Debate Highlights: Fred takes Huck to the woodshed; Update: Fred on “virgins”; Update: Stalking horse?

posted at 9:49 pm on January 10, 2008 by Bryan

Who wants some piping hot Fred? Here he is taking Mike Huckabee to task for his campaign manager suggesting that the Reagan coalition is dead. Fred then goes on to hammer Huckabee’s liberal tendencies.

Update (AP): Here’s the obligatory “virgins” one-liner re: the momentary naval standoff this week in the Straits of Hormuz.

Update (AP): Enjoy the attack on Huck, but I hasten to remind you that it’s not Huck who’s ahead right now in SC. If Fred’s unwilling to attack McCain too then he’s not really trying to win, he’s simply trying to take Huck down. Which benefits … McCain.

Update (AP): I’m not accusing Fred of being a stalking horse in intent but in fact. If he won’t attack McCain then he’s forfeiting an opportunity to vault past him.

Update (AP): Some of the commenters are wondering why I think Fred helped McCain tonight by attacking Huckabee after saying a few days ago that he’s probably hurting Mac more than Huck by staying in the race. Answer: The two aren’t mutually exclusive. If he dropped out tomorrow, I think McCain would benefit since the ‘Heads are slightly more likely to break towards the war candidate than the values candidate (I think). By attacking Huck tonight, though, Fred presumably peeled away a few of Huck’s own supporters. It doesn’t really matter where they go since they’ll only amount to a few percent and McCain leads both Mitt and Fred by double digits. It’s a net benefit to him that Huckabee loses supporters, period, even if he loses them to Fred.

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Being the executive of a company has many of the same responsibilities of running a government. It’s simple, people management is people management.

csdeven on January 11, 2008 at 4:53 PM

There is certainly a relationship between the two when it comes to managing a cabinet, and that is important. But a President does not have the level of control over operations that a CEO does when it comes to passing laws. Consensus building and a knowledge of senatorial manueverings, which Fred brings to the table. Surely you can admit that there are selling points for Fred.
A Thompson/Romney ticket, in either order, would be outstanding to me.

joewm315 on January 11, 2008 at 5:47 PM

Huckabee does not support amnesty.

I will concede your point about Fred attacking Mccain in a prior debate.

But, Huckabee thinks we CAN actually deport all the illegals. Unlike Fred who has said it is impossible to deport all 12(40)million illegals.

HaraldHardrada on January 11, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaase! You would do yourself a favor by checking into Huckabee’s RECORD of statements on the issue instead of simply reading what’s on his website and taking it as GOSPEL.

The man is a compulsive liar, and you sir … are his tool.

I will concede your point about Fred attacking Mccain in a prior debate.

I just wanted to repost that part of your comment for impact.

Gregor on January 11, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Yeah, that’s it. You got me. Go wake up Grandma and have her fix you some oatmeal. Once grandpa Paul is officially out of this race you can go back to playing video games and smoking weed.

I have to repeat myself because you’re a little slow…

You attack the poster because you have nothing of s u b s t a n c e to offer. Got it?

As a Ron Paul supporter and a freak who believes every single conspiracy theory you’ve ever heard, you attack yourself. Any possible response to your comments would be taken by you as a personal attack, because the only way to respond to your nonsense is to point out how insane you are.

You obviously hate your country. You obviously feel your country is a terrorist nation. Your kind is pathetic and you should move to France where you belong.

Are you a racist too, like your hero?

Gregor on January 11, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Again, blah, blah, blah…trying to say that someone who supports the constitution “hates” his country. It is the “New” Republican party that you espouse that is hateful. Take the viewpoint of those outside our country instead of wearing the blinders that lost the Republican party the House and the Senate in 2006 “you big dope” (to quote Sean Vanity).

Fed Up on January 11, 2008 at 7:06 PM

Gregor: I concede the point but am still not buying Mr. CFR’s claims of being against amnesty.

Fred voted for Mccain Feingold

Fred has Spencer Abrams on team

Fred…is a hollywood type and lobbyist to boot

Fred: a pessimist against energy independence

HaraldHardrada on January 11, 2008 at 7:22 PM

“you big dope” is Levin. Hannity “quote-unquote” “quotes” it gleefully – but it’s 100% original Mark Levin.

/poked in, had to mention, poking back out.

RushBaby on January 11, 2008 at 10:49 PM

Didn’t know RushBaby…

Never listened to Levin b4…


Fed Up on January 11, 2008 at 11:24 PM

Never listened to Levin b4…


Fed Up on January 11, 2008 at 11:24 PM

I think you would really like his show. If you have an ipod, or you can burn a quick CD to listen in the car, his broadcasts are available, free of charge and free of commercials. Link:

Have a great weekend, regards,

RushBaby on January 12, 2008 at 12:34 AM

joewm315 on January 11, 2008 at 5:47 PM

Fred does have some decent qualities. My point is/was that Mitt’s plans have the benefit of his experience as a governor/CEO. Fred doesn’t have that experience and thus his policies are more idealogical in nature.

csdeven on January 12, 2008 at 2:00 AM

Gimme some more of that Fred.

Bladerunner1701 on January 13, 2008 at 3:46 AM