Huckabee: I won’t have to take acting lessons to endorse McCain

posted at 5:51 pm on February 14, 2008 by Allahpundit

I figured I’d spare you the awkward Mitt/McCain presser, where all the right things were awkwardly said and all the old differences awkwardly papered over. Here’s Huck reacting afterwards on Cavuto instead, resisting mightily the urge to attack Romney and not really succeeding, while also comparing himself to Reagan circa 1976 as the insurgent conservative choice against the presumptive nominee. Exit question: Remind me again, when did Reagan apply the golden rule and a principle of morally-obligated wealth redistribution as the “true conservative” solution to the Soviet Union?

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Beat it schmuckabee.

NTWR on February 14, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Huckabee is a flaming moron and he needs to get his obstructionist butt out of way.

rplat on February 14, 2008 at 5:55 PM

I actually laughed out loud at his criticism of the way Romney ran his campaign. Pot, meet kettle.

As for the crack on Romney, Huckabee really is quite petty, isn’t he?

Slublog on February 14, 2008 at 5:57 PM

Just go, Schmuck.

Nosferightu on February 14, 2008 at 5:59 PM

What did he expect? He knew he had no shot and that Romney had a real shot. Still, he stayed in the race to suck votes from Romney. Did he expect Romney to endorse him? Now Romney, is positioned for VP or another run in the future. Huckabee is toast forever. He may as well run for something in Arkansas.

orlandocajun on February 14, 2008 at 5:59 PM

The crack regarding the “acting,” I mean.

Good grief.

Slublog on February 14, 2008 at 6:00 PM

As for the crack on Romney, Huckabee really is quite petty, isn’t he?

Yeah, I think it’s pretty safe to say that.
Arkansas politics must be really ugly going by what it has thrown up on the national stage.

billy on February 14, 2008 at 6:00 PM

What did he expect? He knew he had no shot and that Romney had a real shot. Still, he stayed in the race to suck votes from Romney.

orlandocajun on February 14, 2008 at 5:59 PM

I don’t like Huck (I don’t like any of the candidates actually) but this is BS. If he had stayed in the race to suck votes from Romney he’d have left when Romney did.

Darth Executor on February 14, 2008 at 6:04 PM

I figured I’d spare you the awkward Mitt/McCain presser, where all the right things were awkwardly said and all the old differences awkwardly papered over.

Booo. Honestly, I for one would love to see it posted, for those who missed it. Actually, I didn’t find it “awkward” at all…OK, a little, but I thought it went rather well, if not too briefly.

McCain certainly knows how to deal with the press. Nice job by both candidates there. Go Mac!

JetBoy on February 14, 2008 at 6:07 PM

Open mouth, insert foot. ….

gstrickler on February 14, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Yep, Maverick sucks but Huckabee is Satan.

Roger Waters on February 14, 2008 at 6:10 PM

The funniest part is this: it’s not an act! Huck really does think he is the next Reagan. Still laughing MAO…

JustTruth101 on February 14, 2008 at 6:10 PM

What an assclown.

America1st on February 14, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Thank you Allah for the brevity. Huckabee loves to hear himself talk. He was just warming up by comparing himself to Reagan. Pretty soon he’d be to walking on water. Thank you for sparing us all. If you have any juice at all, Allah, please edit his campaign as well. We’re already past this knucklehead’s born on date.

Cold Steel on February 14, 2008 at 6:11 PM

I don’t like Huck (I don’t like any of the candidates actually) but this is BS. If he had stayed in the race to suck votes from Romney he’d have left when Romney did.

Darth Executor on February 14, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Huck wants to place 2nd. That’s why he’s running still. The second place in primaries almost always gets the next “nod” from the party. I think he’ll fail at that too.

stenwin77 on February 14, 2008 at 6:11 PM

Arkansas politics must be really ugly going by what it has thrown up on the national stage.

billy on February 14, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Why is it that whenever Arkansas gets dyspepsia about the polls it puts in to power the rest of us have to deal with the mess?

STG it’s like the school districts that omit certain details about the reasons why a teacher is moving on just so they can say “not our problem now”.

Deety on February 14, 2008 at 6:13 PM

Huck has been indulging in some revisionist history lately. But it’s not going to help.

WasatchMan on February 14, 2008 at 6:16 PM

Huck is such a scumbag, I honestly have zero respect for that man.

lan astaslem on February 14, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Nice job Huckmania. Romenee was insincere this afternoon and it was obvious. Meanwhile, he and the CPAC hacks are working behind the scenes on his 2012 bid. Looks like straigh talk doesn’t just belong to the Mav.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 14, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Listening to (but not watching) Huck, I’m struck by how similar his manner of speaking is to Mitt’s. Aside from the accents, their intonations and speaking rhythms sound very similar; I wonder what it is about them that makes Mitt seem so wooden while Huck is so warm when you see them speaking. I seem to recall some half-crazy analysis of Mitt’s style that pointed out his “liar’s gesture” of shaking his head when he seems to be hedging or uncomfortable. Perhaps people pick up on those subconscious things more than we think.

Big S on February 14, 2008 at 6:19 PM

to think the media labeled the jerk Huck and the arrogant McCain as the likable ones, whilst the calm, polite and professional Romney was labeled as the eeevil cultist stealing the election. unreal.

locke on February 14, 2008 at 6:21 PM

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 14, 2008 at 6:18 PM

You are a complete idiot. Would you rather not have the endorsement? McCain is lucky to have a classy, articulate conservative in his corner. Huckabee is a two bit hack that will not be heard from again.

JDH on February 14, 2008 at 6:22 PM

hucka-surge lives on.!! let’s hope

gr8inferno on February 14, 2008 at 6:23 PM

What an assclown.

Indeed. Thank God we dodged that bullet.

Splashman on February 14, 2008 at 6:23 PM

Nice job Huckmania. Romenee was insincere this afternoon and it was obvious. Meanwhile, he and the CPAC hacks are working behind the scenes on his 2012 bid. Looks like straigh talk doesn’t just belong to the Mav.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 14, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Huck is all talk, no action. You can’t pander your way through a governorship and then a campaign. Huck can only milk this because it is his only shot. He does not have the game to compete with Romney.

Cold Steel on February 14, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Ok, did the Red Sox cave and say OK WE LOST after going down 3-0 in the World Series? Did the Giants say after three quarters, ok, WE GIVE!

rplat says “Huckabee is a flaming moron and he needs to get his obstructionist butt out of way.

and

lan astaslem writes “Huck is such a scumbag, I honestly have zero respect for that man.”

and the worst of them all:

Roger Waters says “Yep, Maverick sucks but Huckabee is Satan.

All the Venom at Huckabee makes me sick! I would be willing to bet not one of you have had the opportunity to meet any of the candidates one on one, and I have. “Scumback, Moron, Satan.” MY GOD, to borrow a phrase, I have ZERO respect for all of you who use such disgusting words. Do I think Flip Romney is a wrong on the issues and will cave to pressure, YES. Do I think he is a Moron, Scumback, or Satan…NO! GEEZ.

It says a lot about a person who will say that about someone who is a man of God. The discourse in here is disgusting. I didn’t even call Rudy Giuliani a scumbag for wearing dresses and going to gay pride events. I didn’t call Romney Satan for saying “I’m no Reagan Bush guy.”

Bryan…slap these people around, will you?

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Don’t like Huckabee.
The icicle surrounding McCain is starting to melt.
Romney is pure gold.

Domino on February 14, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Hey, I’m no baptist, so maybe someone can answer this for me:

Do lying spiteful baptist preachers go to HELL or what?

Oh, wait. That’s Slick Willie’s religion; that’s right, you can lie on your deathbed and be forgiven.

My bad.

But, what if you go sudden-like?

mksmithwriter on February 14, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Would you rather not have the endorsement?

JDH on February 14, 2008 at 6:22 PM

Having the endorsement of a phony from Massachussetts doesn’t win you presidential elections.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 14, 2008 at 6:32 PM

Did the Giants say after three quarters, ok, WE GIVE!
Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

No, but neither did the Patriots stay on the field 10 minutes after the 4th quarter ended hoping for a late penalty that would give them one more play.

Hollowpoint on February 14, 2008 at 6:32 PM

It says a lot about a person who will say that about someone who is a man of God.

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

That’s, a “LYING” man of God, bud.

mksmithwriter on February 14, 2008 at 6:33 PM

Does anyone here know why my beloved GOP is out to save Roger Clemens? I was watching yesterday and every Republican went out of their way to slam his trainer who’s story has been substantiated multiple times. Give me five minutes with Dan Burton and I’ll F that guy up.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 14, 2008 at 6:34 PM

hucka-surge lives on.!! let’s hope

gr8inferno on February 14, 2008 at 6:23 PM

Hucka-surge right out of my stomach!!!

mksmithwriter on February 14, 2008 at 6:35 PM

For all his outward joviality, Huckabee is a really nasty piece of work. His attacks on Sean Hannity were ridiculous. Must be something about Arkansas.

infidel65 on February 14, 2008 at 6:37 PM

I wish for once when huckster says Romney ran a negative campaign someone would ask him to be specific. Then huckster would have to lie about his liberal record again.

peacenprosperity on February 14, 2008 at 6:38 PM

Does anyone here know why my beloved GOP is out to save Roger Clemens?
THE CHOSEN ONE on February 14, 2008 at 6:34 PM

Really now.
Who’re you trying to fool?

billy on February 14, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Having the endorsement of a phony from Massachussetts doesn’t win you presidential elections.

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 14, 2008 at 6:32 PM

Then the answer is no, you would rather not have it. Would rather not have the delegates? Would you rather not have someone out there campaigning for Republican candidates at all levels of government that has an unlimited budget and knows how to raise money? Wouldn’t you rather have a Republican House and Senate to go along with the presidency? At least McCain understands that we all need to work together to get a victory.

You on the other hand, understand very little. Please take yes for and answer.

Remember, McCain campaigned on Romney’s behalf when he ran for Governor. Let Romney return the favor and say thank you. SCHMUCK!

JDH on February 14, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Would rather not have the delegates?

We don’t want them either. LOL

THE CHOSEN ONE on February 14, 2008 at 6:44 PM

It says a lot about a person who will say that about someone who is a man of God. The discourse in here is disgusting. I didn’t even call Rudy Giuliani a scumbag for wearing dresses and going to gay pride events. I didn’t call Romney Satan for saying “I’m no Reagan Bush guy.”

Bryan…slap these people around, will you?

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Man of God my proverbial a$$. A true man of God is doing something other than mucking around in politics or giving speeches in the Carrinian.

Onager on February 14, 2008 at 6:45 PM

Caribbean

Onager on February 14, 2008 at 6:46 PM

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

I have met Huckabee (note the Ark in ArkCon)and I can tell you that he is not the man he tries to portray himself as. He started off well, but over the years went further and further to the left. By the time he left office I was glad to see him leave.
I made the decision long ago that I would not vote for him as president and am planning to stick to that decision.

Think what you want about any and all of the candidates, but don’t throw him on a pedestal because he is a preacher and a republican. Coffey, Snow and Specter are republicans too and you see how they treat the party.

ArkCon on February 14, 2008 at 6:47 PM

I figured I’d spare you the awkward Mitt/McCain presser, where all the right things were awkwardly said and all the old differences awkwardly papered over.

Could you provide a link?

I missed it.. :?

Chakra Hammer on February 14, 2008 at 6:51 PM

I didn’t think I could despise Huckleberry anymore than I did before watching that clip, but my level of disgust is now at 11.

I was able to read between the lines of Huck-a-smuck’s remarks:

Please, please, pleeeeeeeeze pick me for VP. Oh, oh,oh, oh me, me, me, me, pick me, pick me. Pretty please, pretty pretty please, pretty please with sugar on top. I wanna be VP, I wanna be VP, please pick me, please pick me, please oh please oh please. PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mallard T. Drake on February 14, 2008 at 6:51 PM

Darth, Huck was behind in every primary to Romney. He knew he had no shot. Now he has no shot at anything now or in the future. Romney has asked his delegates to vote for McCain. The race is over. Huck has shot himself in the foot. He’s now the Ross Perot of the ’08 campaign.

orlandocajun on February 14, 2008 at 6:52 PM

For all his outward joviality, Huckabee is a really nasty piece of work. His attacks on Sean Hannity were ridiculous. Must be something about Arkansas.

Yes. He’s congenial on the outside, rotted on the inside.

Spirit of 1776 on February 14, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Astonishing to hear a politician who engages in religious bigotry for personal gain take offense at the criticism of others.

Jaibones on February 14, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Huckleberry wants to be Reagan, circa 1976? I don’t recall Reagan spending time making snarky comments about other Republicans. I remember him talking about America and his vision for our country and standing by his principles. Reagan had dignity, which is not a quality I would associate with Huck-a-phony.

Mallard T. Drake on February 14, 2008 at 6:54 PM

Hollowpoint on February 14, 2008 at 6:32 PM

Hehehee… Didn’t they (Pats) have to be told to get back on the field for the last play?!? With just one second on the play clock? Hehehee. I don’t blame ‘em, I woulda been in the locker room too, crying about “inevitability”… Oh wait, that’s Hillary’s job!

Califemme on February 14, 2008 at 6:58 PM

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Thats interesting. You know, in the same way a doctor looks at a unusual looking wart as says, “thats interesting.” But anyways, your offended by commenters who offended by your “man of God” Huckabee. But, are you at all offended by the sheer lack of class Huckabee is displaying here? He is purely a sore loser and that is painfully obvious. Does he not realize that Romney has suspended his campaign? How can he be so petty as to take shots at a Candidate who is no longer even in the race? The fight is over, or at least it should be, but Huckabee is either too stupid or too slimy to realize that. You didn’t hear Romney critisize Huckabee during his speech or Q&A session today did you? Do you understand why? BECAUSE HE HAS TO MUCH CLASS TO STOOP THAT LOW. Huckabee is a bitter loser. I had quietly predicted that Hillary would be the most painful loser to watch this election season but right now that honorable distinction is clearly Huckabee’s to lose.

Best of luck to your “man of God” in his future endeavors. With any more painfully classless performances like this one, he’s going to need it.

Zetterson on February 14, 2008 at 6:59 PM

Did the Giants say after three quarters, ok, WE GIVE! Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Hollowpoint writes “No, but neither did the Patriots stay on the field 10 minutes after the 4th quarter ended hoping for a late penalty that would give them one more play.”

Hmmmm, hollowpoint, maybe I should call that moronic, in your world, I could say that. Lets look at the facts, NO CANDIDATE has received the required 1191 delegates…so your analogy doesn’t hold water. Even the band didn’t keep Cal from winning a football game over Stanford. Even if Romney’s delegates went 100% to McCain, he still doesn’t have the nomination. So how about coming up with accurate material!

And so when Reagan fought to the convention in 1976, did he get his “get his obstructionist butt out of way?” So should Bush have not fought to the Supreme Court in 2000?

ArkCon writes “I have met Huckabee (note the Ark in ArkCon)and I can tell you that he is not the man he tries to portray himself as. He started off well, but over the years went further and further to the left. By the time he left office I was glad to see him leave.
I made the decision long ago that I would not vote for him as president and am planning to stick to that decision.

Think what you want about any and all of the candidates, but don’t throw him on a pedestal because he is a preacher and a republican. Coffey, Snow and Specter are republicans too and you see how they treat the party.”

ArkCon, am I saying Huckabee is 100% conservative, NO! Am I saying he is better than McCain and Romney, YES. Romney did not leave his state with a 850 million dollar surplus. Huckabee didn’t say he would be more pro-gay rights than Ted Kennedy, nor did he say “I am no Reagan Bush candidate” when he was part of the Evangelical community that fought for Reagan in the 80 election. My choice was George Allen, and one word ended that campaign…and I am sad he has endorsed McCain. I have been appointed to a board by Gov. Perry, and was very disappointed he would A) endorse Giuliani and B) McCain and C) ask Huckabee to get out.

But people can have educated debates about candidates without the words “scumbag, moron, or satan.” Wouldn’t you agree?

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Who’s “we?”

funky chicken on February 14, 2008 at 7:02 PM

WHO likes this guy?

He is less presidential than the toothless guy down at the 7-11.

EJDolbow on February 14, 2008 at 7:11 PM

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Oh man. It just occurred to me. You don’t yet know that Huckabee is a loser. That is so sad. I feel so sorry for you.
I take back what I said. Listen. Huckabee is great. He loves God. Now why don’t you go home and try not to bump your head again.

Zetterson on February 14, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Romney did not leave his state with a 850 million dollar surplus.

A surplus isn’t exactly evidence of fiscal responsibility. It just shows that Huckabee taxed the dickens out of the people of Arkansas

I fail to see how that’s a good thing.

Slublog on February 14, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Here’s what I DO know: Mike Huckabee isn’t very presidential. How did he get this far?

Ballistic on February 14, 2008 at 7:20 PM

But people can have educated debates about candidates without the words “scumbag, moron, or satan.”

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Huckabee is a dumb asspatty. That better?

Lehosh on February 14, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Zetterson writes “Oh man. It just occurred to me. You don’t yet know that Huckabee is a loser. That is so sad. I feel so sorry for you. I take back what I said. Listen. Huckabee is great. He loves God. Now why don’t you go home and try not to bump your head again.”

one thing I do know is you’re a loser Zetterson and Huckabee is a man of God. I’ll chose Huckabee over you any day!

Slublog writes “A surplus isn’t exactly evidence of fiscal responsibility. It just shows that Huckabee taxed the dickens out of the people of Arkansas

yea, let conservatives make an argument that a Surplus isn’t good. That’s a liberal argument for more taxes, Reagan proved lowering the tax rate increased revenue. We won’t win elections with this argument Slublog.

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 7:23 PM

I watched this this afternoon on Fox. It was really disheartening to see McInsane and Romney standing together. It was so painfully obvious who was the most presidential of the two. You could see that McShamnesty is just a little spiteful jerk. Mitt in 2012!

cjs1943 on February 14, 2008 at 7:25 PM

Ballistic writes “Here’s what I DO know: Mike Huckabee isn’t very presidential. How did he get this far?

Well, perhaps its all the people who voted for him that make him presidential. Reagan was accused of not being presidential either.

Huckabee is a dumb asspatty. That better? from Lehosh

no my friend, look in the mirror and you will find what you’re looking for…

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Here’s what I DO know: Mike Huckabee isn’t very presidential. How did he get this far?

Ballistic on February 14, 2008 at 7:20 PM

He’s a smooth talker and made funny jokes at a few of the debates. His complete venomous idiotic biggotry, populism and tax/spend/regulate liberalism did not get exposed until later on. That combined with the fact that too many idiots vote.

Zetterson on February 14, 2008 at 7:26 PM

yea, let conservatives make an argument that a Surplus isn’t good. That’s a liberal argument for more taxes, Reagan proved lowering the tax rate increased revenue. We won’t win elections with this argument Slublog.

Huckabee raised taxes and spending, and yet was able to end up with a surplus. That tells me he raised taxes maybe just a wee bit too much.

I agree that lowering the tax rate is a good thing. Unfortunately, that’s not what Huckabee did. Citizens of Arkansas were giving a greater percentage of their income to the government after Huckabee’s tenure as governor.

Slublog on February 14, 2008 at 7:27 PM

one thing I do know is you’re a loser Zetterson and Huckabee is a man of God. I’ll chose Huckabee over you any day!
Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Compelling Dick Horner from TX. Good stuff! I have a question though. Perhaps you can shed some light. How do you know me so well? I mean, granted, I’ve seen your “man of God” on TV pretty much every day for the past several months. I’ve also read a lot about him. So I know he’s a loser and a fraudulant “man of God”. Thats clear. Its also clear to me that he has you fooled too but – thats understandable. But, really, how do you know so much about me? Have we met?

Zetterson on February 14, 2008 at 7:35 PM

Is this jackass telling us he’s staying in through June 3rd when they have the last primary and caucus just so he can let everyone vote?

Buy Danish on February 14, 2008 at 7:42 PM

But he’s not a negative campaigner!!!

This is what really un-nerves me about him. It’s always Romney he declares as the negative ad person. I can count on my hands how many times he has said and done negative comments.

One of the best was when he said, I didn’t want to show this ad, it was too negative, and invited the media in, so even more people got to see it.

How about the metamucil remark about Fred?

Nay, he’s not negative at all.

Go away Huck!! Mitt has way more class. I think maybe Huck is jealous. You think?

Conservatives R Us on February 14, 2008 at 7:43 PM

Zetterson writes “His complete venomous idiotic biggotry, populism and tax/spend/regulate liberalism did not get exposed until later on. That combined with the fact that too many idiots vote.”

nice to have idiotic statements with no facts. Ronald Reagan was a populist says his First Ever Director of Media Relations, Merrie Spaeth in my exclusive interview with her.

and the Zet man adds

Compelling Dick Horner from TX. Good stuff! I have a question though. Perhaps you can shed some light. How do you know me so well? I mean, granted, I’ve seen your “man of God” on TV pretty much every day for the past several months. I’ve also read a lot about him. So I know he’s a loser and a fraudulant “man of God”. Thats clear. Its also clear to me that he has you fooled too but – thats understandable. But, really, how do you know so much about me? Have we met?

Look, I trust Rev. Jack Graham of Prestonwood, Don Wildmon of AFA, Kelly Shackleford of Liberty Legal, Paul Weyrich, etc. a WHOLE LOT MORE THAN YOU about the authenticity of Mike Huckabee than some idiotic zealout such as yourself. How do I know him, I have had dinner with him – one on one, and I know him as a tremendous man. Your mischaracterization of him shows a complete lack of class.

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 7:46 PM

Conservatives R Us on February 14, 2008 at 7:43 PM

Does it say anything about being “two faced” in the bible? If it does the Huckster is screwed.

Zetterson on February 14, 2008 at 7:47 PM

How do I know him, I have had dinner with him – one on one, and I know him as a tremendous man. Your mischaracterization of him shows a complete lack of class.

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 7:46 PM

Ooooo dinner! How romantic! I hope you “thanked” him.

Zetterson on February 14, 2008 at 7:49 PM

It is pretty amazing the rhetoric of these people here on this thread. They deride Huckabee as ‘satan’ on one hand for ‘kicking Romney when he isn’t running anymore’. . . then they call Huckabee any name they can think of while they acknowledge that he’s a ‘loser’ and ‘can’t win’.

And really the only bigotry I’ve witnessed in this race is the bigotry against ‘evangelicals’ (like on this thread). Romney was able to give a speech about his faith at the Bush library on primetime premeditated for 6 months.

Can we just leave it at ‘you wouldn’t vote for an evangelical’ and maintain a little class and dignity here? Is that too much to ask of Hot Air commenters. . . class and dignity (which you claim Huckabee has none).

Huckabee has run a campaign on a shoestring budget. Romney has spent close to 100 million dollars, most of that money trashing everyone else in the race.

Romney is no conservative. Romney is like a used car salesman who will (as he said in Michigan) promise you whatever he has to. Remember Romney in Michigan saying he would use the federal government to bring jobs back to Michigan? Is that populist? socialist? How about fines for a universal health care plan (a part of Hillary’s plan that OBAMA now derides as TOO SOCIALIST)?

I don’t think Romney is a bad guy, but I don’t think I’d use the term ‘class’ to describe how he has run his 100% negative campaign. Romney is not now, nor has he ever been a conservative. Huckabee might not be either, but the vitriol displayed here towards him is absurd.

Huckabee got a lot of votes so some people like him. He didn’t force those people to vote for him, this is America and those people chose him on their free will. Huckabee won 2 contests last weekend, why should he quit until someone wins?

Threads like this one make me wonder what type of people we have here. Most of these posts are quite juvenile and ad nothing of value to the discussion. I’m beginning to believe I’m wasting my time here looking for spirited and honest debate.

ThackerAgency on February 14, 2008 at 7:58 PM

It says a lot about a person who will say that about someone who is a man of God. The discourse in here is disgusting. I didn’t even call Rudy Giuliani a scumbag for wearing dresses and going to gay pride events. I didn’t call Romney Satan for saying “I’m no Reagan Bush guy.”

Bryan…slap these people around, will you?

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Minutes later Dhornertx writes . . .

one thing I do know is you’re a loser Zetterson and Huckabee is a man of God.

no my friend, look in the mirror and you will find what you’re looking for…

Look, I trust Rev. Jack Graham of Prestonwood, Don Wildmon of AFA, Kelly Shackleford of Liberty Legal, Paul Weyrich, etc. a WHOLE LOT MORE THAN YOU about the authenticity of Mike Huckabee than some idiotic zealout such as yourself.

I’m lovin’ it. Shades of Ted Haggard preaching against homosexuality. Dhornertx writes and reasons exactly as I would expect from a Huckster supporter.

Splashman on February 14, 2008 at 8:13 PM

I wonder how many antacids Mitt had to take today to stomach that BS crap with McCain….

Tim Burton on February 14, 2008 at 8:27 PM

Tim Burton on February 14, 2008 at 8:27 PM

My guess is none. I think Mitt knows he was doing the right thing. Class.

JDH on February 14, 2008 at 8:29 PM

Huck, there is nothing in the New Testament that addresses how governments should behave!
The Golden Rule & every other NT principle are for individuals & churches, not nations, cities, or states.

jgapinoy on February 14, 2008 at 8:38 PM

I listened to it all; yecch. It was like an aural rodeo; Huck’s BS and his bigoted animosity toward Romney makes me physically ill.

sulla on February 14, 2008 at 8:39 PM

Splashman writes “I’m lovin’ it. Shades of Ted Haggard preaching against homosexuality. Dhornertx writes and reasons exactly as I would expect from a Huckster supporter.”

Coming from a HuckHater, I would expect you to twist things. Hey, that’s ok though. There are a lot of great leaders that were hated by the weaker amongst them.

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 8:39 PM

QED.

Splashman on February 14, 2008 at 8:45 PM

listened to it all; yecch. It was like an aural rodeo; Huck’s BS and his bigoted animosity toward Romney makes me physically ill.

sulla on February 14, 2008 at 8:39 PM

I agree. Why can’t Huckabee ever get to the high road? Even after Romney is out of the campaign he still needs to take his shots. Why? What does it get him?

JDH on February 14, 2008 at 8:45 PM

ThackerAgency, I don’t see any anti-evangelical bias, at least not in this thread. The beef against Huck is that he’s not acting like an evangelical.
But I agree that the vitriol is overboard. I like Reagan’s Eleventh.

jgapinoy on February 14, 2008 at 8:52 PM

Even after Romney is out of the campaign he still needs to take his shots. Why?

Um . . . because he’s a dick? (Was that a trick question?)

Splashman on February 14, 2008 at 8:59 PM

Even after Romney is out of the campaign he still needs to take his shots. Why? What does it get him?

Also, he’s got his eye on 2012. As if he’s got a chance in hell. Dick.

Splashman on February 14, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Coming from a HuckHater, I would expect you to twist things. Hey, that’s ok though. There are a lot of great leaders that were hated by the weaker amongst them.

Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 8:39 PM

But Huckabee is not a leader.

See, he wants to be a leader and the people have rejected him.

EJDolbow on February 14, 2008 at 9:01 PM

Um . . . because he’s a dick? (Was that a trick question?)

Splashman on February 14, 2008 at 8:59 PM

LOL. Seriously though, these guys are high level politicians. There has to be a reason he continues to rip Romney? Here are a few thoughts:

1. His supporters are demanding that he continue to rip Romney or they won’t send in their $10 donations.

2. Romney must have actually laid off one of Huckabee’s relatives and this is his childish way of revenge.

3. Huckabee is jealous of Mitt’s hair. Mike does seem to be losing his.

4. He thinks McCain still needs him to try to split the conservative vote so he can win the nomination.

5. He thinks it is endearing to the anti-Mormon vote in North Carolina or Texas.

6. Maybe he knows that ripping on Republicans can get him the media attention he desires/needs. McCain has made a good living from this at times.

7. He is just a small, petty man.

I just don’t get it. There is no upside to this sort of dialogue that I can see. Huck fans should expect more civility from him and should let him know.

JDH on February 14, 2008 at 9:14 PM

He is starting to look foolish

KBird on February 14, 2008 at 9:22 PM

He is starting to look foolish

He’s been looking that way for a looooooong time.

If Huckabee is our Reagan ’76… then this party is in bigger jeopardy than any of us could have imagined.

Jockolantern on February 14, 2008 at 9:41 PM

“Let’s give ‘em a choice.” –Huckabee

They’re making the choice, schmuck, and the majority is saying you’re the greater of two evils.

Can’t stand this dude!

Tzetzes on February 14, 2008 at 9:43 PM

Can’t stand this dude!

Tzetzes on February 14, 2008 at 9:43 PM

He is SO tacky.

I am proud to live in the South but this guy makes me cringe every time he opens his mouth and advertises his profound ignorance and lack of couth for all the world to see.

EJDolbow on February 14, 2008 at 10:10 PM

I watched this this afternoon on Fox. It was really disheartening to see McInsane and Romney standing together. It was so painfully obvious who was the most presidential of the two. You could see that McShamnesty is just a little spiteful jerk. Mitt in 2012!

cjs1943 on February 14, 2008 at 7:25 PM

I’m so glad to see this post. At least some haven’t sold their soul to the McDevil. Amazing how many support McShamnesty and his Amnesty agenda now!

livermush on February 14, 2008 at 10:13 PM

Oh for heaven’s sake!! Just take yourself back to Arkansas and find some useful employment Huck.

jeanie on February 14, 2008 at 10:23 PM

cjs1943 on February 14, 2008 at 7:25 PM
livermush on February 14, 2008 at 10:13 PM

I’m a Romney guy, so I was disappointed he didn’t pull it out this year. I’m not thrilled with Smashmouth McCrankypants, but I’d vote for him over Huckabee every time.

Political hardball is one thing; kick each other as long as you need to, then dust each other off, shake hands, and close ranks against the general election opponent. Huck’s inability to leave Romney alone has a Clintonesque stench about it.

sulla on February 14, 2008 at 10:32 PM

Oh yeah, Huck, you ran such a “clean, decent campaign”… except for those illegal push polls that slammed all your opponents with outright lies.

Then of course there were the incidents in South Carolina, where two of your volunteers from Wofford College were putting fliers on car windshields as a FRED rally, saying Thompson was pro-abortion and responsible for the deaths of 200,000 babies.

How do I know it was Huckabee? Because we caught the bastards doing it, and they admitted they were with the slimeball’s campaign.

They also had Wofford College on their license plates, and shocking (not), the Huckster had a rally at that same college earlier that day.

Keep selling your b.s. to the rubes. Real conservatives know you’re full of it.

bigred on February 14, 2008 at 11:02 PM

Evangelicals deserve better than to be represented by this obnoxious jerk.

Always Right on February 14, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Yeah look, I voted for GW Bush twice. Remember when in a debate he was asked what philosopher had the most influence on him and he said: Jesus Christ. G W Bush is an evangelical….and I think it is great…that is a positive thing not a negative thing.

Then there is Satan Huckabee who uses his false religion as a wedge exactly the way the Shia do against the Sunni’s et al. He is an evil, power-hungry bastard and he caters to the lower IQ types of the Republican party. Unfortunately, just like the Democrats, the Republicans have their dumb people too.

It has NOTHING to do with being an Evangelical…most are obviously very good people. But there are Ku Klux Klan types out there that pose as Evangelicals and Satan Huckabee caters to them.

I think you can make an argument to be a Clinton person or any other politician person, but there is just something wrong with being in favor of an evil guy like Huckabee who has zero redeeming values.

Suppose just for the sake of discussion, that the Republican party came down to a three way race: Huckabee, Romney, and Adolph Hitler. Huckabee would stay in the race to keep Romney from getting the nomination even if it meant Hitler would get it. He is THAT messed up in his evil head.

That is why he spawned children that hang dogs. Something aint right there.

Check his scalp for 666!!!

Roger Waters on February 15, 2008 at 12:37 AM

Mike Huckabee is a disengenuous creep!

angryamerican on February 15, 2008 at 1:26 AM

This business of giving voters of the last states voting is not the requirement of the candidates: if it were, then everybody who has dropped out to date – from Gilmore to Romney – has been guilty of denying voters in the last states standing the opportunity to vote for them. Candidates have to do what makes sense in terms of their winning the nomination, and it made less sense for Huckabee to remain in the race after Super Tuesday than it did for Romney. But by doing what he did, Huckabee demonstrated that he’s more in it to spoil Romney’s chances than win it himself, since there was no way that he was going to pull off wins with an even narrower support base than Romney’s.

The only way to avoid disenfranchising the latter states is to hold national primaries, or to hold all smaller states first followed by the bigger ones.

All that aside, as many others have remarked above, he is more crass than class.

infidelpride on February 15, 2008 at 1:46 AM

With Romney’s endorsement of McCain, the GOP primary is officially over. Unforunately, the Huckster will not quit until he is literally dragged from the scene in a straigh-jacket.

But then again, reality and mathematics pale miserably in comparison to the “Christian” candidate who “majored in miracles”.

buh-bye Mike, and damn good-riddance.

awake on February 15, 2008 at 1:47 AM

Hey, IP. How goes it?

awake on February 15, 2008 at 1:48 AM

Yeah, I think it’s pretty safe to say that.
Arkansas politics must be really ugly going by what it has thrown up on the national stage.
-billy on February 14, 2008 at 6:00 PM”

The key phrase here being “thrown up”. Arkansas politics barfing on the rest of America is right. After Clenis, why would we want more of the same? That’d make ME throw up for sure.

All the Venom at Huckabee makes me sick!…It says a lot about a person who will say that about someone who is a man of God.”
-Dhornertx on February 14, 2008 at 6:29 PM

There’s a REASON for the venom. It’s because Huckabee is no true “man of God”. If he were, he would PERSONIFY christ-like behavior. Instead, he wears his Christianity on his sleeve yet engages in the lowest form of “polite and funny on the surface yet just beneath the thin veneer, utterly nasty to the core” type gutter-level political behavior in a manner that is quite the opposite of a true “man of God”. It is BECAUSE he holds himself out as a pastor that he should do his utmost to personify the behaviors Christ taught. We’re all imperfect (some would say sinners) when compared with a perfect one God, but we can at least TRY. Huckabee’s political behaviors make him a HYPOCRITE.

And THIS is the reason for the venom.

Are you a supporter of Huck’s just because he’s Evangelical? Take a deeper look at his behavior, please, and ask yourself if his actions REALLY serve as a model for Christ-like behavior.

Huckabee is the kind of Christian who makes Christians look bad. I personally am of the opinion that we do not need a leader like that.

Oh, and besides, I don’t like Huck’s record on immigration, clemency, and taxes either. Just so you know there are other reasons I’d never vote for him that have nothing to do with faith.

Shirotayama on February 15, 2008 at 3:24 AM

There’s a REASON for the venom. It’s because Huckabee is no true “man of God”. If he were, he would PERSONIFY christ-like behavior. Instead, he wears his Christianity on his sleeve yet engages in the lowest form of “polite and funny on the surface yet just beneath the thin veneer, utterly nasty to the core” type gutter-level political behavior in a manner that is quite the opposite of a true “man of God”.

Oh, and besides, I don’t like Huck’s record on immigration, clemency, and taxes either. Just so you know there are other reasons I’d never vote for him that have nothing to do with faith.

Shirotayama on February 15, 2008 at 3:24 AM

Amen to that. Testify, brother

silverfox on February 15, 2008 at 4:30 AM

Bryan,

You said Huckabee personifies a social conservative…

With his record on pardons and clemencies… How???

silverfox on February 15, 2008 at 4:33 AM

So I suppose all you anti-Huckabites are going to be voting McCain, huh? Or maybe y’all already have voted McCain? Or maybe you’re just a collection of GOP open borders globalists who want to maintain the status quo. Ok. I know there’s a bunch of you out there. And it makes sense that you’d come to a site like this and try to sway opinion away from your opponent.
I’m not exactly thrilled with the choices either but my candidate, Duncan Hunter, dropped from the race and endorsed Huckabee. When that happened I was stunned. But I at least went to Huck’s site and looked at some of his positions. The positions that he takes – NOW. Benefit of the doubt, you know? Especially on the border/illegal issue. I compared that to your boy McCain’s positions [ahh McCain/Kennedy?]. And there’s no comparison. And the same w/other issues, too.
I’m not too concerned w/what Huckabee did half a decade ago. I’m not the same person I was half a decade ago. Neither are you and neither is Huckabee. Folks grow, mature and change. All you McCain-bots had better be careful what you wish for.
Of course there’s some people who just enjoy stirring the pot. Love to be nasty and critical. They get some sort of sadistic charge out of it. And they view themselves as “on high” looking down in judgement. Oh, but I’m sure there’s no one on this board who falls under that catagory. Darvin Dowdy

Darvin Dowdy on February 15, 2008 at 8:44 AM

A surplus isn’t exactly evidence of fiscal responsibility. It just shows that Huckabee taxed the dickens out of the people of Arkansas

I fail to see how that’s a good thing.

Slublog on February 14, 2008 at 7:13 PM

You’re exactly right…and the Dems spent it about five minutes after he left.

someguy on February 15, 2008 at 9:26 AM

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