Supporters of “Christian leader” now push-polling against Fred, Mitt

posted at 9:20 am on January 16, 2008 by Allahpundit

Remember them? They’ve been at it this for than a month, all to the supposed consternation of the man who couldn’t quite bear to run attack ads against Romney before screening one for the press. Mitt got the good cop/bad cop treatment on Monday in Michigan. Now it’s Fred’s turn:

Automated phone polls disparaging rivals of Republican White House hopeful Mike Huckabee started across this early voting state Tuesday evening and the head of the group making them said that more than 1 million will be made in a three-day span.

Huckabee’s campaign quickly disavowed the push polling. “We know nothing about that and don’t condone it. Anyone who is doing that in an effort to help us needs to stop. This does not reflect the positive spirit of the campaign,” said spokeswoman Alice Stewart…

Among the people receiving the push polling calls was a county co-chairman of former Sen. Fred Thompson’s campaign.

Jason Goings, the Aiken County co-chairman for Thompson, said the call he received started by asking him if he was a Republican who planned to vote in Saturday’s primary and then asked whom he supported. After he hit the button for Thompson, a voice highlighted Huckabee’s position against abortion and said Thompson worked as a lawyer for a lobbying firm that protected abortion rights.

The call also attacked Thompson, a former Tennessee senator and actor, on same-sex marriage, illegal immigration and taxes.

Fred was asked about it this morning on Fox & Friends and said he assumes Huckabee doesn’t know about the calls before slapping him for ducking him on the issues when he had a chance to talk about them at the debate. Let’s see if Team Thompson tries to make an issue of this later today on the stump to slow down Huck’s momentum there in the wake of McCain’s Michigan disappointment. In the meantime, here’s another clip from F&F. A reader e-mailed about it asking if Fox is in the tank for anyone given that they seem to cut Fred off — rudely, too — just as he’s complaining about people always cutting him off and asking about McCain when he wants to talk about the issues. Given the fact that he’s on the network three or four times a day now I’m guessing there’s no conspiracy. But damn it, we need a scapegoat in case he flames out on Saturday night!


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“People don,t worry about these polls.The Head of the Polly Si dep.at Clemson univ. Dr. Woodard Said yesterday that all of the polls are very wrong because over 40% of S.C. voters are still undesided so much so that they can,t even release there on poll.Tom upstate S.C. go Fred go
thmcbb on January 16, 2008 at 1:06 PM”

I personally believe, that the statement above is from a U.S. American from the same state as Ms. South Carolina Teen USA, who don’t have maps and such as.

Shirotayama on January 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Can we get a anybody but Huckabee or McCain post blogburst or something going?

Jay on January 16, 2008 at 1:15 PM

AT YOUR SERVICE: http://www.candidateiliketheleast.blogspot.com

I hope that helps.

Mcguyver on January 16, 2008 at 1:49 PM

David Sanders, a homeschool dad from Arkansas sent this letter to HH outlining 7 reasons why he would not support Huck.

This is an earlier article he wrote for National Review.

INC on January 16, 2008 at 1:50 PM

Considering that the mainstream media is consistently pushing lies about Huckabee, skewing polls and trying to affest a Mcamnesty win….Huck’s push polling is 100% justified.

HaraldHardrada on January 16, 2008 at 1:45 PM

I just had diet coke fly out my nose, warn me before posting something so laughable.

Could you give an example of a lie about Huck from the MSM?

lan astaslem on January 16, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Here is more information on division within the homeschool community regarding Huck re things in Arkansas.

The Corner has also had some emails from homeschoolers who don’t heart Huck.

INC on January 16, 2008 at 1:55 PM

The MSM are practically having a love in for Huckasham and McLiar.

Of course, when actual Republicans have a say in the matter the outcome is decidedly different.

Democracy is a bitch.

SimplyKimberly on January 16, 2008 at 1:55 PM

You are all so damn funny!

Just when I think that I’m wiping the floor, you all humiliate me.

Mcguyver on January 16, 2008 at 1:55 PM

lan astaslem on January 16, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Wayne Dumond story was a lie…it was not Huck that pardoned him it was his predecessor.

But the truth doesn’t matter if you’re the MSM.

They’ll just continue publishing lies about him and promoting fake polls…. I guess we are all too stupid to figure that out, even after the polls are consistently proven wrong at each and every primary!

HaraldHardrada on January 16, 2008 at 1:56 PM

Mark Levin had a post the other day at NRO that is also relevant to this discussion.

I spoke to the Arlington Group on Thursday. This is a group of leading conservative Evangelicals from across the nation. I asked how many of them supported Huckabee. Less than 50 percent raised their hands. And several of them spoke out against Huckabee.

INC on January 16, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Mcguyver on January 16, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Excellent.

Folks waiting in that free strawberry lunch line close their eyes and plug their nose to consume with compulsive pleasure.

Did you hear the “Just a spoon full of” line on Laura Ingraham yesterday?

maverick muse on January 16, 2008 at 1:58 PM

Odd that Huck never attacks McC!!! Hmmmm!

jeanie on January 16, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Wayne Dumond story was a lie…it was not Huck that pardoned him it was his predecessor.

Step away from the Kool Aid and stop the Clintonian parsing. Huck wanted Dumond free.

Laura on January 16, 2008 at 2:05 PM

The point is Huck DID NOT pardon Dumond his predecessor did.

Therefore claiming Huck pardoned him is a LIE!

HaraldHardrada on January 16, 2008 at 2:09 PM

HaraldHardrada on January 16, 2008 at 2:09 PM

I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinski.

Laura on January 16, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Did you hear the “Just a spoon full of” line on Laura Ingraham yesterday?

maverick muse on January 16, 2008 at 1:58 PM

No I didn’t. What was the gist of it?

(Sorry for not responding sooner, I just calmed down from a laughing fit).

Mcguyver on January 16, 2008 at 2:12 PM

jeanie on January 16, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Stalking horse.

geckomon on January 16, 2008 at 2:13 PM

HaraldHardrada on January 16, 2008 at 2:09 PM

So if the MSM said Huck wanted him pardoned that wouldn’t be a lie right?

lan astaslem on January 16, 2008 at 2:14 PM

But the Times’ new reporting shows the extent to which Huckabee and a key aide were involved in the process to win Dumond’s release. It was a process marked by deviation from accepted parole practice and direct personal lobbying by the governor, in an apparently illegal and unrecorded closed-door meeting with the parole board (the informal name by which the Post Prison Transfer Board is known). After Huckabee told the board, in executive session, that he believed Dumond got a “raw deal,” according to a board member who was there, and supported his release, board chairman Leroy Brownlee personally paved the way for Dumond’s release, according to board records and former members. During that time — from December 1996 to January 1997 — Brownlee regularly consulted with Butch Reeves, the governor’s prison liaison, on the status of his efforts, two state officials have told the Times.

/a fact-free blameshift to the liberal media in 5…4…3…
//remember, when Rather was accused of lying and having fake documents, there was plenty of proof to back that up. Whatchu got?

Laura on January 16, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Regardless, did Huck actually pardon Dumond?

The answer is no.

HaraldHardrada on January 16, 2008 at 2:18 PM

Regardless, did Huck actually pardon Dumond?

The answer is no.

HaraldHardrada on January 16, 2008 at 2:18 PM

Hey, if you’re happy with a guy who took part in “an apparently illegal and unrecorded closed-door meeting with the parole board” and worked sneakily behind the scenes to get this raping, murdering SOB out of jail, but who didn’t actually sign the papers, it’s okay with me.

Laura on January 16, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Huck’s a worthless growth. We need to start taping these push-poll phone calls and rebroadcasting them.

Spanglemaker on January 16, 2008 at 2:21 PM

I got a Huckabee push poll in Las Vegas, NV on Monday. Details at my blog.

Peacerose on January 16, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Conservatives need to start useing their friggin brains…

Here’s a clue, Fred, Mitt, and Hunter….

stlpatriot on January 16, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Triple dittos.

The single most important issue after WOT is illegal immigration – which is also an important component of the WOT. If McShamnesty/Kennedy/Bush had passed, it would have been the single biggest transformational mistake this century, with up to 30 million illegal aliens becoming instant permanent residents after a one business day waiting period. With 30 million MORE illegals in the next decade who wisely saw the benefits, rewards, and solicited bribes of this sham on American citizens.

Completely unqualified on this issue: McCain (the proud author of this crapola, and who has NOT learned his lesson), Huck (whose sympathies lie with the families, especially “the children”, and who was a fervent advocate of in-state tuition, etc.), and Rudy (Prince of Sanctuary City).

If you vote on the issue, it is Hunter, Fred, or Romney (who is talking firmly now and who convinced Tancredo.)

If McCain, Huck, or Rudy win, all is lost – permanently.

How about a little LAW ENFORCEMENT?

fred5678 on January 16, 2008 at 2:52 PM

Hey ( Shirotayama )your a real smart guy.You are what we call down here a half ass smart ass must be a McCain or Huckabee backer .You can dish it can you take it you jerk!!!

thmcbb on January 16, 2008 at 3:21 PM

America cannot afford another Jimma Carter. Mike Huckabee will bring back the malaise that earned Carter the title “America’s greatest monster” on The Simpson’s. He will ultimately hurt conservatives, Christianity and America in ways that might be irreparable.

HotAirExpert on January 16, 2008 at 3:31 PM

SouthernDem, take your lanuage somewhere else
KBird on January 16, 2008 at 11:25 AM

If it makes you feel any better, I think Huckabee is a pussy.

SouthernDem on January 16, 2008 at 3:43 PM

There’s a story in the Reno Gazette Journal (NV, rgj.com) about push polling in Nevada. One good quote is from the chair of the Washoe County Republican Party, to the effect that “you’d have to be a moron” not to realize the pollers support Huckabee.

Let’s see, push poll members & leaders of a person you’re trying to get the nomination from?

Yeah, that’ll work.

cs89 on January 16, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Hey ( Shirotayama )your a real smart guy.You are what we call down here a half ass smart ass must be a McCain or Huckabee backer .You can dish it can you take it you jerk!!!
thmcbb on January 16, 2008 at 3:21 PM”

Nope. I’m a Fredhead. Oh, BTW I’m from right next door in GEORGIA. Learn to freakin’ SPELL and you won’t get other people slammin’ on you.

Shirotayama on January 16, 2008 at 4:17 PM

A couple of pertinent dates.

Dumond was paroled in January 1997.

Huckabee became governor in July 1996.

INC on January 16, 2008 at 4:18 PM

SouthernDem on January 16, 2008 at 3:43 PM

LOL

Probably the ultimate compliment on this site: saying that somebody’s got malkins.

Laura on January 16, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Tom Tancredo and Sheriff Joe and now Jim DeMint of SC –

DeMint Fox News Interview — Romney Endorsement

MB4 on January 16, 2008 at 4:48 PM

…the positive spirit of the campaign…

The positively class-warfare spirit of the campaign…

Tzetzes on January 16, 2008 at 6:57 PM

The positively class-warfare spirit of the campaign…

Tzetzes on January 16, 2008 at 6:57 PM

Preach on!

I hate the class warfare schtick because it points a big flaming sign over the head of the person that is clearly lacking any substance – they must inflame to get noticed.

SimplyKimberly on January 16, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Tom Tancredo and Sheriff Joe and now Jim DeMint of SC –

DeMint Fox News Interview — Romney Endorsement

MB4 on January 16, 2008 at 4:48 PM

Pretty good creds on illegal immigration. I wish voters who say it is a very important issue would reject McCain and Huck, but apparently they don’t.

I got one of those Huck phone calls – I screamed “Duncan Hunter” as my answer at each question. Very satisfying, even if not effective.

fred5678 on January 16, 2008 at 7:53 PM

Thank you o great one (Shirotayama) i,m so sorry my spelling does not meet with your high standards. But some times its hard to catch ever word using a voice over computer. I have no eyes to check ever word. So i will not post on this site anymore i would not want to offend you . PS i,m a Fredhead also

thmcbb on January 16, 2008 at 8:26 PM

THMCBB,

Are you saying you have a physical impairment and have to “type” here using a voice-over computer to “type” your words for you?

If you have a physical impairment, obviously there was no way I could have known that beforehand, and I would gladly apologize for slamming you. Had I known about your being blind ahead of time, I’d never have slammed you.

Having a physical impairment to deal with and being a lazy kid who can’t spell (who nowadays write in ways resembling your very first comment) are two totally different things. I could harass a lazy kid who doesn’t take the time to learn his proper spelling. I’d never want to slam somebody who can’t spell due to a physical challenge. If you’re impaired, I’ll apologize. I’ve been there.

Except….if a computer’s doing your typing for you, why is the computer making misspellings? That doesn’t make sense.

Please explain, if you’re still here. I have an apology ready…if I’m convinced I was in the wrong.

Shirotayama on January 16, 2008 at 9:42 PM

thmcbb is a troll. don’t feed the mental midget b___tards.

Griz on January 17, 2008 at 12:50 AM