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  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - February 28, 2014 [Devotional]

    02/28/2014 5:47:42 PM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 2/28/14 | Joel Osteen
    Your Spiritual DNA Today's Scripture “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” (Romans 8:14, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Have you ever really considered your spiritual DNA? Your Heavenly Father spoke worlds into existence. He flung stars into space. He painted every sunrise. He designed every flower. He made man out of dust and breathed life into him. Now here’s the key: He is not just the Creator of the universe. He is not just the all-powerful God. He is your Heavenly Father. You have His DNA. Imagine what...
  • The ObamaCare Awakening

    10/30/2013 5:55:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 30, 2013 | Editorial
    For all of the Affordable Care Act's technical problems, at least one part is working on schedule. The law is systematically dismantling the individual insurance market, as its architects intended from the start. The millions of Americans who are receiving termination notices because their current coverage does not conform to Health and Human Services Department rules may not realize this is by design. Maybe they trusted President Obama's repeated falsehood that people who liked their health plans could keep them. But Americans should understand that this month's mass cancellation wave has been the President's political goal since 2008. Liberals believe...
  • Lawyer: Edwards in a 'Whole Heap of Trouble'

    05/25/2011 10:33:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    AP/YouTube ^ | May 25 2011 | AP Video
    Federal prosecutors have completed a wide-ranging investigation into John Edwards' political dealings and could indict the two-time presidential candidate within days, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
  • 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
    TheIowaRepublican.com ^ | 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.
  • Obama 2.0 - the SOTU

    01/26/2011 9:18:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 26, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama shape-shifting to a  President who displays pride in his nation and also into a "softer, gentler" man is proceeding according to the plan I speculated about in Obama 2.0: the Reinvention Begins. My column suggested he would transform himself into being a warmer, more personable President and that he would heed the advice of Democratic analyst William Galston who counseled him to articulate American exceptionalism. How am I doing so far? Has the extreme makeover meant to fool us again started? Last night's State of the Union address was heavy on atmospherics -- particularly Barack Obama's notice that...
  • 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...
  • Science the GOP can't wish away

    11/22/2010 7:18:56 PM PST · by libs_kma · 130 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, November 19, 2010 | Sherwood Boehlert
    Watching the raft of newly elected GOP lawmakers converge on Washington, I couldn't help thinking about an issue I hope our party will better address. I call on my fellow Republicans to open their minds to rethinking what has largely become our party's line: denying that climate change and global warming are occurring and that they are largely due to human activities. National Journal reported last month that 19 of the 20 serious GOP Senate challengers declared that the science of climate change is either inconclusive or flat-out wrong.
  • 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 Air.com (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...
  • The Death of President William McKinley

    09/14/2010 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 18 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 14, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1901, President William McKinley (R-OH) died of a gunshot wound inflicted by an assassin eight days before. As he faded away, he recited the words of a popular hymn: "Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee! E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down, Darkness be over me, my rest a stone. Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God to Thee. There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest, There in my...
  • 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 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...
  • Obama's Oil Slick......

    06/10/2010 8:16:56 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35+ views
    You don't look so slick now Obama. Your community organizing experience isn't worth squat! Great job Dufus!
  • Pickens says oil won't go below $100

    08/14/2008 11:24:29 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 51 replies · 356+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 14, 2008 | Timothy Gardner
    Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Thursday crude prices may soon fall as low as $110 a barrel amid falling gasoline demand, but should not sink below $100 because the United States depends heavily on oil imports. "I don't think it'll drop below $100," Pickens told Reuters in a telephone interview. "I would say $110 is where it might go, something like that." ~snip~ Pickens' hedge fund BP Capital, which manages about $7 billion in assets, sank about 35 percent in July, according to a report this week in the New York Post. Pickens declined to comment in...
  • VIDEO: Boone Pickens on Oil, Clean Energy & BP Spill "The moratorium should not have been done."

    06/07/2010 4:07:53 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 8 replies · 39+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | June 7, 2010
    Energy titan T. Boone Pickens spoke with CNBC and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke about the gulf oil spill, the need for an energy plan, and understanding clean energy. Two of the things Pickens tried to hammer home is that while the development of wind and solar energy is helpful those sources of energy cannot act as fueling agents for transporation. He also went on to assert that the biggest problem is not the reliance on oil but yet the reliance on oil from the middle east. Pickens went on to say that he would like to see an energy plan...
  • 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."
  • CARTOON: Modern INFILTRAiTOR Magazine

    04/15/2010 7:17:24 AM PDT · by daletoons · 5 replies · 415+ views
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 4-15-10 | Dale
    April 15th 2010 - A new magazine debuts and President Obama is on the cover. Where does he find the time?
  • 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://www.LifeNews.com/state4880.html
  • 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 (LifeNews.com) -- 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...
  • Shenanigans: Schumer Has A Flight to Forget (Calls Flight Attendant "B"-Word)

    12/16/2009 4:39:08 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 99 replies · 3,858+ views
    Politico ^ | December 16, 2009 | Anne Schroeder Mullins
    Sen. Chuck Schumer loves the sound of his own voice, but it carried a bit farther than he might have liked on the US Airways shuttle from New York to Washington on Sunday. According to a House Republican aide who happened to be seated nearby, the notoriously chatty New York Democrat referred to a flight attendant as a “bitch” after she ordered him to turn off his phone before takeoff. Schumer and his seatmate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), were chatting on their phones before takeoff when an announcement indicated that it was time to turn off the phones. Both senators...
  • 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: 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
    al.com ^ | 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...
  • 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
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 09 NOVEMBER 2009 | POLITICO
    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 Politico.com , 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 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%)...
  • 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...
  • Life After 'The Da Vinci Code' (Mega-selling author Dan Brown Discusses Loss of Faith as a Child)

    09/28/2009 7:51:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 999+ views
    Parade ^ | 9/28/2009 | James Kaplan
    Author Dan Brown is a friendly, normal guy--not the type you'd expect to have created the dark world of The Da Vinci Code. The book, published in 2003, has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, and the 2006 movie starring Tom Hanks grossed over $758 million. It also generated enormous controversy: Catholic Church leaders denounced its heretical slant and negative portrayal of Opus Dei, a conservative Roman Catholic group. Now, after six-and-a-half years, Brown's newest novel, The Lost Symbol, comes out on Tuesday. Brown, 45, still seems surprised that his book started such a frenzy. He grew up on...