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  • 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 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 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Huckabee Vows to Support McCain Regardless of His Veep's Abortion Stance

    08/15/2008 12:27:33 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 64 replies · 111+ views
    CBS News ^ | August 15, 2008 | Michelle Levi
    (WASHINGTON) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said he hopes John McCain will pick a pro-choice running mate but that he would support the party's nominee regardless of his vice presidential pick. "I hope that Senator McCain selects a pro-life running mate," the former Arkansas governor said at a press conference with evangelical leaders. "If he doesn't I will take some comfort in him being pro-life and hope that he would make sure that whoever his running mate may be would commit also to not changing any of the policies." "I don't know how people will respond," if McCain...