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  • Mike Huckabee: Trump and Carson Not as Inevitable as Media Say

    10/23/2015 8:26:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/23/2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    Mike Huckabee says despite their runaway polling numbers in the battleground primary states, both Donald Trump and Ben Carson could easily end up losing — to him. The former Arkansas governor acknowledges being way behind the billionaire developer and retired pediatric neurosurgeon in the race all three are engaged in for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. For example, in a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll of likely GOP caucusgoers in Iowa, Huckabee registers only 3 percent of the vote as compared to Carson's 28 percent and Trump's 19 percent. But those numbers are deceiving — and a big upset...
  • Huckabee backs Josh Duggar, slams those ‘sensationalizing’ molestation allegations

    05/22/2015 1:14:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    A day after Josh Duggar apologized amid allegations that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized “those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins.” “Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,’ ” Huckabee said in a statement posted on Facebook Friday. “He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his...
  • Mike Huckabee Scoffs At Pulling A 'Taxpayer-Funded Paycheck' While Pulling A Taxpayer-Funded Pension

    05/08/2015 3:04:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | May 8, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    When former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) announced his second presidential bid on Tuesday, he played up his blue-collar, working-class background in an attempt to distinguish himself from some of his rivals. "I don't have a global foundation or a taxpayer-funded paycheck to live off of. I don't come from a family dynasty, but a working family. I grew up blue collar, not blue blood," Huckabee said in his announcement, which he delivered in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. Huckabee's statement took aim at several of his potential competitors in the 2016 election. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her...
  • What’s Wrong with Mike Huckabee

    05/08/2015 8:40:18 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/8/2015 | David Harsanyi
    Sometimes, probably because he’s such an affable media presence, I forget why I dislike the political version of Mike Huckabee so much. Maybe it’s the aw-shucks populism, which isn’t substantively very different from the class-conflict rhetoric we hear from so many on the left these days. Or maybe it’s that Everyman Huckabee has been running for one political office or another for the past 25 years — a fact that might escape the attention of anyone listening to the nuggets of blue-collar wisdom found in his speeches and those God-guns-grits-and-gravy books he writes. Since his previous run for the presidency,...
  • Megyn Kelly's "F" bomb tonight

    11/10/2014 7:07:31 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 97 replies
  • Huckabee Vows to Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

    10/09/2014 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 04:11 PM | Todd Beamon
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threatened to leave the GOP and run for the White House in 2016 as an independent if Republicans “capitulate” and support same-sex marriage. “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue—and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either,” Huckabee told Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, on Wildmon’s “Today’s Issues” radio show. “Because at that point, you lose me; I’m gone.” “I’ll become an independent,” he vowed in an interview on Tuesday. “I’ll start...
  • 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...
  • Huckabee warns Republicans on Nobel reaction (Oh Please, give me a break Huckabee)

    10/09/2009 3:12:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 70 replies · 1,936+ views
    cnn ^ | 10/9/2009 | cnn
    Mike Huckabee is advising his fellow Republicans to temper their criticism of President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award. In a posting on his blog, the former GOP presidential candidate writes that members of his party must be careful their comments don't sound like "right-wing whining."
  • Huckabee: This is not a two-man GOP race

    02/01/2008 5:40:31 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 229 replies · 177+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 1, 2008 | Joy Lin
    Conservative, conservative, conservative. That was the word Mike Huckabee used again and again with reporters to emphasize his credibility as a contender for the Republican nomination... “There has been somewhat of - almost a national media spin that this race is a two-man race,” said Huckabee... “Last night, the CNN debate was very frustrating for me. There seemed to be an unequal level of time that was allocated, and if people look at the delegate count, one has to have 1,191 delegates in order to be the nominee. So far, no one has even broken a hundred; there’s only 8%...
  • Huckabee Not Going Quietly, Denounces RomneyRepublican Says He Is Not Withdrawing From Race

    02/01/2008 12:45:11 AM PST · by Red Steel · 198 replies · 300+ views
    nbc11 ^ | 8:21 pm PST January 31, 2008
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Mike Huckabee brushed off predictions Thursday that he would drop out of the Republican presidential nominating contest, but dropped new hints that he'd prefer John McCain to Mitt Romney as the party's eventual pick. Huckabee, who hasn't won a caucus or primary since Iowa, emphatically dismissed the suggestion that the GOP race was a two-man contest, with Rudy Giuliani out of it and questions about whether he was sticking it out to angle for a running mate spot. "I'm staying in the race because I still think I can win," he told an enthusiastic audience of about...
  • Huckabee Lashes Out at Romney in Oklahoma

    02/01/2008 10:46:14 AM PST · by JRochelle · 289 replies · 200+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/1/2008 | Kevin Chupka
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee viciously attacked the record of his presidential Republican rival Mitt Romney in Oklahoma City on Friday, calling Romney's actions "absurd" and accusing him of being a liar. At a press conference Friday morning, Huckabee was asked to clarify comments he made on a cable news morning show the previous day in which he claimed that Romney had yet to reach "political puberty." "I meant that on a number of issues, he had not yet discovered who he was on the second amendment – he supported Brady, he supported an assault weapon ban," Huckabee said. He...