Huckabee still leads in Georgia

Per Rasmussen:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Georgia finds Huckabee with 34% of the vote followed by McCain at 19%, Romney with 16%, Ron Paul with 12% and Rudy Giuliani in fifth with 11%.

Huckabee is viewed favorably by 70% of Likely Republican Primary Voters, McCain by 63%, Giuliani by 63%, Romney by 62%, and Paul by 25%

McCain is seen as the most electable Republican—70% believe he would be at least somewhat likely to win the White House if nominated. Fifty-nine percent (59%) believe Huckabee would have a chance to win while 55% say the same about both Giuliani and Romney. Just 12% believe Paul would have a chance to win the election if nominated.

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  1. debbie0040 says:

    Huckabee has a slight lead in Alabama as well. If he wins Georgia and Alabama, it still is not enough for him to win the nomination.

    The campaign in the Super Tuesday states will heat up after the Florida Primary. I would imagine that Huckabee’s past record on illegal immigration and his support of last year’s Whitehouse/Senate Amnesty bill will hurt him to some extent.

    Huckabee had a substantial lead in South Carolina before the campaigns turned their attention to the state :

    Insider Advantage
    Date: 1/7
    South Carolina
    Est. MoE = 4.2% [?]

    Mike Huckabee 33%
    John McCain 21%
    Mitt Romney 14%
    Rudy Giuliani 8%
    Ron Paul 5%
    Fred Thompson 5%
    Duncan Hunter 1%
    Unsure 13%
    Source

    Rasmussen Reports
    Date: 1/6
    South Carolina
    Est. MoE = 3.0% [?]

    Mike Huckabee 28%
    John McCain 21%
    Mitt Romney 15%
    Fred Thompson 11%
    Rudy Giuliani 10%
    Ron Paul 4%
    Other 2%
    Source

    Survey USA
    Date: 1/4-6
    South Carolina
    Est. MoE = 3.7% [?]

    Mike Huckabee 36%
    Mitt Romney 19%
    John McCain 17%
    Fred Thompson 11%
    Rudy Giuliani 9%
    Ron Paul 5%
    Unsure 3%
    Other 1%
    Source

  2. ???? Huckabee offered qualified support for the stimulus package, saying he was concerned the Bush tax rebates would be financed by borrowing from foreign lenders such as China, and that consumers would then turn around and spend the money on Chinese products.

    “I have to wonder whose economy is going to be stimulated the most by the package,” said the former Arkansas governor.””””

    Now back to this awesome Milton Friedman book.

  3. Holly says:

    Mike Huckabee – We should amend the constitution so it fits with God’s standards

    http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=8b121636-c88e-474f-943c-18b2db3f8807

    Okay, I agree that’s an issue. But how many of our representatives supported the resolution in favor of Christmas? Or voted to put the Ten Commandments on display? Or, for that matter, voted for the Constitutional Amendment to define marriage? Are we after them for those votes? If not, is it a double standard?

    Now, I’m no Huckabee fan, but i think we need to think about some of our standards and whether or not they’re being applied fairly. Are they? I don’t have a good answer for that, but it’s something to think about, isn’t it?

  4. joltenjoe says:

    Is Linder joking in that article?

    Reagan said things like: “Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem”

    Huckabee says things like NCLB is good.

    Linder likes Huckabee because of the fair tax, a Reagan he ain’t. (of course looking at Linder’s votes, I can see why he has no problem with big goverment Republicans)

  5. Jason Pye says:

    Linder is so incredibly full of crap. Reagan understood capitalism, individual liberty and federalism.

    Huckabee clearly does not.

    The only thing the two have in common is that they are excellent speakers.

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  7. debbie0040 says:

    Holly, the Democrats will replay that video over and over again if Huckabee were the nominee. Imagine the campaigns ads they would run…

    Huckabee keeps giving the Dems ammunition over and over again…

    Voting for a resolution is quite different than wanting to ammend the Constitution to match God’s standards….

  8. ConservativeCaucus says:

    Debbie, you seem to avoid my questions, so I will post it again. Yesterday you said:

    “I have spoken to Rudy supporters about voting for Romney in order to stop McCain and they have been receptive. All Huckabee, Paul and Giuliani supporters should be supporting Mitt in order to stop McCain.”

    I assume by your logic that IF Huckabee is polling as the top opponent to McCain come February 5th, you will vote for Huckabee in order to stop McCain, correct?

  9. John Konop says:

    What will happen if the ticket is Romney and Huckabee? From watching the debate last night I think Romney and McCain have cut that deal with Huckabee. That was a love festival not a debate last night!

  10. Still Looking says:

    Rudy continues to drop like a rock! It restores my faith that voters can spot an egomaniac when they see one.

  11. debbie0040 says:

    Romney has also mentioned Thompson as VP.

    I did answer your question Conservative Caucus. Maybe you should learn to read a little more thoroughly..

    “debbie0040 // Jan 25, 2008 at 7:05 am

    I would support McCain over Huckabee without hesitation. McCain is more truthworthy that the Huckster and more electable.”

    Huckabee is the one candidate that needs to be stopped at all costs… Then McCain. Huckabee appears to be stopped…

    Conservative Caucus, you said that Huckabee did not support last year’s Whitehouse/Senate Amnesty bill. I posted an interview that shows he did. Do you now admit Huckabee did support the bill?

  12. debbie0040 says:

    http://www.time-blog.com/swampland/2008/01/a_stealth_mitt_romney_endorsem.html

    January 24, 2008 2:49
    A stealth Mitt Romney endorsement from the religious right’s powerbrokers?

    Christian right leaders are abuzz today because a new online candidate guide that has been posted by Focus on the Family Action, the political arm of Jim Dobson’s conservative Christian empire. The webpage offers edited excerpts of recent webcasts with the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, explaining where the candidates stand on “pro-family issues.”

  13. Doug Deal says:

    Still Looking,

    You actually believe that ANY of the Presidential candidates on either side, and even people like Nader, Badnarik and the future nominee from the people’s workers party aren’t all egomaniacs?

    How cute.

  14. debbie0040 says:

    debbie0040 // Jan 25, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    http://www.votechooser.com/

    Mine was Thompson then Romney

    Agreed On Disagreed On
    1. Fred Thompson 10 0
    2. Mitt Romney 8 2
    3. John McCain 7 3
    3. Ron Paul 7 3
    4. Mike Huckabee 6 4
    4. Rudy Giuliani 6 4
    5. Hillary Clinton 3 7
    6. Barack Obama 2 8
    7. John Edwards 1 9

  15. joltenjoe says:

    Thursday, January 24, 2008

    While John McCain and Mitt Romney are fighting for the lead in Florida’s Presidential Primary on January 29, Mike Huckabee has the lead in Georgia.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Georgia finds Huckabee with 34% of the vote followed by McCain at 19%, Romney with 16%, Ron Paul with 12% and Rudy Giuliani in fifth with 11%.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/georgia/georgia_republican_presidential_primary

  16. ConservativeCaucus says:

    Debbie, I am sorry for not seeing your post to my question regarding stopping McCain. I was under the assumption that you thought that Huckabee was dead already, so you could move on to stopping McCain. Huckabee would surely appreciate your help in doing that. If you are interested in stopping McCain and Huckabee is his closest competitor, then I urge you to vote Huckabee.

    Secondly, at the risk of being blasted for not reading carefully enough, I cannot find where you posted the interview where he came out and supported the 2007 MCCAIN-KENNEDY bill. Sorry for being blind, please point me to the time, date and post where it is.

  17. Bull Moose says:

    THANK YOU still looking — he looked like a cocky egomaniac last night.

    And what was up with that suit?

  18. Doug Deal says:

    Debbie, here is mine.

    1. Ron Paul 8 1
    2. Fred Thompson 6 3
    3. Mike Huckabee 5 4
    3. Mitt Romney 5 4
    4. Rudy Giuliani 4 5
    5. Barack Obama 3 6
    5. John McCain 3 6
    6. John Edwards 2 7
    6. Hillary Clinton 2 7

    I do not think the legality of abortion is a federal issue, so I left it blank.

    Test like these are flawed, because they don’t allow you to rank the importance of the issue, but I am not surprised Rino McCain was down with the Dems.

  19. Doug Deal says:

    Bull,

    HAHAHAHAHA, HAHAHAHAHA. You are hilarious.

    A supporter of John McCain calling another candidate an egomaniac. You should take that act on the road. HAHAHAHAHA.

  20. Jason Pye says:

    You actually believe that ANY of the Presidential candidates on either side, and even people like Nader, Badnarik and the future nominee from the people’s workers party aren’t all egomaniacs?

    Have you ever met Michael Badnarik? Holy crap, that guy is stuck up his own ass.

  21. Jace Walden says:

    I don’t mean to be cynical, but 9/11 was the best thing that could have happened for Rudy Giuliani. It earned him enormous sympathy and a reputation built from doing generally nothing other than making a few speeches.

    Without 9/11, Rudy would have never been considered a serious contender…or even a “conservative” for that matter.

  22. Jace Walden says:

    So he milks that 9/11 cow for all it’s worth. Because the intepretation that people got from his speeches during 9/11 are the only thing he’s ever had.

  23. Doug Deal says:

    Jace,

    If the only other choices are McCain and Huckabee, I will be the first in line to vote for Rudy or Romney. My first, second, third, forth, fifth, sixth, …, thirty second, …, nine hundreth sixty fifth, …, best choices all did not show up, and I am stuck with these clowns. of these clowns, two are particularly horrible, the others are disappointing, but electable.

    As for Paul, who I left off. He has a lot of the right message, but he is the wrong man. Carrying his message and losing 70-30 percent to Hillary and giving the Democrats a cloture proof Senate does no one any good.

  24. Doug Deal says:

    Jace,

    Let’s just call it a hunch.

    He is not exactly popular with his own party, he comes off as insane much of the time, looks more like this guy than anyone seriously considering running for a President should, and would be laughed at and trounced, regardless of his positions or how right he may or may not be.

  25. GOPeach says:

    Mormon theology says Jesus Christ came to America to teach the indigenous people, who were actually a tribe of Israel, but that Christian churches in the Old World fell into apostasy. Then, starting in 1820, God restored his “latter-day” religion by dispatching the angel Moroni to reveal new Scriptures to a simple farm boy named Joseph Smith near Palmyra, N.Y. Although the original tablets, written in what is called Reformed Egyptian, were taken up again to heaven, Smith, who received visits from God the father, Jesus, John the Baptist and saints Peter, James and John, translated and published the Book of Mormon in 1830. He continued to receive divine Scripture and revelations. One of these was that Christ will return to reign on earth and have the headquarters of his kingdom in a Mormon temple in Jackson County, Mo. (Over time, the church has purchased 14,465 acres of land there.)

    Bishop Mitt Romney believes this and teaches this…. but hey…. that’s cool…. because he is RICH!!! He has a lot of money ALL over the WORLD!!! Soooooo he is GREAT!!!!

  26. TrueConservative says:

    I am so tired of hearing sell out Christians talking about Mitts values. You know very well that Christianity is not determined by “values”, for many Muslims, Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hindus, atheists, Buddhists, etc. exhibit those same values. Christianity is about one thing: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, eternally God in Three Persons revealed to us in finality, inerrancy, and truth by the Holy Bible alone.

  27. Grits says:

    Gosh, it seems to me that most folks in the GOP want nothing but a right wing conservative. Our nominee will be running against a liberal. Wouldn’t it be better to have a more moderate conservative so that it does not come down to horizontal politics again. Mike Huckabee is talking about vertical politics, he is pragmatic in his approach to solving America’s problems. He is our right choice! Do we want to win or be right?

  28. debbie0040 says:

    CC, I thought I emailed it to you offline but here it is. This is a line from the interview,”What should happen, however, is exactly what I think the president has proposed, and that is that we create a process where people make restitution for the fact they have broken the law. ”

    Peach, go put your bigoted KKK robe and hood on…

    CC, I know you are a fantastic person and we think alike on most issues. I just think that many Huckabee supporters jumped on the Huckabee bandwagon taking him at his word without investigating him thoroughly.

    When I met Huckabee in Gwinnett, I was very impressed with him. I was a Fred supporter that tinkered with the idea of switching to Huckabee. I started investigating him. The first sign that he was not the person he portrayed himself to be was when Phyllis Shafley with Eagle Forum blasted him. The more I looked into Huckabee, the more disappointed and shocked I was. I felt like Huckabee had deceived me. His record does not match his rhetoric.
    Huckabee claims the GOP insiders are out to get him. The bottom line in order to believe Huckabee, you have to say that everyone else is lying but him .

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/22/AR2006052201237.html

    washingtonpost.com
    Tuesday, May 23, 2006; 6:00 AM

    washingtonpost.com’s Chris Cillizza and Washington Post reporter Dan Balz interviewed Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on May 16 as part of an ongoing series of conversations with potential 2008 presidential candidates. A transcript of the interview is below:

    Where are you on the debate that rages here between the House approach on immigration and what seems now to be a consensus approach in the Senate, particularly on the issue of a path to legal status or citizenship for at least quite a few of the 11 to 12 million who are here illegally?

    I tend to think that the rational approach is to find a way to give people a pathway to citizenship. You shouldn’t ignore the law or ignore those who break it. But by the same token, I think it’s a little disingenuous when I hear people say they should experience the full weight of the law in every respect with no pathway, because that’s not something we practice in any other area of criminal justice in this country.

    We have everything from plea bargainings to suspended sentences to probation to clemency. There’s a whole gamut of ways in which there are lesser than the full penalties applied for a whole variety of reasons — everything from jail overcrowding to non-violent offenses.

    To think that we’re going to go lock up 12 million people, or even round them up and drive them to the border and let them go, might make a great political speech, but it’s not going to happen. What should happen, however, is exactly what I think the president has proposed, and that is that we create a process where people make restitution for the fact they have broken the law.

    It’s not an amnesty, and I know that there are some who think that anything less than essentially grabbing them by the nape of the neck and tossing them over a fence, real or imaginary, is amnesty. But I think that’s ridiculous. And whether it’s Patrick Kennedy, Rush Limbaugh, or an illegal immigrant, there ought to be some rationality in how we apply our law. We do that every day.

    I would imagine if any of us checked the record of prosecutors in my state or yours there are far more sentences that are plea bargained than actually go to trial. And that it’s pretty darn rare that a person even convicted at trial gets the maximum sentence on every charge brought. It’s just not always the way we do it.

    Suddenly to say that these people that came over here to pluck a chicken, pick a tomato, or make a bed should suffer the full consequences of the law as if somehow they’ve totally violated our peace and prosperity, is absurd. Now, should they have to pay some type of fine? Should they have to get in line behind the ones who are going through the legal process? Sure. That’s quite appropriate. But criminalizing beyond what they’ve already been criminalized, I mean, they’ve already broken the law. But to make them felons and in essence to say we’re going to put our heel on their head, what’s the point of that?

  29. ConservativeCaucus says:

    Debbie,

    Thank you for posting that. Yes, I do believe that he has moved toward us on that issue. I have certainly watched him become stronger and stronger on that issue.

    Isn’t that why we petition those who are in or seeking office?

    However, the McCain-Kennedy bill that hit the Senate was opposed by Huckabee. I distinctly remember looking at his website in the summer and looking for his position.

    Now, to the point that he moved to the right on this issue and how does that make him different than Mitt:

    Romney has been on both sides of nearly EVERY issue of our day (taxes, guns, abortion, immigration, marriage, telling the boy scouts who they should allow, and Ronald Reagan).

    It saddens me that we have such a different opinion on these two men. I think Romney would be a disaster for the GOP and you clearly think Huckabee would.

    I also think that it is undeniable that the GOP establishment has shunned Huckabee much like it did Reagan. Now, I am not claiming Huckabee is Reagan… I am just pointing out the fact that the establishment thought Reagan was a bad idea and then in 1984, they all were claiming that he was the best thing since sliced bread.

  30. debbie0040 says:

    CC, that article was talking about the McCain-Kennedy bill which was ammended and given the name of The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007. The bill was introduced in the United States Senate on May 9, 2007, but was never voted on, though a series of votes on amendments and cloture took place. The last vote on cloture, on June 7, 2007, 11:59 AM, failed 34-61 effectively ending the bill’s chances. A related bill S. 1639, on June 28, 2007, 11:04 AM, also failed 46-53.

    Huckabee supported this bill as evidenced by his comments in the interview.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprehensive_Immigration_Reform_Act_of_2007

    The bill was a compromise based largely on three previous failed immigration bills:

    the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act (S. 1033), a bill proposed in May 2005 by Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain, sometimes referred to as the “McCain-Kennedy Bill”
    the Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act of 2005 (S. 1438), a bill proposed in July 2005 by Senators John Cornyn and Jon Kyl, sometimes referred to as the “Cornyn-Kyl Bill”
    the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611), sponsored by Senator Arlen Specter, which was passed in the Senate in May 2006 but never passed in the House

    Huckabee is opposed by more than the GOP establishment. Many Christian conservatives oppose him as well and fiscal conservatives.. You know that I am not part of the GOP establishment and I very strongly oppose him.

    Reagan was popular with the GOP grassroots base. I will be glad to post an interview Gerald Ford and his people did and they stated that Reagan was the most popular among grassroots GOPers. Huckabee is only popular with a 25 – 30% segment. Reagan did not have the ethics problems Huckabee has nor the foot in mouth disease Huckabee exhibits.

    Reagan also did not have a son that hanged a dog at Boy Scout camp and Reagan did not use his authority to prevent justice from being done as Huckabee did. Unlike Huckabee, Reagan did not fire his State Police director because he would not help his son get out of trouble.

  31. ConservativeCaucus says:

    You and I are going to have to agree to disagree there I guess. That issue matters to me, so I checked his website during the debate in the Senate and he said he opposed the bill. I believe he was asked about it during the debates and he said he was against it. Again, I know that he has moved to the right on this issue as time has moved on, which I think is a good thing.

    Regarding his son, I do believe it is a bit of a low blow to bring him in to this… as it would be to bring in Giuliani’s son. The issue at hand is did he use his power to get his son off of the hook. Reports on that are mixed – it is a he said, she said kind of thing. His political opponents said he did, his staff said he didn’t. Clearly, you choose to believe his Democrat opponents – that’s fine. Honestly, we may never know what really happened. Clearly, his middle child has exercised bad judgement – I say we shouldn’t elect him to be President.

    Debbie, I don’t consider you part of the GOP establishment, but I do believe that the establishment has led the population to believe distortions about him and his record because they don’t want him in power.

    Yes, the grassroots supported Reagan… who do you think support Huckabee? It certainly has not come from the GOP heirarchy, but from regular people that Huckabee has connected with – people who believe we need someone with executive political experience, fair taxers, pro-lifers, 2nd amendment, Reagan Democrats, people who are tired of the constant partisan name calling, and the list could go on.

    If we put forward a corporate Republican in the current political climate, we will lose and lose badly. But hey, maybe we need 4-8 years in the desert. What could possibly go wrong? (except for taxes, judges, terrorism, government takeover of healthcare, Fairness doctrine, etc)

  32. debbie0040 says:

    Reagan had the majority of support from the grasssroots, Huckabee doesn’t.

    I bought his son up because Huckabee fired someone because he did not help his son. Huckabee used his influence to keep his son out of trouble. It is not just Democratic opponents. It is also the Director of the Arkansas State Police. That is part of Huckabee’s character. His son hanged, stoned and slit a stray dog’s throat that came in the camp looking for food and should have faced jail time, but Huckabee used his influence to prevent that.

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/78241

    Huckabee is the one distorting his record. In order to believe him, you would have to believe that BOTH Republicans and Democrats are lying about him. One of Huckabee’s legislature floor leaders endorsed McCain.

    CC, you said ,”You and I are going to have to agree to disagree there I guess. That issue matters to me, so I checked his website during the debate in the Senate and he said he opposed the bill. I believe he was asked about it during the debates and he said he was against it. Again, I know that he has moved to the right on this issue as time has moved on, which I think is a good thing.”

    You just proved that Huckabee has lied about his record. Those are Huckabee’s own words in that interview with Washington Post I posted above. I guess it could have been another Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas that gave that interview…. Or maybe Huckabee was just having an out of body experience…

    If he lies about his record, then he will lie about his campaign promises….

  33. Grits says:

    debbie0040,

    I can understand Newsweek using the story about Huckabee’s son; but for an individual to put it on a blog is a new low in politics.

  34. rugby fan says:

    “I can understand Newsweek using the story about Huckabee’s son; but for an individual to put it on a blog is a new low in politics.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Quite possibly the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read from GOPeach. Erm, Grits.

  35. ConservativeCaucus says:

    Debbie,

    I re-read the interview with the Washington Post. He NEVER says that he supports McCain-Kennedy. He is quoted as saying the same thing that Mitt Romney has said, that it made a lot of sense to create a pathway to citizenship. Both, after looking deeper into the issue, have changed their minds… Good for them. If you want to hold Huckabee to a different standard than Romney, be my guest.

    Do you concede that Romney has changed his position on this?

  36. albert says:

    You are a disgrace to the Republican Party. Your filthy bile is mortifying. Its a shame there are slimy substances like you in politics.

  37. Bill Simon says:

    John and Albert,

    I’m a little lost here…Debbie linked to a Newsweek story and then presented a rather viable analysis.

    She’s not attacking Huckabee’s son here…she’s attacking the possible coverup. Do either of you two wish to encourage coverups in your government leaders?

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