June 15, 2010
The head of Mike Huckabee’s political action committee (HuckPAC) has informed the world that his boss “should still be included on the list of possible Republican presidential candidates” (Des Moines Register). Later he “sent a statement from Huckabee saying no decision about his political future will be made until after the mid-term elections.”
In other words, the Huckster wants to be back in the 2012 conversation.
If that’s what he wants, that’s OK. However, if he’s back, well, then so are we.
January 4, 2008
From yesterday’s WashTimes:
Blogs vs. Huck
Conservative bloggers aren’t exactly thrilled with Mike Huckabee‘s Republican presidential candidacy — to the point of promising to vote for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton instead.
“Not that what one blogger thinks matters that much, but if Huckabee gets the nomination, I’m voting Democratic,” writes the conservative blogger known as Ace of Spaces (www.ace.mu.nu).
“It’s not just an idle threat; I just won’t vote for him and in fact won’t even vote third party or stay home. I’ll vote for the Democratic candidate, even Hillary. I won’t be a party to selling out everything the party is supposed to stand for to a liberal ideology. If we’re going to have eight years of liberal rule, I’d rather the Democratic Party be governing, so at least they can take the blame. And, quite frankly, Hillary is to the right of Huckabee on most issues.”
Dan Riehl (RiehlWorldView.com) seconded that emotion: “I’m surprised to see Ace say he’d vote for Hillary before Huckabee. The fact is, I have been thinking about this for days and reached the very same conclusion last night. … I am done voting for Republicans who don’t represent what I believe in, low taxes and small government.”
December 7, 2007
As you can see on the right-hand column, we have two new contributors here: Riley from Virginia Virtucon and Doug Mataconis from Below the Beltway. Their blogs are on the Blogroll, which will the de facto home blog list for all our contributors.
I should also mention that – even with just the three of us so far – we represent a fairly broad range within the Republican Party. One can see that just from our various opinions on the GOP Presidential field (Doug seems partial to Ron Paul; Riley supports Fred Thompson; while my man is Duncan Hunter. That we can all agree on the danger that Mr. Huckabee presents to the party will, I hope, be a strong message in and of itself.
Of course, we’ll do all we can to add to it here.
December 6, 2007
Jim Riley at (Virginia Virtucon) coins an instant classic: “Mike Dukakabe.”
Meanwhile, Leslie Carbone takes note of Huckabee’s personal interest in the case:
As nimble as he is with rhetoric, surely Governor Huckabee realizes that there’s not much of a fig leaf in the letter he sent Mr. Dumond in prison:
“Dear Wayne …
“My desire is that you be released from prison. I feel that parole is the best way for your reintroduction to society to take place.”
Even more interesting is what Byron York discovered about the case over at National Review Online (emphasis added):
On October 31 (1996), Huckabee met with the parole board. Not long after, the board voted to free Dumond, but on the condition he move to another state . . . But no state would take Dumond. He remained behind bars for two and a half more years, until the board voted to free him in Arkansas. He was released in October 1999 and returned home. The next year, Dumond left the state, moving to a small town near Kansas City, Mo. Within weeks of arriving, he sexually assaulted and murdered a 39-year-old woman at an apartment complex near his home. The day that happened, everyone knew that freeing Wayne Dumond had been a very, very bad idea.
Actually, Huckabee should have known “that freeing Wayne Dumond had been a very, very bad idea” a long time before that. It’s not as if he didn’t have people telling him exactly that.