so mike huckabee's not running for President after all....

  • rnch

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    May 15, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    or so he announced on saturday night.

    No Big Loss, IMO....who would had voted for that ...man...?


    now the field's wide open for such winners as sarah and newt.... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 15, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    rnch saidor so he announced on saturday night.

    No Big Loss, IMO....who would had voted for that ...man...?


    now the field's wide open for such winners as sarah and newt.... icon_rolleyes.gif


    I'm mildly disappointed. I don't think I would have voted for Huck in the primaries, but I think he's a decent man who does his best to promote civil discourse in all things political, and that’s certainly badly needed. I think he’s simply been away from governing for too long.

    If I remember correctly he was my 3rd choice in 2008 behind Romney and McCain.

    At the moment, I’m still thinking Mitch Daniels if he can get his family behind the upheaval that will happen if he runs. I don’t blame him at all if he doesn’t.
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    May 15, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    Thank "GOD" now we can keep Huckabee's "GOD" out of politics !!! Him and his ilk's version of "GOD" is very dangerous to american freedoms.
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    May 15, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    And as I predicted last summer a similar announcement from Palin soon too! Stay tuned!
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    May 15, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    Good news!
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    May 15, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    Palin isn't going to run or at least I hope not.
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    May 15, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidGood news!


    What problem do you have with Huck?
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    May 15, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    I was so glad that he decided not to run. I found his little announcement last night almost laughable. He acted like he had mountains of support out there. Sorry, Mike, you didn't run because your exploratory committees found out the cold truth that you're just not that popular as a potential President. Your ratings barely make it on the FOX NEWS Channel. I also do not believe that Sarah Palin will run. Why should she? She can have a much happier life, without all the scrutiny and hassle doing what she is doing now. I still think the leading contenders in the end for the Republican nomination will be Mitt Romney or John Huntsman (if he runs). That said, if Chris Christie does an about face and throws his hat in the ring, all bets are off.
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    May 15, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Christie wont run - just elected to office for first time as NJ gov in 2009. He needs seasoning time.
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    May 15, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    Too soon for Chris Christie for the same reasons that you all mention. John Huntsman would be fine from what I've seen.

    2016 it will be Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie.
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    May 15, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    OneGeezer saidToo soon for Chris Christie for the same reasons that you all mention. John Huntsman would be fine from what I've seen.

    2016 it will be Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie.



    I agree that it is too soon for Christie, and even he feels that way. That being said, he could get forced in if one of the other Republican contenders doesn't catch on and start resonating with voters. The picture will become much clearer by the end of the summer.
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    May 15, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    OneGeezer said
    mocktwinkie saidGood news!


    What problem do you have with Huck?


    He represents the whole social conservative block bent on making wedge issues the focus of their policies.
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    May 15, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    realifedad said Thank "GOD" now we can keep Huckabee's "GOD" out of politics !!! Him and his ilk's version of "GOD" is very dangerous to american freedoms.


    icon_lol.gif Oh please. I never voted for him and never would but he's by no means dangerous.

    CuriousJockAZ saidI was so glad that he decided not to run. I found his little announcement last night almost laughable. He acted like he had mountains of support out there. Sorry, Mike, you didn't run because your exploratory committees found out the cold truth that you're just not that popular as a potential President.


    yes!
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    May 15, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    OneGeezer saidToo soon for Chris Christie for the same reasons that you all mention. John Huntsman would be fine from what I've seen.


    I met Jon Hunstman and I was very, very impressed. I worry about the primary, tho. He is very probusiness, and pro-economy, but he is not ultra-right winger on conservative social issues. He supports civil unions, by the way. (He believes that "marriage" is an issue to be decided by churches, but a legal relationship analgoous to a marriage which gives the same legal rights is needed.)
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    May 15, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
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    OneGeezer saidToo soon for Chris Christie for the same reasons that you all mention. John Huntsman would be fine from what I've seen.


    I met Jon Hunstman and I was very, very impressed. I worry about the primary, tho. He is very probusiness, and pro-economy, but he is not ultra-right winger on conservative social issues. He supports civil unions, by the way. (He believes that "marriage" is an issue to be decided by churches, but a legal relationship analgoous to a marriage which gives the same legal rights is needed.)


    He was a guest on Sean several months ago and I also was very impressed. I had kind of forgotten about him, but did a little more research today and listened to a bit more of him. I agree, if he runs, I could get behind him. I'm still interested in Daniels, Gingrich, Romney, and now Huntsman. My favorite would still be Jeb Bush, but he’s adamant that he won’t run.

    Very impressive with both national and state administrative experience



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    May 15, 2011 8:20 PM GMT
    Is this his dad? If so, wow!




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    May 16, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    OneGeezer said
    mocktwinkie saidGood news!


    What problem do you have with Huck?


    He represents the whole social conservative block bent on making wedge issues the focus of their policies.


    Best explanation ever!
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    May 16, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    Draper said
    realifedad said Thank "GOD" now we can keep Huckabee's "GOD" out of politics !!! Him and his ilk's version of "GOD" is very dangerous to american freedoms.


    icon_lol.gif Oh please. I never voted for him and never would but he's by no means dangerous.

    CuriousJockAZ saidI was so glad that he decided not to run. I found his little announcement last night almost laughable. He acted like he had mountains of support out there. Sorry, Mike, you didn't run because your exploratory committees found out the cold truth that you're just not that popular as a potential President.


    yes!


    Actually, Huckabee was doing quite well in the polls. Both he and Romney were in the lead. He did well with populations in the south and those who were lesser educated and low income.
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    May 16, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    Creature: He's waiting for 2020 when the population will be much dumber and poorer, after all the cuts to education and health care. icon_lol.gif
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    May 16, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidCreature: He's waiting for 2020 when the population will be much dumber and poorer, after all the cuts to education and health care. icon_lol.gif

    icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 16, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    Part 3 and 4 of Glenn Beck's interview with Jon Huntsman Sr. and well worth watching








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    May 16, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    creature said
    Actually, Huckabee was doing quite well in the polls. Both he and Romney were in the lead. He did well with populations in the south and those who were lesser educated and low income.



    I think the polls are very misleading. I do not trust them at all. If Huckabee had that much support out there, he would probably be running.
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    May 17, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    I'd put money on Mitt Romney being the last man standing for the GOP nomination.

    I'm still gonna support Dr. Ron Paul, and I will give Jon Huntsman another look.

    As for the Donald, and the Huckster, I am glad they they pulled out of the running. Now if only Hypocrite Newt would follow suit.
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    May 17, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Newt made a real big boo boo yesterday attacking Paul Ryan and coming off sounding like a lefty.
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    May 17, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
    Anyone watch the Beck interview of Jon Huntsman Sr. above? That IS inspirational.