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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:11 PM
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Wow - Ed Rollins takes over the Huckster's campaign
WASHINGTON (CNN) A veteran Republican strategist considered by many the architect of Ronald Reagan's 1984 landslide election victory is set to take the helm of Mike Huckabee's surging presidential bid, CNN has learned.

Ed Rollins the longtime GOP strategist who worked in the Reagan White House, ran former Sen. Jack Kemp's 1988 White House run, and played a key role in Ross Perot's 1992 presidential bid will be formally named Huckabee's national campaign chairman later Friday at an event in New Hampshire.

Rollins told CNN's John King that over the last several months he has become "more and more impressed by the day" with Huckabee.

"I had given up the profession and felt this was probably my last campaign and I wanted to help," Rollins said. "Mike is someone with great communications skills and a very approachable message and that is why you see his support growing not just in Iowa but across the country."

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"The struggle now is to take it beyond Iowa and go nationally, and what you have is a growing candidacy, and I think I can help."

Rollins also said his job will include building a broader campaign structure and recruiting more seasoned advisors with experience in running a national presidential campaign.



http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/12/14/veteran... /
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:13 PM
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1. The Establishment hath Spoken.
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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:33 PM
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4. My query has been answered.
Time for Republicans to start talking about Mitt's dog.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:43 PM
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7. I think he's disillusioned with the Bushies
IIRC, the few times I've seen him lately he hasn't been exactly thrilled. Maybe this is him taking on the Bush elites. Either way, it's very surprising and should give Huckabee a huge push which is terribly frightening.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:24 PM
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2. ah, the smell of money
attracts the most distinguished individuals, don't you think?
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:30 PM
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3. I never had any respect for that POS Ed Rollins. Now it's less than zero.
His fat lazy ass should get a real job. I'll bet he has a handshake like grabbing warm liver.
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Franc_Lee Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:35 PM
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5. Ted Sorenson (JFK's campaign manager) is in Obama's camp, no probs...
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:39 PM
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6. Ed Rollins Left The Republican Reservation When He Went To Work For Ross Perot
He's going to create all kinds of mischief now...
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:44 PM
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8. That's what I was thinking
I didn't know he worked for Perot, but he didn't seem too thrilled with the current Repubs the last few times I've seen him.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:46 PM
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10. More
Hamilton Jordan and Ed Rollins both worked on Ross Perot's campaign... It was to show he had bipartisan support...They both quit when they realized he was crazy... They about said as much when they left...
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:46 PM
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9. Rollins is a smart cookie
He needs to stay in retirement, maybe the GOP power brokers will convince him to.
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