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George_Bonanza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:44 AM
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Is it wrong to like and root for Huckabee?
I hate the man's beliefs or his Christianizing speeches, but I do love the fact that he must be pissing off McCain, as well as fracturing the Republican party. I also find it endearing when he says, "I've got nothing else to do" when asked why he doesn't drop out. Every primary or caucus that he wins brings a smile to my face. Is that wrong?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:46 AM
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1. Ideally, Huckabee won't leave the race until he's crippled McCain's
chances in the general, and then it would be great for Huckabee to stomp off mad, boycott the convention in Minneapolis, and urge fundie nutbags coast to coast to sit this one out.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:46 AM
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2. Eh, makes my skin crawl. I am patiently waiting for him to go the fuck away.
He's on TV 24/7. Ugh.
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IrishBloodEngHeart Donating Member (815 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:47 AM
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3. I think he is the only republican candidate with a soul
He's the only one I think would stop and help someone in need. The rest would just drive by.

Remember, he's the one who allowed illegal immigrants to attend the university of arkansas at instate tuition.

I would never vote for him, but I think he is a decent person.
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Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:50 AM
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6. That's kind of the way I feel about him. The thought of him
ever as president scares the hell out of me, but as a person, I think he's likeable and better than the other repubs.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:03 AM
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11. Sure, if you think homophobic bigots are likable
:eyes:
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hiaasenrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:41 AM
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21. He's afraid of someone who is the same?
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:01 PM
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29. No, the word is likable
Do you find self-professed bigots "likable"? Maybe repulsive would be a better word.
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:48 AM
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4. Huckabee is a likable person
He sounds alot like John Edwards when he talks about how he wants to hlep the Walmart crowd over the Wall Street crowd. I think he has some solutions that are totally opposite, such as his Fair Tax thing. I have a hard time supporting someone who I think will not respect the seperation of church and state. Sure, I think he's a likable guy, probably the most likable Republican.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:43 AM
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22. It's weird how someone who is so ignorant and uninformed can still be quite likable
Some of the stupid shit he believes is almost mind-numbing, yet he comes across as "likable".

Who does this remind you of? (hint, remember the 2000 campaign?)
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:50 AM
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5. Not if you're doing to mess up their nomination. Kinda like they root (and vote)
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comradebillyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:54 AM
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7. Watching the Huckster torpedo Mittens
and frustrate McCain in the bible belt is a lot of fun. It would be very nice to see the conservative base sit this election out and if Huckabee can help that to happen more power to him.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:56 AM
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8.  he is a better representative of a "Compassionate Christan Conservative" then * and his minions
Edited on Sun Feb-10-08 10:56 AM by ElsewheresDaughter
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:57 AM
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9. A good Minister, a good man.. a horrific choice for President.
I really really really don't want someone with one eye on the end times to be carrying the nuclear football..
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Mr.Fitzgibbons Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 10:58 AM
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10. Well, I like the idea that Huckabee may draw certain conservatives away from MCCain
and so hopefully he will keep pushing on in his rather domatic way. The problem is that once McCain becomes the "Nominee" and the Republicans seem (whether in reality or not) unified, the dem bickering starts to look even worse.
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ctaylors6 Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:05 AM
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12. "I didn't major in math, I majored in miracles"
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:08 AM
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14. Exactly - he is a dangerous man. nt.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:07 AM
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13. Root for? No, a prolonged fight over there is good.. Like? Please don't buy the bullshit.
He is the champion of the theocratic wing of the reknuckliann party. He said yesterday something to the effect of (in the context of staying in the race when the math is against any real chance of winning) 'I didn't major in math, I majored in miracles'. That is to me a hugely dangerous statement. This man is evil and deliberately so. Everything about him is false, including his current slimmed down Kevin Spacey style good looks.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:12 AM
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15. Well if he really hasn't anything else to do...
... other than threaten to pack the Supreme Court with Alito clones, rally for a Consitutional Amendment making equal rights for gays impossible, and preach the evils of a woman's right to choose, then PLEASE GO HOME, Huckleberry, and practice your sermonizing in church!

Does that bring a smile to your face?

I can't believe some of the bullshit I'm hearing in this thread.

:banghead:
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Meldread Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:13 AM
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16. Well... if I had to be locked in a room for 24 hours and had to choose...
...between him and some of the Hillary supporters on this forum I'd choose him in a heartbeat. Huckabee would make a shitty President, and is definitely a Republican, but I do think he has some genuine compassion for people... in his own twisted sort of way. Actually, to be honest, I think he might actually care for individual human beings more than Hillary.

He has the southern charm thing going for him. Bill Clinton used to have it. It's a disarming personality. You can go into a room hating the mans guts, but he'd smile at you, and laugh - treat you really nice - and then before you know it you find out you aren't angry at him anymore. He can make you feel like you matter, as a person. You can speak to him about something and he can make you believe that he cares about that issue sincerely. It's a rare gift. To bad it was wasted on a Republican.

If the Republicans could have taken the Huckster's personality, crossed it with John McCain's POW status, give him a term as Governor of a state, a few years in the senate with a moderately conservative voting record, without McCain's maverick status... you'd have a candidate that would be hard if not impossible to beat.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:13 AM
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17. Yikes, I can't stand him.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:23 AM
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18. He won't drop out. I think McCain wants him to stay
If Huck drops out, McCain will be a non-story, no coverage, until after the convention. They should keep debating, getting the free coverage, until the convention.

McCain needs to stay on camera, or be forgotten.
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hiaasenrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:44 AM
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23. Disagree on McCain needing him in order to stay in the news cycle.
McCain has his work cut out for him with regard to patching things up with conservatives.

The last thing McCain needs is more division on the Repub side. That's why one his campaign aides was quoted as saying something like, "Huckabee has a good sense of humor, but he gets less funny every day." In other words, they're getting tired of him. They want this wrapped up so they can start working on repairing McCain's reputation among the conservative base. THAT will keep them in the news, and the news will be no better or worse than it is with Huckabee out there.
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:39 AM
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19. if you don't mind living under theocratic rule
not on my fucking watch.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:40 AM
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20. Not at all.
It's keeping the republicans and McCain busy. They can't shoot at us while they're shooting each other.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:46 AM
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24. He's Very Likeable
How can you not like someone who plays air hockey with Colbert?

A small few of his views make common sense. The other ones have me screaming towards the Exit sign.
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Sir Jeffrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:47 AM
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25. Huck cracks me up...
he was on MTP this morning talking about one time in college he fried up a squirrel in an old school popcorn popper. I'd never vote for him, but he just seems like the result of his cultural upbringing i.e. a good person with no brains and no sense of why other people disagree with him.

And he likes the Rolling Stones, so there ya go.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:51 AM
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26. Huckabee is a populist republican with a sense of humor
Edited on Sun Feb-10-08 11:53 AM by dmordue
as long as he doesn't beat Hillary or Obama I'm glad to have him around. He got all children in Arkansas covered for health insurance and made rebuilding highway infrastructure a priority. However, He is known as Your Huffiness in Arkansas because he gets defensive when challenged.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:00 PM
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27. Not at all. See my thread
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:01 PM
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28. No.....I just wish he was a liberal secularist
I like Huckabee, although I very much disagree with him.

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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:03 PM
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30. Huckabee would make a nice, kooky uncle - not president, or god forbid, VP
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Hill_YesWeWill Donating Member (652 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:04 PM
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31. ok, I like his dimples, there I admitted it!
and he is funny, but, I can't listen to him seroiusly, and I'm sure you agree

he is anti-choice, anti-evolution, what more is there to say?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:04 PM
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32. Huckabee is about as likable as genital warts.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:23 PM
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33. Ideally, black tentacles will reach up from Hell and drag them both screaming down to
their own level.

But this is not an ideal world.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:44 PM
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34. As a human being, Huckabee is "likeable enough."
He's low-key, polite, has a good sense of humor, etc. -- but as a president he would be a disaster.

I do appreciate his strong populist streak, but he's just wrong on so many other levels.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:46 PM
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35. Even though I don't drink, I would have a beer with the Huck
he's probably the most likable, and the most human, of all the GOP candidates this year. Plus he's a bass player, so he can't be half bad.

I still wouldnt' vote for him, though, unless his opponent was Francisco Franco.
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