    12/13/2010 9:20:22 AM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Politcs Daily ^ | 12/13/10 | Suzi Parker
    Sarah Palin may have met her political match in Mike Huckabee. Both have been criss-crossing the country on book tours. Both hold degrees in communication. Both hunt and fish. Both use various media to hit their target audiences. But while Palin often generates anger, Huckabee takes the Will Rogers road. He has an aw-shucks demeanor, freely cracking jokes, shaking hands and chatting with the media while Palin shuns reporters. Already road-tested by a 2008 White House run, Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister, may just be the strongest GOP candidate to take on Palin in a primary and...
  • Huckabee draws contrasts between him and Palin

    12/06/2010 7:00:53 PM PST · by pissant · 73 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/6/10 | staff
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he hasn't decided whether he'll run for president, but thinks people should be paying attention to him. "I just don't understand how it is that a person can read these polls day after day and the narrative is constantly everybody but me," Huckabee told Politico. "Whether I do it or not, the fact is that if one looks at the overall body of information that's available, nobody would be in a better position to take it all the way to November." Huckabee also drew a contrast between the attention given to former Alaska Gov....
  • Don't forget about Huck (Another rah-rah piece for Gomer!)

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

    12/07/2010 2:44:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 7, 2010 | Ray Gustini
    In 2008, Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee emerged from a crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls to win the Iowa caucuses and become the preferred candidate of social conservatives. Could Huckabee play the dark horse again in 2012? A sampling of opinions as to how Huckabee presence (or lack thereof) will shape the fight for the Republican nomination: •Under The Radar Politico's Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith note Huckabee's position right now is similar to where he was at this point in the 2008 cycle, operating in relative obscurity while boldfaced names like Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Rudy Giuliani gobbled...
  • Mike Huckabee on Palin 2012: "You Know, She May Run Away With It"

    11/21/2010 5:02:43 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 97 replies
    HAP ^ | 11/21/10 | hap
    Huckabee: “No question, she will be a very, very strong presence and force, if she gets in,” Huckabee told reporters in Des Moines Sunday. “You know, she may run away with it. And that’s one of those things everyone needs to be prepared for"
  • Huckabee blasts Rove, 'elitist' GOP establishment

    10/24/2010 3:28:51 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 10-24-10
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee today broadened the assault on the Republican Party establishment — and former Bush adviser Karl Rove in particular — levied recently by Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, blasting the "elitism" and "country club attitude exhibited by Rove and others who dismissed Delaware Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell. "I was very disappointed in some, particularly Karl and others, who were so dismissive of Christine O'Donnell," Huckabee told Aaron Klein on the latter's WABC radio show Sunday. "Unfortunately, there is an elitism within the Republican establishment," Huckabee told Klein. "And it's one of the reasons the Republicans have...
  • How Huckabee ignored cop-killer’s prison record in granting clemency

    10/18/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 24 replies
    Hot (also Seattle Times) ^ | 10-18-10 | Hot Air Staff
    Clemmons wrote a letter to Huckabee, saying he was seeking compassion and mercy: “God Bless You … It is so prayed!” Asked the grounds for his request, Clemmons checked a box for “excessive sentence.” He also checked this box: “My institutional adjustment has been exemplary.” But Clemmons’ adjustment had been just the opposite. The same year he filled out this clemency application, the Arkansas Department of Correction reduced Clemmons’ time in prison to this damning score sheet: “Disciplinaries: 29 Times. Achievements: None.” In May 2000, Huckabee granted Clemmons’ plea for clemency, citing Clemmons’ youth when sentenced. The governor commuted the...
  • Mike Huckabee thinks he pushed Miller over the top

    08/31/2010 9:40:26 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    From his Twitter account... "A special thanks to Team Huck, @teamhuckAK and Amy Walker for their hard work to push Joe Miller into the lead!
  • Huckabee: Don't Punish Children of Illegal Immigrants (RINO ALERT) (Huckster for DREAM Act?)

    08/23/2010 8:57:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2010-08-16 | Stephanie Condon
    Former GOP presidential contender and potential 2012 candidate Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that he does not support a repeal of the 14th Amendment -- a part of the Constitution other Republican leaders have called into question recently because it guarantees citizenship for children born in the United States, regardless of their parents' immigration status. Huckabee said in an interview Wednesday that he does not support a repeal, NPR reports. While the former Arkansas governor said, "I'm not for an amnesty program," he added, "You do not punish a child for something the parent did." (snip) Huckabee told NPR that the...
  • Huckabee again defends (Cop Killer) Clemmons pardon. Would do it again.

    06/28/2010 5:41:44 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6-21-10 | Jim Brunner
    As he has before, Huckabee defends his decision to the New Yorker, saying Clemmons' prison sentence was unjust given what he knew at the time. In Arkansas, Huckabee commuted the sentence of Maurice Clemmons, who went on to shoot four police officers in Washington last year. Given the same information he had then, Huckabee says, he would make the same decision.
  • Huckabee Says He's the GOP's Front-Runner for 2012

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

    06/21/2010 10:22:27 AM PDT · by pissant · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/21/10 | Ben Smith
    The New Yorker today discovers Mike Huckabee, but also astutely picks up the center of his political attraction to some Republicans right now, which is that he neutralizes Palin: In some ways, Huckabee seems like a promising candidate for 2012: a squeaky-clean family man and bona-fide Christian who loves to talk. His communication is folksy but fluid; he never seems flummoxed, like George W. Bush, or befuddled, like John McCain, or unprepared, like Sarah Palin. “If we're running a race against their most articulate guy,” Steve Schmidt, John McCain's former campaign manager, told me, referring to President Obama, “we should...
  • Huckabee Makes Palin Coke-Snorting Joke

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

    06/11/2010 11:59:20 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 34 replies · 752+ views
    HuckPAC ^ | 6-11-10 | Mike Huckabee
    I received an astonishing email today from a concerned friend who has been very influential in the fight to end the scourge of abortion. Apparently, a 2012 Republican presidential prospect in an interview with a reporter has made the suggestion that the next President should call for a “truce” on social issues like abortion and traditional marriage to focus on fiscal problems. In other words, stop fighting to end abortion and don’t make protecting traditional marriage a priority. Let me be clear though, the issue of life and traditional marriage are not bargaining chips nor are they political issues. They...
  • Hucakbee's just saying

    05/10/2010 3:16:45 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 113 replies · 1,597+ views
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Sarah Palin's endorsement of Establishment candidate Carly Fiorina over grassroots conservative favorite Chuck Devore triggered some grumbling among her supporters and offered an opportunity for Mike Huckabee -- who backs Devore -- to take a bite out of her right flank. Huckabee has been waging a kind of passive-aggressive new media campaign on the issue. Soon after Palin's announcement, he changed his Facebook status to read, "Just wanted to reiterate my support today for the strongest, proven conservative in the California Senate Race: Chuck DeVore."
  • 2012 Poll: Obama Leads Potential Foes; Huck GOP Frontrunner

    04/13/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by DM1 · 123 replies · 2,813+ views
    Real Clear Politics CNN poll ^ | 4/13/10 | Mike Memoli
    A new CNN/Opinion Research poll tests some 2012 general election matchups for the first time, and finds that President Obama leads four potential foes: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee. 2012 Presidential General Election Matchup (907 RVs, 4/9-11, MoE +/- 3.5%) Obama 53 -- Romney 45 Obama 54 -- Huckabee 45 Obama 55 -- Palin 42 Obama 55 -- Gingrich 43
  • Republican Poll of Iowa Voters Has Mike Huckabee Leading Romney, Palin

    03/09/2010 3:35:06 PM PST · by julieee · 112 replies · 1,094+ views ^ | March 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican Poll of Iowa Voters Has Mike Huckabee Leading Romney, Palin Washington, DC -- With pro-life advocates longing for 2012 thanks to the extensive pro-abortion record of President Barack Obama, it's never too early to think about the next election. A survey of caucus voters in Iowa, the state that will kick off the battle for the Republican nomination, Mike Huckabee has the lead.
  • The darkhorse Republican from the South for 2012

    03/01/2010 8:31:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,072+ views
    Southern Political Report ^ | March 1, 2010 | Professor John A. Tures
    Like Mike Huckabee did in the 2008 GOP Primary, a dark horse candidate from the South could rise up to win some big races in 2012. But who could that little known candidate be? I’ll offer some suggestions about who could be a household name in two years. In my last column “Why Republicans are in trouble in 2012” I described the woes of the Grand Old Party for 2012. A combination of weak candidates with surprisingly thin resumes and potential nominees with bad luck in their state’s history could hand what might be a winnable race against President Obama...
  • CPAC organizers hit back at Huckabee (Actually, I think Huckabee nails it).

    02/22/2010 3:14:40 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 95 replies · 1,549+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-22-10 | Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - The organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference are hitting back at former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who argued over the weekend that the annual convention's influence among conservatives is waning. CPAC is becoming "increasingly libertarian and less Republican," Huckabee told Fox News on Saturday, one reason he said he decided not to attend this year....
  • 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...
  • Huckabee on Palin: 'She Has a Very Different Political Direction Than I Do'

    12/03/2009 8:36:54 AM PST · by caddystacks · 83 replies · 2,835+ views
    The Hill-Briefing Room ^ | 12/03/09 10:28 AM ET | Jordan Fabian
    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) on Wednesday sought to put distance between former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) and himself. Huckabee, in an interview with Christianity Today, stressed that the two potential 2012 presidential candidates have different "political direction[s]" and questioned both of their statuses as presidential contenders. "We're both Republican, we're both pro-life—there are a lot of similarities that way—but she has a very different political direction than I do," he said. " I'm not sure of her future politically, and I'm really not sure of mine either." Questions about Huckabee's political future have sprouted up after it was reported...
  • Huckabee handed out pardons like candy

    12/02/2009 9:30:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,222+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/2/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    There is no need to tiptoe gingerly around this topic: Maurice Clemmons, who was shot and killed as authorities tried to apprehend him for the shooting deaths of four Washington police officers - is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's Willie Horton. Horton, you might recall, is the convicted killer who raped a woman while wrongly released as part of a prison furlough program supported by former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis - thus helping to torpedo the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee's bid for the White House. The Clemmons' story likewise should kill any chance of Huckabee winning, should he run in...
  • Huckabee on Clemmons commutation: "I would make the exact same decision"

    12/02/2009 5:24:14 PM PST · by bigred08 · 109 replies · 1,626+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/2/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Huckabee's astounding record of leniency on felons: --1,103 total clemenices in 10 1/2 years as Arkansas Governor --Almost 1 out of every 10 criminals who asked for clemency received it --At least 9% of those who received clemency were later convicted and sentenced for new felonies --12 murderers received reduced sentences.....
  • Huckabee: The Biggest Big-Government Conservative (Big Government®) (**FLASHBACK 12/11/2007**)

    12/01/2009 3:40:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 486+ views
    If you liked George W. Bush's brand of big-spending, big-government conservatism, you'll love Mike Huckabee. BY MICHAEL D. TANNER Most of the leading Republicans running for president show some support for Bush's ideology, but no other candidate so completely embodies it. As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee dramatically increased state spending. During his two-term tenure, spending increased by more than 65 percent — at three times the rate of inflation. The number of government workers increased by 20 percent, and the state's debt services increased by nearly $1 billion. Huckabee financed his spending binge with higher taxes. Under his leadership, the...
  • 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: Palin Not “Completely Lacking of Any Intellectual Capacity”

    11/25/2009 8:23:51 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 150 replies · 3,415+ views
    mediaite ^ | November 25th, 2009 | Robert Quigley
    “I think that she’s not anywhere near the person that sometimes she’s been portrayed to be –- as completely lacking of any intellectual capacity.” –Mike Huckabee, subtly putting the stress on the word “completely.” Is this emerging as the new party line on Palin among other top Republican politicians? Last week, Haley Barbour told Chris Matthews that Palin is “a lot brighter than she gets credit for,” and on yesterday’s @katiecouric, Fox News Channel host and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee trotted out a similar-sounding soundbite. Huckabee did go with the ‘Palin has more executive experience than Obama’ line, which...
  • 2012 Republican campaign underway in nation's bookstores

    11/24/2009 8:58:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,198+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 25, 2009 | James Oliphant
    Mike Huckabee, like Sarah Palin, is pitching his books and persona to potential voters. Romney and Pawlenty take a more traditional tack, focusing on strengthening ties with the GOP establishment. Reporting from Grand Rapids, Mich. - Team Huck rolls into the bookstore like a NASCAR pit crew, red shirts adorned with the corporate logos of Mike Huckabee's website, his speaker's bureau and his publisher. "Huck" is emblazoned on their epaulets. They strip the protective wrapping off the large lectern that they install at all such appearances. Huckabee doesn't sit at tables. He stands, as a president would, even to sign...
  • Are Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee still a draw? You betcha

    11/23/2009 7:08:40 AM PST · by euram · 20 replies · 660+ views ^ | 11-23-09 | Kent Faulk
    A two-day book-signing blitz at a local book store by two key players in last year's presidential race began Sunday. First, a crowd estimated at one point to be about 1,800 by Homewood police, lined up at Books-A-Million in Colonial Brookwood Village. They were there to get 1,000 wristbands that assign places in line for this afternoon's book signing by Sarah Palin. The former governor of Alaska, who was last year's Republican vice presidential nominee, will sign copies of her just released book, "Going Rogue." Many left after they realized they could not get a wristband. On Sunday afternoon, about...
  • Fans flock to see Huckabee ("compassionate conservative" alert)

    11/18/2009 1:40:28 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 661+ views
    Former presidential contender's book tour stops at ND. BY ERIN BLASKO SOUTH BEND — Bob Moore was enthusiastic about Mike Huckabee long before the Republican presidential candidate arrived on the national scene in 2007, charming his party's base with his strong commitment to conservative values and moderates and even liberals with his "aw, shucks" persona. He was quick to point that out Tuesday, shortly after meeting the former Arkansas governor at a promotional event at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. "I've read all of his books except the one that just came out," the Goshen man said, adding that that...
  • Huckabee Takes Swipe At Sarah Palin

    11/09/2009 12:06:25 PM PST · by DB9 · 97 replies · 2,544+ views
    The Huckster took a swipe at Sarah Palin and he did it with a smile. He does everything with a smile, being far from the first snake I've seen that has himself one of those. At least she isn't a Mormon. He might cut her a little bit of slack. Why am I thinking Huck has now read every Palin column Andy Sullivan has ever written? The Hucky puck doesn't like it that he's being overshadowed by both Palin and Romney, who comes up in the interview, as well. Is Huck's real problem that Sarah may have blown him off...
  • Mike Huckabee: I Was the Fat, Unattractive Sarah Palin That No One Liked

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

    11/09/2009 10:27:18 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 111 replies · 2,181+ views
    A governor for 10 years and the winner of the Iowa caucuses in 2008, Huckabee should by all rights have a claim to be the early favorite for the Republican nomination. But former Gov. Mitt Romney, the candidate he bested in Iowa 2008 and for whom he does not attempt to contain his contempt, is riding high, credited by many Republicans as the best person to run against President Barack Obama in a down economy. And as Huckabee works his way through a 22-state tour for his new book, “A Simple Christmas,” he knows that he and the book will...
  • Huck now behind Hoffman

    10/31/2009 4:25:05 PM PDT · by curth · 55 replies · 1,635+ views
    Twitter ^ | 10/31 | Jonathan Martin
    According to a "tweet" from Jonathan Martin of , Huck has endorsed Doug Hoffman: Huck now behind Hoffman, praises Scozza for her "very unselfish announcement." about 5 hours ago from web jmartpolitico
  • Mike Huckabee Writes Christmas Book

    10/20/2009 1:03:23 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies · 880+ views ^ | Oct 19, 2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    Two weeks before Sarah Palin's memoir hits bookstores next month, possible 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is publishing a new volume of his own: A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit. Huckabee's already taking presale orders—and orders for leather display boxes and for signed, numbered versions of the book that include certificates of authenticity.
  • Palin Is Distant Second in GOP Match-Ups with Huckabee, Romney

    10/19/2009 7:48:35 AM PDT · by DanZanRyu · 382 replies · 6,892+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 19, 2009 | Rasmussen Reports
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s forthcoming autobiography has been at the top of the Amazon book charts for weeks, and it hasn’t even been released yet. At least in the eyes of the political Left, she is now perhaps America’s most visible national Republican. But new Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveying finds Palin losing handily in face-to-face march-ups with her two likeliest challengers for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Among likely Republican primary voters, Palin now trails former Arkansas governor-turned-Fox-TV-host Mike Huckabee by 20 points – 55% to 35%. When her opponent is ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Palin loses by...
  • Mike Huckabee Defends Rush Limbaugh; Takes a Shot at Him at the Same Time - Video 10/17/09

    10/18/2009 6:24:22 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 30 replies · 813+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Gov. Mike Huckabee last night saying Rush Limbaugh has been wronged by the baseless attacks against him to prevent him from being part of an ownership group to buy the St. Louis Rams. Huckabee defended Limbaugh, and at the same time took a shot at him by asserting that during his own Presidential campaign, Limbaugh and others accused Huckabee of being a "big-Government Liberal," an attack Huckabee likened to what Rush has just been through. From the tenor of his commentary, it is unclear whether his main point was to defend Rush, or to defend himself....
  • Head-to-Head: Huckabee 44%, Romney 39%

    10/18/2009 11:55:30 AM PDT · by DanZanRyu · 118 replies · 2,771+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 17, 2009 | Scott Rasmussen
    If the choice for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 comes down to a choice between Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney, Huckabee has a slight edge. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Republican voters finds that 44% prefer Huckabee, 39% favor Romney, and 17% are not sure. Data released yesterday showed that Huckabee and Romney lead all hopefuls in an early look at the 2012 race. Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich also attract double-digit support. Both Huckabee and Romney are viewed favorably by 78% of Republican voters. However, intensity leans a bit in Huckabee’s favor. Forty-six percent (46%)...
  • Huckabee Will Not Endorse Anyone in the Controversial NY-23 Race (AWOL in conservative vs. GOP race)

    10/17/2009 2:45:43 PM PDT · by ellery · 69 replies · 1,737+ views
    Tolbert Report ^ | 10-16-09
    An off year special election in upstate New York has received a lot of attention and created a bit of a spilt among Republicans. The vacancy was created when Rep. John McHugh was appointed as Secretary of the Army in September of this year. Controversy has since been brewing since the New York Republican Party choose to forgo a typical primary election and instead have the eleven county chairman within the district nominate moderate Republican State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava. Scozzafava policy positions, particularly her pro-abortion and pro-gay rights positions, quickly troubled conservatives within the district leading many to instead support...
  • Limbaugh: 'Greater embarrassment' than losing Olympics [RINOs denounce "right-wing whining"]

    10/09/2009 3:31:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 3,430+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-10-09 | Jonathan Martin
    (snip) Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty — both potential 2012 presidential contenders — urged restraint. "There will be an outcry from those on the right who will say that Obama's nomination, made two weeks into his Presidency, is impossible to justify, but I think such an outcry will sound like right-wing whining," Huckabee said in a statement. "The better response is simply to allow those on the left to explain what he did in his first two weeks as President that merited such recognition." Pawlenty, speaking on NPR, said there "will be some people who are saying 'Was it based...
  • Romney defends record as Huckabee wins straw poll

    09/19/2009 5:19:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 3,751+ views
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2009 | Rebecca Sinderbrand, CNN Political Producer
    A day after former Baptist minister and likely presidential rival Mike Huckabee offered a withering critique of Mitt Romney's record, the former Massachusetts governor made his pitch to the same group of religious conservatives. Romney appealed to attendees at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Saturday, using a speech that drew heavily from his address to social conservatives at the same hotel earlier this year. "Putting such a spirit-crushing, back-breaking debt burden on our children is unworthy of our national character," he said. "That is why I believe that this spending and borrowing is not just economically irresponsible, it...
  • Huckabee takes aim at Romneycare [as Romney defends his Socialist health care initiative]

    09/18/2009 8:08:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 2,621+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – An old rivalry flared up again at the annual Values Voter Summit on Friday, when Mike Huckabee took aim at the health care system in Massachusetts that was implemented in 2006 by then-Gov. Mitt Romney. Huckabee — who did serious damage to Romney's presidential hopes last January by winning the Iowa caucuses and has made clear his disdain for the former Massachusetts governor — told the crowd at the conservative conference that the Bay State health care system is a model for the kind of government-run health care President Obama wants to implement. "It's going to bankrupt...