Huckabee

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    Dec 15, 2007 2:34 AM GMT
    This came from The Advocate.

    "Arkansas political observers along the political spectrum have described Huckabee as someone who could also be prickly, thin-skinned, and stubborn. “In Arkansas, when he’d get a level of inspection, he’d get out of sorts and whiny,” says Max Brantley, executive editor of the liberal Arkansas Times, who has covered Huckabee for 16 years. “He’d blame the media and then he’d lash out.”

    Brantley adds that the current flap, particularly Huckabee’s unapologetic refusal to distance himself from his ’92 comment on AIDS, is representative of the politician he has come to know. “I think it’s a refusal to admit error and also a blatant and I think repellent effort to play to the dominant voter in the primaries who remains homophobic,” Brantley says. “And he’s obstinate. As a governor he was not a consensus-builder or a negotiator. He’s absolutely sure he’s right, and he never admits it when he’s wrong. He can be mean and ugly if you cross him. He’s secretive. He’s very similar to Bush with the exception that he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth.”

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    Dec 15, 2007 2:47 AM GMT
    Oh, I'd love to see Hucklenuts get the GOP nom.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 15, 2007 3:26 AM GMT
    It sounds like he isn't the "2nd coming" from Hope, Arkansas is he?icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 15, 2007 4:42 AM GMT
    I don't see him get the main nomination , but maybe the second with a more liberal Republican as the presidential candidate, like Rudy.
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    Dec 15, 2007 3:07 PM GMT
    Please please please, dear God, let Huckabee get the nomination. SNL needs the material.

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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 15, 2007 3:20 PM GMT
    Personally, I think Huckabee was just built up by the press so they could tear him down just as quickly. I think a Romney/Guiliani ticket is more likely when all is said and done. Just an opinion, NOT an endorsement.
  • irishkcguy

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    Dec 28, 2007 4:28 AM GMT
    The great thing about Ron Paul is he actually says what he believes. If you disagree you can vote against him. I guess that the luxury of having no chance to win. I think a Huckabee/Clinton campaign season would make me want to stab my eyes out. But it makes sense on some deranged level: both parties nominating their most unelectable candidates.
  • Deano963

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    Dec 28, 2007 4:37 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidPersonally, I think Huckabee was just built up by the press so they could tear him down just as quickly. I think a Romney/Guiliani ticket is more likely when all is said and done. Just an opinion, NOT an endorsement.


    LOL. A man with an ego like Giuliani's would never accept the #2 spot. If he dosen't get the nom he's not going to be on the Repugnant ticket. Period.

    Same goes for McCain, but in his case it also has to do with his age.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jan 08, 2008 8:20 PM GMT
    There may be a Huckabee scandal brewing. It seems like his son David may have a (canine) skeleton in his closet:

    Urban Legends Reference Pages: Mike Huckabee's Son Kills Dog
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    Jan 08, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    It's so interesting to see how things play out in an election year. No amount of careful observation and analysis ever really means a whole lot. There are too many x-factors going right now to predict how any dirt drudged up on Huckabee will effect the voters. Not to mention a lot of it has to do with what the media deems more newsworthy at the time. If Britney wraps her car around a telephone pole with the kids in the back seat the same week as negative press about Huckabee breaks, what do you think is going to get the most media attention? I admit thats an extreme example, but I think we seriously overestimate the attention span of the general public these days.
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    Jan 08, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    RBY71, methinks this analogy is more apt.

    which will get 97% of the main stream media coverage?

    A) britney breaks a nail or utters a few words, possibly just blinks an eye
    B) 17 more republican statesmen are found suckling the tender parts of young men while vehemently denying they are gay and taking bribes
    C) 3 more American soldiers are killed in a bloody battle
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    Jan 08, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    That's tough call between A and B. Unless the soldiers were proven to have:

    A) Had sex with Britney.

    B) Been inappropriately fondled by a republican
    statesman.

    or better yet

    C) Been inappropriately fondled by a republican
    statesman while jerking off in the can to pictures of Britney's nekkid cooter.

    Then maybe, just maybe the media might pay them a bit more attention.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jan 10, 2008 8:38 AM GMT
    The Colbert Report: Gov. Huckabee