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  • Megyn Kelly and Mike Huckabee demolish Obama's lack of support for Israel

    07/13/2014 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/13/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Here's an amazing video segment from the end of last week in which Megyn Kelly and Mike Huckabee demolish President Hussein Obama's lack of support for Israel. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders. The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week. Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%. Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded...
  • Actor Richard Dreyfuss: If Someone Doesn't Believe In American Exceptionalism, Hit Them In The Mouth

    05/12/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 78 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 11, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss talks to FOX News' Mike Huckabee about the importance of teaching the constitution and American exceptionalism. "We were responsible for the greatest revolution in the history of civilization. We gave to 98% of the human race freedoms that they have been lashed for, lost fingers for or had their heads chopped off for and we gave it to them for free and we are the most revolutionary nation that has ever been and ever will be and we don't know enough about our constitution or our history to know why we should be proud of...
  • Rand Paul Wins Maine straw poll

    04/27/2014 3:36:28 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 135 replies ^ | 4/27/14 | MIKE ALLEN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who spoke Saturday at the Maine Republican Convention, was the big winner in the party’s straw poll. Paul took 26 percent of the vote, to 14 percent for the second-place finisher, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With 690 ballots cast at the convention in Bangor, the order of finish was: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): 176 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): 98 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: 70 Dr. Ben Carson: 62 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 60 Jeb Bush: 57 Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): 37 Mike Huckabee: 28 Condoleezza Rice: 26
  • Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary

    04/17/2014 5:29:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Elliot Jager
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma's GOP senate primary, The Hill reported. Shannon is a former state House Speaker. This was the first primary endorsement made by Cruz, who has a strong following among tea party-aligned Republicans. The endorsement allows him to honor his pledge not to back insurgents in primaries involving Senate GOP colleagues, The Washington Post reported. Shannon is in an open primary. A special election in November will fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn two years before his term ends in 2016. Cruz plans to attend...
  • Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee face off at New Hampshire Freedom Summit

    04/13/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 12, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Republican presidential primary is up and running in New Hampshire, where conservative prospects lined up in Manchester Saturday for the first cattle call of the 2016 cycle. Speakers at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was sponsored by Citizens United and Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity, included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders should they run. Donald Trump also spoke. Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like Paul and Cruz, who have each...
  • Huckabee in Washington, hinting at 2016 bid

    03/26/2014 4:15:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 46 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-26-14 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told about 70 Republican House members Wednesday that he is considering another run for the White House — but that campaign cash remains a key issue for him. Huckabee had deep support among social conservatives during his 2008 presidential bid, but he never won over establishment-minded Republicans and ended that campaign broke. Huckabee told lawmakers Wednesday that he feels more confident about his ability to raise cash ahead of the 2016 race, according to Huckabee advisers and GOP officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak...
  • Mike Huckabee’s Maurice Clemmons problem

    03/19/2014 3:42:47 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 32 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12-18-2013 | Jonathan Martin
    If former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is going to run for president in 2016, his campaign is going to have to run through the Forza coffee shop in Parkland, Wash. That’s where one of Huckabee’s many parolees, Maurice Clemmons, assassinated four Lakewood police officers in 2009, depriving nine children of a parent and setting a national perception that Huckabee abused his powers of clemency. Huckabee told The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin (the other Jonathan Martin) that he views a 2016 presidential bid as “a real opportunity for me.” The Washington Post quickly called Huckabee “a long shot” because he...
  • New Republic: Mike Huckabee Could Be President — If Only He Wanted It

    03/12/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 03/12/2014 | BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER
    Mike Huckabee had asked me to send him my picture. He’d be sans entourage for our meeting at a Starbucks near Fox News’s midtown Manhattan headquarters, and he wanted to be able to pick me out of the crowd. Sure enough, at the appointed hour, he’s waving at me through the glass walls before he even makes it through the entrance. The barista line is long; since Huckabee hasn’t brought anyone to stand in it for him, coffee is forgone. “We’ll do our work,” Huckabee says with a shrug. Later, after he realizes he has been droning on, he implores,...
  • Another poll shows the new GOP frontrunner is … Mike Huckabee

    02/03/2014 6:29:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2014 | AllahPundit
    One poll showing him ahead is a fluke. Two polls showing him ahead? We call that “momentum.”I’m not in the habit of making pledges, but I promise you this: I will never, ever tire of trolling you guys with numbers showing Huck as some sort of contender for the nomination. Ever. Fourteen percent of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they would likely support Huckabee for their party’s nomination if he runs.Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is next at 13% followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Christie tied at 10%…That’s a change from November, when...
  • Mike Huckabee On The War On Women

    01/27/2014 3:24:25 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 18 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/27/14 | LD Jackson
    I am getting around to this Mike Huckabee story late, so let me explain. I did notice this story in my daily news perusal, but I committed a very basic error. I did not follow-up on the story, assuming it was the truth. In reality, what Mike Huckabee said was nothing like what was being reported. Given that the liberals love to twist words and their meaning, I'm not the least surprised. Most of you will probably remember my support of Mike Huckabee in the 2008 Republican presidential primary. Some of you may disagree with that support and I do...
  • If Old White Republican Men Don't Chastise The Slut Culture, Who Will?

    01/26/2014 9:33:31 AM PST · by IChing · 48 replies ^ | 1/26/14 | Donald Joy
    Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been poking the whores’ nest recently, by making some bold remarks on his TV show and at a Republican National Committee luncheon last Thursday. Democrats and their media operatives went apoplectic. “If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are hopeless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them with their prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it,” Huckabee announced, sending seismic shocks...
  • MSNBC's Wagner Brings on Lizz Winstead and Sarah Silverman

    01/25/2014 12:22:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | January 25, 2014 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC's furor over Mike Huckabee's remarks on women and the Democrats boiled over on "Now with Alex Wagner" on Thursday afternoon. Radical feminist "comedians" Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead were promoted once again for their "V to Shining V" crusade for "Lady Parts Justice" -- that is, untrammeled abortion, the full Gosnell. (See previous promotional segment here.) “It’s so bizarre,” Silverman said about Huckabee's remarks, smelling careerism and  insincerity. “When a politician is speaking on behalf of those people who are pulling their strings, for their purse and for their, um, the betterment of their career, it’s gross. I’m just...
  • Has Thomas Roberts Never Heard of Roe v. Wade?

    01/24/2014 5:32:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Roe v. Wade was horribly decided, as even some prominent supporters of abortion rights will agree. But for now, it remains the law of the land. And it establishes a constitutional right to abortion. Amazingly, Thomas Roberts appears unaware of that. On today's Morning Joe, commenting on Mike Huckabee's speech of yesterday on how Dems wrongly accuse Republicans of a "war on women," Roberts twice said "if old white men could get pregnant, abortion would be a constitutional right." View the video here.
  • Jeb Bush’s Biggest Constituency, the Press, Sees Him as GOP’s 2016 Christie Alternative

    01/19/2014 5:24:16 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 65 replies ^ | 5:51 pm, January 17th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With Chris Christie ostensibly knocked off his perch as the early frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, the search is on to find an alternative that is acceptable to both conservative and moderate GOP primary voters. At least, that’s what the political press would have you to believe. Appearing on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, USA Today political reporter Susan Page was asked for her take on one possible substitute for Christie that “will bridge the divide” that exists between conservative tea party voters and the GOP’s moderates. The most likely contender at this early stage of the...
  • Mike Huckabee: Outlaw Use of 'RINO'

    01/14/2014 2:08:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 1/14/14 | Tony Lee
    "One term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party is 'RINO,'" Huckabee wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. "It stands for Republicans in Name Only, and it’s a pejorative term that questions the authenticity and orthodoxy of someone’s party purity. I’ve been called that myself, even though I fought in the trenches of Republican politics for over two decades. Even so, I would never pretend that I’m Lord over determining who the real Republicans are."
  • Mike Huckabee wants to ban the term 'RINO'

    01/14/2014 11:17:19 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/14/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    "Many of you used a term that I’d like to see outlawed from the vernacular of the party: RINO," he said, calling it a "pejorative term" that questioned one's purity. Huckabee pointed out that he got a tweet from someone who complained that he was a RINO, which upset him. "With all due respect, I’ve fought in the trenches of Republican politics for over two decades, but I wouldn’t pretend that I’m lord over determining who the real Republicans are versus the so-called RINOs," he said.
  • Dick Morris: Boehner Eats His Young With Attacks on Conservatives

    12/15/2013 2:03:12 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 15, 2013 | Dick Morris
    The Republican Party has always represented a fusion of two broad groups: those who are driven by ideology and those who grew up in geographic areas that are traditionally Republican and joined the party because it was the obvious way to enter politics. Call them the Nixon Republicans, these folks live in suburbs or small towns and represent the equivalent of the urban big city machines that spawn and nurture Democrats. But this party could not get elected. It would not have defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980 or elected Ronald Reagan. It would not have been the vehicle for the...
  • Huckabee Scolds the Tea Party Groups: ‘Politics Is Not Theology’

    12/15/2013 4:46:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 14, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee weighed in on the escalating feud between establishment Republican politicians and conservative activist groups on Saturday. Asked for his thoughts on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) admonition of the idealized purism advocated by some outside groups, Huckabee sympathized with Boehner saying that governing is more difficult than activism and “politics is not theology.” Huckabee began by saying that Boehner was not scolding the tea party movement but conservative groups that capitalize on that movement. He added that some of those groups appear to have an “all or nothing mindset” and...
  • Mike Huckabee radio show ending

    11/27/2013 7:20:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Mike Huckabee’s radio show is done, the former Arkansas governor announced on Wednesday. “The Mike Huckabee Show on radio, which was heard 3 hours a day on over 200 radio stations across the country since April of 2012 will conclude its run at the end of the final show on Thursday, December 12,” Huckabee wrote on Facebook.

    11/26/2013 1:30:59 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    radioinsight ^ | 11/26/13 | Lance Venta
    As the Conservative Talk syndication shuffle continues, Westwood One has announced Dennis Miller will change his live clearance time in 2014. Now airing from 10am-1pm eastern, Miller’s show will move into the 12-3pm daypart as Westwood One prepares to complete its merger with Cumulus Media Networks. By moving to the new timeslot up against Rush Limbaugh, Miller has been rewarded with live clearances on Cumulus’ 570 KLIF Dallas, 710/103.7 KCMO Kansas City, and others to be announced, Both KLIF and KCMO has been airing Cumulus’ Mike Huckabee in that timeslot. Will Huckabee be moving to the recently vacated by Geraldo...
  • Huckabee Praises Branstad, Defends Life at Informed Choices Dinner

    11/17/2013 7:20:43 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/16/2013 | Patti Brown
    Gov. Mike Huckabee was the keynote speaker at a pro-life fundraising banquet Thursday evening at HyVee Hall in Des Moines. Huckabee spoke for about 15 minutes at the 2013 Informed Choices of Iowa “Life is Beautiful” dinner before a crowd of more than 700 people from across the state. “I didn’t become prolife because of politics. I got into politics because I am pro-life,” said Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister who served as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. Referencing the words of the Declaration of Independence, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” the winner of the 2008...
  • Is It Ever Too Early To Launch A 2016 Presidential Bid? (Looking at us like bugs under a microscope)

    10/26/2013 3:49:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 25, 2013 | Tamara Keith and Audie Cornish
    Iowa Republicans hold their annual dinner Friday commemorating the life and career of Ronald Reagan, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz as the featured speaker. Cruz is widely viewed as a presidential contender in 2016. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: As we just heard, Republican Party approval ratings are lower than ever, but that's not stopping Texas Senator Ted Cruz from taking a post-shutdown victory lap in Iowa tonight. Cruz is headlining the state Republican Party's annual Reagan dinner and he's often talked about as a potential presidential candidate. Iowa, of course, holds the first presidential caucus. NPR's Tamara Keith is in Des...
  • What do Hulk Hogan, Allen West, and Gene Simmons Have in Common? (And more! TROOPATHON 6!)

    06/25/2013 8:36:31 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies America Forward ^ | June 23, 2013 | Scott Rabb
    Share this important message with your friends and family! CHECK OUT THIS LINEUP! Col. Allen West, SE Cupp, Gene Simmons, Gov. Rick Perry, Gary Sinise, Robert Davi,  Mark Levin, "Coach K" Mike Krzyzewski, Hulk Hogan, Herman Cain, Dana Loesch, and Sen. Ted Cruz are supporting Troopathon 6 - won't you? We are so blessed to have such an amazing lineup for this year's Troopathon event. Just look at the list below of pro-troop supporters supporting Troopathon this year. Ranging from Governors to congressmen, radio and TV personalities and commentators, sports legends,  foreign policy experts and musicians. People from all...
  • No surprises for Alexander and GOP incumbents

    09/01/2013 7:11:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    AP via WJHL ^ | September ,
    September 1, 2013 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait. The former two-term governor locked down endorsements, banked more than $3 million and linked arms with popular Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee. When conservative state Rep. Joe Carr announced he would challenge Alexander, the senator's team was ready.
  • Alexander gets GOP primary challenger

    08/20/2013 12:16:53 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 8/20/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr (R) announced Tuesday that he will challenge Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) in the Republican primary. On local radio, Carr said he was running because Alexander was "the most liberal" member of the state's GOP delegation. Carr had been focused on running for the House in 2014 against embattled Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) before switching his focus to Alexander. Carr said that while he was in a "genuine position" to defeat DesJarlais, many supporters had urged him to challenge Alexander instead. Conservatives have long warned of a coming challenge to Alexander, but Carr is the first...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Special Prosecutor Angela Corey Should Be Disbarred

    07/14/2013 6:16:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 14, 2013
    MIKE HUCKABEE: You have said that you thought the prosecutor ought to be disbarred, that's a pretty serious type of violation to get a person disbarred. It is that serious to you? ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Right, it is. She submitted an affidavit that was, if not perjurious, completely misleading. She violated all kinds of rules of the profession, and her conduct bordered on criminal conduct. She, by the way, has a horrible reputation in Florida. She's known for overcharging, she's known for being highly political. And in this case, of course she overcharged. Halfway through the trial she realized she wasn't...
  • Huckabee sides with Corker-Hoeven border deal

    06/21/2013 9:05:53 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 42 replies
    Wash Post ^ | June 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Aaron Blake
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) suggested in an interview Friday that he supports the border security deal crafted by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) . . . . //////////////////// Excerpt only.
  • Who are the Dickey brothers and why do they hate Rush Limbaugh.

    05/06/2013 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Til I am the last man standing · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/2/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    RINO Radio? Republican In Name Only Radio? Taking on… Rush Limbaugh???????? And demeaning the audience of one’s would-be customers… this is a business proposition? Seriously? There’s two parts of this discussion: talk radio and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
  • University Apologizes for 'Stomp on Jesus' Lesson

    03/26/2013 3:00:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/26/2013 | Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter
    A Florida academic institution that had a professor tell his students to write the name Jesus on paper and trample on it has issued a formal apology for the lesson. "This exercise will not be used again. The University holds dear its core values. We sincerely apologize for any offense this caused," said Florida Atlantic University, a multi-campus institution, in a prepared statement posted on its website. "Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs." FAU also stated that "no students were forced to take part in the exercise" and "that no student...
  • Uh oh: Mark Sanford trails Democrat by two in hypothetical SC-1 match-up

    03/26/2013 2:37:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    The standard disclaimer: Yes, PPP is left-leaning (they're Kos's pollster) so you may, if you're so inclined, conclude that they're trying to depress Republican turnout/boost Democratic turnout in the upcoming special election with these numbers. And now the obligatory footnote: They were pretty darned accurate in last year's presidential polling.I'm skeptical that even a tarnished GOP nominee is vulnerable in a district like SC-1 that has a Partisan Voter Index of R+11 (which is why I thought the general election would be a walkover), but that's what makes this data potentially significant. Is Sanford's image so tarnished that he'd actually...
  • Huckabee to Obama: Palestinians Have “Zero Interest” in Mideast Peace

    03/20/2013 5:57:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 05:41 PM | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tells Newsmax that President Obama won’t succeed in restarting peace talks in the Middle East because the Palestinians have “zero interest” in negotiations. The 2008 Republican presidential candidate also says the administration’s dealings with Mohammed Morsi and Egypt are “foreign policy gone wild,” and warns that the United States will be viewed as a “toothless tiger” if Obama doesn’t respond as promised to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. … “You’ve got a Palestinian government that refuses Israel’s right to exist. It’s really hard to negotiate with someone when they don’t even believe you...
  • Good Laws Will Never Abolish All Evil

    12/20/2012 4:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT IS REMARKABLE how confident so many people are that they know what causes – and just how to prevent – horrific massacres like Friday's bloodbath at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. In a TV interview over the weekend, one observer insisted that the mass-murder in Newtown was all too predictable, given America's failure to implement an obvious and desperately overdue reform. "Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?" this individual demanded, showing no hint of uncertainty about exactly what needs to be fixed. Who was that? Was it Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
  • Huckabee digs in behind Akin

    08/23/2012 11:55:47 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 304 replies
    Politico ^ | // | Alexander Burns
    Todd Akin hasn't had many high-profile supporters with him in the trenches this week, but Mike Huckabee became an important and emphatic exception Thursday afternoon, sending a message to his own supporters accusing Republican elites of trying to drum a good man out of a winnable Senate race. Here's what Huckabee said in an email to his list this afternoon: Party’s leaders have for reasons that aren't rational, left [Akin] behind on the political battlefield, wounded and bleeding, a casualty of his self-inflicted, but not intentional wound.
  • Todd Akin will stay in Senate race, apologizes on Huckabee radio show

    08/20/2012 10:38:12 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 119 replies
    St. Louis Post ^ | Monday August 20, 2012
    U.S. Rep. Todd Akin apologized on Mike Huckabee's radio show today for comments he made about rape, and said he will remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race. "I'm not a quitter," Akin said. "We all make mistakes," Akin said, disowning his previous comments. "The many people who supported me know that when you make a mistake what you need to do is say you're sorry."  Akin said no party leaders have called him and asked for him to drop out. "This was a very very serious error," Akin said. 
  • STUCK HUCK: Palin Snub Symbolizes Poor Start

    06/23/2012 1:42:19 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 52 replies
    Radio Equalizer ^ | 6/23/12 | Brian Maloney
    Huckabee Radio Talk Show Off To Extremely Slow Start *** EQ EXCLUSIVE *** With mainstream media expectations so high, Mike Huckabee's new radio talk show was probably bound to disappoint. But newly-available hard data reveals a gaping donut hole where the audience should be. It's an ominous sign for Cumulus Media, Huck syndicator and new owner of ABC Radio's largest AM legacy news-talk radio stations. Widely touted as the "civil" answer to Rush Limbaugh's regime-threatening political effectiveness, the former Arkansas governor became an establishment darling earlier this year when the talk titan got caught up in the Sandra Fluke controversy....
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Cotton wins GOP nod for south Ark. US House seat

    05/22/2012 9:28:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    WXVT Channel 15 ^ | May 22, 2012
    Army veteran and management consultant Tom Cotton has won the Republican nomination for a south Arkansas congressional seat. Cotton defeated Beth Anne Rankin and John Cowart in Tuesday's primary for the 4th Congressional District. The 35-year-old from Dardanelle raised more than $1 million in his bid for the seat and had racked up endorsements from leading national Republicans and conservative groups. Rankin is a former Miss Arkansas who worked as an aide in former Gov. Mike Huckabee's administration. She was the party's 4th District nominee in 2010. The district is Arkansas' only U.S. House seat occupied by a Democrat. Congressman...
  • Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

    05/16/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Deb Fischer for Senate [Nebraska] ^ | 5/16/12 | Deb Fischer
    A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer knows about hard work, strong communities, and the Nebraska way of life. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Deb attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a B.S. in Education. Deb and her husband Bruce have been married for over 39 years and own a ranching business near Valentine. On the ranch, they raised their three sons, all of whom have returned to live and work on the family ranch. The Fischer family has been recognized for their conservation and environmental stewardship, receiving honors from the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts, Nebraska Cattleman and the...
  • Why Governor Huckabee Won’t Vote For or Support Mitt Romney for President.

    04/09/2012 12:34:14 PM PDT · by · 25 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 4/8/2012 | David Shedlock
    Former Governors, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, were not best buds during the 2008 campaign. No one doubts that. But since Governor Huckabee decided not to run for president this time around, it seems as if they have fixed whatever ailed their relationship. Governor Romney has appeared on Huckabee’s show, and Huckabee regularly defends Romney against unfair attacks and appears even-handed even when he disagrees with Romney. That is all well and good, and demonstrates the good will and kind demeanor of both governors. However, Romney’s position on the murder of unborn children has not changed since his official declaration...
  • Mike Huckabee debuts today for Cumulus Media

    04/09/2012 6:14:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 34 replies ^ | 4/9/12 |
    Cumulus says its new midday talker has a starting lineup of nearly 200 stations, though some of those are delayed or shortened (stations carrying just two hours of the show). Cumulus is able to deliver its own KSFO, San Francisco (560). But Cumulus-owned WBSM, New Bedford, MA (1420) is using only two hours of Huckabee, from 1-3pm. And the Cumulus-owned big-guns, stations like WLS, Chicago (890) and WABC, New York (770) just don’t have room for Huckabee. Outside the Cumulus family, the Seattle clearance is Crista Broadcasting’s Christian teaching KCIS at 630, which airs delayed and shortened broadcast from 4-6pm....
  • Cedar Rapids among five cities where anti-Limbaugh ads will run [Huckabee is a rat!]

    03/23/2012 10:02:31 PM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 23 March 2012 | AP
    Rush Limbaugh’s opponents are starting a radio campaign against him Thursday, seizing upon the radio star’s attack of a Georgetown law student as a “slut” to make a long-term effort aimed at weakening his business. The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn Beck as a template. In Limbaugh, however, they’re going after bigger game. He’s already fighting back and the group’s stance has provoked concerns that an effort to silence someone for objectionable talk is in itself objectionable. Media Matters is spending at least $100,000 for two advertisements that will run in eight cities....
  • Will Mike Huckabee’s New Radio Show Hurt Rush Limbaugh’s Numbers?

    03/12/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 12, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Mike Huckabee is expanding his media reach to a radio program scheduled to start airing in April. However, the show is scheduled to be in direct competition with none other than Rush Limbaugh. In a column for The Daily Beast today, David Frum thinks Huckabee’s new show might end up hurting Limbaugh’s numbers, and gave some insight into the reasons surrounding decisions by advertisers to leave Limbaugh’s program. Last month, Huckabee announced he would be doing the radio show for Cumulus Media Networks, while continuing to work the weekend shift on his Fox News show, Huckabee. His show has been...
  • Republican Race's Volatility is Historic

    02/25/2012 6:03:17 AM PST · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 59 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | February 23, 2012 | 1:41 PM | Alex Roarty
    Calling the 2012 Republican presidential primary the most volatile for the GOP in generations isn't political hyperbole - it's empirical fact. Since the start 2011, seven different candidates or potential contenders could claim to be the Republican race's front-runner, according to polling from Gallup. The list includes Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. In at least one Gallup poll, each claimed at least a share of the lead in the GOP race. (snip) Polling data supplied by Gallup dating back to 1930 shows that no other race since that time has...
  • Cumulus Media to launch Mike Huckabee in the noon-3pm slot

    02/08/2012 11:30:39 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies ^ | 2/8/12 |
    That is the prime midday slot long dominated by Rush Limbaugh, syndicated by Premiere Networks. The New York Times reports that Cumulus Media is lining up affiliates now for an April 2 launch of former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. This new long-form deal expands on the current relationship that produces the daily vignettes named "The Huckabee Report." Former Arkansas governor Huckabee began doing radio in his teens and worked on the air during his college years. Would he run for president again? Huckabee tells the Times "If, a few years down the road, I see an opening, I don't...
  • WATCH: Mike Huckabee says Mitt Romney Needs To Address His Mormon Faith

    01/23/2012 7:02:55 PM PST · by Colofornian · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Black Christian News ^ | Jan. 22, 2012
    Newt Gingrich, the winner in the Palmetto State's GOP primary, may have benefited from South Carolinians' uneasiness with Mitt Romney's Mormon faith. Exit polls show that 43 percent of voters who said that the candidates' religious beliefs mattered "a great deal" went for Gingrich. Only 9 percent went for Romney -- a lower percentage than he netted overall, where he is running in second. In contrast, of voters who said the religious beliefs of candidates didn't matter to them at all, Romney won 42 percent. SNIP Huckabee did add, however, that Romney may nevertheless have to address his faith to...
  • Suspect in murder-kidnapping dies in gunfight (he killed Mike Huckabee's cousin this morning)

    He kidnapped his ex-wife (who is married to Huckabee's cousin now) and their three children after killing her husband. Drove to his parents house close to here and left the kids. Cops chased him down and he shot & killed ex-wife before cops killed him. BTW, he killed his brother in 1991 because he asked him to turn tv down so he could sleep.
  • Moderate road won’t beat Obama

    01/02/2012 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 2, 2012 | Holly Robichaud
    Tomorrow less than 20 percent of registered Republicans in Iowa are going to tell us who they believe should take on President Obama. Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who has bypassed the caucuses, said last week that Iowa picks corn, not presidents. Is he correct? Well, if you ask Mike Huckabee, he would say yes. But on the other hand, Obama did win the state. Iowa’s importance will be in whittling down the field of contenders. It is most likely going to claim several conservatives, which means that their voters could flock to another right-wing candidate — not necessarily the frontrunner....
  • ...Mike Huckabee On Ron Paul’s ‘Fanatical Believers’ And ‘Decent, Patriotic’ Barack Obama

    12/25/2011 4:40:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 25th, 2011 | Tommy Christopher
    Former Iowa Caucuses-winner Mike Huckabee apparently wants to spend his post-Christmas days deleting hate mail from his inbox. In an interview with Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace, Huckabee delivered a fairly blistering assessment of Iowa frontrunner Rep. Ron Paul and his “fanatical believers.” As if pissing off the Ronulans wasn’t enough, Huckabee denounced his party’s candidates for being too mean to President Obama, whom he called a “decent, patriotic American.” Wallace began by trying to suck Huckabee into his own feud with Ron Paul fans, asking if a win by the Texas congressman would discredit the Iowa Caucuses. The former...
  • Newt to CatholicVote: “Human life begins at conception.”

    12/04/2011 7:50:15 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 220 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/4/2011 | Joshua mercer
    The Gingrich campaign contacted me directly last night about the comments that he made to ABC News. The campaign sent me the following statement from Newt Gingrich. (Which is also on their website). I am very glad that the Gingrich campaign was quick to respond to the fallout from the ABC News interview and that they came out with a strong pro-life statement which reaffirms the scientific fact that life begins at conception....