January 29, 2014
So…according to the Daily Caller, Mike Huckabee is the new GOP front-runner for 2016.
That only means…it’s time this site was operational again.
I know 2016 is two years away, and the Huckster has yet to declare his intentions, but we take no chances here.
May 15, 2011
Mike Huckabee is not running for President (VV). Now we have to make sure a Republican nominee won’t pick Huck for VP.
One down, one to go.
March 1, 2011
Clearly tired of the “rubber chicken circuit,” Mike Huckabee goes for his usual culinary change-of-pace – his own foot (Politico):
Mike Huckabee seemed to suggest that Barack Obama grew up in Kenya . . . “One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, very different than the average American,” Huckabee said in response. “If you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather,” Huckabee added.
Obama grew up where?
Cross-posted to VV and RWL
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.
May 28, 2008
The man’s ignorance knows no bounds (NRO – The Corner, emphasis added):
More from that Huckabee Interview [Ramesh Ponnuru]
The former governor and presidential candidate also says:
The greatest threat to classic Republicanism is not liberalism; it’s this new brand of libertarianism, which is social liberalism and economic conservatism, but it’s a heartless, callous, soulless type of economic conservatism because it says “look, we want to cut taxes and eliminate government. If it means that elderly people don’t get their Medicare drugs, so be it. If it means little kids go without education and healthcare, so be it.” Well, that might be a quote pure economic conservative message, but it’s not an American message. It doesn’t fly. People aren’t going to buy that, because that’s not the way we are as a people. That’s not historic Republicanism. Historic Republicanism does not hate government; it’s just there to be as little of it as there can be. But they also recognize that government has to be paid for.
He goes on for a while in this vein . . .
For us locals, the Huckster is just an Arkansan Emmett Hanger, but I’m curious to see what John McCain thinks of his rival bashing the best decision he ever made (his opposition to Medicare Part D).
If McCain notices this, we can rest assured that Huckabee will never become McCain’s running mate.
Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal
May 19, 2008
Just as people who should know better were seriously considering giving the Huckster the number two spot on the GOP ticket, Dukakabee himself removes all doubt about the tremendous stupidity of the idea (via Tim Watson – I’m Surrounded By Idiots – from whom I basically lifted that last phrase):
Republican Mike Huckabee responded to an offstage noise during his speech to the National Rifle Association by suggesting it was Barack Obama diving to the floor because someone had aimed a gun at him.
Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech, Huckabee said: “That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He’s getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he—he dove for the floor.”
There were only a few murmurs in the crowd after the remark.
Ace of Spades put it well, “it’s bad enough to probably keep him off the ticket. Fortunately.” Indeed.
Cross-posted to the right-wing liberal
February 8, 2008
We have compiled many, many reasons over the past few months why you should not vote for Mike Huckabee on Tuesday.
Here is one of them, that led us to dub him as the Republican Mike Dukakis — “Mike Dukakabee.”
But that is not the only reason. He also:
And this is all just the tip of the iceberg.
Read the rest of the blog for more. Much more.
Mike Huckabee belongs no where near the presidency, not as McCain’s running mate and not even in a cabinet post where he is in the line of succession. He is a big government Republican who just happens to be a social conservative. Some label this as being a “Christian Socialist.” Whatever you want to call it, it is NOT what any Reagan conservative should want this party to become.
So, on Tuesday, vote for John McCain. Vote for Ron Paul. Vote for one of the candidates who has already dropped out. But by no means vote for Mike Huckabee.